| 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...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer:
“The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Saturday @ 10:30am Émigrés & Experimentalists: Music in Los Angeles in the 1930s & 1940s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles (213) 972-7211 Explore L.A.'s musical culture in the 1930s and '40s at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion....
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:00 PM
For the first time in five years, Los Angeles Opera will have one person overseeing both the company's artistic efforts and finances on a daily basis. The company's board of directors on Wednesday afternoon elected Christopher Koelsch to the position of...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Ravinia season is in full swing, which means folks across Chicagoland are flocking to Highland Park to enjoy the sounds of summer at the famous …...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles students are preparing the perform “Brundibar” at L.A. Opera's Opera Camp, where they will also learn about a vastly different camp -- the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia, that interned 15,000 children from...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Salvatore Licitra’s singing career began just over a decade ago in Parma, Italy, and ended Monday in a Sicilian hospital when he died at 43 following a Vespa accident last week. His brief career contained highs and lows more dramatic than his tragic...