Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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July 21, 2017

Relax at the shore or in your own back yard with our latest selections of great music-themed books.

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July 18, 2017

The new director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music wants composers to follow their passion and forge a connection with the audience.

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July 17, 2017

Spear carriers needed, SFMOMA wired for sound, Piedmont singers collect ribbons in Wales, news from the C level

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July 11, 2017

Or is there a coming crescendo as the craft finds its feet in a new millennium?

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July 4, 2017

Merolini take the stage, a backstage manager gets his due, a tale of two audiences, and the return of vinyl.

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June 23, 2017

Mason Bates’ opera is designed to use both high-tech and traditional operatic ideas to enter the inner world of the mercurial co-founder of Apple, Inc.

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June 20, 2017

Composer Lisa Bielawa is used to big ideas and challenges, and her T.V. serial opera is again pushing back limits.

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June 20, 2017

Farewell to the SF Symphony Wednesday subscription performances, Piaf by the Bay, and the renovation of a multipurpose theater is announced.

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June 16, 2017

Vijay Iyer wants musical experiences that push him to the brink, and maybe over.

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June 10, 2017

The jazz pianist and classical composer imports some Southern Indian influences, ironically bringing the festival back to one of its roots.

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