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 Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 6, 2020

LA Phil audiences have heard a lot of the piece recently, but Mehta proves himself the master.

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Jazz Review
January 4, 2020

Funk reigns supreme in celebrations at the Great American Music Hall and SFJAZZ.

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Dance Review
January 2, 2020

Cunningham is a beautiful documentary that clarifies the choreographer’s place in dance history.

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Opera Review
December 23, 2019

A concert staging of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Der Ring des Polykrates is a success for the young company.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 23, 2019

The countertenor’s stunning technique and stirring emotional delivery meld perfectly with VOM’s impeccable Baroque chops.

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New Music Review
December 19, 2019

The bold, virtuosic quartet is in a meditative mood for its “Frontiers” series in New York.

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New Music Review
December 19, 2019

Augmented with prerecorded sounds, the Koan Quartet grows a complex sonic ecosystem in Chen’s Other Forests.

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Choral Review
December 17, 2019

The LA Master Chorale sings a serious holiday program.

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Recital Review
December 17, 2019

Organist James Walker and treble vocalist Felicity Robles shine in a delicate David Lang commission.

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Recital Review
December 17, 2019

Distinguished guests are on hand to hear Dutt perform several premieres.

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