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
May 2, 2017

Pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin pair up in a fiery repertoire.

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Dance Review
April 28, 2017

Despite one error in the middle innings, the venerable troupe brought it home with a grand slam.

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Chamber Music Review
April 27, 2017

The long-running European ensemble is a new sensation here, and for good reason.

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Chamber Music Review
April 25, 2017

The acclaimed young ensemble exhibit technical mastery and nuanced interpretations of Beethoven, Haydn, and Shostakovich.

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Choral Review
April 25, 2017

Superb musicianship, unusual vocal techniques, and fascinating repertoire choices set this chorus apart.

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Chamber Music Review
April 24, 2017

Despite four delightful, beautifully performed works, the program left the listener wanting more.

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Chamber Music Review
April 24, 2017

Murat Eyuboglu’s genre-melding project comes up short, but Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche, and Jeffrey Zeigler deliver some high points.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2017

Arcadiana and The Four Quarters hold their own in the ultimate comparison — with Beethoven.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2017

Composer Aaron Gervais pairs intriguing guitar music with expressive dancers to explore a culture steeped in pharmaceuticals.

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Dance Review
April 18, 2017

Vanessa Zahorian and Davit Karapetyan bid farewell to S.F. Ballet with fire and grace.

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