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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
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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Chamber Music Review
March 21, 2017

A radiant performance of Pergolesi’s masterwork eclipses the balance of the program.

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Chamber Music Review
February 28, 2017

The plight of Appalachian coal miners is revealed through powerful music and stark imagery.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
February 14, 2017

The highlights, including a rare chaconne by Marin Marais, stuck with you.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 31, 2017

Philharmonia Baroque offers a bit of arcane music history along with fine performances of Mozart and Haydn.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 24, 2017

The chamber ensemble played with fire and grace on works from Handel, Bach, and Rameau.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 6, 2016

Orchestra, chorus, and soloists coalesce under McGegan’s baton to bring down the walls in Palo Alto.

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Chamber Music Review
October 18, 2016

Pianist Jonathan Biss curates an evening of late period Beethoven at San Francisco Performances.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
October 11, 2016

Standout vocal performances and attention to musical details do full justice to Bach’s spiritual masterwork.

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Opera Review
September 30, 2016

The Italian bass-baritone delivers an opera buffa performance for the ages.

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Opera Review
September 12, 2016

S.F. Opera’s new commission transcends its limitations with sumptuous staging and beguiling performances.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 16, 2016

The North American premiere of a 1734 Handel serenata is an interesting glimpse of the composer fulfilling his duties as unofficial court composer. Eyes and ears were on some of the strongly cast soloists.

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Opera Review
August 1, 2016

Thomas Adès’ early masterpiece has lost none of its shock value, but there is serious musical and dramatic entertainment, exploited to the full by West Edge Opera.

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