San Francisco Symphony

Hot Time in the Summer: A Jazzy Night at SF Symphony (Review)

Jazz pianist Makoto Ozone joined the Symphony to reclaim Rhapsody in Blue back from United Airlines and a thousand dreary elevators.

Portland’s Finest: Pink Martini & The von Trapps at Davies (Review)

Going from improbable to even more so, they performed Hushabye Mountain from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” However, for all practical purposes, Dick van Dyke never saw this version. Thomas Lauderdale was right in saying that it sounded crossed with Mozart’s Requiem.

More magic: András Schiff returns to Davies

As always, András Schiff combines effortless technical excellence without sacrificing the soul of the piece. This is Baroque keyboard music at its most fulsome.

Channelling Bach: András Schiff at the SF Symphony

In a world in which piano virtuosi are becoming commonplace, Schiff consistently opens up the heart of a piece in ways that makes beginning pianists hopeful and master musicians jealous.

Mahler’s Farewell: SF Symphony does the Ninth

The second movement begins as a study in irony. This ländler was most certainly never danced by Maria and Captain Von Trapp.

Bay Area Stage: Priscilla, Goat Rodeo Sessions, Desert Cities, American Dream

What's happening around the San Francisco Bay Area including performances at SF Symphony, TheatreWorks, Aurora Theatre, SHN Orpheum, Cal Performances, Dragon Theatre.

Taking on the Titan: SF Symphony, Gil Shaham and Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky occupies a strange place for us – not just because he’s Stravinsky, but because the great span of his life makes him so unnervingly contemporary.

Janelle Monáe shines again

That I had goose bumps yet again after a Janelle Monáe performance probably tells me everything I need to know.

Janelle Monáe to perform at San Francisco gala

Janelle Monáe's duet with the band Fun ("We Are Young") was a smash hit last year reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Going Strong: Judy Collins at the SF Symphony

Curiously, her high registers were perfectly intact, lending themselves to note-perfect performances of old standards such as Marieke, Marieke and Some Day Soon that were indistinguishable from performances of forty years ago.