Classical Music and Opera

LA Opera’s RING-a-THON on #LAOatHome

July 25, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

LA Opera’s RING-a-THON on #LAOatHome Streaming LIVE on Facebook and at (available for on-demand listening after) July 25, 2020    8 am PDT: Das Rheingold     11 am PDT: Die Walküre    3 pm PDT: Siegfried    7 pm PDT: Götterdämmerung 

Violins of Hope: Niv Ashkenazi releases a CD in advance of 2021 concerts and exhibits

May 25, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

On Violins of Hope (Albany Records), violinist Niv Ashkenazi and pianist Matthew Graybil perform a variety of short works for violin and piano by such composers as Ernst Bloch, Maurice Ravel, John Williams (“Theme from Schindler’s List”) and Sharon Farber, as well as Jewish composers who were affected in some way by the Holocaust. Ashkenazi, […]

CD Review: Manfred Honeck Conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky and Leshnoff

May 20, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

We at Culture Spot are always thrilled to get a new release from Reference Recordings of Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 is no exception. One thing we’ve come to expect from Honeck and the PSO is an exciting interpretation and performance of whatever work […]

CD Review: Composer Mark Abel’s ‘The Cave of Wondrous Voice’

May 13, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Cave of Wondrous Voice, the latest recording featuring new works by composer Mark Abel, is itself a wondrous creation. It features a variety of chamber music pieces in a traditional style but with a contemporary sound. The Delos CD includes three chamber works, two for clarinet, including Intuition’s Dance for clarinet and piano and […]

POP presents ‘The Magic Flute’ watch party

May 5, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. PST, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents an interactive watch party for a rebroadcast of POP’s 2019 critically acclaimed season opening production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute(#SuperFlute), set in classic video games from the early 1990s. The “super” production transports Papageno, Tamino and the gang to the land of video games resembling Mario Bros. and Zelda with […]

Long Beach Opera daily live shows

May 5, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Long Beach Opera has launched a series of daily live shows that include performances, conversations and interviews featuring a diverse array of LBO artists.  The series continues with baritone Andy Wilkowske (May 5 at 4 p.m.) who was in the 2018 production of The Invention of Morel, Suzan Hanson (May 6 at 4 p.m.) who has appeared […]

The LA Phil at Home

April 27, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

At Home With Esa-PekkaBuilding on the success of At Home With Gustavo, the LA Phil, KUSC (Los Angeles), and KDFC (San Francisco) are launching the new series At Home With… featuring the LA Phil’s closest friends and collaborators.  From Tuesday, April 28, to Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m., listen to Esa-Pekka Salonen interviewed by […]

Arts and Culture Go Online

April 2, 2020 | By | Category: Books and Lectures, Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events

While you can’t visit your favorite venues for live performances right now, check out their websites for online programming. You can enjoy opera in your sweats! The Broad Stage is offering poetry hour, music mornings and more: Pacific Opera Project is scheduling an opera a day on their YouTube Channel and will have an […]

Enjoy the Cliburn at Home

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

CLIBURN WATCH PARTY Wednesdays & Saturdays – times to vary (to be announced each week, along with artists) @thecliburn Facebook (reposted after at and YouTube/thecliburn) Relive some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in a global watch party. Twice a week, we’ll host a Facebook premiere of a full recital or piano quintet from Cliburn Competitions […]

At Home With Gustavo on KUSC

April 1, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall have been cancelled through May 10. But you can still watch and listen at: Gustavo Dudamel will be doing a special radio program from his home called At Home With Gustavo. Tune in Tuesday through Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. to hear Dudamel’s broadcast […]