Category: Classical

Robert Greenberg, Alexander String Quartet cleverly bring classics to the 21st century

Things have changed since the last time Oakland musicologist-composer Robert Greenberg presented his Saturday morning San Francisco Performances concert-lecture series…

2 weeks ago

Esa-Pekka Salonen named San Francisco Symphony director

The San Francisco Symphony’s next music director, its 12th in 107 years, will be Esa-Pekka Salonen. The acclaimed Finnish conductor…

1 month ago

Composer Riley, pianist Cheng open Other Minds’ 25th season

Minimalist music pioneer Terry Riley is pleased to be working with his longtime friend Gloria Cheng on the 25th anniversary…

2 months ago

Holiday Classical 2018: A-caroling we go!

Bay Area classical and choral musicians offer holiday concerts galore, with classic carols, sing-alongs and sacred music, including -- of…

2 months ago

SF Opera sets holiday mood with gratifying ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera’s revised production of Jake Heggie’s opera “It’s a Wonderful Life” in its West Coast premiere is a…

2 months ago

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…

2 months 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,”…

3 months 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…

3 months ago