Reviews

"HENRY COWELL, MAN & WORK, CELEBRATED"
“There was so much on offer in the Festival, including the world premiere of a new dance work…music by other adventurous composers from John Cage to George Crumb, and a fascinating and all-too-brief talk by Cowell biographer and pianist Joel Sachs. Many highly talented and fresh young artists created a nonstop array of attractive performances in three jam-packed programs.”

“...amazingly comprehensive and intelligently programmed celebration of a great American’s life.” 
 —Phil Campbell, Bay Area Reporter, April 11, 2018

"THE WORLD OF HENRY COWELL AT BARD MUSIC WEST, CONCERT 2"
“Bard Music West…is one of the most exciting new developments on the Bay Area music scene in a long while. I can’t wait to see what they do next.”
Michael Strickland, SF Civic Center Blog, April 13, 2018

"THE WORLD OF HENRY COWELL AT BARD MUSIC WEST, CONCERT 1"
"...sensationally good...I can't imagine a better performance."
Michael Strickland, SF Civic Center Blog, April 11, 2018

"HENRY COWELL'S NEW WORLD IS STILL VERY MUCH WITH US"
"...artistic directors Allegra Chapman and Laura Gaynon carefully curated a program that traced Henry Cowell's life and legacy."
Joe Cadagin, San Francisco Classical Voice, April 10, 2018

"HENRY COWELL'S WORLD MUSIC PERSPECTIVE"
"BARD SURVEYS EMERGENCE OF AMERICAN MUSIC"
"While the quantity may have been extensive, the listening experience never succumbed to fatigue, since each new discovery had its own intriguing delights to offer."
Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio, April 7, 2018

"THE DIZZYING WORLD OF GYÖRGY LIGETI"
“a rich inaugural season”
“transcendent”
—Rebecca Wishnia, San Francisco Classical Voice, March 21, 2017

Press Releases

2018 festival: The World of Henry Cowell

2017 festival: The World of György Ligeti