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!
Joyous Gershwin, overwhelming Shostakovich: Here are Oakland School of the Arts students’ reactions to a most unusual concert combination.More about Oakland East Bay Symphony »
Three pianists, three hours, and 20 Philip Glass Études equal one riveting event.More about San Francisco Performances »
Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke scored a major success in the orchestrated version of Heggie's song cycle.More about Berkeley Symphony »
The brilliant last quartets combined with some of Beethoven's earliest in two exhilarating concerts.More about San Jose Chamber Music Society »
The surprisingly grateful combination of voice and early brass instruments was the focus of a delicious concert of early 17th-century music.More about San Francisco Early Music Society »