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
March 22, 2019

The violin virtuoso is masterful in Mozart’s third concerto, but Button sparkles throughout the concert.

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Modern Classical Review
March 19, 2019

From new student pieces to a Gérard Grisey masterpiece, it was an afternoon of possibilities.

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Choral Review
March 19, 2019

Jenny Wong conducts works that grapple with the aftermath of death in different ways.

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Recital Review
March 19, 2019

The Korean virtuoso’s musicality is on display in Latin-American masterworks.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 19, 2019

The former Santa Rosa Symphony music director returns with a lineup of Gershwin, Barber, and Copland.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 19, 2019

Cellist Truls Mørk deftly handles Salonen’s thorny concerto.

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Jazz Review
March 19, 2019

The poetry-percussion-cello ensemble celebrates black cultures in its eponymous program at The Wallis.

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Recital Review
March 16, 2019

The British pianist wows with elegant restraint at the Steinway Society.

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Recital Review
March 12, 2019

The violin virtuoso looks on the bright side in her recital with accompanist Lambert Orkis at Davies.

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Jazz Review
March 12, 2019

The seven-string guitarists team up with percussionist Ami Molinelli for an evening of infectious, jazzy choro music.

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