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Philharmonia Baroque’s ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ a triumph

Soloists, chorus shine in oratorio telling tale of Jewish victory

Kitka’s ‘Wintersongs’ address climate change

Striking vocal ensemble sounds ancient and futuristic at the same time

SF Opera sets holiday mood with gentler, charming ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Family-friendly production lightens Grimm fairy tale

Favorite principals appeal in San Francisco Opera’s ‘Manon Lescaut’

Nicola Luisotti conducts with passion, great reception in return to podium

Joseph Young takes lead of Berkeley Symphony

Conductor heads up diverse, premiere-laden 2019-20 season

Philharmonia Baroque peforms lofty season opener

‘Cosmic’ concert spans from Handel to otherworldly Shaw premiere

New production fine match for SF Opera’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’

‘Manor home’ trilogy of Mozart works gets off to good start

SF Symphony debuts John Adams’ lively salute to MTT

Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins orchestra in enaging program

SF Opera stages commanding ‘Billy Budd’

All male cast dazzles in Britten opera about good vs. evil

SF Opera begins 97th season with stirring ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Pene Pati, Nadine Sierra shine in titular role debuts

SF Choral Society premieres Pulitzer winner David Lang’s ‘Teach Your Children’

Composer reflects on youngsters in the news in commissioned work

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…