Obituary: Arts critic Allan Ulrich, 78

Posted on: July 24, 2019

“Allan Ulrich, whose erudite, acerbic and elegantly crafted writing about dance and classical music filled the pages of The Chronicle and countless other local and national periodicals for more than 40 years, died Monday, July 22, at a care center in Lafayette,” writes Joshua Kosman in Monday’s (7/22) San Francisco Chronicle. “He was 78. The cause of death was cancer, said his longtime friend Karen Malkson. Ulrich was a cultural omnivore, a devotee of ballet, opera, modern dance, film, literature, visual arts and just about everything in between. His knowledge of these fields was both broad and deep…. Ulrich joined the staff of the San Francisco Examiner in 1980 as a reporter, soon taking over the dance and then the classical music beats…. He became The Chronicle’s chief dance critic, a position he held until he took a staff buyout in 2002…. He was a regular correspondent for Dance Magazine and Pointe Magazine. He wrote for the London-based Financial Times and for the British magazine Opera. He contributed to San Francisco Magazine, the Advocate and San Francisco Classical Voice,” the Los Angeles Times, KQED-TV, and other media outlets. “He is survived by a sister, Barbara Ulrich of Montreal, an actress and translator.”

Posted July 24, 2019