Los Angeles

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

Janos Gereben - March 13, 2023

Musicians both real-life and fictional played starring roles in several of this year’s nominated films.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 13, 2023

As she makes a West Coast swing with her solo Bach recital, the violinist talks about sustaining a career, taking risks, and Instagram.

Tom Jacobs - March 10, 2023

Tapping into Los Angeles’ thriving small-theater scene might be the perfect way for classical musicians to reach a wider audience.

Richard S. Ginell - March 8, 2023

Chamber-scored morsels of the composer’s operas and the early string quartet Arcadiana highlight the program.

Chrysanthe Tan - March 7, 2023

The famous 19th-century mezzo Pauline García Viardot wrote this work for her children and vocal students, and it still holds up today.

Jim Farber - March 7, 2023

Mahler’s Third Symphony is an endurance test for any conductor, but at 86, Mehta is up for the challenge.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 7, 2023

The pianist is an extraordinary musician, but part of that stems from his unique outlook, which has facets that are political and philosophical.

Tom Jacobs - March 6, 2023

In Fragments, the acclaimed cellist asks audiences to abandon preconceived notions about contemporary compositions and concert culture.

Jim Farber - February 28, 2023

In a major recital for LA Opera, the tenor sings three world premieres dealing directly with being proudly gay.

Tom Jacobs - February 28, 2023

The orchestra salutes architect Frank Gehry in its just-announced new season.