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 Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 19, 2019

Dudamel and the LA Phil team with LA Dance Project for an exhilarating take on Prokofiev’s ballet.

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CD Review
July 16, 2019

Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren gets some long-overdue love from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 16, 2019

Composer Thomas Adès and choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborate on The Dante Project.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 16, 2019

Paolo Bortolameolli teams with Siudy Garrido and the LA Phil for a passionate performance of Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo.

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Opera Review
July 15, 2019

Carlisle Floyd’s Appalachian-themed study of cultural hypocrisy and sexual violence is more timely than ever.

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Opera Review
July 15, 2019

A Strauss rarity is the surprise standout in a concert studded with great performances.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 15, 2019

The refurbished Frost is a beautiful, if not perfect, venue for outdoor orchestral concerts.

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Musical Theater Review
July 8, 2019

Top-notch sound and production bring out the best in a solid cast of singers.

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Recital Review
July 2, 2019

Seven finalists competed for one of classical music’s most famous prizes.

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Jazz Review
July 2, 2019

Notable guests join the hip big band as it premieres selections from a new CD.

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