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!


Modern Classical Review
November 13, 2018

The famous avant-garde jazz album sets the stage for new compositions.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 13, 2018

Violinist Karen Gomyo gives a nuanced performance of a Shostakovich concerto.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 13, 2018

150 performers stranded in a becalmed production.

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Recital Review
November 13, 2018

The piano legend delivers a master class in subtlety and control.

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Jazz Review
November 13, 2018

The piano great joins forces with three collaborators in an evening of inspired musical dialogs at SFJAZZ.

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Opera Review
November 10, 2018

John Cage’s aleatoric collision course of all of opera history plays on the soundstage of A Night at the Opera.

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Chamber Music Review
November 9, 2018

The cellist interprets David Bowie’s masterful Blackstar album with the Ambient Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 6, 2018

Violinist Yu-Chien Tseng makes his local debut in a Barber concerto.

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Jazz Review
November 6, 2018

Five virtuoso improvisers reach for the stratosphere at SFJAZZ.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 6, 2018

Music from West Side Story is the standout in this lively, dance-themed program.

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