| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Unlike a string ensemble with its homogeneous sonority, the woodwind quintet wears a suite of many colors. On Sunday afternoon at Zoellner Arts Center, the East Winds Quintet flaunted more shades than mere red, white, and blue in an all-American concert...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Sound and Vision and multimedia...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
As we come upon the 11th commemoration of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there are several notable new and returning documentaries, specials and movies on television recalling the events and their impact on our nation from various perspectives...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Composer Philip Glass and artist Cai Guo-Qiang are among the recently announced laureates of the 2012 Praemium Imperiale awards, organized by the Japan Art Assn. The annual awards are considered one of the most prestigious cultural honors in the world....
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Classical music fans in Southern California have known for several years that Andreas Mitisek works minor miracles on a shoestring at Long Beach Opera. With limited financial resources, he has maintained the small company's reputation as a risk-taker,...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:45 AM
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Can't get to Madrid for the world premiere of Philip Glass' Walt Disney Opera? "The Perfect American," a fictionalized account of Disney's final days, will be broadcast live online on Wednesday, with the video available...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Since 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars have worked with avant-garde musicians like Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing and DJ Spooky. They recorded Brian Eno's ambient Music for Airports, and they've performed with...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
MADRID — Walt Disney was hardly a perfect American.
He may have been the most famous and beloved American during his lifetime. But his private magic kingdom was not always the happiest place on Earth. Disney had his own private torments and is...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Every year when the venerable Oxford American releases its annual music issue -- and its accompanying CD -- I’m blown away by the scope of the project, the deep research, the top-notch writing, the curatorial genius, the style and sense of the...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Philip Glass has composed over a dozen operas and eight symphonies, one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. He's known for being minimalist, but has distanced himself from that genre-fication as of late: He describes himself as a writer...