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!
Vivaldi’s vocal whirlwinds are as nothing to the massed forces of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorus as they mount the extravagant oratorio Judith triumphans.More about Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra »
Enigmatic and often thrilling, Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Shostakovich Trilogy, the first-ever co-production of American Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet, had its West Coast premiere.More about San Francisco Ballet »
Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni's recital showcased the rare singing quality of his vocal line — smooth, even, and connected — and an unforced lyricism of his tone, all-of-one-piece.More about San Francisco Performances »
Only Steven Blier could possibly concoct a program as rich, colorful, and provocative as the one he brought to his annual New York Festival of Song Schwabacher Debut Recital.More about Schwabacher Debut Recital Series »
As old as its town, the Fremont Symphony continues to surprise and delight, this time harking back to its roots and then displaying youthful local talent.More about Fremont Symphony Orchestra »
The West Edge Opera's Caterina Cornaro proves to be an unjustly neglected lyric tragedy from the Donizetti’s late period, a rare presentation of the opera that merits a more sustained rediscovery.More about West Edge Opera »