Cedric Westphal

Feb 21, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

SF Symphony concert to spotlight 'Violins of Hope' belonging to Holocaust victims

Sunday's concert will spotlight three works composed by Jews in a Czech ghetto — played on instruments that once belonged to Holocaust victims. Read More

Jan 23, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

Robert Greenberg's mission to spread music knowledge — without picking up an instrument

For almost 30 years, "Dr. Bob" has opened for local musicians, giving humorous and engaging lectures on classical music. Read More

Dec 09, 2019
San Francisco Hayes Valley

San Francisco Opera names Eun Sun Kim as new music director

Kim will be the SF Opera's first female music director, and the first Asian woman to lead any major North American opera house. Read More

Nov 22, 2019
San Francisco Polk

SF's historic Audium launches its newest 'sonic dreamscape'

An SF fixture for more than 50 years, the immersive sound theater is unveiling its 11th composition tonight. Read More

Nov 15, 2019
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Getting to know Daniel Stewart, the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra's new conductor

Though all of its musicians are under 20, Stewart leads the Youth Orchestra in programs that would do any philharmonic proud. Read More

Oct 17, 2019
San Francisco Hayes Valley

SF Symphony percussionist Jacob Nissly takes center stage with 'physically challenging' new concerto

Normally at the back of the orchestra, Nissly will be the soloist in a new percussion concerto making its world premiere in SF this weekend. Read More

Aug 01, 2019
San Francisco Hayes Valley

SF Opera's Merola training program to perform first-ever commissioned opera

Commissioning Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's opera "If I Were You" was a risky first for the SF Opera's summer boot camp. Read More

Jun 28, 2019
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley

Soprano Marnie Breckenridge finds the magic in SF Symphony's 'L'enfant et les Sortileges'

The internationally acclaimed soprano, who got her start in SF, will perform with the Symphony this weekend. Read More

Mar 28, 2019
San Francisco Mission

With new opera, SF production designer brings Georgia O'Keeffe's world to life

Brian Staufenbiel is one of the forces behind "Today It Rains," an opera about O'Keeffe's life that has its world premiere in SF this weekend. Read More

Mar 22, 2019
San Francisco Civic Center

Other Minds Festival co-founder brings new music from around the globe to SF

Charles Amirkhanian has been promoting modern music in San Francisco for so long, some of it has become classical by now. Read More

Feb 08, 2019
San Francisco Glen Park Noe Valley

Local violinist brings world-renowned quartet home to Noe Valley

Owen Dalby, a Glen Park resident, is bringing his world-renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet home for a special Noe Valley show this weekend. Read More

Dec 12, 2018
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Secretly Awesome: Soundbox, SF Symphony's immersive, underground performance series

Held in a former rehearsal space — outfitted with a bar — in the bowels of Davies Symphony Hall, the shows aim to break down barriers between contemporary musicians and audiences. Read More

Dec 07, 2018
San Francisco Union Square

SF conductor Nicole Paiement on 'The Little Prince' and being a female leader in opera

Female composers and conductors are still rare in the opera world. But SF local Nicole Paiement is aiming to change that, starting with a woman-led 'Little Prince.' Read More

Dec 06, 2018
San Francisco Civic Center

SF Symphony names new music director: Esa-Pekka Salonen

With Michael Tilson Thomas set to step down in 2020, the Symphony will be led by a fresh face: a Finnish composer and conductor. Read More

Nov 16, 2018
San Francisco Nob Hill

Composer, Bay Area native brings queer 'Requiem Mass' to Grace Cathedral

Holcombe Waller's take on the Requiem Mass honors the fight for LGBTQ rights—and the discrimination queer people still face in San Francisco. Read More

Oct 19, 2018
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Pac Heights Pacific Heights

Former Pac Heights resident Ellie Dehn discusses her title role in SF Opera’s 'Arabella'

The opera singer shares why she left San Francisco and how she prepared for this rarely staged production — last seen in San Francisco 20 years ago. Read More

Aug 24, 2018
San Francisco Hayes Valley

SF Symphony's 'Adventures in Music' program celebrates 30th anniversary

The program brings small ensembles (like string quartets, brass bands, and more) to perform at every public school in San Francisco. Read More