April 4, 2010
Classical Compiled by Sari Heifetz Sundays Live The ongoing series includes free classical music concerts presented by LACMA in cooperation with Friends of Sundays Live. Visit www.sundayslive.org for more information. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Today, next Sun. 6 p.m.; indefinitely. Free. (323) 857-6234. Chamber Music: Americas and Americans Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Hartke's "The Horse With the Lavender Eye," Anderson's Bass Quartet, Villa-Lobos' "Quintet in the form of a chôros," Kraft's "Encounters XI: The Demise of Suriyodhaya" and Revueltas' "Homage to Garcia Lorca."
December 6, 2009 |
Given its penchant for eclectic programming, it's no surprise that the Hollywood Bowl curates its show posters the same way it curates its shows. "Musically, we always want to do something unique," says Laura Connelly, director of presentations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn., which oversees the Bowl's concert lineup. "It's not about putting all the big names together, but coming up with pairings that produce something special. The posters are a reflection of that." Last summer, the Bowl asked a dozen artists, including rock-graphics guru Stanley Mouse, punk painter Niagara and the retro-cool Shag to design images for performers such as Grace Jones, Pink Martini and Death Cab for Cutie.
May 1, 2008 |
CONTRAST. That's what makes classical music live and breathe. That also aptly describes Leila Josefowicz. The Canadian-born, Grammy-nominated violinist, a former child prodigy who spent the better part of her training at the Curtis Institute of Music while living in Philadelphia and who now resides in New York, grew up in Southern California. "California's a great place to grow up in, especially the suburbs [Westlake Village], which is a huge contrast to my now living in the heart of Manhattan," says Josefowicz (pronounced joe-SEH-foh-wits)
February 23, 2008
Forget the Oscars: A hotter ticket is the one for the upstairs after-party at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday. The Governor's Ball is a swank, classic affair that usually features music provided by an orchestra playing tinkling and lush Oscar-winning tunes of the past. Not this year. This year the Portland retro-chic orchestra Pink Martini will perform its cosmopolitan blend of Latin, lounge, bee-bop and torch songs, and Jason Bentley, well known to listeners of KCRW-FM (89.9), will be the first DJ spinning in the history of the party.
September 13, 2007 |
A defining moment in a group's career can arrive from the most unexpected of places. For Pink Martini, it came courtesy of the United Nations. Last month Srgjan Kerim, the new president of the U.N.'s General Assembly, ordered 30 copies of Pink Martini's second album, 2004's "Hang on Little Tomato." The Macedonian was so smitten after catching a recent Pink Martini show in Vancouver that he intends to pass out the CD during his first official meeting.
September 12, 2005 |
It was an evening of contrasts at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. The program, "A Night at the Copa," presented a pair of acts -- Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto and the group Pink Martini -- that might reasonably have performed together in a classic nightclub environment, despite their obvious differences in style and repertoire.