Los Angeles

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

Victoria Looseleaf - August 8, 2023

The young music director discusses stepping in to lead major orchestras at the last minute, his history with the LA Phil, and how to listen sensitively.

Tom Jacobs - August 7, 2023

The creative and cutting-edge Santa Monica concert series will be shuttering in February 2024.

Richard S. Ginell - August 1, 2023

A lineup of stellar guests celebrates the legendary musician’s 90th birthday.

Richard S. Ginell - July 31, 2023

The violinist introduces Hollywood Bowl audiences to a piece written for her.

Michael Zwiebach - July 25, 2023

The Phil and its music director sure know how to pick ’em.

Jim Farber - July 25, 2023

The Hollywood Bowl hosts a production of the complete ballet on a night that also offers Mexican music.

Tom Jacobs - July 25, 2023

The acclaimed concertmaster, who’s in La Jolla this month and next for SummerFest, talks about balancing her orchestral and chamber roles.

Jim Farber - July 18, 2023

Jazz, however, requires more freedom than Gustavo Dudamel is willing to grant in this performance at the Bowl.

Richard S. Ginell - July 18, 2023

As he prepares to leave L.A. for New York, the star conductor demonstrates his ability to grow.

Josef Woodard - July 11, 2023

Composer Jessie Montgomery’s yearning, pandemic-influenced work occupies a vast orchestral canvas.