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  • How Esa-Pekka Salonen and L.A. Phil grew together

    How Esa-Pekka Salonen and L.A. Phil grew together
    Immediately after conducting the last Los Angeles Philharmonic concert of the 2007-08 season in June, music director Esa-Pekka Salonen took off for Stockholm, where the Swedish Radio Orchestra celebrated his 50th birthday with an affectionately...
  • Book calendar

    Book calendar
    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Michael Schmelling The author of "The Plan" will present and sign his new photography book documenting the homes of compulsive hoarders. Family, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 782-...
  • Harps: Heaven for a plucky few

    Harps: Heaven for a plucky few
    ANYONE attending a symphony concert can spot the gorgeous, gleaming harp, even from the last row of the last balcony. Children and adults alike gasp at the size of it, at its sparkling gold crown towering above the musicians. Lou Anne Neill, principal...
  • 2009 Summer Theater Preview

    2009 Summer Theater Preview
    PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL A notoriously difficult Shakespeare play being staged for the first time and an iconic American musical that has a surprising connection to Shakespeare make 18th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales...
  • Palin: A Nixon-esque retirement, or is she really done?

    Palin: A Nixon-esque retirement, or is she really done?
    Wednesday's topic: What's next for Sarah Palin? Does she have a political future? Have the media treated her fairly? Palin can't stand the heat, takes refuge in kitchen Point: Katherine Mangu-Ward Here's the thing about running for office: People are...
  • Philip Glass to perform film, opera works at Hollywood Bowl

    Philip Glass to perform film, opera works at Hollywood Bowl
    By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood. "When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
  • (Violin) string theory at the Bowl

    (Violin) string theory at the Bowl
    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...
  • Alan Gilbert readies for New York Philharmonic debut

    Alan Gilbert readies for New York Philharmonic debut
    Life, even for rising orchestra conductors, can be unfair. Consider one response to Alan Gilbert, new music director of the New York Philharmonic, after he leads Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony in a packed college auditorium in Queens to loud applause. In the...
  • Gustavo Dudamel learns to conduct his career

    Gustavo Dudamel learns to conduct his career
    At any given moment, Gustavo Dudamel might be catching a red-eye flight to Sweden, rehearsing young musicians in Venezuela, blazing a path through Mahler's First in Los Angeles or brainstorming with the head of his record label in Germany. Then there are...
  • 'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
    Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
  • Composer John Adams puts his notes on Post-its before 'City Noir' premiere

    Composer John Adams puts his notes on Post-its before 'City Noir' premiere