It’s a night without showiness or theatricality, just accomplished music-making.
The experienced conductor leads the LA Phil in an all-French program with vigor and ease.
There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about this new music, but Cabrillo first-timers Gabriela Ortiz and Dan Caputo stand out.
A collection of duets from Handel and Verdi to Kevin Puts showcases the young artists in substantial roles.
Proving that contemporary composition isn’t unapproachable, the “Chamber Music Now” concert has dancing, comedy, and lots of good music.
Two virtuosic percussion concertos and Carlos Simon’s vital Tales – A Folklore Symphony lead a successful first weekend.
At the Hollywood Bowl, with live accompaniment from the LA Phil and LA Master Chorale, the film has even more impact.
Nobody performs Bach’s masterpiece with as much fervor, dedication, and musical brilliance as this group.
Forgoing the thornier styles of modernist composition, the festival came up with a delightful and intriguing set list.
A musically satisfying performance lacks dramatic coherence in West Edge Opera’s production.