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Mark Swed

Mark Swed has been the classical music critic of the Los Angeles Times since 1996. Before that, he was a music critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Wall Street Journal and has written extensively for international publications. Swed is the author of the book-length text to the best-selling iPad app, “The Orchestra,” and is a former editor of the Musical Quarterly. He was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
Review: Los Angeles Opera's 'Satyagraha' lives up to Gandhi's ideals

For it ongoing survey of Philip Glass’ most popular operas, Los Angeles presents “Satyagraha” in the effusively fabulous English National Opera production with a strong cast and the added attraction of Grant Gershon conducting.

Review: Disney Hall's hidden corridors became a stage for dancers in Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Phil's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Next up in the L.A. Phil’s colossal centennial season is Gustavo Dudamel conducting for the first time the full score of Prokoviev’s ballet, “Romeo and Juliet,” with the balcony scene choreographed by Benjamin Millepied and danced by L.A. Dance Project.

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