Los Angeles

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

Jim Farber - October 24, 2022

Peter Knell and Stephanie Fleischmann’s brooding new opera portrays the Soviet side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Lou Fancher - October 24, 2022

The South African group with a worldwide following shares a message of hope on its U.S. tour.

Michael Zwiebach - October 18, 2022

The always adventurous company headed by James Darrah goes from leading edge to bleeding edge.

Jim Farber - October 18, 2022

In his recital at The Wallis, the pianist/composer was oddly uncommunicative.

Tom Jacobs - October 16, 2022

The classic film turns 50 this year, and a screening with live orchestra comes to Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Oct. 29.

Richard S. Ginell - October 16, 2022

The acclaimed music director surprised the classical world when she stepped away from her position with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Richard S. Ginell - October 11, 2022

The Pan-American Music Initiative gives the orchestra the chance to revisit some recent pieces, like Gabriela Ortiz’s dazzling violin concerto.

After making an unprecedented investment in online content, will arts groups simply return to “normal” live performances?

Lily O'Brien - October 10, 2022

Jocelyn Hagen’s Renaissance-inspired composition is a contemporary favorite, and Pacific Chorale opens its season with the multimedia work.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 10, 2022

The choreographer’s latest piece, The Look of Love, draws on songs and feelings that everyone knows.