Joshua Roman and JACK Quartet Bend the Boundaries


Gesualdo, Williams, Friedman, Zorn, Roman: Joshua Roman (cello), JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. 13.10.2017. (HS)


JACK Quartet (c) Shervin Lainez

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High-Powered Cast Breathes Life Into a Traviata Revival


Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 26.9.2017. (HS)

A scene from Act I of Verdi's 'La Traviata' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

A scene from Act I of La traviata (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Celebrating Bernstein in Style, with the Legacy of the Jets and the Sharks


Bernstein: Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), Ryan McKinny (bass-baritone), Nicholas Hu (boy soprano), San Francisco Symphony and Chorus / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.9.2017. (HS) Read more

A Resounding, Terrifying, Brilliant Elektra


R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.9.2017. (HS)


Michaela Martens (Klytemnestra) & Christine Goerke (c) Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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Hockney’s Turandot Returns, Vigorously Refreshed


Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12.9.2017. (HS)

Act II Scene 2 of Turandot in the production by David Hockney (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Act II Scene 2 of David Hockney’s Turandot (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Aspen Music Festival (14): Spectacular cast for the Berlioz Damnation; Weilerstein does Shostakovich proud



Aspen Music Festival [14] – Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Roussel, Kodály, Schnyder, Fauré, Janáček, Berlioz: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / John Nelson (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble/Stephen Burns (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / John Spano (conductor). 18-20.8. 2017. (HS) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (13): A fine Clemenza and Edgar Meyer & Son



Aspen Music Festival [13] – Mozart, Haydn, J.S. Bach, Edgar Meyer, Rossini, George Meyer, Bottesini: Soloists, Aspen Opera Center Orchestra and Chorus / Jane Glover (conductor), Wheeler Opera House, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 15-17.8.2017. (HS) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (12): Khachatryan Makes Aspen Debut, Fairouz Premiere With a Broadway Baritone



Aspen Music Festival [12] – Beethoven, Lash, Salzédo, Mohammed Fairouz, Schubert, R. Strauss: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / Hans Graf (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Stephen Burns (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra/Rafael Payare (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. Aspen, CO. 11-13.8.2017. (HS) Read more

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