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Balsom, Karadaglic a cool match at Hollywood Bowl
Balsom, Karadaglic a cool match at Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl has always been a venue for trying out new talent. With high-definition video now part of the equation, the temptation for the Los Angeles Philharmonic to entice the most attractive young performers must be greater than ever. Tuesday night with trumpet player Alison Balsom and guitarist Milos Karadaglic, who was making his L.A. Phil debut, the L.A. Phil went straight for marketable gold, given how both artists have been heavily promoted for their sex appeal. They were joined, moreover, by a young conductor, Joshua Weilerstein. He may not yet have bestselling recordings on the market, but he is one of the most promising podium presences of his generation. The three of...

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