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    LA Opera serves up a special treat to start the holiday season with “Hansel and Gretel,” onstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through Dec. 15. Take your children to see this magical opera. It’s a perfect introduction to the genre, and if you go on Domingo Family Day (Dec. 9), the kids will have even [...]

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Los Angeles Youth Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

Internationally renowned ballet stars and prominent role models Ashley Murphy and Brooklyn Mack guest star in Los Angeles Youth Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker by award-winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, which caps the holiday season with four performances Dec. 21 to 23 at Glendale’s Alex Theatre.
Enhancing the rich compendium of this much beloved classic, Paris-Gutierrez’s [...]

Review: Dilijan Chamber Music at Zipper Hall

A chill breeze set in late Sunday afternoon in Downtown Los Angeles, wafting through the skyscrapers, and setting trees swaying with a rustling that was a harbinger of the winter that will arrive in a matter of days. Its bite was already felt at the tips of one’s fingers, in the hollow of one’s cheeks. [...]

Review: Michael Tilson Thomas leads the LA Phil

Michael Tilson Thomas began a two-week stint with the Los Angeles Philharmonic this past weekend with performances of his own Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”) at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Tilson Thomas originally composed Four Preludes in 2003, and then revised it in [...]

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Two Upcoming Shows at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz

Free Tickets to La Pub Fait Son Show
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, presents La Pub Fait Son Show (A Medley of French & International TV Commercials) in Los Angeles as part of its public performing arts series on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. [...]

Review: Brendan White plays Liszt and Scriabin

It was an incongruous, yet curiously stimulating mingling of incense and sulphur that awaited the listener Jan. 16 at the Glendale City Church. On one hand, the dulcet lyricism of gratitude to the Creator of creators from the future Abbé Liszt; on the other, the chtonian cries—part Aubrey Beardsley, part Aleister Crowley—of the voluptuary Alexander [...]

Dance at the Odyssey

Based in West LA, the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble is hosting its third annual Dance at the Odyssey festival Jan. 17 through Feb. 10. Each weekend highlights a different choreographer or company on various performance schedules.
This Thursday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 20, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company presents “The Only Constant” for shows Thursday, Friday and [...]

Free Santa Monica Symphony Concert

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with the Santa Monica Symphony’s annual MLK Holiday Concert on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. The music of African-American composers George Walker and James Weldon Johnson share the program with Mozart and Mendelssohn along with a piece by Santa Monica composer Adrienne Albert. All [...]

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Wallis

Premiering new work with live music, the highly acclaimed and well-established Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion present three shows this Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 10-12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bram Goldsmith Theater of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
This collaboration between the Chicago-based quartet of Grammy Award-winning classically trained [...]

Review: Zubin Mehta Conducts Brahms’ Symphonies 3 and 4

With his new title of Conductor Emeritus of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta concluded two weeks of concerts this past weekend celebrating the symphonies and concertos of Johannes Brahms. On Friday night, he conducted the LA Phil in Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 with famed violinist Pinchas Zukerman, and the [...]

Classical CDs of 2018

Classical music, some argue, is currently experiencing, if not an outright crisis, at the very least some discomfort over itself, its legacy and how that all can manage to remain relevant to a wide audience in the 21st century. Trends in the recording industry and attendance of major musical organizations reflect this situation, with a [...]

Holiday Read: ‘The Enchanted Sonata’

Most of us are lucky if we can excel at one thing, but Heather Dixon Wallwork appears to be a triple threat: a musician, Disney illustrator and novelist. Her latest work, The Enchanted Sonata, is an engaging fantasy that retells the beloved story of The Nutcracker. Her writing flows like exquisite music and sweeps us [...]

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs Brandenburg Concertos

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual presentation of Bach’s much-loved Brandenburg Concertos just in time for the holiday season in Davis (Dec. 8)  and at Disney Hall in Los Angeles (Dec. 9), and then at Alice Tully Hall in New York (Dec. 14, 16 and 18).
Sunday, Dec. [...]

Review: LA Opera’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’

LA Opera serves up a special treat to start the holiday season with “Hansel and Gretel,” onstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through Dec. 15. Take your children to see this magical opera. It’s a perfect introduction to the genre, and if you go on Domingo Family Day (Dec. 9), the kids will have even [...]