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
February 19, 2019

András Schiff plays and conducts a long, oddly asynchronous concert.

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Chamber Music Review
February 19, 2019

The fine quartet gives a San Jose Chamber Music Society audience a treat.

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Chamber Music Review
February 19, 2019

Woodwinds and voices do battle with menacing tape players in the evening’s title work.

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Choral Review
February 19, 2019

The L.A. Master Chorale parts The Sacred Veil.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 19, 2019

Thomas Wilkins conducts revelatory performances of works by Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, and George Gershwin.

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Opera Review
February 19, 2019

The Bay Area premiere of Verdi’s family tragedy does a neglected score justice.

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Chamber Music Review
February 19, 2019

The polished ensemble’s signature blend brings out the best in quartets by Beethoven and his mentor.

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Dance Review
February 19, 2019

Cathy Marston’s Snowblind is the dramatic highlight in a splendid evening of dance and music.

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Chamber Music Review
February 18, 2019

The venerable pianist makes the most of his left-hand repertoire.

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Jazz Review
February 16, 2019

The influential jazz pianist inspires with his adventurous, playful spirit at the California Jazz Conservatory.

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