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Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco based free-lance writer and critic and frequent City Arts & Lectures interviewer. His work has appeared in Art News, California, Humanities, Manhattan, Symphony Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Articles by this Author

Recording Review
June 28, 2020

Ma reunites with a trio of expert bluegrass players on a new CD.

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Recording Review
May 30, 2020

A digital-only release captures a masterful 2018 performance of this great American work.

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Recording Review
May 23, 2020

Kindra Scharich and Jeffrey LaDeur make musical alchemy on To My Distant Beloved.

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CD Review
May 11, 2020

Stabat Mater reveals the diversity of the Estonian composer’s musical ideas.

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CD Review
April 17, 2020

The latest disc features intriguing cello concertos by Antonin Reicha and Bernhard Romberg, plus sprightly dances from Josef von Eybler.

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CD Review
March 30, 2020

Anne Sofie von Otter, Dashon Burton, and Avery Amereau give voice to Shaw’s The Listeners and Is a Rose.

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Recital Review
February 24, 2020

Surprise changes in the program make for a thrilling piano recital by the masterful Wang.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 17, 2020

Film composer Aaron Zigman’s Tango Manos is the highlight of this festive valentine of a concert.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
February 10, 2020

All things coffee percolate through the all-Bach program as PBO’s music director-designate flexes his considerable harpsichord chops.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 27, 2020

Christopher Alden’s intense staging befits the Baroque serenata’s violent tale of a disastrous love triangle.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 11, 2020

Soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Ryan McKinny star in the world premiere.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 23, 2019

The countertenor’s stunning technique and stirring emotional delivery meld perfectly with VOM’s impeccable Baroque chops.

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Recital Review
December 17, 2019

Jumping in midway through the pianist’s concert series of the complete cycle feels just fine.

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Opera Review
December 8, 2019

Ashley Dixon and Christian Pursell stand out on a stage bursting with talent.

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Chamber Music Review
December 6, 2019

Soprano and quartet are transcendent in Schoenberg’s Quartet No. 2.

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Opera Review
November 25, 2019

Contralto Sara Couden’s double-role performance stands out in Ars Minerva’s latest re-creation of a forgotten opera.

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Opera Review
October 14, 2019

Every detail of performance and staging contributes to making Michael Cavanagh’s reimagined production a feast for the ears and eyes.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 6, 2019

Prodigy Maria Dueñas burns through Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in her debut with the SFS.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 27, 2019

MTT deftly corrals the SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists, and cellist Oliver Herbert turns in a stellar performance of Haydn.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 13, 2019

The dramatic work showcases the powerful 25-year partnership between conductor and orchestra.

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