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!


Opera Review
December 7, 2018

The school’s Music Theater Ensemble tackles a Brecht/Weill classic.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 5, 2018

A rollicking “William Tell” highlights the seasonal program.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

A new opera by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins explores the lasting effects of sexual trauma.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

David Conte’s tuneful music makes a heartfelt comedy.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

Great singing and savvy production values infuse robust life into Giovanni Porta’s forgotten Baroque opera.

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Chamber Music Review
December 4, 2018

The vocal-piano trio offers a rare bouquet of ’50s Puerto Rican boleros and originals.

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CD Review
December 3, 2018

The ensemble’s debut recording features austere modern works from Webern, Kirchner, and Britten.

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Chamber Music Review
December 3, 2018

A Prokofiev quintet highlights a unique program dubbed “Lifecircus.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 3, 2018

His masterful setting of a Carl Sandburg poem highlights the first concert of MTT’s two-week residency in Los Angeles.

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Recital Review
November 30, 2018

Pianist Gloria Cheng celebrates the late composer at Piano Spheres.

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