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!
At Mondavi Center, cellist Jay Campbell and accompanist Conor Hanick present works that stand on their own, without reference to musical history and influence.More about Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts »
The glory and grandness of Puccini and the heart-rending Butterfly of Cecilia Violetta López is on display at the Opera San José.More about Opera San José »
A fuller than usual crowd gathered for the Santa Rosa Symphony concert on Sunday afternoon. One reason may have been the "Sons of the Fjord" program.More about Santa Rosa Symphony »
John Neumeier and the Hamburg Ballet's Midsummer Night's Dream isn't just neoclassicism on a grand scale, with dazzling costumes, magical settings, a full orchestra, and plenty of fine dancers — it's great fun.More about San Francisco Ballet »