Martin Bernheimer's review of Placido Domingo bravura concert for earthquake victims represents very poor editorial judgment on Calendar's part ("Domingo & Friends in Concert," Aug. 14).
Why should an admittedly curmudgeon classical music purist review a concert that was, early-on, billed as a "pop/classical" evening of music to benefit earthquake victims in Mexico?
Why should he review at the Universal Amphitheatre, a venue that no one expects would please a classicist? Why review a benefit, which he knew involves at most a one-day rehearsal of what were difficult orchestral compositions that would have taxed the L.A. Philharmonic?
Performing artists are the lifeblood of charities in Los Angeles. Savaging them when they are at the mercy of a charity's limited rehearsal and production budget is really unfair to them and to the charity.