Los Angeles

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

Richard S. Ginell - March 21, 2023

The great trumpeter and his E-Collective group finally play a concert that was scheduled for three years ago.

Jim Farber - March 18, 2023

The LA Phil’s latest new-music concert brought pieces delayed by or composed during the shutdown.

Richard S. Ginell - March 14, 2023

For different reasons, Ancient Voices of Children and Symphonie fantastique challenged the conventions of their times.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 14, 2023

A multimedia performance and conversation at the Ebell Club honors the memory of the great dancer, who died in 2018.

Janos Gereben - March 13, 2023

Musicians both real-life and fictional played starring roles in several of this year’s nominated films.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 13, 2023

As she makes a West Coast swing with her solo Bach recital, the violinist talks about sustaining a career, taking risks, and Instagram.

Tom Jacobs - March 10, 2023

Tapping into Los Angeles’ thriving small-theater scene might be the perfect way for classical musicians to reach a wider audience.

Richard S. Ginell - March 8, 2023

Chamber-scored morsels of the composer’s operas and the early string quartet Arcadiana highlight the program.

Chrysanthe Tan - March 7, 2023

The famous 19th-century mezzo Pauline García Viardot wrote this work for her children and vocal students, and it still holds up today.

Jim Farber - March 7, 2023

Mahler’s Third Symphony is an endurance test for any conductor, but at 86, Mehta is up for the challenge.