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

Complexity Without Sentimentality From Ax

24/01/2017

Schubert, Chopin: Emanuel Ax (piano), presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 22.1.2017. (HS) Read more

Joyce DiDonato Goes to War, Finds Peace

10/12/2016

Handel, Purcell, Leo, Cavalieri, Gesualdo, Pärt, Jommelli: Joyce DiDonato (soprano), Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev, (conductor), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 4.12.2016. (HS)

Joyce DiDonato, Her show: In War and Peace performed at the Barbican on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Photo by Mark Allan

Joyce DiDonato’s In War and Peace with Il Pomo d’Oro (c) Mark Allan

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