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!


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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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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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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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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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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New Music Review
December 17, 2019

Composer/ performer Pamela Z’s Ways of Looking is the highlight of a concert bursting with energy.

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Recital Review
December 17, 2019

Jumping in midway through the pianist’s concert series of the complete cycle feels just fine.

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New Music Review
December 16, 2019

Soloist Richard Valitutto gives a heroic performance of Sarah Hennies’s SOVT for prepared piano.

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