| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Jean Lenihan reviews the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève's touring program of Benjamin Millepied ballets at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Spring picks in classical music and opera by music critic Mark Swed: Big John Cage and John Adams anniversaries -- festivals for the former, major premieres in San Francisco and Los Angeles by the latter -- will make this a spring of Johns. Meanwhile...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Veteran opera and stage designer Robert Israel has done 11 huge sculptures for a new children's hospital wing in Baltimore. The UCLA professor -- currently working on a ballet at La Scala in Milan, Italy -- had set sculpture aside since his 1968 debut...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:22 PM
Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet.
Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...
| May 22, 2012
Long Beach Opera's new production of Osvaldo Golijov's "Ainadamar" comes at an important time. The opera is a meditation on the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca's murder by the fascists during the Spanish Civil War, which is ever relevant, especially in...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Works by former Police band member Steward Copeland and composer Philip Glass will be part of Long Beach Opera's 2013 season that is scheduled to begin in January. The eclectic lineup, which the company will announce this week, also will feature opera...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Composer Philip Glass and artist Cai Guo-Qiang are among the recently announced laureates of the 2012 Praemium Imperiale awards, organized by the Japan Art Assn. The annual awards are considered one of the most prestigious cultural honors in the world....
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Classical music fans in Southern California have known for several years that Andreas Mitisek works minor miracles on a shoestring at Long Beach Opera. With limited financial resources, he has maintained the small company's reputation as a risk-taker,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:35 PM
"Sublime Schubert" is what the Los Angeles Philharmonic is calling this week of Schubert and nothing but. The festival began at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night with a performance of the most beloved song cycle, "Die Schöne Müllerin," by...
| Mar 18, 2012
Ravi Shankar, 91, India's most famous classical musician in the West since his collaborations with Beatle George Harrison and violinist Yehudi Menuhin in the 1960s, makes an infrequent concert appearance when he performs at the Terrace Theater in Long...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...