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 - July 2, 2024

Though small-scale, the NHSQ’s summer festivals fill a large hole in Los Angeles’ cultural life.

Jim Farber - June 16, 2024

Music Director Mitsuko Uchida uses her Mozart chops to program a festival that, as usual, is wonderfully out of the ordinary.

Jim Farber - June 4, 2024

Kate Soper’s “philosophy-opera” gets an outstanding production from director James Darrah and Long Beach Opera.

Jim Farber - May 28, 2024

The piano duo plays music to accompany the visual antics of Man Ray and René Clair.

Jim Farber - May 21, 2024

Anchored by James Conlon’s masterful conducting and a world-class cast, this production has everything.

Jim Farber - April 30, 2024

The closing concert highlights composers at every career stage, from an undergraduate student to a 95-year-old master.

Jim Farber - April 23, 2024

In a concert powered by Derrick Skye’s fascinating Prisms, Cycles, Leaps 3, LACO bids farewell to a longtime venue.

Jim Farber - April 9, 2024

The production, seen in San Francisco last season, seems uninspired at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Jim Farber - March 18, 2024

A recently published string quartet by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and music by Walter Arlen make strong impressions.

Jim Farber - March 5, 2024

Come for the virtuosic dazzle but stay for the deep musical connection the violinist shares with accompanist John Novacek.