Los Angeles

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

Jim Farber - August 21, 2017

The lauded film derives much of its power from an intricate tapestry of music, sound, and effects.

Jim Farber - April 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic explores the phenomenon that is contemporary Icelandic music.

Janos Gereben - March 15, 2017

The L.A. Philharmonic executive director surprises two arts communities; plans to start in September.

Jim Farber - March 13, 2017

Long Beach Opera’s The Perfect American examines the life of the visionary animator.

Jim Farber - February 28, 2017

New music may be suddenly hip but keeping an arts nonprofit afloat is still challenging.

Jim Farber - February 16, 2017

Where will the expanding universe of emerging artists and presenters find the support they need?

Janos Gereben - January 9, 2017

A new album of music from the innovative opera will allow listeners to create their own Hopscotch experience.

Jim Farber - November 7, 2016

Phelim McDermott, the wizard behind the 2007 English National Opera production of Satyagraha, comes through again with a spectacular staging of a brilliant but difficult show.

Jim Farber - November 1, 2016

Artist in residence Matthew Aucoin created and conducted a new pastiche score for F.W. Murnau’s classic film that was surprisingly moving.

Jim Farber - October 20, 2016

It’s hard to come to grips with the new opera presented by L.A. Opera, which may be part of the point.