After a Big Announcement, Tilson Thomas Shows Why He’ll Be Missed


Bernstein, R. Strauss: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 2.11.2017. (HS) Read more

A Celebration of the Banff Competition-Winning Rolston Quartet and R. Murray Schafer


Schubert, Schafer, Tchaikovsky: Rolston String Quartet [Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dydra (violins), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathon Lo (cello)], Dunbar Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, 26.10.2017. (GN)

Rolston String Quartet © Banff Centre

Rolston String Quartet © Banff Centre

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China meets Bruckner and the Wizardry of the HK Phil under Jaap van Zweden


Bruckner: Hong Kong Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Poly Theatre, Beijing, 28.10.2017. (LPL)


Hong Kong Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden (conductor) (c) Beijing Music Festival

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A Charming Mix of Piano Competition Winners


Beethoven, Schubert, Granados, Liszt: Zhang Zuo (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 15.10.2017. (GN)

Beethoven – 32 Variations in C minor, WoO80
Schubert – Sonata in C minor D958
GranadosGoyesca No.1 ‘Los Requiebros’
Liszt – ‘Vallée d’Obermann’ from Années de pèlerinage: Suisse; Rhapsodie Espagnole

Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt: George Li (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 22.10.2017.

Haydn – Sonata in B minor Hob.XVI:32 L.47
Chopin – Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.35
Rachmaninoff – Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42
Liszt – Consolation No.3 in D flat major S.172; Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 S.244/2


George Li (c) Simon Fowler

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Simone Dinnerstein Rethinks The Goldberg Variations


Bach, The Goldberg Variations: Simone Dinnerstein (piano), Pam Tanowitz (choreography), Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, 22.10.2017. (KG)

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Early Shostakovich Outshines Sibelius from Vänskä


Sibelius and Shostakovich: Baiba Skride (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Osmo Vänska (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 27.10.2017. (HS) Read more

Gubaidulina Fails to Introduce Bayan as Worthy Concert Instrument


Haydn, Gubaidulina and Brahms: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Vadim Gluzman (violin), Johannes Moser (cello), Elsbeth Moser (bajan) Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 28.10.2017. (JR)

Omer Meir Wellber © Felix Broede L1003215

Omer Meir Wellber © Felix Broede

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Sō Percussion: Drawing Connections Through Simple Sources


Dessner, Shaw, Crumb: Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Gilbert Kalish (piano), Sō Percussion (Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theater, San Francisco. 26.10.2017. (HS)


Sō Percussion (c) Evan Monroe Chapman

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