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  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • Classically Trained: His calling is the Chorale

    Classically Trained: His calling is the Chorale
    COSTA MESA — The conductor sits comfortably in a backstage room within a concert hall, which, he says, glorifies the qualities of the human voice. John Alexander is retrospective. His decades leading the Pacific Chorale have added up, and yet the...
  • Irving Bush dies at 78; trumpeter played with big bands, L.A. Philharmonic

    Irving Bush, a trumpeter with a broad range of musical interests, including jazz and classical, who later in life served as personnel manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has died. He was 78. Bush died Jan. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • New York Philharmonic looks west ... mostly

     
    At noon on Tuesday, New York time, the New York Philharmonic announced its 2010-11 season, the second with Alan Gilbert as music director. It beat the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season announcement, which was at 10 a.m. L.A. time, by an......
  • Placido Domingo accepts President's Merit Award from Recording Academy

     
    To his awards mantel that already includes seven Grammys, three Latin Grammys and numerous career recognitions, Plácido Domingo added yet another honor Wednesday evening at a celebration at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Domingo accepted the President'...
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel and Gil Shaham play Mozart and Berg

     
    The great 20th century conductor Bruno Walter claimed he wasn’t ready to conduct Mozart until he was 50. This refined, unfussy musician believed the heaven-sent symphonies of a young composer who died at 35 were wasted on the young, with......
  • Berlin Philharmonic by way of the World Wide Web

     
    Want to see the Berlin Philharmonic this week at Disney Hall, but finding the tickets limited and pricey? Wish that Hulu could stream Rachmaninoff along with “30 Rock”? In either case, the Berliners, who appear tonight and Tuesday at Walt......
  • Music Review: Frank Zappa Green Umbrella concert at Disney Hall

     
    Clearly, the West Coast, Left Coast festival would have been remiss without nodding to Frank Zappa, one of Los Angeles' greatest and least easily categorized musical mavericks, whose work was the star of Tuesday’s Green Umbrella concert at Walt Disney.....
  • Musical gift ideas: for opera mavens

     
    Opera is expensive to record, but the industry continues to fill in repertory gaps. Rachmaninoff’s “The Miserly Knight” gets an excellent performance on Chandos. Thomas Ades’ irresistible “The Tempest” features the original Covent Garden...
  • Zubin Mehta: in town and busier than ever

     
    Zubin Mehta was 24 when he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the first time in 1960. Two years later, he was named the orchestra’s principal conductor. In 1968, the great Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy said: “In spite of........
  • Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic*

     
    Usually around this time of year, Zubin Mehta pays a visit to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Thursday night he did again, and as always with Mehta, Walt Disney Concert Hall was full, and the crowd a bit older, more conservative......
  • Placido Domingo, Lang Lang and Renee Fleming make Billboard's top classical artists of 2009

     
    For the serious classical music and opera connoisseur, Billboard's list of the top classical artists of 2009 can seem like a sacrilege, or maybe just a big joke -- Il Divo, Paul Potts, Andrea Bocelli, Andre Rieu and Sarah Brightman......