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 Music Review
April 14, 2017

Composer Lucie Vítková stretches sonic boundaries to expose the essence of music-making.

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Chamber Music Review
April 13, 2017

The Icelandic quartet plays brand-new music on Baroque-period instruments.

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Opera Review
April 11, 2017

Clever, casual staging showcases the best of the mezzo and bass in their Schwabacher Debut recital.

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Opera Review
April 10, 2017

First-rate performances and production values made for an afternoon of quality opera with no apologies.

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Recital Review
April 10, 2017

The guitar virtuoso shines most brightly on the more daring repertoire choices.

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Dance Review
April 7, 2017

Splendid new choreography meets impeccable dancing in Program 7.

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Chamber Music Review
April 4, 2017

Both polished performers shone, but not always at the same time.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 4, 2017

Along with soprano Deborah Voigt, Luisi and the DNSO are on the same wavelength, making music passionately.

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Choral Review
April 4, 2017

Meticulous research, programming, and performances elevate a concert of motets for double chorus.

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Choral Review
March 28, 2017

Magen Solomon’s unusually broad program showcases nearly a millennium of music by and about women.

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