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!


Opera Review
June 18, 2019

Composer Anthony Davis’s flexible stylistic palette serves the story well.

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Modern Classical Review
June 17, 2019

Four new instruments highlight a concert of new music and improvisation.

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Opera Review
June 17, 2019

Dvořák’s brilliant opera gets the production it deserves at San Francisco Opera.

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Modern Classical Review
June 17, 2019

The fifth season of the L.A. contemporary music series Sound and Fury concludes by putting a few young composers on our radar screen.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 17, 2019

The conductor leads a chamber concert featuring music by Korngold and Schoenberg, with musicians of the L.A. Opera Orchestra.

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Modern Classical Review
June 14, 2019

Three quartets explore the underlying poetics of a famous filmmaker.

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Opera Review
June 14, 2019

Yuval Sharon and the LA Phil revive Meredith Monk’s visionary opera.

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Jazz Review
June 11, 2019

Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s famous gigs together inspire another generation of artists.

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Opera Review
June 11, 2019

The production and music make a long evening engrossing.

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Festival Review
June 11, 2019

The soprano/conductor’s musical versatility dominated the festival’s evening concerts.

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