Concert reviews

I've created this page to provide links to my professionally-published concert reviews, a few other selected reviews, and my other musical journalism -- David Bratman


Musical journalism

"Reactions to the Record", reports on Stanford historical performances symposia. April 2007. Letters and reply. January 2009. April 2012. April 2014. April 2015.
Composer gallery, Bruckner, Hindemith, and Rimsky-Korsakov
Eight is Enough - listing and commentary on the "Symphony No. 8" by 24 different composers
Classical recordings for folks who don't listen to much classical, December 2006
Shostakovich At His Centenary, Part One and Part Two
Music in Arizona, January 2015
Thirtieth anniversaries: Mitchell Sardou Klein and the Peninsula Symphony, March 2015; Eric Kujawsky and the Redwood Symphony, July 2015
Panel discussion, Bach and anti-Semitism, April 2018

Previews and highlights of upcoming events
San Mateo County, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2021-2022
San Mateo County under the coronavirus, April 2020, and online, October 2020
Music@Menlo, Summer 2013, Summer 2021
Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, April 2013
Stanford's Bing Concert Hall, November 2012, and Frost Amphitheater, May 2019
South Bay and Peninsula, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
The Vienna Philharmonic visits the Bay Area, February 2011
The Violins of Hope in the Bay Area, January-March 2020
Portrait of music in San Jose, May 2006, June 2008


Orchestral concert reviews

Australian Chamber Orchestra
March 31, 2019: S. Adams, Mozart, Brahms (Richard Tognetti)
April 10, 2015: Haydn, Mozart, Greenwood (Richard Tognetti)

Bruckner Orchestra of Linz
February 12, 2017: Ellington, Barber, Glass (Dennis Russell Davies)

Budapest Festival Orchestra
January 25, 2015: Brahms (Iván Fischer)

Cabrillo Festival Orchestra
August 6-7, 2022: Reinkemeyer, Silvestrov, Puts, Rouse, Danielpour, Heggie, Bizet-Shchedrin (Cristian Măcelaru)
July 31/August 8, 2021: Frank, Shepherd
August 11, 2019: Marsalis (Cristian Măcelaru)
August 11, 2018: Tarrodi, Corigliano, Shepherd, Shin, Clyne (Cristian Măcelaru)
August 11, 2013: Walker, Lindberg, Clyne (Brad Lubman)
August 6, 2011: Kats-Chernin, Ranjbaran, Adamo, Mizuno, Corigliano (Marin Alsop)
August 2, 2008: Chang, Bates, Corigliano (Marin Alsop)

Cadenza (Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra)
May 29, 2010: Britten, Hindemith (Maya Barsacq)
October 24, 2009: Honegger, Vasks, Shostakovich (Maya Barsacq)
October 11, 2008: Sibelius, Vasks, Dvořák (Maya Barsacq)

California Symphony
R. Strauss, Harrison, Mozart (Donato Cabrera)
May 20, 2023: Berlioz, Cuong, Walton (Donato Cabrera)
March 25, 2023: Zemlinsky, A. Mahler, Rott (Donato Cabrera)
September 15, 2019: Beethoven, Frank, Mahler (Donato Cabrera)
May 7, 2017: Beethoven, Visconti, Bruckner (Donato Cabrera)
May 8, 2016: Glass, Visconti, Brahms (Donato Cabrera)
September 30, 2012: Márquez, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius (Robert Moody)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
November 2, 2013: Pärt, Dvořák, Sibelius (Neeme Järvi)

Fremont Symphony Orchestra
September 26, 2015: Mozart, Jenkins, Chen, Poulenc, Takemitsu, Tchaikovsky (Jung-Ho Pak)
March 30, 2014: Rossini, E. Strauss, Dvořák, Beal, Copland (Gregory Van Sudmeier)

Symphony Orchestra of the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory
November 17, 2009: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Raimkulova, Bernstein (Christophe Mangou)

London Symphony Orchestra
March 23, 2015: Matthews, Gershwin, Shostakovich (MTT)

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra
March 9, 2024: Schubert, Britten, Haydn (David Ramadanoff and Pamela Martin)
October 13, 2018: Bernstein, Mozart, Revueltas, Creston (David Ramadanoff)
January 28, 2018: Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Mendelssohn (David Ramadanoff)
May 13, 2017: Sibelius, Brahms (David Ramadanoff)
January 24, 2016: Nielsen, Bartók, Stravinsky (David Ramadanoff)
October 18, 2014: Cavaterra, Chopin, Dohnányi (David Ramadanoff)
April 26, 2014: Cavaterra, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák (David Ramadanoff)

Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose
April 15, 2023: Beethoven, Tate, Coleridge-Taylor, Boyer (Emily Ray)
September 21, 2019: Mason, Beethoven, C. Schumann, Avshalomov, Tchaikovsky (Emily Ray)
April 30, 2011: R. Schumann, Gluck, Ewazen, Beethoven (Emily Ray)

New Century Chamber Orchestra
February 8, 2019: Vaughan Williams, Schumann, Warlock, Purcell, Richter (Daniel Hope)
November 10, 2017: Biber, Stravinsky, Bach, Norman, Beethoven (Benjamin Beilman)
May 6, 2016: Khachaturian, Higdon, Stravinsky, R. Strauss (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg)
February 5, 2016: Bach, Pärt, Glass, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, el-Khoury, Takemitsu, Bartók (Daniel Hope)
March 6, 2015: Mozart, Grieg, Holst, Brahms (Glenn DIcterow)
September 12, 2014: Bermel, Pärt, Bizet-Shchedrin (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg)
December 12, 2012: Handel, Auerbach, Assad, Vivaldi (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg)
March 25, 2011: Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg)
September 11, 2009: Bach-Reitz/Starr, Mussorgsky-Assad (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg)
December 12, 2008: Handel, Bach, Cristo, Brumel, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Assad (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg)

