| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Visits from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Orchestra are a few of the highlights ahead in the 2013-14 Philharmonic Society of Orange County concert season.
The season for the Irvine-based nonprofit, which has presented world-class music...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Letting out roars that must have been audible in Ocean City, the capacity crowd at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall rewarded film composer John Williams with ovation after ovation Tuesday night, each louder than the one before.
It was an extraordinary and moving...
| Jun 1, 2013
John Williams has won just about everything there is to win in the music industry, including a slew of Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and no less than five Academy Awards — his record of 48 Oscar nominations is second only to Walt Disney.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Dec 17, 2012
Ridiculously, unjustly, few Oscar prognosticators include “This is 40” star Leslie Mann or her husband, writer-director Judd Apatow, on lists of likely nominees. Thing is, Apatow’s a member of the Academy—will he vote for himself?...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:49 PM
So picture this: You go to the movies and there is no soundtrack accompanying the film. No music to set the scenes, to enhance the moods, to heighten the suspense.
Do you think the impact would be the same as if there were a musical score to guide you...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Independence Day holiday in America falls on a Wednesday this year, which may put some people in a sort of No Man's Land, where it might be kind of hard to stretch that into a long weekend. But, if you do have any time off on and around July 4 this...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Has Olympic fever kicked in yet? If you need help getting in the mood, “Rock Center With Brian Williams” will offer a preview of the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire...
| Dec 20, 2011
Directed by Steven Spielberg, a longtime fan of the source material, "The Adventures of Tintin" begins with a gorgeous animated credit sequence, deftly incorporating bits of the narrative about to unfold. It's as nifty as the overture in Spielberg's...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
This hotshot performer...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The aspect I remember best about Conrad Tao was the atypical way that his fellow musicians admired his onstage playing.
I saw several of them — who are usually quite the stoic bunch — giving looks reminiscent of proud grandparents as Tao,...