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!


Recital Review
October 27, 2019

Pianist Gerold Huber’s perfect accompaniment reflects the duo’s three decades of musical partnership.

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Modern Classical Review
October 27, 2019

The underplayed Polish composer gets a top-notch festival in her honor.

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New Music Review
October 22, 2019

The father-and-son duo explores the roots and branches of minimalism.

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Chamber Music Review
October 22, 2019

In San José, the quartet offers one musical revelation after another.

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New Music Review
October 22, 2019

An album-release party celebrates new recordings from trumpeter Sarah Belle Reid and thereminist Carolina Eyck.

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Opera Review
October 22, 2019

The rarely performed opera is set in a hostel along the underground railroad.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 22, 2019

Caroline Shaw’s The Listeners lifts the spirits in PBO’s fine performance.

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New Music Review
October 22, 2019

Sutro Baths and the sea are the backdrop for a site-specific piece about water and life.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 22, 2019

The LA Phil premieres Castor, the powerful, noisy second half of his Gemini project.

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Opera Review
October 22, 2019

The Claude Heater Foundation comes up with another winner.

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