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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Kids keep scores

    Kids keep scores
    Instead of watching "Lord of the Rings," "Chicago" or "Gladiator," Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films' music with an 84-member orchestra. The orchestra's spring concert "Lights! Camera! Music!" will be Sunday in Sexson...
  • The bassoon: Symphonic spine

    The bassoon: Symphonic spine
    FRANK ZAPPA once wrote, "The bassoon is one of my favorite instruments. It has the medieval aroma -- like the days when everything used to sound like that.... It's a great noise -- nothing else makes that noise." Nothing else resembles the bassoon...
  • Violas: They're hardly second string

    Violas: They're hardly second string
    Few violists are born. Most have the instrument thrust upon them. In fact, the viola -- the overlooked stepchild of the orchestra's string section -- is rarely studied as a first instrument at all. Until fairly recently, the road to mastering it...
  • The English horn: A mournful cry of 'ahhh'

    The English horn: A mournful cry of 'ahhh'
    Decades ago, Ripley's Believe It or Not clued readers in about the English horn. The instrument, it declared, is "neither English nor a horn." In fact, there's little agreement about where the name of this double-reed woodwind, a member of the oboe...
  • TO CLAP OR NOT TO CLAP: A TOUCHY QUESTION

    Something strange seems to be happening in that spiffy new concert hall in Orange County. People are clapping. The happy and justifiably proud Costa Mesans, and friends, are clapping con brio and con gusto. They are clapping loudly, smugly and dutifully....