Arts & Culture :: Music

Symphony's big bang

Symphony's big bang

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Oct 5, 2017

It is early in the San Francisco Symphony's new season, but Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has already covered a lot of ground.

Tragic Love Lost & Regained

Tragic Love Lost & Regained

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Oct 1, 2017

Verdi's beloved "La Traviata" opened last week as the third offering in San Francisco Opera's fall season, greeted by appreciative cheers and more than a few sighs of relief.

Classic Dysfunction on the Opera Stage

Classic Dysfunction on the Opera Stage

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Sep 24, 2017

"Elektra" by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal opened recently as the second presentation in San Francisco Opera's fall season.

 Jim Caruso Cabaret :: Welcome to His Cast Party

Jim Caruso Cabaret :: Welcome to His Cast Party

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 17, 2017

Cast Party, the "extreme open mic event," is about conviviality, not competition.

Operatic Pageantry in Season Opener

Operatic Pageantry in Season Opener

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Sep 17, 2017

The music is still the thing at the War Memorial Opera House, even on opening night, and by the end of the marathon performance, everyone from backstage to the boxes knew it.

Out There :: Fun in the Imperial Palace

Out There :: Fun in the Imperial Palace

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Sep 16, 2017

Part of the fun of being invited to the San Francisco Opera's opening gala is rubbing shoulders with famous socialites.

Fall Preview: San Francisco Opera

Fall Preview: San Francisco Opera

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Sep 2, 2017

Lavish revivals, new productions and a highly anticipated world premiere open and continue in repertory starting Fri., Sept. 8.

That's A Wrap (of the Summer Season)!

That's A Wrap (of the Summer Season)!

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Aug 27, 2017

Looking back over the summer and remembering the rich season of classical music and opera performances in San Francisco and the Bay Area, critics and audiences alike should agree on at least one thing: Music has the power to guide us through crazy times.

Yeomen of the Savoy faithful

Yeomen of the Savoy faithful

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Aug 8, 2017

The sounds of seniors

The sounds of seniors

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 8, 2017

Soundtrack for nostalgia

Soundtrack for nostalgia

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 2, 2017

Soundscapes inspired by nature

Soundscapes inspired by nature

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Aug 2, 2017

Opera triple play

Opera triple play

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jul 26, 2017

Both sides now

Both sides now

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 25, 2017