Los Angeles

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

Victoria Looseleaf - February 28, 2023

SFCV chats with the conductor and pianist, who takes the stage with his former ensemble to solo in a new concerto by his son Gabriel.

Jim Farber - February 27, 2023

The music of Billy Childs, Gabriella Smith, and Steven Mackey interprets the threat to California’s oldest living things.

Tom Jacobs - February 27, 2023

Music Director James Conlon devises a citywide celebration of the composer ahead of LA Opera’s production of Pelléas and Mélisande.

Josef Woodard - February 21, 2023

The company realizes Jack Perla’s one-act An American Dream in vivid detail.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 21, 2023

The Soraya brings to fruition a trilogy of works celebrating native California trees that are now threatened by climate change.

Jim Farber - February 21, 2023

The Pasadena Playhouse offers a glimmering revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical about art and artists.

Molly Colin - February 20, 2023

Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice, a 1969 piece very different from his up-tempo jazz standards, gets two performances in L.A. this month.

Tom Jacobs - February 20, 2023

Music Director James Conlon’s signature initiative branches out next season to include a production of William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A.

Richard S. Ginell - February 13, 2023

The brilliant pianist has been on a tear performing the composer’s four concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Richard S. Ginell - February 13, 2023

The Chilean tenor saxophonist leads a pair of pleasantly experimental sets on a stage reconfigured for the occasion.