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!


Modern Classical Review
November 17, 2018

Susanna Mälkki showcases avant-garde works from five European composers.

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Choral Review
November 17, 2018

A deluxe set captures the highpoints and variations in the revered ensemble’s marvelous sound over the decades.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 13, 2018

The storied orchestra returns to San Francisco with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and an all-Dvořák program.

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Chamber Music Review
November 13, 2018

Two 19th-century literary heroes and their impact on Romantic music.

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Modern Classical Review
November 13, 2018

The electronic-music pioneer’s work continues to fascinate and confound.

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Modern Classical Review
November 13, 2018

The famous avant-garde jazz album sets the stage for new compositions.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 13, 2018

150 performers stranded in a becalmed production.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 13, 2018

Violinist Karen Gomyo gives a nuanced performance of a Shostakovich concerto.

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Recital Review
November 13, 2018

The piano legend delivers a master class in subtlety and control.

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Jazz Review
November 13, 2018

The piano great joins forces with three collaborators in an evening of inspired musical dialogs at SFJAZZ.

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