New Millennium Chamber Orchestra
November 12, 2023: C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Monn, Deussen, Coleman (Jenny Beyer Cornell)
May 8, 2022: Albert, Pärt, Mayer, Sigfúsdóttir, Prokofiev (Jenny Beyer Cornell)
November 3, 2019: Smetana, Mozart, Dvořák, Mahler, Kaprálová (James Richard Frieman)
June 2, 2019: Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel (James Richard Frieman)
August 27, 2017: Albert, Bloomer Deussen, Esmail, Chaminade, Hensel (James Richard Frieman)
August 29, 2015: Copland, Barber (James Richard Frieman)

NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
January 31, 2020: Lutosławski, Szymanowski, Brahms (Giancarlo Guerrero)

Oakland Symphony (Oakland East Bay Symphony)
May 20, 2016: Stravinsky, Barber, J. Adams, Ravel (Michael Morgan)
April 21, 2006: Mozart, Ravel, Stenhammar (Michael Morgan)
January 20, 2006: Puts, Mozart, Brahms (Michael Morgan and Bryan Nies)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
November 2, 2014: Grieg, Bach, Clyne, Mozart

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
June 11, 2016: Boyle, Holst, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Heidrich, Bach, Ungar (Benjamin Simon and others)
December 16, 2006: Fish, Spohr, Beethoven (Benjamin Simon)

Palo Alto Philharmonic
April 6, 2024: Berlioz, Sibelius, Actor (Lara Webber and Lee Actor)
December 11, 2021: R. Strauss, Wagner, Respighi, Mozart (Lara Webber)
December 10, 2016: Chabrier, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Beethoven (Eric Kujawsky)

Peninsula Symphony
October 22, 2022: Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Nathaniel Berman)
April 8, 2022: Askin, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Bloch (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Hoh Chen)
March 22, 2019: Miller, Vivaldi/Ferguson, Reinecke, Dvořák (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Hoh Chen)
May 11, 2018: Bates, Elgar, Brahms (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Chad Goodman)
March 17, 2018: Bloomer Deussen, Bernstein, Copland, Hanson (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Chad Goodman)
November 5, 2016: Bremer, Schumann, Elgar (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Chad Goodman)
May 21, 2016: Copland, Tower, Arnaud, Glazunov, Beethoven (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Nathaniel Berman)
March 21, 2014: Mendelssohn, Lalo, Grieg, Debussy, Russell (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Nathaniel Berman)
October 25, 2013: Brahms, Grieg, Walton, Handel, Beethoven (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Nathaniel Berman) (Preview)
May 15, 2009: Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Orff (Mitchell Sardou Klein and Jessica Bejarano)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
February 12, 2020: Bach (Richard Egarr)
March 9, 2018: Corelli, Muffat, Handel (Richard Egarr)
February 13, 2013: Haydn, J.C. Bach, Mozart (Nicholas McGegan)
October 21, 2005: Boccherini, Arriaga (Jordi Savall)

Redwood Symphony
September 23, 2023: Tower, Prokofiev, Beethoven (Eric K)
June 3, 2023: Copland, Worthington, Shostakovich, Bizet, Ravel (Eric K and Kyle Baldwin)
June 4, 2022: Poznansky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky (Eric K)
April 9, 2022: Copland, J. Adams, Beethoven (Eric K)
November 23, 2019: C. Wong, Desplat, Bates, Portman, Copland (Eric K)
September 28, 2019: Kodály, Tilson Thomas, Stravinsky, Brahms-Schoenberg (Eric K)
February 9, 2019: Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, Stravinsky (Eric K)
September 22, 2018: Bates, Britten, Brahms (Eric K and Kristin Link)
June 23, 2018: Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, Bizet (Eric K)
February 10, 2018: Mechem, Mozart, Stravinsky (Eric K)
November 18, 2017: Corigliano, Bartók (Eric K)
April 8, 2017: Herrmann, Britten, Takemitsu, Harrison (Eric K)
July 30, 2016: Mahler (Eric Kujawsky)
April 16, 2016: Berlioz, Mollicone, Waxman, Bates (Eric Kujawsky) (preview)
November 21, 2015: Britten, Barber, Tchaikovsky (Eric Kujawsky)
March 28, 2015: McCracken, Sibelius, Bartók (Eric Kujawsky)
February 14, 2015: Rossini, Daugherty, Berlioz (Eric Kujawsky and Kristin Link)
November 22, 2014: Mahler (Eric Kujawsky)
November 23, 2013: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scott, Mozart, Holst (Eric Kujawsky)
April 13, 2013: Debussy, Garner, Theofanides (Eric Kujawsky)
February 9, 2013: Corigliano, Harrison, Higdon (Eric Kujawsky)
February 12, 2011: Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, Glass (Joyce Johnson-Hamilton)
September 25, 2010: Shostakovich, Paganini, Adès, Copland (Eric Kujawsky)
April 24, 2010: Bartók, Shostakovich (Eric Kujawsky)
April 4, 2009: Bartók, Khachaturian, Janácek (Eric Kujawsky) (Preview)
April 6, 2008: Lutoslawski, Mahler (Eric Kujawsky and Kristin Turner Link)
June 10, 2007: Dvořák, Bartók, Copland (Eric Kujawsky and Kristin Link)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
January 27, 2008: Debussy, Berlioz (Mariss Jansons)

