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!
ABS did a terrific job with the most winning of Handel’s theater works, introducing a fine soprano in the process.More about American Bach Soloists »
Forget “autumnal”: The Budapest Festival Orchestra brought full-throated, heroic Brahms symphonies to Davies Symphony Hall.More about San Francisco Symphony »
A star-studded week wrapped up as John Adams conducted his Grand Pianola Music and Malcolm MacDowell and Elvis Costello headlined A Soldier's Tale.More about San Francisco Symphony »
Only months after retiring from the New York City Ballet at 47, the famous principal ballerina performs new works by four male choreographers who also dance with her on stage.More about San Francisco Performances »
Jon Nakamatsu teamed with Symphony Silicon Valley, the 1927-designed California Theatre, and works by Gershwin and Ravel to transport audiences back to the roaring ‘20s.More about Symphony Silicon Valley »
Tobias Picker's opera is revived by the adventurous, if shoestring-budgeted, Los Angeles company.More about Long Beach Opera »