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  • Music review: Shanghai Symphony in Santa Barbara

     
    In the field where Chinese composers and performers and Western classical music converge, East has been successfully meeting West long enough that the concept is closer to a norm -- or at least accepted cultural fact -- than a novelty.......
  • Jacaranda series blossoms again

    Jacaranda series blossoms again
    A Lou Harrison craze has appeared frustratingly just around the corner ever since this poster boy for gorgeous nonconformist California music died in 2003. Friday night Jacaranda, Santa Monica's new music series, opened its new season with a half-Harrison...
  • An engaging finale to another Jacaranda season

    An engaging finale to another Jacaranda season
    Jacaranda, the illuminating and increasingly important Southland music series, bills itself as "music at the edge of Santa Monica." True enough, its focus courts edginess, if cautiously, and with a mandate on mixing challenging and ear-pleasing fare. And...
  • UCLA organist Christoph Bull pulls out the stops with 'Organica'

    UCLA organist Christoph Bull pulls out the stops with 'Organica'
    CLAD IN jeans and a long-sleeved Von Dutch T-shirt, blond, blue-eyed Christoph Bull shucked his rock 'n' roll boots and got set to work. Nearby, Max Kaplan, a twentysomething student in a T-shirt, khaki shorts and flip-flops, whipped out his ax and got...
  • Alan Gilbert readies for New York Philharmonic debut

    Alan Gilbert readies for New York Philharmonic debut
    Life, even for rising orchestra conductors, can be unfair. Consider one response to Alan Gilbert, new music director of the New York Philharmonic, after he leads Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony in a packed college auditorium in Queens to loud applause. In the...
  • American musicians bond with Vietnamese counterparts

    American musicians bond with Vietnamese counterparts
    When Southwest Chamber Music became the first American ensemble since the Vietnam War to set up a musical residency in Vietnam in 2006, artistic director Jeff von der Schmidt had high hopes that the two countries -- forever tied through history and war --...
  • L.A. Phil announces 2010-11 season

    L.A. Phil announces 2010-11 season
    Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that that -- unlike most recession-weary arts organizations -- it will hold the course. The orchestra's 2010-11...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen's colleagues share reminiscences

    Esa-Pekka Salonen's colleagues share reminiscences
    Some glimpses of the conductor from his friends and colleagues who were asked to share a key memory. The reminiscences were mostly written, at the invitation of The Times. Several were shared in interviews with music critic Mark Swed and staff writer Mike...