Category: Classical

Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations are undergoing big changes. San Francisco Symphony Music…

4 days ago

It’s a sneak preview of S.F. Opera’s ‘Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera offered a sneak peek this week of its upcoming new musical version of “It’s a Wonderful Life,”…

2 weeks ago

Schola Cantorum’s 55th season is veteran conductor’s last

When Schola Cantorum opens its 55th season on Saturday, the choral group will celebrate J.S. Bach, singing three of his…

2 weeks ago

SF Opera hosts Plácido Domingo in enchanting lovefest

San Francisco’s long love affair with opera superstar Plácido Domingo, which began in 1969 with his debut here as Rodolfo…

3 weeks ago

SF Opera’s new ‘Arabella’ makes glowing impression

San Francisco Opera’s staging of Strauss’ “Arabella,” only the third time in its history, opened Tuesday evening in a charming,…

4 weeks ago

Evgeny Kissin makes triumphant return to Davies Hall

Much has changed in the world since Evgeny Kissin’s last performance in San Francisco at Davies Symphony Hall in March…

1 month ago

San Francisco Opera stages powerful, timely ‘Tosca’

It was almost exactly 95 years ago when San Francisco Opera staged its first of more than 175 presentations of…

1 month ago

San Francisco Opera triumphs with regal ‘Roberto Devereux’

San Francisco Opera has staged Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” just once, in 1979, but on Saturday, a new, glorious, instantly memorable…

2 months ago