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 Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 22, 2018

Pianist Javier Perianes Is a revelation.

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Dance Review
October 22, 2018

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gives Prokofiev’s ballet an L.A. spin.

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Opera Review
October 19, 2018

A straightforward production of Richard Strauss’s beautiful score.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 16, 2018

Soloist David Fung shines in Rachmaninoff but the orchestra plays a notable interpretation of the Shostakovich.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 16, 2018

Hancock’s powerful jazz ignited sparks on stage — with the orchestra and without.

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Jazz Review
October 16, 2018

The visionary jazz artist continues to find new expression through his compositions and personal performances.

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Opera Review
October 16, 2018

Julie Adams is terrific as Mimi, and a relaxed, modern setting sets the stage for great singing and playing throughout.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 15, 2018

Cellist Truls Mørk tears into Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante with the S.F. Symphony.

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Chamber Music Review
October 15, 2018

The ensemble’s Sunday programs for Stanford Live embraces a broad vision of chamber music.

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Chamber Music Review
October 15, 2018

The local power violin-piano duo explores contemporary music in a way that everyone should celebrate.

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