Royal Philharmonic
January 28, 2012: Kodály, Liszt, Brahms (Charles Dutoit)

Russian National Orchestra
February 14, 2008: Schubert, Safronov, Brahms (Vladimir Jurowski)
March 26, 2006: Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky (Mikhail Pletnev)

St. Peter's Chamber Orchestra
May 1, 2010: Beethoven, Salieri, Holst, Prokofiev (Paul Schrage)
October 10, 2009: Beethoven, Schubert (Paul Schrage)

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
January 1, 2023: Schubert, Schickele, Mendelssohn, Haydn (Ben Simon and Cosette Justo Valdés)
January 1, 2012: Beethoven (Benjamin Simon)
February 7, 2009: J.C. Bach, Festinger, Mahler, Copland (Benjamin Simon)
January 1, 2009: Handel, Mozart, Coleman, Haydn, Gershwin (Benjamin Simon)

San Francisco Symphony
November 24, 2023: Ortiz, Grau, Brahms (Gustavo Dudamel)
October 12, 2023: Brahms, Hillborg, Beethoven (EPS)
February 25, 2023: S. Adams, Bruckner (EPS)
February 10, 2023: Voříšek, Dvořák (Herbert Blomstedt)
October 20, 2022: Mussorgsky, Liszt, Berlioz (EPS)
October 13, 2022: Nielsen, Lindberg, Bartók (EPS)
June 3, 2022: Wennäkoski, Bates, Dvořák (Ruth Reinhart)
April 28, 2022: López, Berg, Shostakovich (Klaus Mäkelä)
January 23, 2020: Widmann, Sibelius, Beethoven (Dima Slobodeniouk)
July 13, 2019: Ravel, Beethoven (Gemma New)
May 30, 2019: Bach, Shostakovich (Juraj Valčuha)
April 26, 2019: Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, Barber (James Gaffigan)
April 14, 2019: Brahms, Zemlinsky (Andrey Boreyko)
November 17, 2018: Tilson Thomas, Beethoven (MTT)
June 21, 2018: Sibelius, Rachmaninoff (MTT)
May 10, 2018: Ibert, Saint-Saëns, Connesson, Respighi (Stéphane Denève)
April 13, 2018: Beethoven, R. Strauss (Daniel Harding)
June 15, 2017: Glinka, Lalo, Rachmaninoff (Vasily Petrenko)
February 1, 2017: Beethoven (Herbert Blomstedt)
May 14, 2014: Sibelius, Bartók, Brahms (MTT)
May 29, 2013: Dvořák, Kodály, Bartók (Juraj Valčuha)
May 2, 2013: early Beethoven (MTT)
April 17, 2013: Beethoven, Nielsen (Herbert Blomstedt)
January 11, 2013: J. Adams, Debussy, Bernstein (MTT)
October 31 & November 1, 2012: Harrison, Cowell, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff (MTT)
October 4, 2012: Pärt, Bartók, Respighi (Vasily Petrenko)
June 14, 2012: Fauré, Sibelius, Rachmaninoff (MTT)
Barbary Coast and Beyond, May 10, 2012: Meyerbeer, Foster, Délibes, Bull, Liszt, Gottschalk, Wieniawski, Bellini, Offenbach, Stockman, Kreisler, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Sousa, Saint-Saëns (MTT)
February 17, 2012: Schreker, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns (Edo de Waart)
November 23, 2011: Wagner, Brahms, Brahms-Schoenberg (MTT)
November 11, 2011: Schubert (MTT)
December 2, 2010: J. Adams (John Adams)
November 3, 2010: Schnittke, Haydn, Orff (Carlos Kalmar)
May 5, 2010: Dalbavie, Beethoven, Brahms (Christoph Eschenbach)
February 5, 2010: Schubert, Ives-Brant (MTT)
June 17, 2007: Prokofiev (MTT)
May 17, 2006: Varèse, W. Schuman, R. Schumann (MTT)
November 19, 2004: Martinu, Mendelssohn, Haydn (Edwin Outwater)
Beethoven's Vienna Festival, May 2004: Beethoven, Clementi, Wölfl, Steibelt, Reicha, Cherubini, Dussek (MTT)
June 7, 2000: Ives, Cage, Feldman, Babbitt, Riley (MTT)

San Jose Chamber Orchestra
November 12, 2023: Garrop, Tavener (Barbara Day Turner)
October 15, 2023: Álvarez, Ponce, Mozart (Barbara Day Turner)
January 6, 2019: Frank, Copland, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Touchi (Barbara Day Turner)
March 25, 2018: Dvořák, Musgrave, Fung, Shatin, Susman (Barbara Day Turner)
October 6, 2013: Bacewicz, Lewis, Pratorius (Barbara Day Turner)
January 6, 2013: Fung, Lewis, Harrison, Dee, Heisinger (Barbara Day Turner)
April 10, 2011: E. Wong, Martin, Bohmler, Mahler, Avshalomov, Furman (Barbara Day Turner)
January 9, 2011: Bach, G. Galindo, Pärt, Villa-Lobos (Barbara Day Turner)
January 10, 2010: Furman, A. Galindo (Barbara Day Turner)

