LAT FIle Photo | Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2012
"I've listened to classical since I was a child - Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Rostopovich was a favorite. Now it very much depends on my mood - when I first moved to Los Angeles, I was introduced to salsa music, which I love for its energy. Now when I'm in L.A., often to unwind after a rehearsal I like to listen to KJAZZ radio - I particularly like Louis Armstrong [pictured]. And there are French singers I enjoy - Danielle Bellevard, Jean Jacques Goldman -- they have a nice lounge-like feeling. I also really enjoy Norah Jones and especially loved when Donna Summer came to the Hollywood Bowl a few seasons ago. When I'm running, I enjoy listening to opera and pop French songs."