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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.
Cue the mermaids, it's Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Wing on Wing'

The second week of the L.A. Phil's Salonen celebration features the orchestra’s conductor laureate reprising music he wrote for the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The performance is tremendous.

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Fifty years after he created the first synthesizer piece written for an LP, Subotnick opens the time capsule at REDCAT and delivers a concert for modern times.

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