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  • At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met

    At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met
    Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-Watergate president's historic meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong in 1972, will mark, at long last, Sellars' debut at the Met. It will be broadcast live in movie theaters worldwide Feb. 12.
  • Classically Trained: Philharmonic Society announces 2012-13 season lineup

    The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has announced its 2012-13 season lineup that's going to be bringing a few A-list classical stars to local audiences. Among the highlights is cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Los Angeles...

    Sale conducted on Salonen home

    Sale conducted on Salonen home
    Update: The Brentwood home of Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the L.A. Philharmonic, has sold for its latest asking price of $2,895,000. The contemporary home came on the market more than two years ago at $4.1 million. Designed by...

    On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening

    On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening
    Viewers who tuned into NBC's telecast of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games got to see plenty of pomp and spectacle. But the time-delayed broadcast on Friday was missing a crucial segment -- a dance tribute created by British choreographer Akram...

    London Symphony to pretend to play for Olympics ceremony

    Musicians with the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to have to pull a Milli Vanilli when they appear at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London. Reports from Britain state that the orchestra will mimic playing to...