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  • Music review: Grant Gershon opens Hollywood Bowl classical season

     
    The evening was already turning cold Tuesday when the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale opened this summer’s classical season at the Hollywood Bowl with the “Lacrymosa” movement from Mozart’s Requiem, performed in memory of Ernest...
  • Ojai Music Festival names Dawn Upshaw music director for 2011, announces UC Berkeley partnership

     
    Soprano Dawn Upshaw has been named music director of the 2011 Ojai Music Festival. A star of the opera and concert stage, she is the latest in a long line of guest artists who have been invited to help create......
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel under the Green Umbrella for the first time

     
    The green umbrellas were lowered Tuesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. No longer floating from the rafters as they usually do for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s New Music Ensemble programs, they were this time planted on the stage and......
  • Monster Mash: Warhol self-portrait tops $32 million; world's most expensive stamp to go up for auction

     
    -- Hot market: Andy Warhol's 1986 purple "Self-Portrait"-- offered by fashion designer/director Tom Ford -- has sold for $32.6 million at Sotheby's in New York. Mark Rothkos' 1961 "Untitled" went for $31.4 million. (Bloomberg) -- Tiny treasure: An 1885...
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel makes a case for 'Cantata Criolla'

     
    Wikipedia, that good guide to prominence, provides a proper biography of Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez, a.k.a. Martin Sheen, with many references, links and a full filmography. But Antonio Estévez, a.k.a. chopped liver, gets next to nothing. Buried...
  • Dancing's great outdoors

    Dancing's great outdoors
    A concert under the stars stirs up images of picnic dinners and sparkling wines for audiences. But for dancers, outdoor venues are a unique canvas, offering site-specific possibilities and their own set of challenges. Now through October, Los Angeles'...
  • At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met

    At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met
    Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
  • Dreams of an endless summer

    Dreams of an endless summer
    By Richard Rayner Off the southwest coast of Finland are more than 80,000 small islands left by the retreating ice 10,000 years ago. Some of the islands are mere rocks, washed by the cool waters of the Baltic, but many are covered in pine and fir trees...
  • Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer

    Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer
    Betty Freeman, a fiercely independent philanthropist and photographer often described as a Medici for contemporary classical music, who supported a Who's Who of modern composers, including John Cage, Philip Glass, Pierre Boulez and John Adams, died...
  • At 20, his experiences reach far beyond his years

    He's how old? Twenty, was the answer. And he's a violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic? Yes. He nailed his audition last spring at the age of 19, beating out hundreds of applicants who had far more experience. So went my conversation with the...
  • The view from 30,000 feet

    "An amazing triumph of will, engineering and greed, the horizontal version of New York's skyline, with its own kind of power and beauty, framed by the mountains and ocean." — Joel Kotkin Irvine senior fellow, New America Foundation * "At night...