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  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
  • Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress

    Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress
    Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
  • Bramwell Tovey mixes a mean musical cocktail

    Bramwell Tovey mixes a mean musical cocktail
    — It's tempting to call Bramwell Tovey the Noel Coward of conductors. In the past decade the native Brit has become renowned for his droll and witty remarks from concert stages. In June, as host of the New York Philharmonic Summertime Classics...
  • Franz Liszt at 200

     
    Mark Swed looks back at the Liszt year....
  • Music review: Thibaudet and Harth-Bedoya with the L.A. Phil

     
    Mark Swed reviews the Los Angeles Philharmonic's numinous performance of Saint-Saëns' "Organ Symphony," conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Liszt's Second Piano concerto with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as brilliant soloist....
  • Kid Rock to show support for Detroit Symphony

     
    Pamela Anderson's ex-husband, Kid Rock, is teaming up with the Detroit Symphony for a fundraiser concert....
  • Music review: James Gaffigan's Los Angeles Philharmonic debut

     
    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....
  • Monster Mash: Jim Parsons returning to Broadway?; 'Finding Neverland'

     
    Jim Parsons, who stars in TV's "The Big Bang Theory," is in talks for a Broadway revival of "Harvey." "Finding Neverland," the new musical that was canceled at the La Jolla Playhouse, will have workshop productions in London....
  • What's the score on conductors?

     
    Are conductors really necessary? After all, there’s a printed score. Surely everything the orchestra musicians need can be found there. And traditionally, in the Baroque and early Classical periods, wasn’t the concertmaster the conductor? But since...
  • Music review: Leonard Slatkin and Sarah Chang return to the Hollywood Bowl for Shostakovich [updated]

     
    After having spent a weekend devoted to Tchaikovsky with its current principal guest conductor for the Hollywood Bowl, Bramwell Tovey, the Los Angeles Philharmonic went from an eagerly cheerless and iconic 19th century Russian composer to a 20th century...
  • Monster Mash: New York approves new skyscraper to rival Empire State; Kevin Spacey to play 'Richard III'

     
    -- Changing skyline: New York's City Council has approved a new skyscraper by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects that will rival the Empire State Building. (New York Daily News) -- Prestige project: Sam Mendes will direct Kevin Spacey in a stage......