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!


Musical Theater Review
January 25, 2020

The rock icon’s dockside musical begins its national tour in Los Angeles.

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New Music Review
January 23, 2020

This combo highlights the improvisational chops of the chameleonic Anderson.

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Dance Review
January 23, 2020

The classic confection reveals new magic in the current revival.

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Jazz Review
January 21, 2020

The virtuoso bassist and band join forces with the Lyris Quartet for an explosive romp through jazz, funk, and beyond.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 21, 2020

From Naive and Sentimental to Flower Power with the LA Phil.

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Chamber Music Review
January 21, 2020

A powerful concert at Kohl Mansion makes the enormity of the Holocaust tangible and personal through music.

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Jazz Review
January 21, 2020

The quartet’s unique sonic palette proves perfect for reinterpreting jazz classics from the great American composer.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 21, 2020

Conservatory students join Berkeley Symphony musicians for the performance, and SF Ballet’s Martin West conducts.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 20, 2020

Wolfe’s piece figures prominently in a mélange of a concert.

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Opera Review
January 20, 2020

Pasadena Opera presents Missy Mizzoli’s challenging opera.

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