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 Daily Variety, the Copley Newspapers and News Service, and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (Media News).

Articles By This Author

Jim Farber - June 6, 2023

Pianist Evren Ozel, violist Jordan Bak, and violinist Geneva Lewis give an impressive recital in an unusual configuration.

Jim Farber - June 6, 2023

The multitalented composer and performer is aiming at a festival that ignores musical boundaries and questions standard narratives.

Jim Farber - May 31, 2023

The orchestra caps a remarkable 10-day run with premieres from composers Ellen Reid and Gabriella Smith.

Jim Farber - May 16, 2023

Russell Thomas, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, and Igor Golovatenko make powerful impressions in a well-staged production.

Jim Farber - May 2, 2023

Emma O’Halloran’s techno-tinged music clothes the drama perfectly in tales of Dublin’s downtrodden.

Jim Farber - May 2, 2023

From audience behavior and revenue to questions of repertoire and representation, arts leaders have a lot on their plates currently.

Jim Farber - April 18, 2023

Concerts from Jacaranda and the Hear Now Festival show a broad spectrum of musical possibilities.

Jim Farber - April 4, 2023

The local premiere of Reich/Richter highlights a concert celebrating the 86-year-old composer’s long productivity.

Jim Farber - March 18, 2023

The LA Phil’s latest new-music concert brought pieces delayed by or composed during the shutdown.

Jim Farber - March 7, 2023

Mahler’s Third Symphony is an endurance test for any conductor, but at 86, Mehta is up for the challenge.