October 20, 1988 |
Yes, Virginia, the search for the next great Verdi soprano goes on. Arax Davtian fell short of that widely advertised jewel-beyond-price status Tuesday night at her Los Angeles debut recital in Ambassador Auditorium, but the Soviet singer nonetheless offered plenty of interest to voice enthusiasts.
May 25, 2007 |
A new piano trio has come onto the scene, one that definitely has an identity of its own. Named after the 10th century Armenian mystic poet St. Gregory of Nareg, Trio Nareg aims to mix Armenian repertoire with European classics, not unlike the Dilijan Chamber Music Concert Series downtown. Appropriately, the trio made its debut Wednesday night in Burbank's Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America -- another distinctly different locale for the Da Camera Society of Mount St.
September 26, 2003 |
"Camera Obscura" is an L.A. neo-noir raised to an insufferable degree of artiness. Some provocative ideas about what can drive an artist are lost amid lots of violence and pretentiousness, as is some exceptionally rich camerawork -- fancy angles and tilts aside -- from cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos.
April 1, 2008 |
A stated goal of the impressive Dilijan Chamber Music Series, now in its third season, has been to celebrate the riches of Armenian music and give a forum to Armenian musicians based in Los Angeles and beyond. By blending Armenian music with that of other cultures, Dilijan (named after an Armenian resort city) weaves a tapestry of a larger culture. That mission reached a high point Sunday afternoon at Zipper Hall with the U.S.
April 10, 2005 |
IN an urban sprawl where the term "eclectic" brands the musical zeitgeist, from the studios of KCRW to the multi-genre live performances that pepper Southern California, a concert series centered on a progressive German record label would still have been a welcome addition.
March 9, 2004 |
It's no hyperbole to report that this city's Other Minds Festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend, is possibly the premier new music festival on the West Coast. Then again, the festival covers a sparsely populated and elusively defined field, helping to reinvent the very rules of the game.