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  • MLB hopes to hit one out of the park with MTV2's 'Off the Bat'

    MLB hopes to hit one out of the park with MTV2's 'Off the Bat'
    NEW YORK — Cable-television shows about baseball are as common this time of year as a slow-footed first baseman or a hard-throwing leftie. But what about a series in which studio hosts drool over the big numbers a player puts up on…Twitter?...
  • Review: New West Symphony infuses a hopeful spirit in Verdi's Requiem

     Review: New West Symphony infuses a hopeful spirit in Verdi's Requiem
    Following directly on the heels of the potent performance of Verdi's Requiem by San Diego Opera on Thursday, the New West Symphony tackled this great work for chorus, orchestra and four vocal soloists. A requiem mass that is an opera in all but setting,...
  • Gustavo Dudamel, waylaid by 'severe' flu, cancels in New York

    Gustavo Dudamel, waylaid by 'severe' flu, cancels in New York
    Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from a series of concerts with the New York Philharmonic, citing a severe case of the flu. The conductor was expected to lead concerts featuring Bruckner's Ninth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center starting...
  • How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad

    How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad
    If you live in the United States, it's easy to be lulled into thinking that the battle for broader civil rights for gay people is nearly over. The last few years have brought important victories in courts, legislatures and at the ballot box, and...
  • Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh

     Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh
    Five years ago in early spring, Esa-Pekka Salonen devoted his last Green Umbrella concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to new works from emerging composers. One was a 29-year-old British composer who had joined the blossoming Brooklyn...
  • L.A. Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox festival reveals a wide range

     L.A. Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox festival reveals a wide range
    In his classic tome "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century," critic Alex Ross compares Minimalism to driving a car "across empty desert, the layered repetitions in the music mirroring the changes that the eye perceives — road signs...
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins together

    Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins together
    The violins of Antonio Stradivari are revered for being not only superb instruments but works of art. "They combine this magical quality of sound with spectacular craftsmanship," says Margaret Batjer, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra....
  • A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death

     A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death
    SAN DIEGO — On the first page of the program booklet for San Diego Opera's stirring performance of Verdi's Requiem Thursday night at Civic Theatre, the company's board president, Karen S. Cohn, ended her welcoming note with the line: "I can't wait...
  • Review: L.A. Phil brings immediacy to Corigliano's Symphony No. 1

    Review: L.A. Phil brings immediacy to Corigliano's Symphony No. 1
    John Corigliano wrote his Symphony No. 1 in 1988 on a grand scale for an extravagant-sized orchestra. It is a multi-colored score containing a patchwork quilt of immense emotions. The composer didn't call it a war symphony, but that is what it is, an...
  • 'Mozart in the Jungle': Is 'Rodrigo' a parody of Gustavo Dudamel?

    'Mozart in the Jungle': Is 'Rodrigo' a parody of Gustavo Dudamel?
    In Amazon's recently released pilot episode of "Mozart in the Jungle," a young, curly-haired Latin conductor named Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is lauded as classical music's next big thing, a maestro so talented and charismatic that he is eagerly...