Santa Cruz Symphony
February 18, 2017: Prokofiev, Brahms (Daniel Stewart)

Sphinx Virtuosi
October 19, 2011: Mozart, Halvorsen, Perkinson, Plaza, Ginastera, Bach

Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra
January 15, 2015: "Haydn: Patronage & Enlightenment" (with Stanford Chamber Strings and Stanford Chamber Chorale) (Jindong Cai)

Stanford Symphony Orchestra
April 18, 2015: Grieg, Ravel, Gershwin, Nancarrow, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, d'Escriván (Jindong Cai)

St. Olaf Orchestra
October 10, 2015: Shostakovich, Dvořák, Kallman, Elgar (Steven Amundson)

Symphony San Jose (formerly Symphony Silicon Valley)
January 28, 2024: J. Adams, Dukas, Adam Schoenberg, R. Strauss (Vinay Parameswaran)
December 3, 2023: Ives-Schuman, Still, Midkiff, Shaw, Copland (Christopher Rountree)
September 30, 2023: Auerbach, Wagner, Prokofiev (Lidiya Yankovskaya)
May 6, 2023: Finzi, Márquez, Brahms (José Luis Gómez)
March 18, 2023: Amram, Grieg, Price (Aram Demirjian)
December 3, 2022: Turina, Lalo, Dvořák (and Cassadó) (JoAnn Falletta)
October 2, 2021: Mendelssohn, Ortiz, Dvořák (JoAnn Falletta)
December 7, 2019: Glinka, Khachaturian, Brahms (Pietro Rizzo)
October 26, 2019: Boulanger, Amram, Rachmaninoff (JoAnn Falletta)
October 5, 2019: Kodák, Tchaikovsky (Carlos Vieu)
May 4, 2019: Mollicone, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff (Tatsuya Shimono)
March 2, 2019: Adam Schoenberg, Barber, Tchaikovsky (Tito Muñoz)
January 19, 2019: Brahms, Dvořák (Daniel Meyer)
December 8, 2018: Mendelssohn, Mozart (William Boughton)
October 27, 2018: Debussy, R. Strauss (Carlos Vieu)
October 6, 2018: Barber, Prokofiev, Sibelius (JoAnn Falletta)
March 16, 2018: Debussy, Beethoven, Carreño, Respighi (Carlos Vieu)
December 2, 2017: Ginastera, Deutscher, Elgar (Alasdair Neale)
October 21, 2017: Dvořák, Khachaturian, Brahms (Mei-Ann Chen)
October 22, 2016: Scriabin, Rachmaninoff (Edvard Tchivzhel)
June 4, 2016: Falla, Saint-Saëns, Franck (Carlos Vieu)
March 18, 2016: Fauré, Borodin, Mussorgsky-Ravel, Paillot (Paul Polivnick)
January 23, 2016: Schubert, Bruch, Hindemith (Tatsuya Shimono)
October 3, 2015: Beethoven, Schumann (David Amado)
March 14, 2015: "Shostakovich: Gentleman Comrade" (Tatsuya Shimono)
January 16, 2015: Ravel, Gershwin (Ward Stare)
December 6, 2014: Mozart, Schubert-Ernst, Bruckner (Tatsuya Shimono)
October 25, 2014: Weber, Beethoven, Brahms (John Nelson)
June 7, 2014: Haydn, Weber, Beethoven (George Cleve)
May 16, 2014: Brahms-Schoenberg, Rachmaninoff (Karen Kamensek)
March 22, 2014: Jofre, Orff (Carlos Vieu)
December 7, 2013: Mozart, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky (Gregory Vajda)
October 26, 2013: Kraft, Shostakovich (Paul Polivnick)
September 28, 2013: Glinka, Prokofiev, Berlioz (Christoph Campestrini)
December 1, 2012: Brahms, Tchaikovsky (George Cleve)
September 29, 2012: Rossini, Berlioz, Liszt, Beethoven (Paul Polivnick)
June 2, 2012: Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius (William Boughton)
October 1, 2011: Amram, Holst (Paul Polivnick)
June 4, 2011: Piazzolla, Dorman, Mendelssohn (Carolyn Kuan)
October 16, 2010: Dohnányi, Ravel, Kodály, Bartók, Brahms, Sarasate (Gregory Vajda)
May 15, 2010: Mendelssohn, Bruch, Tchaikovsky (Gregory Vajda)
June 6, 2009: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Haydn (Jane Glover)
May 9, 2009: Shostakovich, Beethoven (Gregory Vajda)
March 26-29, 2009: Berlioz, Brahms, Dvořák (George Cleve)(Preview)
March 29, 2008: Brahms, Beethoven (Fabio Mechetti)
September 29, 2007: Beethoven, Amram, Janácek (Paul Polivnick)
January 20, 2007: Beethoven, O'Connor, Dvořák (Joseph Silverstein)
September 30, 2006: Borodin, Higdon, Tchaikovsky (Emil de Cou)
October 1, 2005: Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Beethoven (Patrick Flynn)
April 30, 2005: R. Strauss, Beethoven (Patrick Flynn)
October 30, 2004: Vaughan Williams, Corigliano, Higdon, Tchaikovsky (Patrick Flynn)
October 9, 2004: Copland, Korngold, Gershwin (Sergiu Comissiona)

Vienna Philharmonic
March 8, 2023: Mendelssohn, Brahms (Christian Thielemann)
March 9, 2014: Mozart, Bruckner, Josef Strauss (Andris Nelsons)
February 25, 2011: Schubert, Wagner, Bartók (Semyon Bychkov)


Chamber music concert reviews

Agave Baroque
February 25, 2022: J.S. Bach, J.M. Bach, J.L. Bach, J.B. Bach, J.C.F. Bach, W.F. Bach

Alexander String Quartet
January 24, 2021: Beethoven
September 24-25, 2006: Shostakovich (with Roger Woodward)

American Brass Quintet
October 15, 2017: Morley, Reinagle, Franklin, Fuchs, Josquin, Palestrina, Ewazen

Antic Faces
May 11, 2019 (p. 19): Byrd, Lupo, Gibbons, Dowland, Nicholson, etc.

