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
October 29, 2019

The guitarist’s mastery spanned works from different centuries and continents.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

Conductor Karina Canellakis and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk easily handle works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

An intriguing bill combines David Amram’s new double concerto with rarities from Lili Boulanger and a Rachmaninoff classic.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

Mehta, Salonen, and Dudamel join forces in a concert celebrating the ensemble’s history.

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New Music Review
October 28, 2019

Montgomery draws on hometown collaborators, in a concert of new string and vocal music presented by the Metropolis Ensemble.

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Recital Review
October 27, 2019

Pianist Gerold Huber’s perfect accompaniment reflects the duo’s three decades of musical partnership.

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Modern Classical Review
October 27, 2019

The underplayed Polish composer gets a top-notch festival in her honor.

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New Music Review
October 22, 2019

The father-and-son duo explores the roots and branches of minimalism.

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Chamber Music Review
October 22, 2019

In San José, the quartet offers one musical revelation after another.

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New Music Review
October 22, 2019

An album-release party celebrates new recordings from trumpeter Sarah Belle Reid and thereminist Carolina Eyck.

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