Oliver Herbert

Opus 3 is pleased to welcome cellist Oliver Herbert, a San Francisco native who is quickly building a reputation as an artist with a distinct voice and individual style. Performing a wide range of repertoire, Oliver’s recent solo and recital appearances include debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony SoundBox, and the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, among others.  ... »

Conductor Ruth Reinhardt led an imaginative Dallas Symphony program with authority and elegance

Ruth Reinhardt
The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has had some gifted and skilled assistant conductors conductors, but I'd vote Ruth Reinhardt the best of my 19 years here. Her two-year contract expired last summer, but happily the DSO is keeping her on to lead a number of concerts this season. ... »

Symphony Silicon Valley Opens the Season Right in Stride

JoAnn Falletta
San Francisco Classical Voice

Symphony Silicon Valley sometimes needs the first program of the season to warm up and freshen its music-making after the summer break. That wasn’t the case at Saturday’s opening concert at San José’s California Theatre. This program of Barber, Prokofiev, and Sibelius was a splendid show from the beginning.

That could well be due to the immensely experienced and talented guest conductor, JoAnn Falletta. Not previously seen on a concert podium in San José since the days of the old San José Symphony last century, Falletta is best known locally for her decade at the helm of the Women’s Philharmonic in San Francisco, although that credit did not make it into her lengthy program book bio.

Nor did Falletta get to conduct any works by women composers on Saturday. At least she had some of the best from early 20th-century male composers to display. ... »