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  • Review: The Jerusalem Symphony at UCLA's Royce Hall

    Review: The Jerusalem Symphony at UCLA's Royce Hall
    Leon Botstein is a can-do conductor eager to get a bright sound out of almost any orchestra, even the moody Jerusalem Symphony. So Tuesday night, Botstein -- who juggles a music directorship in the Israeli capital with his other day jobs as president of...
  • Opera Pacific cancels season

    Opera Pacific cancels season
    After being bailed out repeatedly over the years by a small corps of big donors, Opera Pacific, Orange County's professional opera company, appears to have sung its swan song -- barring a fairy-tale rescue. If it succumbs, the company, founded in 1986 as...
  • Salonen gets old college try

    Salonen gets old college try
    The Esa-Pekka Salonen piece “Stockholm Diary” is the one that somehow got away. A boisterous, significant 13-minute score for string orchestra, it was commissioned to cap a major retrospective of Salonen's work in the Swedish capital four...
  • 'The Addams Family' had a rough move-in

    'The Addams Family' had a rough move-in
    The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. It was no...
  • Mr. Miner picks Top 11 Hampton Coliseum moments

    For Phish fanatics, Hampton Coliseum represents something close to a holy shrine, a place where magical, even mystical things take place. "Hampton has grown into a very special place for the Phish community," said Dave Calarco, a San Francisco-based...
  • Review: Christine Brewer at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

     
    Local Wagnerians who didn???t get enough of ???Siegfried??? blasting away downtown could have journeyed to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday night for another jolt from a massive voice. Christine Brewer, who might be this...
  • L.A. in the grips of Gustavo-mania

     
    Gustavo Dudamel throws himself into his conducting during his inaugural performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall as new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / October 8, 2009) Through the generosity and...
  • Derek Bermel with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

     
    Nothing quite haunts some of today’s composers like the disturbing story of Béla Bartók’s last five years. In 1940 he fled Nazi-influenced Budapest and moved to New York, where he lived in illness, obscurity and poverty. Young children threw...
  • In the hall with Lorin Maazel

     
    Few musicians are as confident at the podium as Lorin Maazel, whose conducting career spans 70 years and most major orchestras. After seven years on the podium for the New York Philharmonic and with his 80th birthday around the corner,......
  • Music review: Lorin Maazel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic

     
    Leave a house you’ve had for 17 years and the new occupants will no doubt make changes. Esa-Pekka Salonen no longer lives at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and its sound and sensibility are moving in new directions under new music......
  • Opera review: Franz Schreker's 'The Stigmatized' at Los Angeles Opera

     
    It’s taken close to a century, but the ugliest man of Genoa has at last crossed the Atlantic. He is Alviano Salvago, who is also described as “an ugly hunchback, about thirty years old, with large shinning eyes.” He is......
  • Music review: Jaap van Zweden conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall

     
    More and more these days, we hear stories about orchestras who seem to be hiring their music directors on the basis of “love at first sight.” Of course, it happened here -- Gustavo Dudamel getting the job after only two......