Los Angeles

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

Victoria Looseleaf - October 30, 2023

The choreographer reimagines Rudyard Kipling’s characters in a world that’s been thrown into chaos by rising sea levels.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 30, 2023

Composer Fahad Siadat stages his oratorio-like version of a 12th-century Sufi epic at L.A.’s First Congregational Church.

Tom Jacobs - October 30, 2023

The ambitious experiment led by the SF Symphony, LA Phil, and San Diego Symphony will highlight the work of more than 140 composers.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 28, 2023

Ray has long been one of Los Angeles’ go-to contemporary musicians, and she delights in any piece that stretches her as a performer.

Lev Mamuya - October 28, 2023

In his CAP UCLA show with the Attacca Quartet, Kahane anatomizes his year away from the seductions and perils of the online world.

Jim Farber - October 24, 2023

The production’s superior direction by newcomer Rob Ashford makes Rossini’s much-performed opera buffa shine.

Aimée Ts'ao - October 24, 2023

Having performed Mowgli onstage as a boy, Khan is now revisiting the story in Jungle Book reimagined.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 21, 2023

The Finnish violinist talks about collaborating with composers, taking up conducting, and his country’s musical culture.

Jim Farber - October 17, 2023

The music is pure expansiveness in this mythologically themed concert titled “Heaven + Earth.”

Richard S. Ginell - October 17, 2023

The conductor burnishes her resume with strong performances of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jessie Montgomery.