| 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:/...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 14, 2008
Philip Glass' Violin Concerto, which finally made it to the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, is the concerto that wouldn't die.
It was premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1987. Glass had written little for traditional orchestra, and this was the first...
| Dec 10, 2008
| 11:17 AM
"He drank a lot," Ned Rorem says of Leonard Bernstein in a new 11-part radio documentary that has begun airing weekly around the country and starts tonight at 7 on KMZT-FM. "I remember he even drank for breakfast. That impressed me."
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2008
Classical audiences used to groan when someone approached the front of the stage to address them at the beginning of a concert. It usually meant the star attraction had canceled. But that has changed. These days in L.A., such an appearance might mean that...
| Feb 11, 2008
The classical Grammy voters, whoever and however many they may be among the Recording Academy members, have spoken with one voice. Joan Tower's 13-minute exuberant fantasy, "Made in America," an upbeat, patriotic, bountifully orchestrated fantasy on...
| Feb 10, 2008
Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock.
Record of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse.
Song of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (Amy Winehouse).
New Artist: Amy Winehouse.
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson.
| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Stage scare: Conductor Leonard Slatkin suffered a heart attack mid-performance with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the Netherlands and is now recovering after surgery. (Detroit Free Press) -- Money trouble: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is...