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
August 6, 2019

Jack Curtis Dubowsky’s original score accompanies a Douglas Fairbanks silent classic in live performance.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

A fresh, nonbinary take on Gluck’s opera eschews easy resolutions.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

Brilliant Merolini were more than up to the rich challenges offered in the commissioned If I Were You.

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Chamber Music Review
August 5, 2019

Music from the 1990s shows its age in [email protected]’s final festival concert of 2019.

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Opera Review
July 30, 2019

Glass’s In the Penal Colony and Mozart’s La finta giardiniera comment on the human condition from different perspectives.

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Jazz Review
July 30, 2019

The vaunted Israeli clarinetist brings the best of Brazilian jazz to Stanford.

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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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