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Culture MonsterIt???s nothing new for contemporary singers to dig into the depths of the American Songbook for material. But what Thomas Hampson is up to might be considered a full-blown archeological excavation by comparison. The seminal baritone, who is in recital.......
Culture MonsterThe 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 Philharmonicâs New Music Ensemble programs, they were this time planted on the stage and......
Special to The TimesNEW YORK -- Every opera lover knows that Thomas Hampson, the American baritone, can sing his heart out. But it's also true that he can talk your ear off. For as long as many music lovers remember, Hampson has been a prime attraction at the world's...
Culture MonsterImagine a postmodern Aaron Copland, or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and youâre 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......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJOHN ADAMS is the voice of America. His instrumental music, and particularly that for the orchestra, conveys the American experience broadly. He is generous in his interests, which include the maverick Yankee-isms of Charles Ives, the populist strains...
Special to The TimesAdding a dose of fire and brimstone to its expanding repertory on Friday, Los Angeles Ballet mounted a scorching rendition of "The Evangelist" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse in the first of five Southland performances at four venues. Choreographed in 1992...
Tags: Education, Sports, Entertainment, Martha Graham, Dancing
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn a warehouse space on a no-frills Westside industrial street, Thordal Christensen, co-artistic director of Los Angeles Ballet, points to a rickety little table. "Welcome to my office," he jokes. "We've been in here four months, so it's still a work...
The last pope to take the name Benedict, before the one who made history this month announcing plans to retire, assumed his duties a few weeks after the outbreak of World War I. As Christmas 1914 approached, Benedict XV, who described the war as “...
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Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGPrometheus was a Titan of ancient Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods in order to enlighten mankind. By opening its Wednesday evening program at the Williams Center Wednesday night with Beethoven’s overture of that name, the Orpheus Chamber...
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center. The orchestra's 2013-...
Frank Zappa probably would have been intrigued. The Chicago Jazz Orchestra's brave, often brilliant, sometimes thrilling, somewhat flawed Zappa tribute at the Park West on Saturday night gave his music a spotlight it does not routinely receive in the...
In addition to such things as new recording contracts and a nationally recognized education program, Marin Alsop's influence as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra can be seen in the programming each season. She typically weaves...
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