James Ambroff-Tahan

Jewish film fest doc spotlights rise of Pauline Kael

Bay Area-bred, New Yorker film famed for her combative style

Midsummer Mozart Festival focuses on love

Words, wine add to music in SF program

SF Opera bewitches with ‘Rusalka’

Outstanding singers soar in principal roles

‘Orlando’ makes victorious return to War Memorial Opera House

Five principals shine in SF Opera production of Baroque gem

SF Opera’s ‘Carmen’ enchants with zesty performances

Mezzo J’Nai Bridges smolders in big debut

Operatic ‘Howards End, America’ a refreshing stateside spin on classic story

The world premiere of “Howards End, America,” by Bay Area composer Allen…

New NCCO director Daniel Hope leads with insight, virtuosity

New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Bay Area ensemble presenting classical music in…

‘Collisions’ among IndieFest’s most timely, topical films

San Francisco writer-director Richard Levien’s “Collisions,” a sensitively portrayed, moving story about…

SF Opera’s 97th season spans centuries

San Francisco Opera is staging eight operas spanning from Baroque through Romantic…

Salonen makes powerful SF Symphony debut

Esa-Pekka Salonen, slated to succeed Michael Tilson Thomas as the San Francisco…

‘Collisions’ among SF IndieFest’s most timely, topical films

San Francisco writer-director Richard Levien’s “Collisions,” a sensitively portrayed, moving story about…

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

Minimalist music pioneer Terry Riley is pleased to be working with his…

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…

SF Opera hosts Plácido Domingo in enchanting lovefest

San Francisco’s long love affair with opera superstar Plácido Domingo, which began…

SF Opera’s new ‘Arabella’ makes glowing impression

San Francisco Opera’s staging of Strauss’ “Arabella,” only the third time in…

Evgeny Kissin makes triumphant return to Davies Hall

Much has changed in the world since Evgeny Kissin’s last performance in…

San Francisco Opera stages powerful, timely ‘Tosca’

It was almost exactly 95 years ago when San Francisco Opera staged…

‘Cavalleria Rusticana,’ ‘Pagliacci’ stir emotions at War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera unveiled its 96th season Friday with a satisfying production,…

San Francisco Opera triumphs with regal ‘Roberto Devereux’

San Francisco Opera has staged Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” just once, in 1979,…

SF Opera completes triumphant ‘Ring’ again

San Francisco Opera’s modern-set, 21st-century production of Wagner’s massive 19th-century masterwork “Der…