Los Angeles

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

Tom Jacobs - July 11, 2022

The star conductor says she draws on all her training, from studying jazz to speaking six languages, when preparing a performance.

Peter Feher - July 6, 2022

A synoptic survey of the composer’s chamber works begins July 14.

Peter Feher - June 28, 2022

The chorus is planning an international tour and a varied season.

CJ Ru - June 27, 2022

The robust chorus and a venue not designed for a small original-instruments orchestra created persistent balance problems in Bach’s B Minor Mass.

Peter Feher - June 21, 2022

Big premieres and interesting collaborations highlight a remarkably varied season.

Richard S. Ginell - June 21, 2022

A lot has changed since the company premiered the work in 2019, including a Pulitzer Prize for Anthony Davis’s score.

Andrew Gilbert - June 20, 2022

The pandemic accelerated a trend that had been brewing for some time: Many major players are now based on the West Coast.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 16, 2022

The conductor, who’s led the orchestra for more than three decades, shares his secrets for a long-lasting musical relationship.

Jim Farber - June 14, 2022

The dancers and musicians of the American Modern Opera Company know how to have fun while still crafting serious performances.

Peter Feher - June 14, 2022

You’ll be seeing some of these singers on the LAO stage soon.