| 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:47 PM
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has announced its 2012-13 season lineup that's going to be bringing a few A-list classical stars to local audiences.
Among the highlights is cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Los Angeles...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:31 AM
It's still late-summer, but classical musicians can hardly wait to get back into the concert hall for the 2011-2012 season.
One of the first to return is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop leads a Gala Celebration concert Sept. 10 at...
| Sep 25, 2011
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 Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County announced this week that it ended the 2011-12 fiscal year with a nearly $16,000 unaudited surplus.
The Irvine-based nonprofit reported having a total revenue of about $4.18 million.
The news was released...
| 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 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 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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Musicians with the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to have to pull a Milli Vanilli when they appear at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London.
Reports from Britain state that the orchestra will mimic playing to...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...