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  • Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh

     Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh
    Five years ago in early spring, Esa-Pekka Salonen devoted his last Green Umbrella concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to new works from emerging composers. One was a 29-year-old British composer who had joined the blossoming Brooklyn...
  • 'Einstein on the Beach' opera that inspired Marc Jacobs hits L.A.

    'Einstein on the Beach' opera that inspired Marc Jacobs hits L.A.
    "Einstein on the Beach," the avant-garde 1976 opera by Phillip Glass, hit the fashion radar last year when it was one of the inspirations for Marc Jacobs' monumental spring-summer 2013 Louis Vuitton show, a moving spectacle of ordered geometry. Now, you...
  • Review: Time and space are one in thrilling 'Einstein on the Beach'

    Review: Time and space are one in thrilling 'Einstein on the Beach'
    There is an anecdote about Einstein from when he taught at Caltech in the early 1930s. One day, pianist and Beethoven specialist Artur Schnabel came to visit the famed physicist, who was an avid amateur violinist, and they read through a Beethoven...
  • Philip Glass' 'Einstein' is opera because 'that's where the stuff was'

    Philip Glass' 'Einstein' is opera because 'that's where the stuff was'
    NEW YORK — What opera launched a legendarily prolific opera career, influenced a generation of opera composers and is an American opera classic, yet is not an opera and has only been mounted a handful of times in the 37 years since its premiere?...
  • Review: Andras Schiff dazzles Disney Hall with Bach suites

     Review: Andras Schiff dazzles Disney Hall with Bach suites
    On one side of 1st Street in downtown L.A., Einstein looms large. On the other side, Socrates. Who can possibly walk among them? Why, Bach, of course. Wednesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hungarian pianist András Schiff performed Bach's...
  • In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first

      In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first
    It was said to have been a disastrous seven days for classical music in America. "Hell week" is what Russell Platt called it in the New Yorker last week. New York City Opera declared bankruptcy and shut down. Minnesota Orchestra's music director Osmo...
  • Violinist Jennifer Koh turns physicist for 'Einstein on the Beach'

    Violinist Jennifer Koh turns physicist for 'Einstein on the Beach'
    Before each performance of the five-hour "Einstein on the Beach," violinist Jennifer Koh must endure at least one hour in the makeup chair to transform her from a thirtysomething woman to the gray, wizened Nobel Prize-winning physicist — a head-to-...
  • Review: Robert Wilson finds the poetry in 'Lecture on Nothing'

    Review: Robert Wilson finds the poetry in 'Lecture on Nothing'
    "Lecture on Nothing," which is published in John Cage's "Silence," is a classic, studied and often recited. One of its much-quoted lines is "I have nothing to say and I am saying and that is poetry as I need it." The conductor Robert Spano read the...
  • Matters of life and death explored by Marina Abramovic, Robert Wilson

    Matters of life and death explored by Marina Abramovic, Robert Wilson
    NEW YORK — The reports of her death are only slightly exaggerated. The U.S. premiere Friday night of the highly anticipated, all-star, high-culture event “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” opened with three actors, wearing masks...
  • Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator

    Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator
    “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side” has served as a pithy invitation to explore Manhattan’s avant-garde arts scene since 1972, when Lou Reed had a hit record intoning the refrain. But "take a tram ride up a Los Angeles hillside"...
  • Review: Getting physical yet playing it safe at the Bowl

    Review: Getting physical yet playing it safe at the Bowl
    The novelty at the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night was not the dance. Nor was it Diavolo. Curious as it may seem for so vast a venue, the Bowl once hosted ballet on a regular basis. And in recent years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has revived the idea of...