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 - 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.

Jim Farber - November 28, 2023

Derrick Wang’s funny, sharply observed one-act pairs well with Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury.

Jim Farber - November 21, 2023

The Los Angeles Master Chorale premieres Billy Childs’s rhapsodic ode to his mother.

Jim Farber - November 15, 2023

Nina C. Young, Koh’s neighbor, composed Traces for her, and it’s the highlight of a concert conducted by Jeffrey Kahane.

Jim Farber - November 7, 2023

The collaborative work involves L.A.’s recent poet laureate, composer Sarah Hennies, and a women’s whistling group.

Jim Farber - November 6, 2023

As amazing as the opera’s score and libretto are, the production has drawn raves for Kazan’s designs in particular.

Jim Farber - October 31, 2023

LA Opera presents the 1935 film with live orchestral accompaniment at a vintage movie palace.

Jim Farber - October 24, 2023

The production’s superior direction by newcomer Rob Ashford makes Rossini’s much-performed opera buffa shine.

Jim Farber - October 17, 2023

The music is pure expansiveness in this mythologically themed concert titled “Heaven + Earth.”

Jim Farber - October 10, 2023

The post-pandemic world has been hard on these underfunded organizations. How will they hang on?