| May 30, 2013
| 1:14 PM
This is one summer when local classical music lovers — and this means you — may want to skip the usual out-of-town cultural expeditions, avoid the hassles of air and car travel, and simply take advantage of the listening bounty that awaits...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:35 AM
James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, will pay tribute to the late conductor Colin Davis in a pair of concerts this month at the Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris. Davis had been scheduled to conduct the concerts, but the renowned...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:02 PM
With one opera (Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco”) wrapping up its 2013 season in September, Chicago Opera Theater has announced its schedule for 2014.
Once again, general director Andreas Mitisek is venturing off the beaten track to...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Los Angeles Opera is receiving $4.3 million in new gifts for its young-artists program. The money is coming from the Colburn Foundation and Eugene and Marilyn Stein, the company announced Thursday.
The young-artists program began in 2006 and is known as...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A new series of broadcasts featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic in concert will be heard on classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5) beginning this weekend....
| Mar 31, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews the Los Angeles Philharmonic debut of James Gaffigan, the latest impressive young conductor on a career fast-track to drop by Walt Disney Concert Hall....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Surprise! Fancy meeting you here today on this fine Sunday morning. This is quite a departure since I've been meeting you in this column for so many years every Thursday.
Get comfy, settle in with a cup of coffee — tea, if you prefer — and...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:19 PM
It was great to be indoors again.
After months in the summer heat — which got dangerously excessive at times for this orchestra to play in — at parks and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the Pacific Symphony returned to its Costa Mesa...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Starting in its new season, Los Angeles Opera is to begin to roll out a new program, titled L.A. Opera Off Grand, that seeks to bring productions to parts of Southern California that are far afield from downtown.
As part of that initiative, the company...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:09 AM
James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, was in Milan, Italy, this week to conduct the opening-night ballet performance of Hector Berlioz's "Romeo and Juliet" at La Scala. But as things sometimes happen in Italy, Wednesday's big opening...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:05 PM
No musical news story in 2012 drew greater media attention, inside and outside Chicago, than the strike that silenced the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 48 hours in late September. The cliffhanger was resolved just in time for the CSO to fulfill a...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The Ravinia Festival has announced several more classical music attractions for its 2013 summer season in Highland Park.
Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang will headline the annual gala benefit evening July 27, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1...