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!
Music-lovers accustomed to regarding Mikhail Glinka as the beginning of Russian concert music got a pleasant surprise from the Philharmonia Baroque.More about Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra »
As far as galas go, the one at Ballet San Jose welcoming the new Artistic Director spoke well for the company’s future.More about Ballet San Jose »
The Sixth International Body Music Festival moved its sonic rhythm party from Oakland to S.F., as its energetic performers tapped, swished, and Velcroed their way across a SFJAZZ Center stage to an enthusiastic audience.More about SF Jazz »
It doesn’t get much better than hearing Michael Tilson Thomas’s S.F. Symphony play a Copland masterpiece, not to mention other works being prepped for a brief tour.More about San Francisco Symphony »
Oakland East Bay Symphony, with Canadian soprano Othalie Graham, gave a stirring account of Wagner’s Immolation Scene, in a season opener that aimed high.More about Oakland East Bay Symphony »