Ariel String Quartet
February 16, 2020: Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Schubert

Aulos Ensemble
An Evening in the Home of J.S. Bach, December 16, 2012: Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach

Auryn String Quartet
February 21-22, 2015: Beethoven
April 6, 2014: Beethoven

Bennewitz String Quartet
April 7, 2024: Krása, Janáček, Smetana, Dvořák (plus Schumann; with Arsentiy Kharitonov) Beo String Quartet
February 10, 2024: Mazzolli, Haydn, Bach, Ortiz, Neukom, Shostakovich

Boreal Trio
February 14, 2016: Mozart, Schumann, Bruch, Françaix, Vanchestein

Bridge Piano Quartet
July 7, 2018: Mozart, Bridge, Cannon

Cal Arte Ensemble
December 10, 2017: Shostakovich, Beethoven

Calder String Quartet
February 25, 2024: Eastman, Cage, Beethoven (with Urban Jazz Dance Company)
November 5, 2012: Stravinsky, Mozart, Adès, Mendelssohn
March 30, 2011: Shostakovich, Rouse, Schnittke (with Gloria Cheng)

Calidore String Quartet
October 20, 2019: Ravel, Shaw, Beethoven

Carducci String Quartet
October 21, 2012: Haydn, Debussy, Mendelssohn

Carmel Bach Festival
July 23, 2013: Marais, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Ewazen, Machaut, Josquin, Lully, Bach, Debussy, Canteloube, Poulenc, Delibes, Bizet
July 22, 2013: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Muffat, Telemann
July 24, 2008: Bach (and Brahms)

Claremont Piano Trio
April 5, 2006: Haydn, Kirchner, Schumann

Cypress String Quartet
February 14, 2016: Brahms (with Barry Shiffman and Zuill Bailey)
April 19, 2013: Dvořák, Higdon, Schubert (with Christine Brandes)
January 10, 2010: Beethoven, Furman

Dalí String Quartet
October 25, 2015: Turina, Mozart, Amaya, Villa-Lobos, Gardel, Valdes, D'Rivera (with Ricardo Morales)

Danish String Quartet
November 17, 2013: Abrahamsen, Mendelssohn, Beethoven
July 27, 2013: Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn

Del Sol String Quartet
December 7, 2012: Ward, Beecher, Frank, Cmiel, Duddell, Dong
November 9, 2006: Blitzstein, Body, Lindsay, Vali

Dover String Quartet
February 17, 2019: Tchaikovsky, Bates, Schubert
April 22, 2017: Haydn, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Elias String Quartet
March 29, 2013: Purcell, Schumann, Andres (with Jonathan Biss)

Emerson String Quartet
February 14, 2021: Purcell, Beethoven
October 15, 2008: Shostakovich
January 13, 2006: Nielsen, Sibelius, Grieg

Ensemble San Francisco
June 19, 2015: Debussy, Ravel, Franck

Escher String Quartet
January 20, 2019: Dohnányi, Mozart, Brahms (with Jon Nakamatsu)
July 19, 2015: Mozart, Schubert
November 16, 2014: Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvořák
July 23, 2014: Zemlinsky
February 22, 2013: Beethoven
September 28, 2008: Mozart, Zemlinsky, Shostakovich, Beethoven
July 23, 2007: Mendelssohn

Fauré Piano Quartett
November 1, 2020: Fauré

Flanders Recorder Quartet
February 25, 2018: Praetorius, Campo, Locke, Schein, Sieg, Bach, Piazzolla

Garden of Memory
June 21, 2017 (Preview)

Hermitage Piano Trio
April 30, 2017: Beethoven, Schubert, Cassadó, Rimsky-Korsakov

Imani Winds
November 15, 2015: Coleman, Nielsen, Mozart, Schubert, Piazzolla, Rimsky-Korsakov (with Jon Nakamatsu)

Israeli Chamber Project
October 22, 2023: Khachaturian, Bartók, Dvořák, Gershwin, Ben-Haim

Ives String Quartet
April 25, 2014: Pollack, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich (with Miles Graber)
February 15, 2013: Haydn, Conte, Tchaikovsky
October 7, 2012: Haydn, Cowell, Smetana

Jasper String Quartet
January 28, 2018: Schubert, Britten (with Nicholas Phan)

Kronos String Quartet
Music for Change: The Banned Countries, October 20, 2018: Ali-Zadeh, Darvishi, Aminikia, Yanov-Yanovsky, El Din
January 15, 2014: Dessner, Lizée, Glass, Wagner, Webern, Silvestrov
August 4, 2013: Boguinia, Gordon, Lizée, Võ, Wagner, Z

Lark String Quartet
October 24, 2010: Dvořák, Wiprud, Higdon, Mendelssohn, Ruehr

Mandelring String Quartet
March 16, 2012: Mendelssohn, Séjourné, Debussy, Rosauro (with Katarzyna Mycka)

