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SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Classical Music in San Francisco.

Annual WINTER'S GIFTS: PEACE Concert to Play Santa Clara and Palo Alto in December Photo Annual WINTER'S GIFTS: PEACE Concert to Play Santa Clara and Palo Alto in December
by Blair Ingenthron - November 20, 2022

The 18th annual Winter's Gifts concert, presented by The Choral Project and San José Chamber Orchestra, will return to celebrate and exalt peace. Fifty-five singers and musicians will join to perform in these December holiday performances....
Photos: First Look at San Francisco Opera's LA TRAVIATA Photo Photos: First Look at San Francisco Opera's LA TRAVIATA
by Stephi Wild - November 11, 2022

Check out photos from San Francisco Opera's La Traviata! San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata conducted by Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim in a new staging by director Shawna Lucey....
Symphony San Jose to Present TCHAIKOVSKY FLUTE This January Photo Symphony San Jose to Present TCHAIKOVSKY FLUTE This January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 11, 2022

Symphony San Jose features acclaimed solo artists chosen for their virtuosity and their singular magic on their instrument. With brilliant artistry, Bouriakov adds to the flute's repertory by identifying and transcribing works that will allow it to shine; and he returns this year to perform Tchaikov...
Interview: Alma Deutscher of CINDERELLA at Opera San José Knows the Score - Because S Photo Interview: Alma Deutscher of CINDERELLA at Opera San José Knows the Score - Because She Wrote It
by Jim Munson - November 02, 2022

BroadwayWorld chats with 17-year-old classical music phenom about her opera 'Cinderella' which she will be conducting in Opera San Jose's lavish production November 12 to 27....
San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Giants Present Free Live Opera At The Ballpark Photo San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Giants Present Free Live Opera At The Ballpark Simulcast Of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA
by Stephi Wild - October 28, 2022

San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants partner to present Opera at the Ballpark, a one-night-only free, live simulcast of San Francisco Opera's brand-new production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Oracle Park....
San Francisco Opera to Present New Production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Beginning in Nov Photo San Francisco Opera to Present New Production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Beginning in November
by Blair Ingenthron - October 16, 2022

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata conducted by Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim in a new staging by director Shawna Lucey. This new vision of a beloved classic, the first new production of La Traviata to be built by the Company in 35 years, will open on November 11...
Applications Now Open For Open For pianoSonoma Rosé and Cabernet Photo Applications Now Open For Open For pianoSonoma Rosé and Cabernet
by A.A. Cristi - October 11, 2022

Applications are now open for pianoSonoma's summer 2023 festivals, pianoSonoma Rosé and pianoSonoma Cabernet....
California Symphony to Present ALL THINGS STRINGS in November Photo California Symphony to Present ALL THINGS STRINGS in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 04, 2022

California Symphony will celebrate the orchestra’s largest section, and its melodic heart and soul, with All Things Strings, November 5 & 6, 2022....
Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera San José Transports the Action to Colorful No Photo Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera San José Transports the Action to Colorful Northern India
by Jim Munson - September 19, 2022

What did our critic think? BroadwayWorld reviews Opera San Jose's vibrant new production of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' set in a colorful Northern India, running through September 25th.hat did our critic think of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera San Jose?...
Lindsey Stirling Announces SNOW WALTZ CHRISTMAS TOUR; Tickets On Sale Friday, Septemb Photo Lindsey Stirling Announces SNOW WALTZ CHRISTMAS TOUR; Tickets On Sale Friday, September 16
by A.A. Cristi - September 12, 2022

Award-winning pop-violinist Lindsey Stirling has announced her new Snow Waltz tour of North America, in support of her newest album Snow Waltz, where she'll bring the holiday spirit from coast to coast. Beginning in Grand Prairie, TX on November 17th and culminating in a special show on December 23r...
San Jose Chamber Orchestra Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo San Jose Chamber Orchestra Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - September 09, 2022

San José Chamber Orchestra (SJCO) has announced its upcoming season, with most of their concerts being held in the beautifully renovated performance space at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San José's Willow Glen neighborhood....
Classical Piano's Newest Star Makes West Coast Debut As Steinway Society Presents Yun Photo Classical Piano's Newest Star Makes West Coast Debut As Steinway Society Presents Yunchan Lim, September 18
by A.A. Cristi - August 31, 2022

​​​​​​​Yunchan Lim, who in June 2022 became the youngest pianist ever to win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will be the featured performer in Steinway Society — The Bay Area's 28th Season opening concert.  Lim will make his West Coast debut at Montgomery Theatre in San Jose...
Ragazzi Boys Chorus Invites Boys Who Love To Sing To Attend SINGFEST Free In-Person M Photo Ragazzi Boys Chorus Invites Boys Who Love To Sing To Attend SINGFEST Free In-Person Music Mini-Camp
by A.A. Cristi - August 09, 2022

Acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus welcomes young boys who enjoy singing to attend its popular SingFest. At this free in-person event for boys ages 7 to 10 years old, Ragazzi invites young singers to have fun, play games, and get to know Ragazzi's faculty and world-class chorus....
Manfred Honeck to Makes U.S. Opera Debut with at The Met, Returns to Chicago & San Fr Photo Manfred Honeck to Makes U.S. Opera Debut with at The Met, Returns to Chicago & San Francisco Symphonies
by A.A. Cristi - August 03, 2022

After opening his 15th season as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony with a gala benefit featuring Joshua Bell (Sep 17), Honeck makes his American operatic debut with Mozart's Idomeneo at New York's Metropolitan Opera (Sep 28–Oct 20); returns to the podiums of the Chicago Symphony (Nov 17–20) ...
San Francisco Opera Announces Updated 2022-23 Centennial Season Initiatives And Event Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Updated 2022-23 Centennial Season Initiatives And Events
by A.A. Cristi - July 21, 2022

San Francisco Opera celebrates its first 100 years with a blockbuster 2022–23 opera season and an array of opportunities for deep engagement with the Company's history. San Francisco Opera's centennial will be marked by activities designed to commemorate the past and welcome the community into the e...
Kronos Quartet to Return to Rancho Nicasio for BBQ on the Lawn This Month Photo Kronos Quartet to Return to Rancho Nicasio for BBQ on the Lawn This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 07, 2022

The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet will return to Rancho Nicasio for BBQ on the Lawn, July 24, at 4pm. ...
Berkeley Symphony Renews Contract with Music Director Joseph Young Photo Berkeley Symphony Renews Contract with Music Director Joseph Young
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 07, 2022

Berkeley Symphony announced that it renewed its contract with Music Director Joseph Young through the 2024-25 season. Young made his debut with the Berkeley Symphony in February 2019 and is the fourth Music Director in its 51-year history....
Latin American/Spanish Composers to be Showcased in SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT Photo Latin American/Spanish Composers to be Showcased in SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 16, 2022

Lush, lyrical, and romantic works by Latin American and Spanish composers will be showcased in the Schwabacher Summer Concert, when the young artists of the 2022 Merola Opera Program perform vibrant operatic scenes by distinguished composers Daniel Catán, Manuel de Falla, Osvaldo Golijov, and Amadeo...
San Francisco Opera Releases 'In Song: Meigui Zhang' This Week Photo San Francisco Opera Releases 'In Song: Meigui Zhang' This Week
by Stephi Wild - June 15, 2022

San Francisco Opera announces the release of In Song: Meigui Zhang, the newest episode in its free, Webby Award-winning In Song video portrait series....
San Francisco Opera Announces INSTIGATORS Photo San Francisco Opera Announces INSTIGATORS
by Stephi Wild - June 10, 2022

As the Company is poised to celebrate its 2022–23 Centennial Season, San Francisco Opera today unveiled Instigators, a bold new multidisciplinary program that brings a group of remarkable thinkers and artists into the world of opera....
Young Women's Choral Projects Presents Final Performances Of Its 10th Anniversary Sea Photo Young Women's Choral Projects Presents Final Performances Of Its 10th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - June 06, 2022

Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco (YWCP) will present two concerts to conclude their 10th anniversary season. ...
Performing Arts Association Executive Director Janet Cowperthwaite Receives 2022 APAP Photo Performing Arts Association Executive Director Janet Cowperthwaite Receives 2022 APAP Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

The Kronos Performing Arts Association announced that Executive Director Janet Cowperthwaite is the recipient of APAP’s 2022 Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award. She and was honored in a virtual ceremony on, Tuesday, May 24....
San Francisco Conservatory Of Music and Opus 3 Artists Announce Apprenticeship Progr Photo San Francisco Conservatory Of Music and Opus 3 Artists Announce Apprenticeship Program for Exceptional Early-Career Musicians
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and Opus 3 Artists are proud to introduce the Artist Apprentice Program, a mentorship initiative that pairs seasoned managers with an outstanding early-career musician and a network of support carefully crafted for the individual....
Noontime Concerts Return to Old St. Mary's Cathedral with Free Live Music Photo Noontime Concerts Return to Old St. Mary's Cathedral with Free Live Music
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

NOONTIME CONCERTS, which provides free live musical performances at Old St. Mary's Cathedral (660 California St., San Francisco) on Tuesdays at lunchtime (12:30 pm), has returned to presenting monthly live concerts, after the pandemic forced live concerts to be discontinued. Currently Noontime Conce...
Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series Debuts Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Photo Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series Debuts Memorial Day Weekend 2022
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

The Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley with acclaimed French/American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Franck Amsallem. Franck has recorded ten CDs under his own name as well as a collaboration, 'New York Stories,' with (Berkeley's own) Joshua Redman,...