Los Angeles

SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the Los Angeles area.

Lev Mamuya - June 17, 2024

Played simultaneously on a rotating turntable, the double production invites speculation on power relations and much more.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 17, 2024

The annual week of concerts and workshops led by the Resonance Collective offers singers the opportunity to experiment.

Jim Farber - June 16, 2024

Music Director Mitsuko Uchida uses her Mozart chops to program a festival that, as usual, is wonderfully out of the ordinary.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 11, 2024

In the director’s latest opus, a vintage W.E.B. Du Bois story and a classic Baroque opera collide. Here’s why they go together.

Lev Mamuya - June 11, 2024

Beth Morrison Projects commissioned 14 composers to work on this operatic setting of Marie Howe’s book of poems about womanhood.

Tom Jacobs - June 10, 2024

The upcoming year at the performing arts center on the Cal State Northridge campus promises a little bit of everything.

Jim Farber - June 4, 2024

Kate Soper’s “philosophy-opera” gets an outstanding production from director James Darrah and Long Beach Opera.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 3, 2024

With “Shifting Ground,” a commissioning and recording project, Kenney is approaching Baroque music as the start of something contemporary.

Tom Jacobs - June 1, 2024

Brett Mitchell’s inaugural season as music director is the next chapter in the orchestra’s nearly century-long history.

Richard S. Ginell - May 29, 2024

Montero offers a brilliant improvised encore, in addition to a Mozart concerto, on this program that also includes a new work by Nina Shekhar.