| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
James Conlon is a born and bred New Yorker but sunny Los Angeles apparently agrees with him.
The 62-year-old conductor has renewed his contract with the Los Angeles Opera for five more years, and will remain music director at least through the end of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews Yuja Wang's first return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Walt Disney Concert Hall after her much discussed provocative appearance with the orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl last summer....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:33 PM
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said the planned Sept. 11 museum has ground to a halt because of a financial dispute, and there is now no possibility it will open on time next year. A board of directors has been named for the Frank Gehry-designed...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles Opera is teaming up with the Getty this month for Pacific Standard Time, the region-wide festival focusing on the development of Southern California's art scene during the twentieth century. L.A. Opera will co-host a two-part panel...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:33 PM
When L.A. Opera music director James Conlon conducts two one-act operas at the Colburn School this weekend, the occasion will mark the first time that his company’s Domingo Thornton Young Artist program and musicians from the Colburn Conservatory...