March 19, 2008 |
Pianist-conductor Murray Perahia has dropped out of an 11-city U.S. tour with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields because of a skin infection. He will be replaced by conductor Neville Marriner and 21-year-old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang. Three Southland venues are affected: the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, March 26; Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, March 27; and UCLA's Royce Hall, March 29. -- Chris Pasles
July 27, 2013 |
Two experiences that helped foster my devotion to music, growing up, were watching Leonard Bernstein's "Young People's Concerts" and going to the Hollywood Bowl. Thanks to Bernstein, I began to sense the wonder of music. Thanks to the $1 seats at the top of the Bowl, I had the opportunity to get out of the living room and hear the likes of the great violinist Jascha Heifetz. He sounded dimmer and looked even tinier on the stage of the distant shell than he did on a 1950s TV screen.
August 13, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will open its new season with a program that will focus on ballet and modern dance. The gala concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, is set for Sept. 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and is being organized in partnership with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center. The concert will feature American Ballet Theatre's Roberto Bolle and Veronika Part performing selections from "Swan Lake. " The evening also will include a new choreographed work by Barak Marshall set to John Adams' "The Chairman Dances," featuring members of the L.A. modern dance company BodyTraffic.
October 30, 2012 |
Wherever the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra goes, protests seem to follow. Concert-goers planning to attend Tuesday's performance by the orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall can expect to see a colorful outdoor demonstration of activists who say they oppose Israel's policies toward Palestinians. A group of protesters is planning to congregate on the sidewalk outside Disney Hall starting around 7 p.m. Organizers said they are expecting 35 to 50 people who will engage in various forms of demonstration and street-theater protest. Tuesday's concert, which begins at 8 p.m., will feature the Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, in performances of pieces by Schubert, Chopin and Brahms.
July 17, 2013 |
Dean Corey's victory lap as one of Southern California's top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he's led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a concert hall, in a museum gallery, in a sound-art installation, on a film festival screen, and in the pages of a book Corey is hastening to finish for publication early next year. His final bow as president and artistic director at the end of the 2013-14 season coincides with the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Philharmonic Society, Orange County's longest-running major classical music organization.
March 4, 2010
Palin plans next book Sarah Palin is ready for the next chapter of her publishing career. Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." The book is currently untitled, and no release date has been set. Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue," released last fall by HarperCollins, has sold more than 2 million copies. -- associated press Bon Jovi to echo Obama's call The audience at Bon Jovi's L.A. tour stop Thursday night at Staples Center will get the first look at a new video in which the New Jersey rock band's frontman, Jon Bon Jovi, goes to bat for President Obama's call for increased community volunteerism.
February 4, 2014 |
This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them - namely, the cast of “Hair” -- will be briefly nude and spouting some salty language. And Gustavo Dudamel, the star most fundamental to the Phil's fortunes, will conduct a composition of his own for the first time in L.A. The cluster of names assembled for the season also includes Esa-Pekka Salonen, making his first Bowl appearances since stepping down as the Phil's music director and taking up his lifetime baton as its conductor laureate.
November 11, 2011 |
Every night that there's a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, its operator, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, sends beams of light into the sky above. The purpose isn't to create a lot of showbiz hoopla, says Deborah Borda, the Philharmonic's president and chief executive. It's to tell pilots of helicopters and small aircraft to stay the heck away. But increasingly, Borda says, attempts to communicate both in light and in words have fallen on deafening ears. Not a summer concert night goes by now, she says, without the purity of music falling prey to choppers dealing noise pollution.