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With Los Angeles steadily filling with music royalty for this weekend's Grammy Awards and the many parties and performances in its orbit, Wayne Shorter led a show that served as a celebration of its own at Disney Hall on Saturday night. Featuring the...
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
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Culture MonsterCompser James Matheson -- whose new violin concerto is a co-commission between the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony -- is the winner of the Charles Ives Living, an award organized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The prize...
Pop & HissThe longtime Los Angeles-based music arranger Van Dyke Parks discusses the new collection of his early work, "Arrangements, Vol. 1," as well as his unlikely turn as Skrillex's arranger....
Culture MonsterA review of Hilary Hahn and her encores project at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
Culture MonsterThe Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra began its 42nd season Saturday at the Alex Theater without its music director, Jeffrey Kahane. Sidelined by mononucleosis and reportedly told by doctors not to rehearse or perform until heâs fully recovered, Kahane...
Culture MonsterJacaranda, the Santa Monica new music series, began its season over the weekend with âstrong sincere voices nurtured while America was inventing itself afresh,â as wrote artistic director Patrick Scott in his detailed program notes. Such invention...
Culture Watch: Henry Brant's 'A Concord Symphony' and Copland's Organ Symhony in new recording by San Francisco SymphonyCulture MonsterMark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony recording of "A Concord Symphony" and Copland's "Organ" Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas....
Culture MonsterThe Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in downtown Los Angeles will announce its lineup for the first half of 2011 Thursday. The roster, featuring the usual mix of theater, art, music and film, will include programs dedicated to artist-composer George......
Jeremy Denk is a relatively young, up-and-coming concert pianist acclaimed for his renditions of Bach, Beethoven and Ives. He's also something a bit more 21st century: "a wigged-out blogger," to steal a phrase he once applied to himself while posting in a...
Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you're primed for the music of Michael Daugherty. A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment of Americana....
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