Los Angeles

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

Jim Farber - November 15, 2023

Nina C. Young, Koh’s neighbor, composed Traces for her, and it’s the highlight of a concert conducted by Jeffrey Kahane.

Tamzin Elliott - November 15, 2023

The 90-year-old composer appears in likely his last tour, a collaboration with German video artist Lillevan.

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.

Tom Jacobs - November 14, 2023

Meet a boutique organization that specializes in the full-throated choral music of opera.

Lev Mamuya - November 10, 2023

Omar Offendum’s storytelling, rapping, and singing weave together past and present in a closely observed whole.

Jim Farber - November 7, 2023

The collaborative work involves L.A.’s recent poet laureate, composer Sarah Hennies, and a women’s whistling group.

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.

Richard S. Ginell - November 5, 2023

The conductor-composer’s Tiu celebrates the 20th anniversary of Disney Hall in a concert that also features violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Nicholas Jones - October 31, 2023

Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien, dubbed Music to Accompany a Departure in this production, is radically reconfigured.

Jim Farber - October 31, 2023

LA Opera presents the 1935 film with live orchestral accompaniment at a vintage movie palace.