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  • Music review: Southwest Chamber Music enjoys Eastern flair

    Music review: Southwest Chamber Music enjoys Eastern flair
    Southwest Chamber Music's L.A. International New Music Festival is more a Los Angeles interstitial new music festival. Skirting touristy Europe, these Southwesterners are not interested in inclusiveness but in filling gaps that very much need filling.
  • Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist

    Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist
    Daniel Catán, an opera composer and librettist whose works including "Il Postino" and "Florencia en el Amazonas" have been praised for their lyrical romanticism and humane generosity of spirit, died suddenly Saturday in Austin, Texas. He was 62. Catán'...

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer
    Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...

    Bike bells will be ringing as part of Monday Evening Concerts series

     
    Wagner's "Ring" cycle may be vying with Dudamania as the headline maker of the musical season on Grand Avenue, but please take note that downtown's main drag of the arts will also be playing host to a horde of cyclists,...

    'Mostly Californian' concert at Zipper Concert Hall

     
    If instrumental concerts cause you fits of narcolepsy, you might not be going to the right concerts. Downtown's Colburn School offers up a night of complex, edgy (read: weird) live performance that will keep your ears alert. The "Mostly Californian"...