Topics :: classical music

Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures (1949-2013)

By Steven Bergman | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A compilation of songs featuring one of the most under-recognized lyricists of the musical form allows us to appreciate his contributions over the past six decades.

Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

By Steven Bergman | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Naxos rereleases Peter Maxwell Davies' ghostly chamber opera about the possible fate of three lighthouse-keepers in 1900.

'Othello' and 'The Stonecutters' :: Two From Goldenthal

By Michael McDonagh | Friday Jul 18, 2014
These two beautiful CDs show where Goldenthal has been and where he might next go.

Kaki King Plays River to River Festival with ETHEL

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 23, 2014
On Tuesday, June 24, guitar virtuoso Kaki King teams up with the acclaimed classic string quartet ETHEL for "...And Other Stories," a free show at the River to River Festival.

Green Golly And Her Golden Flute

By Steven Bergman | Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
A delightful variation on the Rapunzel story is presented in a colorful picture book-with-audio format to enjoy and foster music appreciation in younger children.

Shostakovich: Execution Of Stepan Razin

By Steven Bergman | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
A new release from Ondine Records features three lesser known works from the famed Russian composer.

Spring Is In the Air... Along With Classical Music

By JW Arnold | Tuesday May 21, 2013
For classical music lovers, spring and early summer offer several opportunities for musical edification.

Jonathan Biss: Man on a Mission

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Apr 9, 2013
The pianist and Elias String Quartet concluded a series of concerts for San Francisco Performances with a beautifully realized program ingeniously designed for "Schumann: Under the Influence."

Unexpected Drama at the Symphony

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Mar 5, 2013
Our coverage of recent San Francisco Symphony concerts at Davies Symphony Hall will be more report than review this week.

Passion and Technique

By Philip Campbell | Monday Feb 18, 2013
No stranger to Bay Area audiences or to the San Francisco Symphony, current Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Charles Dutoit recently wrapped a two-week guest stint at Davies Symphony Hall.