Less than a week after the L.A. Dance Project made its debut in Walt Disney Concert Hall, dance returned there Thursday night, this time at the invitation of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its annual gala. Do two events make a trend? I believe three's the magic number needed to declare something ... More >>
Also, Roccopella, Crimes of the Heart
Gustavo TurnerDifficult? Complex? Nah, just one-of-a-kind: Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom presents a challenge for the reviewer. So much of music writing is anchored in comparison, from the facile (this artist is so-and-so meets so-and-so), to the workmanlike (placing the work in a general or par ... More >>
Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap-salsa-calypso musical sashays into the Pantages
Is it that time already? Yes, for the 89th time, it is. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association just announced the line-up for the 2010 Hollywood Bowl season, and despite its age, the outdoor beauty will stage a few firsts: Gustavo Dudamel's first Bowl subscription concerts as music direct ... More >>
Not when you're tasked with saving classical music
From Bernstein to Dudamel
Turning the classically clueless into connoisseurs
Helmut Lachenmann, Midori and more
What might the classical music establishment learn from pop?
What to do in Los Angeles this week
Golly, Moses, naturally we're punks!
Michael Tilson Thomas leading the L.A. Phil at the Hollywood Bowl
On rock-tribute albums by Nouvelle Vague and Susanna & the Magical Orchestra, old is the new new...
Brian Wilson sees himself and Smiles
Eighty years in a musical life
Edited by Kateri Butler
A Memoranda List
Salonen as dancer, Chuma as conductor, Oguri as composer
An American Tragedy
The Mahler Version