Jim Farber wrote his first classical music review in 1982 for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Since then, he has been a feature writer and critic of classical music, opera, theater, and fine art for The Daily Variety, the Copley Newspapers and News Service, and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (Media News).
Articles by this Author
The Los Angeles Philharmonic does another deep dive into contemporary American music with its “Minimalist Jukebox” festival.More "Whatever Happened to Minimalism? Past and Present Merge at the L.A. Philharmonic" »
The famous psychological horror story reimagined as an oratorio by teenagers at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts.More "Letter From L.A.: Inspired Kids Compose a Monster Oratorio" »
It’s been a long road, but Frank Zappa’s magnum opus has finally been reconstructed and is given a semistaged production, complete with video, this week at Disney Hall.More "Letter From L.A.: The Philharmonic Checks In, 200 Motels" »
For 16 years, Los Angeles sweated over the creation of glorious, glamourous Walt Disney Concert Hall. Then it opened and the city celebrated. Ten years later, the celebrations continue.More "Letter From L.A.: The Making of a Cultural Landmark, Walt Disney Hall" »
The last time Dawn Upshaw appeared at the Ojai Music Festival was in June of 2006. Five years later, and now a cancer survivor, the renowned soprano will reprise her performance there. Here, she talks with SFCV about what makes the Festival unique, teaching at Bard college, and an exciting new collaboration with Peter Sellars.More »
Dawn Upshaw and Peter Sellars are collaborating to produce a unique festival that will come to Berkeley, as well. Sellars and Artistic Director Thomas Morris give SFCV the skinny.More "Ojai Music Festival: A Contemporary Music Lover’s Rite of Spring" »