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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...
  • Kiri Te Kanawa emerges with a song in her heart

    Kiri Te Kanawa emerges with a song in her heart
    In her four decades of performing on the international stage, Kiri Te Kanawa has appeared to live a fairy-tale existence. Adopted as an infant, Te Kanawa enjoyed a modest New Zealand youth until the age of 19 when she placed second in that country's...
  • David Lynch discusses Elvis, Janis and Richard Strauss(!)

    David Lynch discusses Elvis, Janis and Richard Strauss(!)
  • 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......
  • Live review: 'Beatles Celebration' at Hollywood Bowl

     
    The music of the Beatles, a summer night and the Hollywood Bowl: a can’t-miss recipe, right? As things turned out Friday, at the opening of a three-night “Beatles Celebration“ marking roughly the 45th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final Bowl......