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!


Chamber Music Review
July 29, 2019

A sublime reading of Josef Suk’s piano quartet transcends time and place.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 26, 2019

The LA Phil provides the emotional impact despite the drawbacks of the Hollywood Bowl.

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Recording Review
July 25, 2019

The young countertenor reveals growing artistic maturity throughout this recital with the American Bach Soloists.

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Jazz Review
July 23, 2019

The jazz headliner plays SFJAZZ with her trio collective Thumbscrew and a quintet for her recent release, Code Girl.

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Chamber Music Review
July 23, 2019

Baritone Nikolay Borchev and pianist Wu Han make a formidable duo in Schubert’s Winterreise at [email protected]

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Chamber Music Review
July 22, 2019

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine soars in the rarely heard French masterpiece.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 22, 2019

Lunar-themed works by Gordon Getty, Richard Strauss, Dvořák, and Holst mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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Chamber Music Review
July 22, 2019

A festival finale features attractive world premieres and “Beethoven that Beethoven Never Heard.”

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Chamber Music Review
July 19, 2019

Intrepid string ensembles transcend challenging acoustics with delightful works that should be heard more often.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 19, 2019

Dudamel and the LA Phil team with LA Dance Project for an exhilarating take on Prokofiev’s ballet.

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