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This is one summer when local classical music lovers — and this means you — may want to skip the usual out-of-town cultural expeditions, avoid the hassles of air and car travel, and simply take advantage of the listening bounty that awaits...
L.A. added two new million-dollar-a-year executives to the ranks of its top-paid arts leaders during 2011, although two existing members of the seven-person club had to get by with less than they'd made in 2010. Increases for Music Center President...
Tags: J. Paul Getty Trust, Music, Arts, Museums, Concerts
With one opera (Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco”) wrapping up its 2013 season in September, Chicago Opera Theater has announced its schedule for 2014. Once again, general director Andreas Mitisek is venturing off the beaten track to...
James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, will pay tribute to the late conductor Colin Davis in a pair of concerts this month at the Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris. Davis had been scheduled to conduct the concerts, but the renowned...
Tags: France, Music, Paris (France), Radio, Entertainment
Los Angeles Opera is receiving $4.3 million in new gifts for its young-artists program. The money is coming from the Colburn Foundation and Eugene and Marilyn Stein, the company announced Thursday. The young-artists program began in 2006 and is known as...
Tags: Fine Artists, Artists, Arts and Culture
The Britten year in Los Angeles has begun with a bang. This weekend, you can hear Britten in Walt Disney Concert Hall, at Jacaranda in Santa Monica -- and most of all, in the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall where the ever-on-the-move sparkplug James...
Tags: Music, Entertainment
Ravinia Festival music director James Conlon has extended his contract as music director of the Los Angeles Opera through the 2017-18 season, the company has announced. By that time the conductor will have been with the company for 11 seasons, a period...
The Ravinia Festival has announced the remainder of its programming for the 2013 summer season. The schedule comprises more than 120 classical, popular, jazz and dance events, presented almost nightly from June 6 to Sept. 15 at Ravinia Park in Highland...
Inevitably, our tastes change as we grow older. Most of the pop songs that once served as anthems are now exercises in nostalgia, calling up happy ghosts rather than anything new and urgent. The dense romantic adventure novel that we swore by in our teens...
There’s no shortage of drama in the Wagner opera “The Flying Dutchman,” a ghostly love story that opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday. But the opening night drama came backstage about 12 minutes before the curtain was to...
Tags: Music, Toronto (Canada), Entertainment, Arts and Culture, Canada
James Conlon is a born and bred New Yorker but sunny Los Angeles apparently agrees with him. The 62-year-old conductor has renewed his contract with the Los Angeles Opera for five more years, and will remain music director at least through the end of the...
Ever wonder what longhairs listen to when they let their hair down? Once upon a time, when conductors were regarded as remote intellectual titans, no one would have thought to ask. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, once described...
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