The year in review 2008: Classical
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Best of 2008: Classical

The year in review 2008: Classical
Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic in a three-part program that featured pianist Yefim Bronfman. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)
The year in review 2008: Classical
In “From the Canyon to the Stars,” Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times)
The year in review 2008: Classical
British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen leads Elliott Carter on stage as the Tanglewood Music Center celebrates the 100th birthday of composer Carter at its 2008 Festival of Contemporary Music. The Contemporary Music Festival consisted of five days devoted to an “Elliot Carter Centennial Celebration.” (Hilary Scott)
The year in review 2008: Classical
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company performs “Ocean” in the Rainbow Quarry, Waite Park, Minnesota(Cameron Wittig/ Walker Art Center)
The year in review 2008: Classical
Thomas Allen and Laura Tatulescu in “Gianni Schicchi,” an opera directed by Woody Allen(Robert Millard/Los Angeles Opera)
The year in review 2008: Classical
Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, right, performs the Los Angeles premiere of Nunavut (which means “Our Land” in Inuit) with Kronos Quartet member John Sherba at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
The year in review 2008: Classical
California composer Terry Riley spoke briefly to his audience before performing on the pipe organ at Disney Hall(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)
The year in review 2008: Classical
Dawn Upshaw in “Kafka Fragments” at Disney Hall(Christine Cotter/Los Angeles Times)
The year in review 2008: Classical
Jeroen Willems portrays Lucifer in director Hal Hartley’s staging of composer Louis Andriessen’s opera “La Commedia,” based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” Reinbert de Leeuw conducted at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. (Hans van den Bogaard/Denederlandse Opera)
The year in review 2008: Classical
A scene from Act III of Philip Glass‘s “Satyagraha” with Richard Croft as Gandhi. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
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