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!
At the S.F. Symphony program staples are elevated — especially a concussive, ravishing, startling and altogether convincing Rachmaninov Rhapsody when performed by Daniil Trifonov.More about San Francisco Symphony »
The Choral Project of San Jose invited the Canadian Brass to share a concert, turning it into a multiple-ovation joyfest.More »
The Lamplighters Die Fledermaus is fresh and lively, crisply paced by the Conductor George Cleve and Director Barbara Heroux, showcasing the singing, and this cast was on top of its game.More about Lamplighters Music Theatre »
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with Pinchas Zukerman as conductor and violin soloist, goes all-Beethoven in its San Francisco outing, to admirable effect.More »
Again showing its unity of purpose and overall grace, the American Bach Soloists perform a concert of rejoice and celebration, while praising seven of its longtime members.More about American Bach Soloists »
In the first of two Cal Performances recitals, pianist Emmanuel Ax, with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, gave a wide-ranging account of Brahms’ lieder, accompanied by two world premiere works.More about Cal Performances »