| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:09 PM
1. Giving back
Musicians of Christ United Methodist Church will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, to support a mission trip to tornado-ravaged counties in Alabama. Sponsored by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Christ United Methodist...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Sooner or later, California musicians, and especially Southern Californians, must come to terms with Hollywood. Some embrace it artistically. Others sell their souls to the studio devil. There are those who dream of a stroll down the Academy Awards aisle....
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2008
Were it a car, the Guarneri String Quartet would be a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III. Only so luxurious a touring vehicle can serve as an analogy to an ensemble with an ultra-plush, million-dollar tone. It has to be a tasteful Rolls, moreover, not some...
| Feb 3, 2009
Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86.
| Feb 8, 2009
For the last seven decades, Mills College, which will celebrate the renovation of its gorgeous Spanish-style concert hall with a gala concert Feb. 21, has provided a haven for a remarkable number of cutting-edge composers. No matter how academically...
| Aug 11, 2008
SANTA BARBARA -- Every wedding he ever attended was, in some way, a disaster, the late filmmaker Robert Altman claims in a featurette that accompanies the DVD of his 1978 comedy, "A Wedding." The more wealth involved, of course, the greater the...
| Nov 15, 2009
Unless you happen to be David Letterman, little of value tends to come from making top 10 lists. But violinist Gil Shaham has lately turned this common time-waster into something of a consuming passion, and music lovers are the beneficiaries.
| 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...