Classical Music and Opera

Orchestra Europa and Scott Ellaway perform Nico Muhly

October 18, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Orchestra Europa presents a new digital concert series under the banner of the American Orchestra Europa Foundation and made available to home audiences with an ensemble of 10 freshly minted California based Orchestra Europa Fellows, newly graduated from conservatories including Colburn and USC. The first of these is Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 pm (Eastern) 5 pm (Pacific). In […]



Fall Cliburn at Home Schedule

October 18, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Cliburn announced the fall Cliburn at Home digital line-up, including Cliburn Masterpiece, a new series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed specialists, in and outside the field of music, join host Buddy Bray to lead us through the story of each piece — the composer, the background, the narrative, […]



The Wallis presents Reena Esmail’s Piano Trio

October 14, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a four-part digital series featuring violinist Vijay Gupta, cellist Peter Myers and pianist Suzana Bartal performing composer Reena Esmail’s Piano Trio, which blurs the boundaries between Indian and Western classical music. The broadcasts, each featuring one of the chamber works’ four movements, will be offered online over […]



The Philharmonic Society of Orange County 2020/21 Season Updates

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

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has updated its 2020-21 season, including the addition of new artists, digital initiatives to further the reach of its musical and educational offerings, and an optimistic intent to resume in-person performances in the spring. Diversity and a spotlight on historically underrepresented communities and voices in classical music will serve […]



Watch and Listen with the LA Phil

October 2, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events

Visit the LA Phil’s website to experience: SOUND/STAGE SOUND/STAGE is a new online collection of concert films and interviews, essays, and artwork that offer deeper insights into the music. Performances range from orchestral concerts featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil to sets from Kamasi Washington, Andra Day, and Chicano Batman. In Concert at the […]



Check in with LA Opera

September 18, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

While LA Opera awaits its cue to return to live performances onstage, the company has turned to creating an array of online content through the LA Opera At Home initiative, which will soon expand to include a series of exciting new Digital Shorts commissions. Since the launch of LA Opera At Home on March 17, 2020, these popular online offerings have accumulated more […]



CD Review: Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic record Charles Ives symphonies for Deutsche Grammophon

September 16, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The new live recording of all four symphonies by the American composer Charles Ives by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil on Deutsche Grammophon represents a significant moment in classical music. Dudamel is no longer the wunderkind of classical music; he has evolved into a mature conductor, at home not only with the classics, but […]



Long Beach Opera fall programming

September 16, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered many performing arts organizations around the world, Long Beach Opera (LBO) has been industriously devising live innovative performance opportunities for both its artists and audiences.  Three new offerings are announced for fall 2020 including the 2020 Songbook, a fundraiser premiering 20 newly commissioned works, Viva VERDI, an online course focusing on […]



Cliburn Kids

September 16, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Cliburn launches its expanded, robust online music education program for elementary-school students: Cliburn Kids. Created as a resource for school districts, teachers and parents, the initiative includes 27 lesson plans to date, each with a 7- to 10-minute video, and corresponding individual and class activities that meet objectives of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills […]



CAP UCLA Offers Free Fall Season and New Subscriptions

September 5, 2020 | By | Category: Books and Lectures, Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events, Theater and Dance

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), a leading West Coast presenter dedicated to the advancement of contemporary performing arts in all disciplines, is now offering subscriptions, in addition to membership, to access online programming this season. The monthly subscription will include a four-month free trial with charges beginning Jan. 2, 2021, and […]