Meta4 String Quartet
November 12, 2022: Saariaho, Beach, Nagaraja, Sibelius

Miami String Quartet
August 3, 2005: Beethoven

Miró String Quartet
January 23, 2011: Schubert, Beethoven
July 30, 2005: Beethoven

Morgenstern Piano Trio
November 12, 2017: Martin, Ravel, Schubert

Music@Menlo Festival
August 5, 2023: Montgomery, Wang, Dean, Ludwig, Tan
July 30, 2023: Milhaud, Bacewicz, Turina, Prokofiev, Bloch
July 27-28, 2023: Fauré, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Brahms; Suk, Elgar (plus Mozart, Beach)
July 15, 2023: Telemann, Torelli, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Geminiani
March 26, 2023: Smit, Haas, Schulhoff, Klein, Thuille
Juy 17, 2022: Haydn, Beethoven, Bartók, Saint-Saëns, Mozart
July 16, 2022: C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, J.S. Bach
July 18, 2021: Janácek, Ligeti, Brahms
July 16, 2021: Castillo, Brahms, Schubert
Jan. 24 and Feb. 14, 2021: Ravel, Gershwin; Purcell, Beethoven
Art Under a Tombstone, November 8, 2019: Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Classical Twilight: The 1820s, July 21, 2019: Beethoven, Schubert
July 14, 2019: Ravel, Ives, Bartók, Webern, Szymanowski
Folk Tales, May 3, 2019: Dvořák, Ysaÿe, Kodály, Taneyev
Shakespeare and Goethe, November 9, 2018: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms
Creative Capitals: Vienna, August 4, 2018: Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg
Creative Capitals, Budapest, July 31, 2018: Kodály, Bartók, Ligeti, Dohnányi
July 29, 2018: Penderecki, Shostakovich, Bloch, Dale, Mana-Zucca, G. Boulanger
Creative Capitals: Leipzig, July 25, 2018: Bach, Telemann, Mendelssohn, Schumann (plus Bloch)
Creative Capitals: Paris, July 17, 2018: Saint-Saëns, Poulenc, Françaix, Franck (plus Dohnányi, Beethoven)
Creative Capitals: London, July 14, 2018: Handel, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Grieg
January 19, 2018: Dvořák, Brahms
August 2, 2017: Borodin, Respighi, Ysaÿe, Kreisler
July 20, 2017: Rode, Beethoven, Spohr, David, Mendelssohn
July 16, 2017: Viotti, Haydn, Mozart, Kreutzer, Beethoven
July 15, 2017: Farina, Uccellini, G.B. Vitali, Locatelli, Tartini, Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach
July 24, 2016: Cui, Stravinsky, Desyatnikov, Prokofiev
July 20, 2016: Shostakovich, Dohnányi, Mahler, Arensky
July 16, 2016: Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Stravinsky
August 5, 2015: Mendelssohn, Previn, Brahms, Harbison, Kreisler, Liszt, Schumann
July 28, 2015: Schubert
July 25, 2015: Schubert
July 19, 2015: Mozart, Schubert
Clarinet Celebration, May 17, 2015: Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Bartók, Schoenfield, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Ponchielli
July 23, 2014: Zemlinsky (plus Schumann, Brahms)
August 6, 2013: Bach
August 3, 2013: Bach, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Tourier, Franck (plus Kurtág, Dohnányi)
July 27, 2013: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Debussy, Gershwin, Britten
August 11, 2012: Schoenfield, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Chausson (plus Mozart, Bartók)
July 29, 2012: Herrmann, Caplet, Respighi, Stravinsky (plus Beethoven, Mendelssohn)
August 10, 2011: Brahms, Chopin, Fauré (plus Brahms, Schumann)
July 30, 2011: Bach, C. Schumann, Vivaldi, Brahms
July 24, 2011: Brahms, Bartók, Enescu
May 8, 2011: Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann
July 27, 2010: Britten, Walton, Elgar (plus Brahms, Shostakovich)
July 31, 2009: Mendelssohn
July 24, 2009: Beethoven, Mendelssohn (plus Spohr, Larsen)
July 28, 2008: Dvořák, Wolf, Brahms, Schumann
August 9, 2007: Beethoven, Copland, Neikrug, Ravel, Brahms (plus Haydn, Stravinsky, Dvořák)
July 23, 2007: Schnittke, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky (plus Beethoven)
August 10, 2006: Bach, Messiaen, Mozart (plus Franck)
August 3 & 7, 2005: Beethoven
July 30, 2005: Beethoven

Music at Kohl Mansion (assorted performers)
November 13, 2022: Bacon, Carlson, Eshima, Mendelssohn

Music at the Mission
March 12, 2011: Rossini, Erb, Bottesini, Sydeman, Schumann, Bedrossian
March 13, 2010: Janácek, Hatzis, Schoenfield, Messiaen

Music of Remembrance Ensemble
January 27, 2019: Weinberg, Krása, Kattenburg, Schulhoff, Klein, Olivero

Musica Pacifica
March 16, 2016: Mattheis, Locke, Purcell, trad./anon.
A Baroque Holiday, December 21, 2014: Handel, Biber, Telemann, Rameau, Boismortier, D. Gabrielli, Bach, Vivaldi

Musicians from Marlboro
April 3, 2011: Janácek, Mozart, Mendelssohn

New Esterházy String Quartet
September 17, 2016: Mozart, Haydn

Orion String Quartet
March 3, 2010: Bach, Kirchner, Beethoven, Brahms (with Peter Serkin, piano)

