Arts & Culture :: Music

Lucie Arnaz :: Celebrating Family Roots Through Music at Feinstein's

Lucie Arnaz :: Celebrating Family Roots Through Music at Feinstein's

  • by David Elijah-Nahmod
  • Feb 18, 2018

Lucie Arnaz, who returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on February 23 and 24, was destined for show business.

Rite back in your arms again

Rite back in your arms again

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Feb 14, 2018

Back when the word bombshell still held meaning beyond "today's news," Robert Craft used it in his book "Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories."

Aristocratic yet earthy concert fare

Aristocratic yet earthy concert fare

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Feb 14, 2018

Like a favorite relative who visits only once a year, Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony and SFS Music Director for a decade (1985-95), returned to the podium at Davies Symphony Hall recently to start a two-week stay.

Mary Wilson :: The Supreme Singer Performs at Feinstein's

Mary Wilson :: The Supreme Singer Performs at Feinstein's

  • by David Elijah-Nahmod
  • Feb 11, 2018

The incomparable Mary Wilson, a founding member of Diana Ross and The Supremes, makes her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko on February 16. The chanteuse will be singing familiar Supremes classics and tunes from the Great American Songbook.

Bananarama's Back

Bananarama's Back

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 10, 2018

If you listened to pop radio or watched MTV during the 1980s, it was pretty much impossible to avoid the London-based trio, which plays the Warfield on February 21.

Cris Williamson thrives!

Cris Williamson thrives!

  • by Sari Staver
  • Feb 7, 2018

Fans of Cris Williamson have two opportunities to see the legendary lesbian folk and rock singer at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage.

Savoyard Affair

Savoyard Affair

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Feb 7, 2018

Lamplighters Music Theatre entered the 2018 side of their 65th season last weekend with an exuberant production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers, or, The King of Barataria" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

A Royal visit to Davies Hall

A Royal visit to Davies Hall

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Feb 7, 2018

In the wake of artistic director and principal conductor Charles Dutoit's departure due to allegations of sexual misconduct, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra still managed to embark on a planned six-concert West Coast tour of the United States last month.

Opera Features More Than Underpants

Opera Features More Than Underpants

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jan 31, 2018

"Edward II" is a powerful piece of musical theater whose uninterrupted 90 minutes I'd eagerly travel for.

Recomposing Sondheim

Recomposing Sondheim

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Jan 24, 2018

The songs of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim have long been fertile ground for reinterpretation by cabaret artists, Broadway babies, and vocalists of all stripes.

Bringing zest to Bernstein's 'Candide'

Bringing zest to Bernstein's 'Candide'

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jan 24, 2018

The San Francisco Symphony's recent concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta "Candide," conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, should have been the icing on the cake in the season-long celebration of the composer's birth centennial.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jan 17, 2018

A recent conversation with San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock centered on the announcement this week of repertory in the Company's 2018-19 Season.

All That (Gay) Jazz

All That (Gay) Jazz

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jan 17, 2018

American music has produced nothing finer or more advanced than jazz, yet it lurks in the shadows.

Popssical Performers :: String Quartet Well-Strung Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Popssical Performers :: String Quartet Well-Strung Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

  • by David Elijah-Nahmod
  • Jan 14, 2018

Well-Strung has graced concert stages around the world. When they appear at Feinstein's, the guys will be performing pop/classical mash-ups.