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
December 18, 2018

The long running L.A. chamber series plays Music for 18 Musicians for the first time.

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Jazz Review
December 18, 2018

The startling 15-year-old pianist headlines four nights at Miner Auditorium, and still has some growing to do.

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Jazz Review
December 18, 2018

The all-star quintet improvises its way through an evening of sparkling pancultural music.

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Chamber Music Review
December 18, 2018

S.F. Symphony’s experimental performance space is hip and busy.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 16, 2018

Physically frail but alert as ever, the 82-year-old conducted a dashing all-Brahms concert.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 11, 2018

With Patrick Dupré Quigley at the podium, countertenor Reginald Mobley thrills with Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus.

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Chamber Music Review
December 11, 2018

The hip, conductorless ensemble ranges seamlessly from a contemporary work based on an Indian theme to a Mozart classic.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2018

The Romanian composer’s intriguing music is stifled by the heavy production in the Dutch National Opera’s Œdipe.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 11, 2018

Clarinetist Michael Corner shines in a Mozart concerto.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2018

A powerhouse concert showcases the impressive range of talent and accomplishment in the class of 2018.

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