Classical Music

Mahan Esfahani brings modern sounds to the harpsichord

Plucky virtuoso Mahan Esfahani is seeking to change the perception that the…

SF Opera’s ‘Don Pasquale’ an uproarious delight

There’s no fool like an old fool, and few old fools endure…

SF Symphony rocks Beethoven’s Fifth with vivid MTT commentary

Throughout the beginning of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the piccolo and trombone players…

Pianist Inon Barnatan joins NCCO for ‘Silver Season Opener’

The New Century Chamber Orchestra is kicking off its 25th season with…

SF Opera bridges East-West divide in lush ‘Dream’

The attempt to adapt a 2,400-page-plus classic novel of Chinese literature into…

Production, guillotine sharp in SF Opera’s ‘Andrea Chénier’

In Giordano’s pinnacle verismo work “Andrea Chénier,” which takes place during the…

Fall 2016 Performing Arts Preview: Classical and Dance

Local, national and internationally acclaimed artists dance, sing and play on! San…

Opera stars bid fun, fond farewell to David Gockley

Perhaps the best thing from “Celebrating David!” at the War Memorial Opera…

Mommie dearest rules the house in SF Opera’s ‘Jenůfa’

San Francisco Opera has recruited two excellent sopranos for the pivotal roles…

SF Opera hits royal flush with ‘Don Carlo’

It’s been 13 years since San Francisco Opera has staged “Don Carlo,”…

SF Opera’s Carmen asks ‘Do you wanna ride in my Mercedes, boy?’

In Bizet’s “Carmen,” the title character goes through lovers like a spoiled…

‘Airborne Symphony’ takes off in SF at last

The music of Marc Blitzstein isn’t often performed in the Bay Area,…

Fugue meets break dance in Flying Bach

Appearing in the Bay Area this week, Red Bull Flying Bach showcases…

Bay to Breakers 2016

Photos from the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, Calif.…

‘Frisco Five’ supporters clash with sherriff’s deputies at City Hall

Protests at City Hall on Friday evening turned into a violent clash as the night…

Cypress String Quartet closes 20-year run with pop-up Beethoven concerts

San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet is offering a rare treat this month,…