The Vienna Philharmonic came to Zellerbach Hall for three days in an unprecedented residency February 25 – 27.
These were old-school Austrians with names like Johannes, as in Johannes Brahms, or Johann, as in Strauss or Bach. And there were seven Wolfgangs, as in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Their recordings are masterful, but in their group picture there are only three women and no people of color among a hundred and thirty...
Stirring program at Temple Emanu-El
A remarkable young man came to San Francisco Sunday evening for the West Coast Premiere of A Time to Break Silence, a song cycle inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., and composed by Juilliard’s Wayne Oquin.
Part of a long-running series of recitals for singers who have been associated with the SF Opera’s Merola and Adler programs, baritone Sidney...
Contemporary ensemble, timeless music
Earplay, an ensemble dedicated to new music, opened their 26th season Monday evening, February 7, at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. “Sound Science” proved to be an entertaining and noteworthy concert, with two of the four composers on hand to comment on their works.
British composer Jonathan Harvey and American icon George...