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!


Recital Review
February 24, 2020

Surprise changes in the program make for a thrilling piano recital by the masterful Wang.

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Opera Review
February 24, 2020

Four Larks transforms Mary Shelley’s tale, awkwardly.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 24, 2020

Three of the restored violins take the limelight in a Vivaldi concerto.

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Dance Review
February 23, 2020

Paul Taylor’s dances are as timeless and moving as ever at the YBCA.

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Recital Review
February 18, 2020

The keyboard virtuosos know how to thrill and chill, but also how to connect intimately with their rapt listeners.

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Jazz Review
February 18, 2020

The Spanish pianist debuts his new album at Red Poppy Art House.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 18, 2020

The second weekend of the LA Phil’s exploration of Weimar culture was capped by two of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s memorable collaborations.

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Chamber Music Review
February 17, 2020

The Ariel Quartet plays two of the warhorses in the repertoire, in concert at Kohl Mansion.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 17, 2020

Film composer Aaron Zigman’s Tango Manos is the highlight of this festive valentine of a concert.

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Opera Review
February 17, 2020

It’s an all-out production, and singers and orchestra shine.

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