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

Via the Viola, a Vivid Italian Tour

21/03/2016

Berlioz, Haydn: Jonathan Vinocour (viola), San Francisco Symphony, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 17.3.2016 (HS) Read more

Rare Jazz Opera Punches Below Its Weight

23/02/2016

Terence Blanchard, Champion: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Opera Parallèle, Nicole Paiement (conductor), co-presented by SFJAZZ, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco. 19.2.2016 (HS)

(L to R) Kenneth Kellogg as Young Emile Griffith, Karen Slack as Emelda Griffith and Arthur Woodley as Old Emile Griffith in the Opera Parallèle and SFJAZZ co-production of Terence Blanchard’s “Champion: An Opera in Jazz” February 19-28 at SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. (Photo: Bill Evans)

(L to R) Kenneth Kellogg as Young Emile Griffith, Karen Slack as Emelda Griffith and Arthur Woodley as Old Emile Griffith in the Opera Parallèle and SFJAZZ co-production of Terence Blanchard’s “Champion: An Opera in Jazz” February 19-28 at SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. (Photo: Bill Evans)

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A Warm, if Stodgy, Tour of Certified Classics

12/01/2016

Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms: Itzhak Perlman (violin, conductor), San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 9.1.2016. (HS) Read more

Plush Singing from Jamie Barton, and a Jake Heggie Premiere

18/12/2015

 Turina, Chausson, Schubert, Heggie, Dvořák: Jamie Barton (mezzo soprano), Robert Mollicone (piano), Emil Milland (cello), presented by San Francisco Performances, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, San Francisco. 16.12.2015 (HS) Read more

An Intimate ‘Meistersinger‘ Arrives from Glyndebourne

01/12/2015

 Wagner, Die Meistersinger: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 24.11.2015 (HS)

 

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Lumbering Ravel and a Plodding Eroica from the Israel Philharmonic

10/11/2015

 Bardanashvili, Ravel, Beethoven: Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 8.11.2015 (HS) Read more

Lovely Singing Rescues Strangely Unexciting Lucia

13/10/2015

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San Francisco Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor (c) Cory Weaver

 Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 10.10.2015 (HS)    Read more

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