Musicians Are Athletes, Too: The Physical Challenge of Being a Pro

When you go to a concert of classical music performed at the elite level and find…

Leo Sowerby’s Jazz-Age Works Are Resurrected a Century Later

Leo Sowerby (1895 – 1968) is described in the booklet notes of a new Cedille album…

At Ojai, John Adams Will Highlight a New Generation of Composers

Glance through the program of the 2021 Ojai Music Festival, which takes place this weekend following…

The Essential Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop’s conducting career has been steeped in so many milestones that it’s too easy to…

Salastina’s 2021 Season Is Leading From Strength

Salastina is celebrating the return to live performances this month, but the Los Angeles chamber group…

Ray Bradbury Gets a Fresh Reading in “The Illustrated Pianist”

Growing up, Nicole Brancato was engrossed by science-fiction depictions of space. She fantasized about going to…

Mayor London Breed Spearheads National Effort to Increase Support for the Arts

In an effort shepherded by San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the…

Autumn Moon Festival to Help SF Chinatown’s Return From the Pandemic

The 31st annual Autumn Moon Festival will fill Grant Avenue, the center of San Francisco’s Chinatown,…

Music@Menlo’s First Weekend Is a Celebration

Restrictions were strict. The hall, small as it is (384 seats), was less than half-full to…

A British Invasion That Includes John Dowland

San Francisco Performances has joyously returned to presenting live concerts in Herbst Theatre, with a summer…

Tosca Twosome Switches From Suicide to Marriage

It was grand opera gorgeously staged, sung, and directed, but one of the ladies behind me…

Vince Mendoza Fuses Politics to the Third Stream

Long ago, composer-arranger Vince Mendoza become one of our most adept practitioners of what was once…

Opera Parallèle Summits With Everest

Opera Parallèle spent the pandemic preparing a longtime dream of Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel: a merging…

Aldo López-Gavilán’s Personal Fusion of Classical and Jazz Comes to Napa

When we connected with Cuban pianist-composer Aldo López-Gavilán last week, he was being driven by his…

Music@Menlo’s First Weekend Is a Celebration

Restrictions were strict. The hall, small as it is (384 seats), was less than half-full to…