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 15, 2018

The folksy composer and instrumentalist fronts a program honoring former composer-in-residence Steven Stucky.

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Dance Review
October 13, 2018

Two distinguished groups forge a testament to the artistic possibilities of collaboration.

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Modern Classical Review
October 12, 2018

A larger-than-life performance by the saxophone-drums duo takes listeners on a dramatic journey at CNMAT.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 11, 2018

The orchestra commissions six new works in a variety of styles.

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Jazz Review
October 9, 2018

One of the region’s most vigorous creative forces continues to evolve and thrive through personnel changes.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 9, 2018

The orchestra reveals its strengths under guest conductor JoAnn Falletta’s baton.

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Chamber Music Review
October 9, 2018

The award-winning ensemble reveals its brilliance in a superb reading of Britten’s first quartet.

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Opera Review
October 9, 2018

The music shines through in this bare-bones production of a lesser-known Glass opera.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
October 8, 2018

The singers had it in a concert of Mozart’s sacred works.

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Dance Review
October 8, 2018

A mysterious love triangle ignites the stunning dance duo’s latest, a collaboration with musical polymath Nitin Sawhney.

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