Lev Mamuya - December 12, 2023

The piano and percussion ensemble is mesmerizing in back-to-back concerts at a hip venue.

Richard S. Ginell - December 12, 2023

The LA Phil makes a great case for including the “Blumine” movement in this warhorse symphony.

Lev Mamuya - December 12, 2023

The new-music group counts 15 composers among its members, enough to justify building a season around their works.

David Bratman - December 5, 2023

The founder of L.A. new-music group Wild Up leads a spirited concert of Americana, including Jeff Midkiff’s Mandolin Concerto.

Richard S. Ginell - December 5, 2023

The LA Phil features Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Karawane and Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.

Lev Mamuya - December 5, 2023

The contemporary ensemble brings in composers from diverse backgrounds and practices, which creates its own challenges.

Jim Farber - December 5, 2023

Etienne Gara’s ensemble is one of several young groups in L.A. that are shaking up formats and programing in a welcome way.

Janos Gereben - December 5, 2023

The young professionals in the program take swings at big roles, with consistently exciting results.

Lisa Hirsch - December 5, 2023

Errollyn Wallen’s new opera, given its American premiere by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, extends Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Andrew Gilbert - December 4, 2023

The veteran player continues to tap into the unique variety that the Bay Area jazz scene has to offer.