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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

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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Opera Review
September 9, 2019

The local favorite fronts a powerful cast in SF Opera’s Roméo et Juliette.

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Opera Review
August 12, 2019

Soprano Sara LeMesh is extraordinary in this gripping production of Missy Mazzoli’s adaptation of the Lars von Trier film.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 6, 2019

American Bach Soloists perform a version of the beloved score recently discovered in Lyon.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

A fresh, nonbinary take on Gluck’s opera eschews easy resolutions.

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Recital Review
July 2, 2019

Soprano Heidi Moss Erickson and pianist John Parr track the arc of the composer’s songwriting through eight decades.

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Opera Review
June 17, 2019

Dvořák’s brilliant opera gets the production it deserves at San Francisco Opera.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 27, 2019

Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbański makes the most of Grażyna Bacewicz’s 1943 Overture.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 14, 2019

Bernstein’s still-vibrant musical gets a thrilling account at the Paramount from the Oakland Symphony and a bevy of strong soloists and choirs.

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Opera Review
May 11, 2019

Raising more questions than it answers, Niloufar Talebi’s unconventional opera boasts fine performances and stylish staging.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 19, 2019

Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik shines brightest in a bevy of glittering soloists.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
April 16, 2019

Nicholas McGegan's deft hand crafted a near-perfect rendition of Handel’s sacred drama.

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Choral Review
April 2, 2019

Ragnar Bohlin elicits the raw urgency Bach’s masterwork requires.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 12, 2019

Anne Sofie von Otter stars in two premieres from Caroline Shaw.

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