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!


CD Review
November 27, 2018

Mahler’s profound songs demand a bit more than meets the ear with this collection.

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Chamber Music Review
November 20, 2018

Young performers share the limelight with the eclectic ensemble’s regulars.

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Choral Review
November 20, 2018

Grant Gershon leads a program pairing Bach with an Indian-inspired West Coast premiere from Reena Esmail.

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Opera Review
November 20, 2018

Jake Heggie’s operatic adaptation of a singular holiday classic has its West Coast premiere.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 20, 2018

Fives hours of performances — from Berio to Yoko Ono — make for a fun, irresistible evening.

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Opera Review
November 20, 2018

Los Angeles Opera offers an alternative fairy tale for the holidays.

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Chamber Music Review
November 20, 2018

Brilliant performances often outshine the material in this program featuring three premieres.

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Chamber Music Review
November 19, 2018

The quartet searches for the intersection of Beethoven and four new commissions in “Healing Modes.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 19, 2018

A program that also features Beethoven’s “Eroica” is profoundly personal and often moving.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 19, 2018

The world premiere of Richard Marriott’s Ghost Ship Concerto headlines the somber program.

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