Classical Music

Philharmonia Baroque’s ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ a triumph

Soloists, chorus shine in oratorio telling tale of Jewish victory

 

Eun Sun Kim named San Francisco Opera music director

Korean conductor’s skyrocketing career includes engagements across the world

 

Holiday Classical and Choral 2019: Sing on!

Carols and more in churches and concert halls

 

Kitka’s ‘Wintersongs’ address climate change

Striking vocal ensemble sounds ancient and futuristic at the same time

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

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

Karina Canellakis shares ‘thrilling ride’ with orchestras worldwide

Conductor calls quick rapport with musicians ‘natural’

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

Rick Wakeman brings his piano and comedy tour to The City

Yes keyboardist covers five-decade career in solo concert

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

S&M2 opens Chase Center with grandeur

Metallica, San Francisco Symphony reunite in big show

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

Pene Pati, Nadine Sierra shine in titular role debuts

MTT leads final SF Symphony opening as music director

Extra festive concert includes tributes, great singing

Enjoy San Francisco Opera on a budget

2019 fall season offers nicely priced performances

SF Symphony super sizes MTT’s farewell season

Beloved music director leads big shows in 25th year with orchestra

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Classical

Concerts showcase chamber, choral, operatic and orchestral artists

Up-and-coming Merola singers fill Opera House stage

Powerful students sound like professionals in program finale