| Feb 27, 2012
Pamela Anderson's ex-husband, Kid Rock, is teaming up with the Detroit Symphony for a fundraiser concert....
| Mar 31, 2012
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....
| May 16, 2010
When you get right down to it, the world of opera is a lot like Hollywood. Both professions are filled with big stars with big egos that often clash in colorful ways. And those egos come attached with spin doctors — publicists, agents, personal...
| Jul 26, 2009
A remarkable run of major monuments in the classical-Romantic violin repertoire began in L.A. a few weeks ago when Joshua Bell played Bruch's First Concerto. It signaled the start of what amounts to a crash course in the history of the 19th century violin...
| Aug 28, 2009
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Performances of the Choral Masterworks Series are in the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Single tickets: $20-$50. Subscription information and details: 407-646-2182 or...
| May 30, 2010
Sundays Live at LACMA: Weekly one-hour classical chamber music concerts and recitals by soloists and ensembles. This series has been running since 1948. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free. http:/...
| Mar 1, 2009
When he was a toddler, Andy Alden would come home from a movie and play its theme on his toy piano. By the time he was 6, he was performing his own songs.
At the same age, Tim Callobre was also making up piano tunes. Soon, he was branching out to other...
| Aug 8, 2010
— 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...
| Feb 17, 2010
Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that that -- unlike most recession-weary arts organizations -- it will hold the course.
The orchestra's 2010-11...
| Jan 16, 2011
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...
| Feb 6, 2011
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,...