Classical Music and Opera

Free Stravinsky theatrical musical tale from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

March 11, 2021 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s lauded digital CLOSE QUARTERS series continues with a musically and visually rich take on Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat (“The Soldier’s Tale”), interpreted by the musicians of LACO for 2021 and conducted by Music Director Jaime Martín.  Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, the new episode is available to the public at no cost and can […]



CD Review: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 by Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

March 3, 2021 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Getting a CD in the mail from Reference Recordings is always a little like Christmas, especially when the package contains a new release by Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. That’s because I know that there will always be an interesting and often exhilarating interpretation of whatever work(s) Honeck decides to bring the listener. […]



The Wallis presents ‘Hershey Felder, PUCCINI’

February 23, 2021 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Theater and Dance

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces Hershey Felder, PUCCINI,a world premiere live streamed musical event produced by HERSHEY FELDER PRESENTS – LIVE FROM FLORENCE and benefiting The Wallis, on Sunday, March 14, 2021, 5 p.m. Pacific, and available for on-demand streaming through Sunday, March 21.  Hershey Felder, PUCCINI is the story of a young musician […]



CD Review: Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 3 by Leshnoff

February 23, 2021 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The eighth CD in Reference Recordings’ series with the Kansas City Symphony features two new works by American composer Jonathan Leshnoff: Piano Concerto (with Joyce Yang, piano) and Symphony No. 3 (with Stephen Powell, baritone). The music is fresh and melodic, and, as with all Reference Recordings, the sound is exceptional. And the Kansas City […]



Cliburn at Home spring season

February 5, 2021 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Uncategorized

The spring 2021 season of Cliburn at Home features regular new episodes of two series: Cliburn Masterpiece (biweekly), which examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works; and Cliburn Kids (weekly), which brings fun musical breaks to kids, their parents, and anyone who loves music and learning. All episodes of Cliburn Masterpiece and Cliburn Kids premiere at […]



LA Phil’s ‘Icons on Inspiration’

February 5, 2021 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The LA Phil’s online fundraiser, Icons on Inspiration, premieres on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. PT. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Gustavo Dudamel conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic from the Hollywood Bowl stage as he speaks with world-renowned icons about the music that inspires them. Proceeds from Icons on Inspiration will sustain the ongoing work of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. […]



The Wallis’ Sorting Room Sessions on demand

November 28, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events

The Sorting Room Sessions, the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts’ popular nightclub series, goes virtual with six entertaining programs, including two holiday-themed shows, featuring an array of captivating magicians and stellar pop, jazz and classical music artists. The programs are presented digitally on Saturday evenings at 8 pm from Dec. 5, 2020, to Jan. 23, […]



Free Tickets for LA Opera

November 9, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

LA Opera proudly presents The Anonymous Lover (L’Amant Anonyme), an unjustly neglected 1780 chamber opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a pioneering Black composer who was a contemporary of Mozart.  The comic romance tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has become disillusioned with love. Much to her surprise, she receives a steady stream of letters and gifts from an unknown man professing his undying passion. This amuses her […]



Violins of Hope: An online performance from The Soraya

November 9, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Violins of Hope Niv Ashkenazi, Violin Lindsay Deutsch, Violin Janice Mautner Markham, Violin   An online performance from The Soraya can be viewed beginning Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. PT. Violins of Hope is an internationally renowned collection of over 60 stringed instruments rescued from the Holocaust and restored by second-generation violinmaker, Amnon Weinstein, and […]



Drive-In Opera with POP

November 2, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Live opera is back in Southern California! POP presents two operas in its 2020 Drive-In Season. “Drive-In” means that you will watch from your car and listen through your radio. This is live opera, fully staged and costumed, with orchestra.  Tickets are now on sale for Pacific Opera Project’s (POP) revolutionary new drive-in production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte,COVID […]