| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:31 PM
James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76.
The cause was...
| Sep 30, 2012
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Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Babs is coming to the Bowl.
As part of her 2012 concert tour -- her first in five years -- Barbra Streisand has added a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 9. The 8 p.m. concert is the only scheduled Los Angeles stop on the tour.
The concert is...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Violinst Itzhak Perlman took a break from his performance schedule this week to put in a guest appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." The episode aired Wednesday night and featured the famed violinist performing Fritz Kreisler's "Spanish...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:21 PM
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba: The Havana-based ensemble brings its first-ever U.S. tour to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach Nov. 10-11 for performances of Schubert and Gershwin, but also pieces from its homeland: “Guaguancó” by...
| Mar 8, 2013
As a violinist who calls himself the "Viagra of classical music" and "Edward Violinhands," the South Korean virtuoso Amadeus Leopold is every bit as humble as his onstage performance is subtle. Which is to say, not at all.
When Leopold comes bounding...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. The string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:12 PM
South Florida's visual artists, performers and musicians have a new TV canvas to showcase their work.
That's "Art Loft," a new weekly art series that launches at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on WPBT-Ch. 2 (airing from the Keys to Palm Beach). The show will also...
| Jan 6, 2013
The excitement surrounding New Year's Eve leaves a dull afterglow, because the world is no different once we've updated our desk calendars. But 2013's first full week is aglow with concert-cruise signals and only dimmed by British glam-rock act the...
| Jan 14, 2012
The classical music world, ever on the hunt for bright young stars with box office snap, still has some reliably surefire veterans. One of them is Itzhak Perlman, the most popular, widely recognized violinist since Heifetz.
Tickets for Perlman's guest...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the...