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SFCV's perceptive writers report on America's native classical music.

Feature Article
September 26, 2017

A big anniversary called forth an incredibly broad cross-section of talent.

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Artist Spotlight
September 25, 2017

The prolific bassist talks about his musical journey, his upcoming stint at SFJAZZ, and the surprising classical side of Philly soul.

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Artist Spotlight
September 25, 2017

The voice of morning radio on KDFC chats about his influences, his long career, and his hopes for the future.

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Recital Review
September 12, 2017

Exploring Memphis soul may turn off purists, but the jazz great channels this music with ease and power.

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Feature Article
September 11, 2017

The award-winning classical Indian vocalist is an unlikely pop star.

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Artist Spotlight
July 17, 2017

The weeklong celebration of this uniquely American composer includes concerts, an audio installation, and a listening party.

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Upcoming Concert
May 2, 2017

The innovative ensemble unites voices, instruments, and inspired improvisation to expand musical horizons and work for social justice.

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Artist Spotlight
April 19, 2017

The former associate principal bassist focuses on jazz these days, but his classical roots still nourish his music.

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Feature Article
April 14, 2017

Composer and scholar Carman Moore talks with SFCV about Scott Joplin and his overarching influence on all aspects of American music.

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Upcoming Concert
March 3, 2017

The latest work by Lisa Mezzacappa is being performed at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and imagines the frontiers of science in musical terms.

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