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!


Jazz Review
July 2, 2019

Indian and jazz influences permeate a sparkling, mostly improvised set by two musical conversationalists.

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Modern Classical Review
June 29, 2019

Russell Steinberg’s Rucksack traces an immigrant experience from an earlier era.

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Festival Review
June 25, 2019

This month-long festival abounds in star power.

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Chamber Music Review
June 24, 2019

From new classical to jazz to world, the unusual solstice festival boasted a wide cross-section of musical talent.

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Dance Review
June 24, 2019

James Sofranko’s company, now in its fourth season, gives world premieres with superb dancers.

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Jazz Review
June 23, 2019

Two youthful septuagenarians and a lot of great standards.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 18, 2019

The North Bay orchestra gives a satisfying concert featuring local talent.

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Chamber Music Review
June 18, 2019

Delirium Musicum shows its mettle in a wide-ranging program with a world premiere.

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Opera Review
June 18, 2019

Composer Anthony Davis’s flexible stylistic palette serves the story well.

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Modern Classical Review
June 17, 2019

Four new instruments highlight a concert of new music and improvisation.

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