Los Angeles

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

Josef Woodard - July 11, 2023

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

Victoria Looseleaf - July 10, 2023

The conductor will be working with the 150-plus students at the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles National Festival this month.

Michael Zwiebach - July 5, 2023

L.A.’s new-music supergroup makes a splash in D.C.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 27, 2023

The ensemble’s Summer of Paris Festival sets French impressionism in the environs of L.A.’s historic Doheny Mansion.

Jim Farber - June 27, 2023

A surprising number of A-list composers write for this small-budget group whose concerts are always intriguing.

Michael Zwiebach - June 20, 2023

The Nimoy may be small, but this “reimagined” movie theater will be hosting some big acts in the coming season.

Josef Woodard - June 20, 2023

The mezzo-soprano is affecting in everything from Argentine art song to Broadway.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 20, 2023

The performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts highlight the perseverance and determination of a people and their culture.

Josef Woodard - June 13, 2023

As directed by Rhiannon Giddens, the festival explores improvisation and cross-cultural connections at the expense of European modernism.

Chrysanthe Tan - June 13, 2023

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra backs the Master Chorale and guest vocalists in music by Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.