Distinguished Concerts International New York presents “Breath of Inspiration,” featuring a variety of musical talent, at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Culture Spot LA readers can save 30% off tickets. DCINY is also offering a pair of free tickets. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with “DCINY tickets” in the subject line [...]
Classical Music and Opera
Sometimes the simplest recipes yield the most delicious results. In Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca we have love, lust and murder — a torrid triumvirate of terms cooked up by the marketing department at LA Opera. Yet it describes quite succinctly the dramatic feast that viewers are in for. Just add music and stir.
Puccini based his 1900 [...]
Review: Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel Mozart/DaPonte Trilogy Continues With ‘The Marriage of Figaro’May 22, 2013 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro” this month marks the second installment in the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy, the Phil’s three-year plan to perform the operas Mozart composed to librettos by Lorenzo da Ponte. Culture Spot called last year’s “Don Giovanni” “an impressive spectacle of music, voice and art.” The current opera, [...]
The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps up its 49th season with a celebration of American choral and roots music — classic and new — at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Culture Spot LA readers can win free tickets. Please email email@example.com with “LAMC tickets” in the subject line to [...]
Angel City Chorale (ACC) will celebrate its first two decades in song with special reunion concerts on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, at 7 p.m. One lucky Culture Spot LA reader can win a pair of tickets. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of date and “ACC tickets” in the subject line.
The Angel [...]
A Miles Davis alumni band led by bassist Marcus Miller, with Herbie Hancock on piano and synthesizers and Wayne Shorter on soprano and tenor saxophones, brought their first-hand knowledge and experience to Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 26 in an extraordinary, fresh portrayal of this visionary music. Phenomenal energy and virtuosity from drummer Vinnie [...]
On April 17, pianist András Schiff continued his survey of Bach’s complete solo keyboard works at Walt Disney Concert Hall with a performance of the Six French Suites and the French Overture.
Schiff’s program was singular in its organization – so singular, in fact, that the audience was unsure whether to applaud after the end of [...]
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is offering Culture Spot readers discount tickets for its Sunday, April 21, concert featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The Grammy-nominated St. Lawrence String Quartet performs the first of Beethoven’s late string quartets, String Quartet No. 12, Opus 127, for the Society’s Beethoven: the Late Great celebration.
Sunday, April 21, [...]
One of the pressing tasks of a modern opera company is to figure out how to put younger fannies into their seats as the Geritol generation gradually fades away. In the case of LA Opera, they can’t fail to notice that their elephantine competitor for entertainment dollars across town, Hollywood, has done pretty well attracting [...]
Later this week the West Regional NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. But March Madness came early to downtown LA when the young Chinese phenom Yuja Wang made her solo recital debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night.
Wang presented a very ambitious program of works befitting [...]