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
March 5, 2019

The adventurous bassist and her ensemble explore new worlds of music inspired by Italo Calvino.

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Opera Review
March 5, 2019

James Conlon directs the company premiere of a Mozart masterpiece.

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Choral Review
March 5, 2019

How fitting that Monk’s longtime interest in interdisciplinary art should result in a multimedia piece about cooperation.

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Modern Classical Review
March 5, 2019

Dramatic performance techniques and electronics mesh in studies of time and timbre.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 5, 2019

Guest conductor Tito Muñoz brought out the best in the orchestra.

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Dance Review
March 5, 2019

In his solo dance performance, Akram Khan takes the audience inside the Indian experience of WWI.

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Recital Review
March 4, 2019

Pablo Sáinz Villegas’s recital is a well-chosen and beautifully played selection of Segovia’s hits.

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Dance Review
March 4, 2019

A final tour highlights the exquisite skills of both the choreographer and her troupe.

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Modern Classical Review
March 3, 2019

LACO takes the audience on a multimedia journey in “SESSION pintscher.”

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Recital Review
March 3, 2019

The pianist artfully intertwines works by Franz Schubert and Philip Glass.

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