Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Recital Review
July 11, 2017

Anthony Reed and John Parr tread the delicate line between power and intimacy.

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Chamber Music Review
June 13, 2017

A musical tribute to the great jazz saxophonist by way of J.S. Bach and poet A.B. Spellman

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Chamber Music Review
June 13, 2017

Strong new music performed by Splinter Reeds, Kronos Quartet, and Ramon & Jessica’s sextet highlight a solid program.

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Chamber Music Review
May 30, 2017

Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio was only on the program in commemoration of the composer’s anniversary. But the audience loved it.

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Chamber Music Review
May 28, 2017

Catherine Cook and the Music of Remembrance Ensemble deliver powerful music inspired by Holocaust horrors.

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Chamber Music Review
May 23, 2017

The Sitkovetsky Trio and David Shifrin deliver an emotionally complex, vibrant program.

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Recital Review
May 19, 2017

The soprano offers a rare bouquet, delivered with splendid technique and expressiveness.

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Choral Review
May 16, 2017

It’s not easy to produce a good performance of Stockhausen’s tricky, modernist masterpiece, but credit to Voices of Silicon Valley for trying.

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