Other Minds
September 17, 2011: Fluxus event
November 12, 2009: Cowell

Pacifica String Quartet
January 11, 2017: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Ravel
July 31, 2009: Mendelssohn

Paris Piano Trio
November 2, 2008: Fauré, Schumann, Mendelssohn

Prazak String Quartet
March 13, 2005: Smetana, Janácek, Dvořák

St. Lawrence String Quartet
January 21, 2024: Golijov, Bach, Schumann
October 22, 2023: Martinů, Price, Dvořák (with Scott St. John and Sharon Wei)
October 14, 2018: Beethoven, Messiaen, Mendelssohn (with Anne-Marie McDermott)
October 11, 2017: Dvořák (with Rob Kapilow)
January 18, 2015: Haydn, J. Adams, Beethoven
October 19, 2014: Haydn, Berger, Schubert
January 12, 2014: Dvořák, Martinu
October 13, 2013: Haydn, S. Adams, Beethoven
January 11, 2013: Haydn
October 23, 2011: Haydn, Golijov, Schubert
April 5, 2009: Haydn, J. Adams, Dvořák
October 14, 2007: Haydn, Beethoven, J. Adams
December 3, 2006: Dohnányi, Shostakovich, Dvořák (with Jon Kimura Parker)

San Francisco Piano Quartet
March 22, 2009: Dvořák, Burleigh, Goldmark, Gershwin, Bernstein, Bass

San Francisco Opera Orchestra Musicians
January 11, 2015: Mozart, Eshima, Rachmaninoff, Korngold

San Francisco Symphony Chamber Musicians
March 6, 2022: Rossini, Price, Montgomery, Dvořák
October 30, 2005: Mozart, Rossini, Villa-Lobos, Dvořák

Santa Cruz Chamber Players
October 30, 2010: Glazunov, Pratorius, Schubert, Szymanowski, Ravel

Shanghai String Quartet
October 3, 2010: Zhou, Penderecki, Jiang, Schubert

Silicon Valley Music Festival/Chamber Music Silicon Valley
March 7, 2020: Higdon, Gershwin, Hinze, Bolcom
June 29 & 30, 2018: Akiho, Võ, Bartók, Das, Wahab; Copland, Ackley, Golijov
July 2, 2015: Reger, Crumb, Villa-Lobos, Bach
June 27 & 28, 2014: Ewazen, Copland, Still, Dvořák, Ginastera, Hosokawa, Berio, Golijov
June 18, 2013: Rzewski, Messiaen, Heggie, Applebaum, Hosokawa, Hinze, Sciarrino, Akiho

Sitkovetsky Trio
November 3, 2023: Adolphe, Chaminade, Grieg, Mendelssohn<

Takács String Quartet
January 25 & 26, 2014: Bartók
February 13, 2010: Schumann, MacMillan, Beethoven
March 12, 2006: Beethoven

Telegraph String Quartet
February 24, 2024: Bacewicz, Berg, Britten
May 20, 2018: Mozart, Sirota, Ravel

Third Coast Percussion
January 25, 2023: Mazzoli, Connors-Dillon-Martin-Skidmore, Applebaum, Jlin

Trio Cavatina
February 2, 2014: Beethoven, Copland, Brahms (with Samuel Rhodes)

Vertavo String Quartet
January 26, 2011: Haydn, Janácek, Frank, Beethoven

Vilnius String Quartet
November 7, 2004: Schubert, Prokofiev, Beethoven

Violins of Hope Project
January 19, 2020: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Heggie

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
March 4, 2020: Brahms, Attahir, Tartini, Mendelssohn


Instrumental recital reviews

Joshua Bell (violin) and Alessio Bax (piano)
November 1, 2019: Schubert, Franck, Bach, Ysaÿe

Sarah Cahill and Regina Myers (piano)
May 17, 2019: Monk, Kendall, T. Wong, Armer, Fulton, Basu, Oliveros, Rzewski

Chee-Yun (violin) and Wendy Chen (piano)
May 7, 2006: T. Vitali, de Falla, Fauré, R. Strauss, Sarasate

Frederic Chiu (piano)
May 14, 2006: Bach-Busoni, Schubert-Liszt, Prokofiev-Chiu, Beethoven-Liszt

Arnold Choi (cello)
July 2, 2015: Reger, Crumb, Villa-Lobos, Bach

Bella Hristova (violin) and Shai Wosner (piano)
August 4, 2022: Mozart, Ludwig

Paul Huang (violin), Danbi Um (violin), and Amy Yang (piano)
March 5, 2023: Fauré, Moszkowski, Bloch, Barlowe, Sarasate

Steven Isserlis (cello) and Stephen Hough (piano)
April 15, 2005: Brahms, Hummel, Suk, Martinu

Anssi Karttunen (cello) and Nicolas Hodges (piano)
October 29, 2017: Behzadi, Beethoven, Dusapin, Lerdahl, Brahms

Kristin Lee (violin) and Orion Weiss (piano)
January 24, 2021: Ravel, Gershwin

Cecile Licad (piano)
October 14, 2012: Liszt, Chopin

Menlo Festival
January 16, 2011: Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Ravel

Jon Nakamatsu (piano)
October 20, 2013: Schubert, Chopin, Schumann

Paul Neubauer (viola) and Michael Brown (piano)
July 29, 2018: Penderecki, Shostakovich, Bloch, Dale, Mana-Zucca, G. Boulanger

New Piano Collective
August 14, 2016: Mompou, Liszt, Rameau, Debussy, etc.

