Artist Spotlights

Victoria Looseleaf - December 11, 2023

Ahead of New Year’s Eve concerts at Disney Hall, the chanteuse talks about her history with the band and what the future has in store.

Tom Jacobs - December 11, 2023

Schick’s career at the forefront of contemporary classical music has been defined by major journeys, notably along the California coast.

Tom Jacobs - November 28, 2023

Ahead of her California performances this week, the soprano chats about how she connects with a song — and an audience.

Emily Wilson - November 20, 2023

The orchestra’s principal horn player will retire in December, and he plans to write historical fiction with his time off, among other pursuits.

Iris Kwok - November 14, 2023

Ahead of his return to SF Opera, the former Adler Fellow and now international star chats about gaining confidence and singing from the heart.

Victoria Looseleaf - November 14, 2023

The composer/pianist’s third commission for the Los Angeles Master Chorale isn’t the only project he’s been working on.

Jim Farber - November 6, 2023

As amazing as the opera’s score and libretto are, the production has drawn raves for Kazan’s designs in particular.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 28, 2023

Ray has long been one of Los Angeles’ go-to contemporary musicians, and she delights in any piece that stretches her as a performer.

Lily O'Brien - October 28, 2023

Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the setting for Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera — and where Raven grew up.

Iris Kwok - October 23, 2023

In California for concerts this month, Chan speaks about her path to the podium and the challenges faced by women conductors.