Muscle and Finesse in Tilson Thomas’ Mahler

31/03/2017

Mahler: San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco 30.3.2017. (HS) Read more

Virtuosity Tempered by Finesse from Mutter and Orkis

29/03/2017

Currier, Mozart, Respighi, Saint-Saëns: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Lambert Orkis (piano), presented by San Francisco Performances and San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 26.3.2017. (HS) Read more

With Barber’s Violin Concerto, Shaham Saves the Day

19/03/2017

Schreker, Barber, Beethoven: Gil Shaham (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Juraj Valčuha (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.3.2017. (HS) Read more

WikiLeaks Data Makes a Disturbing Night at the Opera

06/03/2017

Ted Hearne: Soloists, ensemble (including members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra) / Nathan Koci (conductor) presented by San Francisco Opera Lab, Taube Atrium Theater, Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, San Francisco. 2.3.2017. (HS)

Isaiah Robinson in Ted Hearne's 'The Source' (Photo: Stefan Cohen)

Isaiah Robinson in Ted Hearne’s The Source (c) Stefan Cohen

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Tilson Thomas Goes to ‘Nothingtown’ (and More Exciting Places)

03/03/2017

Gnesin, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky: Gautier Capuçon (cello), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 1.3.2017. (HS) Read more

Josefowicz Rides a Scheherazade Roller Coaster

01/03/2017

John Adams, Prokofiev: Leila Josefowicz (violin), Chester Englander (cimbalom), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 24.2.2017. (HS) Read more

John Adams’s Dense, Earnest Oratorio

18/02/2017

John Adams: Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford (mezzo-sopranos), Jay Hunter Morris (tenor), Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley (countertenors), San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus / Grant Gershon (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.2.2017. (HS)

The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Jay Hunter Morris (Lazarus), Kelley O’Connor (Mary
Magdalene), Tamara Mumford (Martha) and countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings
and Nathan Medley (c) Stefan Cohen

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Too-Deliberate Beethoven Ninth Takes Awhile to Heat Up

03/02/2017

 Beethoven: Kiera Duffy (soprano), Sara Couden (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin (director), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 1.2.2017. (HS) Read more

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