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
March 12, 2019

Star performers Jennifer Koh, Anssi Karttunen, and Nicolas Hodges meet up to perform the new music they know best.

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Modern Classical Review
March 12, 2019

A versatile string trio presents an evening of intriguing works by women composers.

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Dance Review
March 12, 2019

S.F. Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty shows the company at the top of its world-class form.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 12, 2019

Anne Sofie von Otter stars in two premieres from Caroline Shaw.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 12, 2019

S.F. Conservatory of Music stages a Handel opera.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 11, 2019

The premiere of Adams’s new piano concerto is devilish fun.

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Dance Review
March 11, 2019

Old-time string-band music and contemporary dance find common ground to explore timely issues.

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Opera Review
March 9, 2019

Bryce Dessner’s Triptych homogenizes the legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Recital Review
March 8, 2019

Fresh works highlight the latest installment of the flutist’s quest to build a new repertory for her instrument.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 5, 2019

Ahead of an international tour, the LA Phil stretches its Mahler muscles.

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