Los Angeles

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

Jim Farber - September 21, 2021

The music of Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz weaves a thread through a COVID-postponed anniversary season.

Josef Woodard - September 21, 2021

Despite the homecoming theme, the limelight was on six emerging composers for this year’s welcome return to a live festival.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 20, 2021

The company opens its season with a new production of Verdi’s flawed masterpiece.

Tom Jacobs - September 20, 2021

The new-music fest celebrates its 10th anniversary online with seven concerts featuring fresh compositions and Hear Now’s first commission.

Jim Farber - September 14, 2021

As performances return, musicians have to be prepared for the stresses of the job. Here’s how they do it.

Peter Feher - September 14, 2021

The company is also bringing in a new resident conductor to replace Grant Gershon, who is stepping down.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 14, 2021

The pioneering conductor and indefatigable impresario talks about Muse/ique, her stint with Jessye Norman, and a new Nat King Cole project.

Catherine Womack - September 14, 2021

The bass-baritone created a spiritual space without dogma in a Monday Evening Concerts performance.

Josef Woodard - September 14, 2021

The West Coast premiere of Anthony Davis’s Restless Mourning highlights a chamber concert of memorial pieces.

Tom Jacobs - September 13, 2021

The composer speaks about the music he’s chosen for the festival weekend — mostly other composers’ works.