Los Angeles

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

Chrysanthe Tan - January 9, 2024

The L.A. new-music group looks back on its history in a busy birthday concert at Monk Space.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 8, 2024

To demonstrate community resilience, Jacques Heim’s daredevil dance troupe Diavolo takes The Soraya’s stage.

Tom Jacobs - January 8, 2024

Christopher Nolan’s latest film examines the line between beauty and terror in both its story and soundtrack.

Jeff Kaliss - January 3, 2024

Three lawyers and a judge walk into a nightclub … and do a set of American Songbook classics.

Richard S. Ginell - December 19, 2023

Under Zubin Mehta’s genial direction, the orchestra plays the “Pastoral” and “Eroica” Symphonies to near perfection.

Jim Farber - December 19, 2023

The pianist/composer’s Natural Machines blurs the lines between art and technology in a harmonious way.

SFCV Editors - December 19, 2023

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of music that was released this year.

Richard S. Ginell - December 18, 2023

The legendary vocal quartet says farewell in a swinging retrospective set at Disney Hall, billed as the group’s final concert.

Victoria Looseleaf - December 18, 2023

The principal player opens up about performing under pressure and the tools musicians shouldn’t use to cope.

Lev Mamuya - December 12, 2023

The piano and percussion ensemble is mesmerizing in back-to-back concerts at a hip venue.