| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Two years ago, on a warm July evening in Caracas, Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra were joined by Panamanian salsa star Rubén Blades for a huge outdoor concert. Bringing together for the first time two Latin American musical icons,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For more than 30 years, L.A. audiences and arts funders have followed Esa-Pekka Salonen down new pathways into classical music.
But funders and fundraisers stumbled when faced with the former Los Angeles Philharmonic music director's latest ramble,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In his fascinating new hour-long documentary, "Stravinsky in Hollywood," made for European television and now released on DVD by C-Major, Marco Capalbo begins with the oft-quoted statistic that Igor Stravinsky lived in West Hollywood longer than he had...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Utah Symphony next month will bring its music to the state's Mighty 5 national parks: Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion.
As a prelude to the symphony's 75th anniversary celebration next year, the full orchestra will perform in...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer.
Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Cav and Pag. Coming to the Hollywood Bowl as they did Sunday night, these might have sounded like the names of a pair of sitcom slackers. And there they were, generating laughs from a good-sized crowd of over 7,000, eager to hear what Gustavo Dudamel...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The Music Academy of the West doesn't skimp on conductors.
This year's biggest name is New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert. He led an enthusiastic chamber ensemble at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday night. It was a notable occasion, not...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:16 AM
Day after day, someone somewhere discusses the state of classical music, typically with a degree of concern about its long-term survivability. This has been going on for ages, of course, but it has generated something of a cottage industry in recent...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Symphony of the Americas is presenting its 23rd annual Summerfest, a concert series fusing global artistic and cultural traditions with South Florida's music scene.
This year, the highlight is the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, which has performed...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Richard Strauss knew he was asking the impossible when he created the amoral antiheroine of his third opera, "Salome." The ideal Salome, he wrote, should be "a 16-year-old princess with the voice of an Isolde."
To this day, the role is typically cast...