| Feb 12, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Mark Swed reports on the first of Gustavo Dudamel's concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Caracas. This marks the first visit by a major orchestra to Venezuela in more than two decades....
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Laura Bleiberg reviews Ballet Preljocaj's "Snow White" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and I go way, way back to the year — wait for it — 2003.
I was a car-less and clueless college freshman in Long Beach looking for the beach in a city that really doesn't have much of one. In my travels to...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:40 AM
A ringing cellphone disrupted a performance by the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday, prompting a conductor to abruptly stop the music, one concertgoer told FoxNews.com.
Kyra Sims, a master's student at the Manhattan School of Music, said maestro Alan...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:38 AM
In a recent New York Times book review, composer John Adams opened with this line describing Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), the Austrian composer and conductor whose mature works include nine symphonies (plus a tenth, incomplete one), miscellaneous,...
| Apr 12, 2009
Here are excerpts of Times reviews, culled from key performances during Esa-Pekka Salonen's years leading the Phil:
July 8, 1985
An oddball program performed with illuminating dash introduced the young Finnish conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, to...
| Aug 28, 2008
When South Korean conductor and competition veteran Shi-Yeon Sung stepped in for an ailing Edo de Waart at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, she was amply prepared to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic on short notice in a demanding program of Wagner,...
| Aug 30, 2009
Life, even for rising orchestra conductors, can be unfair. Consider one response to Alan Gilbert, new music director of the New York Philharmonic, after he leads Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony in a packed college auditorium in Queens to loud applause. In the...
| Oct 2, 2009
| 10:22 AM
NEW YORK -- Every opera lover knows that Thomas Hampson, the American baritone, can sing his heart out. But it's also true that he can talk your ear off.
For as long as many music lovers remember, Hampson has been a prime attraction at the world's...
| Mar 14, 2010
One evening in 1966, not long after the Los Angeles Philharmonic moved into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, concertgoers were surprised to find a picket line in front of the hall on opening night. Though picket lines were a dime a dozen in the '60s, this...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Saturday's Hollywood Bowl concert "??Bienvenido Gustavo!" is already history, but fans of the Venezuelan conductor shouldn't fret -- there's another free Dudamel event happening this week. The Music Center said today that 7,439 people registered for 2,800...
| Oct 8, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Tonight will be a night of many firsts for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct his first concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall as the orchestra's new music director. Composer John Adams will be on hand to present......