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
January 12, 2014: Beethoven, Schubert, Griffes, Chopin

Amit Peled (cello) and Noreen Polera (piano)
November 15, 2020: Beethoven

Gil Shaham (violin)
November 6, 2011: Bach

Jeffrey Siegel (piano)
January 19, 2013: Gershwin, Gottschalk, MacDowell, Copland, Bernstein, Joplin

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Wu Qian (piano)
July 24, 2016: Cui, Stravinsky, Desyatnikov, Prokofiev

Robert Stallman (flute) and Hélène Wickett (piano)
October 26, 2006: Schubert, Hindemith, Doppler, Roussel, Franck

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) and David Breitman (fortepiano)
January 18, 2014: Beethoven

Stanford piano festivals
The Complete Piano Etudes by Philip Glass, Sept. 29, 2016: Glass
The Stravinsky Project, March, 2008: Stravinsky
The American Piano Festival, February 3, 2007: Gottschalk, Joplin, J. Johnson, Morton, Tatum, Rzewski, Cage, Cowell


Vocal and theatrical performance reviews

"A Portrait of Leonard Bernstein"
November 7, 2009: Bernstein

"Remembering Geoff Nuttall"
January 29, 2023: Haydn, Purcell, Ponce, Golijov, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart

Cappella Romana
May 3, 2009: anonymous Byzantine

Carmel Bach Festival
July 27, 2014: Tavener, Pärt, Górecki, Lang (and Bach)

Collage Vocal Ensemble
November 8, 2012: Menotti, Rutter, Brahms, Bach, Foster, Mozart, Weelkes, Grainger, Britten, Holst, Sondheim, Kodály, Haydn, Kuula, Vaughan Williams

Golden Gate Festival Orchestra and Temple Emanu-El Choir
July 1, 2008: Bloch

Haydn Singers
March 10, 2006: Mozart, Gasparini, M. Haydn, J. Haydn

The King's Singers
February 17, 2010: Bennet, Schütz, Weelkes, Monteverdi, Frank, Saint-Saëns

Kitka
December 11, 2022: Ukrainian carols

Lyric Theatre of San Jose
October 5, 2008: Sullivan

Masterworks Chorale, San Mateo
September 24, 2022: Orff (with Ragazzi Boys Chorus and Peninsula Ballet Theatre)
November 14, 2021: Walker, Hailstork, Moore, Quartel, Allen, Whitacre, Esenvalds, Brahms, Fauré, Gjeilo
November 10, 2018: Mechem, Schubert, Fauré
March 18, 2018: Palestrina, Barber, Runestad, Jenkins
November 5, 2017: Ticheli, Gjeilo, Mozart
March 20, 2016: Walker, Gjeilo, Corigliano, Heggie, Bolcom, Chilcott, Whitacre, Lauridsen
May 30, 2015: C.M. Schönberg
March 22, 2014: Brahms, Beethoven, Orff
November 9, 2008: Carlozzi, Schumann, Whitacre, Mozart

New Century Chamber Orchestra and Schola Cantorum San Francisco
December 12, 2008: Handel, Bach, Cristo, Brumel, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Assad

Opera San José
November 26, 2006: Rossini

Peninsula Symphony and Stanford Symphonic Chorus
November 19, 2010: Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams
November 20, 2009: Reicha, Bach

Ragazzi Boys Chorus
March 26, 2022: Lowry, Bruckner, Choplin, Vivaldi, Schubert, Robertson, Gjeilo, Foster, Memley
December 3, 2017: Byrd, V. Johnson, Duruflé, Tallis, Elberdin, Gjeilo, Rahman, Halley

Ragazzi Continuo
An English Christmas, December 2, 2018: Handl, Holst, Byrd, Tavener, others

Redwood Symphony
April 6, 2019: Mechem
August 10, 2013: McCartney, Lennon, Harrison (with the White Album Ensemble)
June 1, 2013: Sondheim (preview)

San Francisco Choral Artists
December 14, 2013: Pitoni, Cima, Nanino, Pierson, Marenzio, Verdi, Taylor, Croce, Gesualdo, Pizzetti, Bassano, Gabrieli, Vlad

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
December 2, 2010: J. Adams
November 3, 2010: Orff

San José State University, School of Music and Dance
May 10, 2019: Bernstein

Santa Cruz County Symphony and Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus
April 22, 2007: Tippett

Stanford Chamber Chorale
January 11, 2013: Berger

Symphony Silicon Valley and SSV Chorale
May 5, 2018: Haydn
May 9, 2015: Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Rachmaninoff
March 29, 2008: Brahms, Beethoven

Trimpin
May 14, 2011: Trimpin

Volti
November 15, 2009: Winges, Peterson, Fishbein, Zuckerman, Hawley, Moe, Garrop


Reviews of recordings

January 29, 2021: Heggie, Schubert, Mendelssohn (Violins of Hope Project)
January 2, 2019: Berlioz (San Francisco Symphony)
December 3, 2018: Webern, Kirchner, Britten (Telegraph Quartet)
May 31, 2013: Beethoven (San Francisco Symphony)
April 6, 2012: Nielsen (London Symphony)
March 27, 2012: Roussel (Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
February 3, 2012: Scarlatti, Currier, Debussy, Liebermann, Schumann (Joyce Yang)
January 20, 2012: Shostakovich (Basel Sinfonietta)



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