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!
The performance of Mahler's Third by the S.F. Symphony and MTT — a decades-long partnership that's created the constant challenge of playing against the highest expectations — remains a special occasion.More about San Francisco Symphony »
In a performance full of musical suspense Yuri Temirkanov and his Saint Petersburg Philharmonic demonstrated that their musical cards are all aces.More »
A great ensemble visits San Francisco for the first time and leaves listeners swooning.More »
Delights to be had at the S.F. Symphony’s current outing include cellist Alisa Weilerstein and conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, playing Haydn and Olympic-skaters-timely Rimsky-Korsakov.More about San Francisco Symphony »
A fuller than usual crowd gathered for the Santa Rosa Symphony concert on Sunday afternoon. One reason may have been the "Sons of the Fjord" program.More about Santa Rosa Symphony »
The Chinese New Year concert at S.F. Symphony celebrates with music, fanfare, an illuminated dragon, and a full house providing a homecoming welcome to Alina Ming Kobialka.More about San Francisco Symphony »