Jim Farber

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

Jim Farber - September 23, 2022

The first recital in Piano Spheres’ new season is all about the interplay of acoustic and electronic sounds.

Jim Farber - August 8, 2022

This year, musicians, staff, and orchestra managers are overstretched and facing high-risk contract negotiations.

Jim Farber - July 19, 2022

Myth meets metaverse, and Yuval Sharon meets Gustavo Dudamel, in the LA Phil’s performance of Act 3 of Wagner’s opera.

Jim Farber - June 14, 2022

The dancers and musicians of the American Modern Opera Company know how to have fun while still crafting serious performances.

Jim Farber - May 2, 2022

Your local symphony knows all about you. Is that a good thing? Opinions differ greatly.

Jim Farber - April 25, 2022

The LA Phil’s mini-festival introduces good music without attempting to find a through-line.

Jim Farber - March 20, 2022

Today's music archivists face serious challenges, and cloud storage may not be the answer.

Jim Farber - February 8, 2022

The Asian American theater company remounts its production of the Sondheim musical this month.

Jim Farber - February 7, 2022

Thomas Wilkins will conduct young musicians from the LA Phil’s youth orchestra program in a pregame performance.

Jim Farber - January 13, 2022

How the adventurous and determined are navigating the financial burdens of COVID.