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 - October 11, 2021

The gala event is filled with star wattage and a delayed world premiere.

Jim Farber - September 21, 2021

The music of Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz weaves a thread through a COVID-postponed anniversary season.

Jim Farber - September 14, 2021

As performances return, musicians have to be prepared for the stresses of the job. Here’s how they do it.

Jim Farber - August 16, 2021

The company links song cycles by Arnold Schoenberg and Kate Soper.

Jim Farber - July 19, 2021

Trying to shake the pandemic and its performance restrictions is anything but straightforward.

Jim Farber - May 24, 2021

The return to live performances is happening, but there is still uncertainty about what will be allowed, and how soon. We talk to NY Phil’s Deborah Borda, SF Sym’s Mark Hanson, and The Wallis’s Paul Crewes to get their thoughts.

Jim Farber - May 17, 2021

The orchestra’s live performance in front of 4,000 essential workers was an emotional and artistic thrill.

Jim Farber - April 5, 2021

As California relaxes restrictions on indoor gathering, arts administrators work to set schedules and procedures for live performances.

Jim Farber - March 15, 2021

Orchestra musicians are largely freelancers, and their situation is taking a toll on them.

Jim Farber - December 9, 2020

The San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra unveil the next generation of online programming.