The novelty of Gustavo Dudamel's four Los Angeles Philharmonic programs at the Hollywood Bowl this summer is that each is devoted to a single composer, with one slight exception.
More people may have been waiting in line Friday night at Wurstküche, the popular sausage place in the arts district downtown, than had come to hear the southland ensemble give an illuminating concert of Fluxus works down the street at Arts Share L.A.
Gustavo Dudamel's two-week stint at the Hollywood Bowl, which ends with a Mozart program on July 30, will be the culmination of his sixth season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This summer is also the 10th anniversary of his U.S. conducting debut at the Bowl. He's familiar.
Sooner or later Gustavo Dudamel was going conduct "Carmina Burana," and probably at the Hollywood Bowl. And so Tuesday night that came to pass in Cahuenga Pass. It was a near perfect, which means near impossible, night for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale at the Bowl.
The struggle to preserve the soul of India, from within the country and without, has been going on for so long that the struggle itself now seems to be part of India's soul.
We cannot escape Beethoven.
No artist in history has produced anything like what Elliott Carter did in his late years. Thirty-five works are dated between 2008, the year he turned 100, and his death in 2012, a few weeks before his 104th birthday. Never losing his freshness or inventiveness, the composer changed the whole...
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg married a same-sex couple in May, she proudly proclaimed that she did so "by the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United States." A month later, when the court acknowledged that same-sex marriage was indeed a constitutional right, Justice...