Jim Farber - August 21, 2023

It’s a night without showiness or theatricality, just accomplished music-making.

Richard S. Ginell - August 21, 2023

The experienced conductor leads the LA Phil in an all-French program with vigor and ease.

Rebecca Wishnia - August 15, 2023

There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about this new music, but Cabrillo first-timers Gabriela Ortiz and Dan Caputo stand out.

Janos Gereben - August 8, 2023

A collection of duets from Handel and Verdi to Kevin Puts showcases the young artists in substantial roles.

David Bratman - August 8, 2023

Proving that contemporary composition isn’t unapproachable, the “Chamber Music Now” concert has dancing, comedy, and lots of good music.

Richard S. Ginell - August 8, 2023

Two virtuosic percussion concertos and Carlos Simon’s vital Tales – A Folklore Symphony lead a successful first weekend.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 8, 2023

At the Hollywood Bowl, with live accompaniment from the LA Phil and LA Master Chorale, the film has even more impact.

Steven Winn - August 1, 2023

Nobody performs Bach’s masterpiece with as much fervor, dedication, and musical brilliance as this group.

David Bratman - August 1, 2023

Forgoing the thornier styles of modernist composition, the festival came up with a delightful and intriguing set list.

Nicholas Jones - August 1, 2023

A musically satisfying performance lacks dramatic coherence in West Edge Opera’s production.