No Sanitized Love Affair in a Gritty Carmen

03/06/2016

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Carlo Montanaro (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 27.5.2016. (HS)

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Irene Roberts (center) and cast members of Carmen (c) Cory Weaver

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San Francisco Goes ‘On The Town’

27/05/2016

Bernstein, On the Town: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Ragnar Bohlin, director), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 25.5.2016 (HS)

The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting, perform Bernstein's "On The Town." (Photo: Stefan Cohen)

The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting, perform Bernstein’s “On The Town.” (Photo: Stefan Cohen)

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The New York Philharmonic, on Tour, Finds Its Stroke With Sibelius

08/05/2016

Beethoven, Sibelius: New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 6.5.2016. (HS) Read more

Heras-Casado Leads a Haunting New Work from Mason Bates

30/04/2016

Bartók, Bates, Ravel, Shostakovich: San Francisco Symphony, Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 27.4.2016. (HS) Read more

Quartetto di Cremona’s Shapely Beethoven—and a Surprising Encore

20/04/2016

Boccherini, Respighi, Beethoven: Quartetto di Cremona (Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Androili, violins; Simone Gramaglia, viola; Giovanni Scaglione, cello), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 16.4.2016. (HS) Read more

Duo Parnas—a Family Affair—Melds Precision and Warmth

12/04/2016

Bach, Ysayë, Honegger, Ravel: Madalyn Parnas (violin), Cicely Parnas (cello), presented by San Francisco Performances, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, San Francisco. 10.4.2018. (HS) Read more

A Transcendent Song of the Earth from Sasha Cooke and Simon O’Neill

09/04/2016

Schubert, Mahler: Sasha Cooke (mezzo soprano), Simon O’Neill (tenor), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 6.4.2016. (HS) Read more

Kaleidoscopic Schumann Brushes Against Copland’s Modernist Side

04/04/2016

 Copland, Schumann: Inon Barnatan (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 31.3.2016 (HS) Read more

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