Los Angeles

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

Josef Woodard - January 31, 2023

In a rock-solid performance by the Ensemble intercontemporain, a new musical score does everything that the 1924 film could not even imagine.

Jim Farber - January 31, 2023

The opera’s latest revision, unveiled by Adams, the LA Phil, and the original cast, makes a strong case for the work.

Richard S. Ginell - January 31, 2023

Calm, peaceful works by the Ukrainian composer contrast with the Sturm und Drang of Mozart’s D-Minor Piano Concerto at The Soraya.

Josef Woodard - January 27, 2023

Orchestra and music director were united in splendid interpretations of Beethoven and Mussorgsky/Ravel.

Richard S. Ginell - January 24, 2023

Resurrected by determined advocates like Cox, William Levi Dawson’s symphony is definitely repertory-worthy.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 24, 2023

Britten’s chamber opera is brilliantly performed by students in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 23, 2023

SFCV chats with a leading figure in new music, who wraps up his tenure with the famed Ensemble intercontemporain this season.

Jim Farber - January 23, 2023

At USC’s Keck School of Medicine, a multidisciplinary clinic works to treat neurological conditions that afflict instrumentalists.

Tamzin Elliott - January 20, 2023

A memorial concert for the experimental composer shows his genius at making us aware of how we listen and how that connects us to one another.

Jim Farber - January 19, 2023

The composer leads a thoroughly reworked version of his opera with the original soloists and the LA Phil.