| Sep 4, 2010
| 6:38 PM
The greatest melody in all of Western music starts quietly. From its subdued beginnings, tapestries of instrumental color are added in each melodic line. The musical layers glide along on top of one another, repeating the same tune in fascinating new...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The economically troubled, controversy-racked Pasadena Symphony and Pops announced Wednesday that it has hired an artistic advisor â and, for two October concerts , a conductor -- in James DePreist, who led the Oregon Symphony for more than 20 years.......
| Mar 9, 2010
| 7:45 AM
March 21-- The Hinsdale-based West Suburban Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of internationally acclaimed conductor Peter Lipari, presents Songs and Dances, a concert of popular American music, at 4 p.m. at Union Church, 137 Garfield Avenue,...
| Nov 15, 2009
Unless you happen to be David Letterman, little of value tends to come from making top 10 lists. But violinist Gil Shaham has lately turned this common time-waster into something of a consuming passion, and music lovers are the beneficiaries.
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
If judged only by the Dom Perignon flowing in the lobby and the American melodies flowing from the stage last night at the State Theatre -- which for the next 50 years, it was announced, will be named âThe David......
| Jul 26, 2009
A remarkable run of major monuments in the classical-Romantic violin repertoire began in L.A. a few weeks ago when Joshua Bell played Bruch's First Concerto. It signaled the start of what amounts to a crash course in the history of the 19th century violin...
| Jun 14, 2009
In her four decades of performing on the international stage, Kiri Te Kanawa has appeared to live a fairy-tale existence. Adopted as an infant, Te Kanawa enjoyed a modest New Zealand youth until the age of 19 when she placed second in that country's...
| Feb 3, 2009
Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86.
| Apr 20, 2008
MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...