leadimage Review: ‘Carmen’ With Ana María Martínez at LA Opera

    The twists of fate can be cruel for artists. Too often, they only gain renown years, sometimes centuries, after toiling their lives away in relative obscurity. Such is the case with Georges Bizet. With Carmen selling out at LA Opera and adding performances, and another of his operas, The Pearl Fishers, coming later this fall, [...]

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Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at the Odyssey

Who doesn’t love a good horror-comedy? You can drive by the Nuart Theater in West LA any Saturday night and see kids lining up for the midnight show of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Even more classic than that is Arsenic and Old Lace, playing just a stone’s throw down Sepulveda at the Odyssey Theater. [...]

CD Review: Honeck and the PSO Deliver Deeply Moving Performances of Shostakovich and Barber

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continue their Pittsburgh Live! series with another astounding performance of two more popular works: the Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dimitri Shostakovich and the Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. But as they have done with other popular works he and the PSO have [...]

Final Weekend of New Original Works Festival at REDCAT

The third and final weekend of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater’s New Original Works Festival brings some highly respected and internationally renowned artists to its stage this Thursday through Saturday, August 10-12, at 8:30 p.m. Exploring new ideas in dance, performance, music, theater and multimedia, REDCAT’s three-week adventure plans to keep surprising us with [...]

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Review: ‘Carmen’ With Ana María Martínez at LA Opera

The twists of fate can be cruel for artists. Too often, they only gain renown years, sometimes centuries, after toiling their lives away in relative obscurity. Such is the case with Georges Bizet. With Carmen selling out at LA Opera and adding performances, and another of his operas, The Pearl Fishers, coming later this fall, [...]

Opera Buffs Present ‘Carmen in Concert’ at Colburn School’s Zipper Hall

Opera Buffs present Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen,” in concert form, on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Four illustrious Opera Buffs alumni will perform leading roles: sopranos Kelley O’Connor (Carmen) and Vanessa Vasquez (Micäela), tenor Charles Castronovo (Don José), and bass-baritone Rod Gilfry (Escamillo). Remaining [...]

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Week Two

Cutting-edge dance, music, theater and multimedia performances are what the New Original Works Festival is all about. In its 14th year of selecting nine local artists and presenting their works-in-progress for three evenings of shared programming, REDCAT opens the doors of the creative process to a thirsty public. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3-5, [...]

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival

For the 14th year since its opening, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) offers its New Original Works Festival of laboratory-like performances for three weekends starting this Thursday, July 27, and running through Aug. 12. With performances each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the NOW Fest presents local artists and programs that [...]

Review: Los Angeles Master Chorale Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s ‘Lux Aeterna’

The Los Angeles Master Chorale deservedly was on proud display at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 22, celebrating a musical family reunion of sorts honoring Morten Lauridsen and the 20th anniversary of his 1997 masterpiece Lux Aeterna. Thursday’s performance was technically an encore to the regular season, as this special gala also ended the [...]

MUSE/IQUE’s Summer of Sound at Caltech

MUSE/IQUE’s Summer of Sound concert series takes place on June 24, July 22 and Aug.
26 at Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn in Pasadena.
Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.
RITMO/TOWN features renowned composer and pianist Alfredo Rodríguez, the incomparable Ballet Hispánico and singer/actress Paulette Ivory (Fela, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe) as they team up with Rachael Worby and the [...]

Long Beach Opera Presents ‘Frida’

Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present five outdoor performances of the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of Frida on June 17, 18, 24 and 25 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and on June 23 at Grand Performances in downtown LA. The opera celebrates the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her [...]

The Cliburn Announces the Winners

The Cliburn just announced the winners of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which took place May 25 to June 10, 2017, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. The awards ceremony was held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.
And the winners are:
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal and Van [...]

The Cliburn: Last Day of the Final Found

June 10: Day four (the last) of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Rachel Cheung, Georgy Tchaidze and Daniel Hsu

The last three concertos on the final day of the 15th Cliburn International Piano Competition just finished.
Rachel Cheung
The first performance of the day was by 25-year-old Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong who [...]

The Cliburn: Day Three of the Final Round

June 9: Day three of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Yuri Favorin, Kenneth Broberg and Yekwon Sunwoo

Beginning on Friday night, three of the six finalists in the 15th International Cliburn Piano Competition performed some of the biggest warhorses in the piano concerto repertoire accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony [...]