Los Angeles

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

Victoria Looseleaf - February 23, 2024

The L.A. company is presenting “ACB Jazz” in an underground performance space and bringing in two comedians as well.

Yoshi Kato - February 21, 2024

Musicians are expanding the Gershwin favorite to represent a more diverse understanding of America.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 20, 2024

LA Opera is staging Highway 1, USA in a new production by Kaneza Schaal, with James Conlon conducting.

Josef Woodard - February 20, 2024

The recently appointed Berlin Philharmonic principal delivers as advertised in a recital for Camerata Pacifica.

Tom Jacobs - February 20, 2024

The monthly series presented by Brightwork newmusic is going bold with its upcoming concerts.

Richard S. Ginell - February 13, 2024

The composer leads a masterful program that pairs his own work with music by Maurice Ravel.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 13, 2024

The late choreographer’s masterwork is as vital as ever in a performance by African dancers.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 12, 2024

The Compañía Nacional de Danza arrives in L.A. with a blend of classical, contemporary, and mambo.

Richard S. Ginell - February 12, 2024

It’s an upgrade over the HBO film, though the opera has few traces of the singer or Nirvana’s music.

Tamzin Elliott - February 6, 2024

In the aftermath of the pandemic, Long Beach Opera’s latest production envisions healing and transformation.