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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
November 21, 2017

Thomas Adès’s operatic adaptation of Buñuel’s nightmarish masterpiece works brilliantly. Catch the encore in a theater near you.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 18, 2017

The American master’s turbulent, challenging music arouses powerful responses.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 31, 2017

Alasdair Neale and Marin Symphony offer a vivid program of Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Mussorgsky.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 23, 2017

Michael Morgan, orchestra, and soloists convey a persuasive interpretation of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 10, 2017

Strong soloists and Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque gave their all in a flawed work.

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Recital Review
October 3, 2017

The gifted mezzo-soprano conveyed the hits and some lesser surprises with grace and musicality.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 26, 2017

In a tribute to Bernstein’s centenary, San Francisco Symphony features the composer in theatrical mode.

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Recital Review
September 19, 2017

The intimate venue and well-chosen program prove a good match for the charming baritone in this inaugural matinee.

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Opera Review
September 12, 2017

The innovative company’s anachronistic La Circe is a zany take on a wild opera.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 14, 2017

A.B.S. Academy participants show their stuff in an assured performance.

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Opera Review
August 7, 2017

Stellar performances outshine ungainly production choices and the limitations of the opera itself.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2017

Stellar ensemble work and strong vocal performances make magic with Rossini’s fairy tale.

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Opera Review
July 23, 2017

Three diverse one-acts gave Merola’s singers a chance to strut their stuff.

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Opera Review
June 13, 2017

S.F. Opera unveils a revival with spotty singing, less effective acting.

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Opera Review
May 29, 2017

Strauss’s complex, modern opera is lifted by strong performances on stage and in the pit.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 9, 2017

Charles Dutoit elicited powerful, emotional music from an augmented S.F. Symphony.

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Opera Review
May 2, 2017

Decades of imagining and four years of “construction” culminate in a splendid production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet.

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Opera Review
April 11, 2017

Clever, casual staging showcases the best of the mezzo and bass in their Schwabacher Debut recital.

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Choral Review
April 4, 2017

Meticulous research, programming, and performances elevate a concert of motets for double chorus.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 28, 2017

The orchestra pairs the premiere of Holloway’s Europa and the Bull with 20th-century masterpieces.

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