| Apr 18, 2010
A certain word tumbles frequently from Gustavo Dudamel's lips these days: marvelous, or maravilloso in his native Spanish.
Ask him about the weeks he spent in L.A. last fall, when he formally took up the reins as 11th music director of the Los Angeles...
| Apr 26, 2010
Alan Rich, a longtime classical music critic for a variety of newspapers and magazines who wrote with such unabashed gusto that he helped create a major new music scene in Los Angeles, has died. He was 85.
Rich died Friday afternoon of natural causes...
| Jun 15, 2010
Ernest Fleischmann, the willful impresario who dominated the Los Angeles Philharmonic for nearly 30 years and helped transform it into one of the nation's top orchestras through the force of his exacting personality, has died. He was 85.
| Jun 27, 2010
| 2:51 PM
A concert under the stars stirs up images of picnic dinners and sparkling wines for audiences. But for dancers, outdoor venues are a unique canvas, offering site-specific possibilities and their own set of challenges.
Now through October, Los Angeles'...
| Jan 10, 2010
The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
| Feb 17, 2010
Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that that -- unlike most recession-weary arts organizations -- it will hold the course.
The orchestra's 2010-11...
| Jan 30, 2011
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Update: The Brentwood home of Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the L.A. Philharmonic, has sold for its latest asking price of $2,895,000.
The contemporary home came on the market more than two years ago at $4.1 million.
| Dec 6, 2008
For every bassoonist or violist who's bemoaned his exclusion from that celebrated form of artistic democracy known as "American Idol," the dark days are over. No, Paula Abdul probably will not be waxing befuddled on the finer points of Mozart concertos....
| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
There will be a recurring California motif at the National Endowment for the Arts' second annual NEA Opera Honors ceremony on Nov. 14 -- but there are no plans for the national radio broadcast of the musical proceedings and award......
| Nov 14, 2009
| 4:32 AM
What does a renowned, Harvard-educated, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music composer say just after the standing-ovation world premiere of his new symphony âCity Noirâ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the...
| Nov 13, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Without a trace: A lithograph by Edvard Munch has been stolen from a gallery in Norway. (Radio Netherlands) -- Elaborate charade: Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein said they will merge their two solo Broadway shows after a public quarrel......