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 - 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.

Jim Farber - March 3, 2024

Monday Evening Concerts is the city’s longest-running new-music series, but many similar efforts in L.A. share the same family tree.

Jim Farber - January 30, 2024

The music of composers Leilehua Lanzilotti and inti figgis-vizueta is featured in an outdoor setting.

Jim Farber - January 23, 2024

Spectacularly cast and flawlessly performed, the show is bound to leave any Wagnerite at Disney Hall begging for another Ring installment.

Jim Farber - January 21, 2024

The pianist, who’s known for her advocacy of underrepresented composers, gives commanding performances of modern classics as well.

Jim Farber - December 19, 2023

The pianist/composer’s Natural Machines blurs the lines between art and technology in a harmonious way.

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.