Bay Area classical music groups spring back

Posted on: June 17, 2022

“Have things returned to something like normalcy for the Bay Area’s classical music scene this summer?” writes Joshua Kosman in Wednesday’s (6/15) San Francisco Chronicle. “At a superficial glance, the coming activity feels much as it did before COVID-19 struck in 2020. The same familiar festivals are operating at full swing, while the sounds of opera and symphonies and chamber music resound both indoors and out. Yet it feels wrong to say, or even imply, that the world looks quite as it once did. All we can do is forge ahead with the comfortable seasonal routines, in hopes that they can offer some sort of solace.” The article lists upcoming performances by classical-music groups including the San Francisco Symphony, Festival Napa Valley, Music@Menlo, Valley of the Moon Music Festival, American Bach Soloists, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and opera companies and jazz ensembles.