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 - January 23, 2023

At USC’s Keck School of Medicine, a multidisciplinary clinic works to treat neurological conditions that afflict instrumentalists.

Jim Farber - January 19, 2023

The composer leads a thoroughly reworked version of his opera with the original soloists and the LA Phil.

Jim Farber - December 6, 2022

The classical music observations in Todd Field’s movie are vivid and layered, making it a must-see for fans.

Jim Farber - November 22, 2022

After more than two years of forced isolation, performance touring is back on the calendar.

Jim Farber - November 21, 2022

Great singing can’t rescue this drab revival.

Jim Farber - November 20, 2022

Pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque premiere a psychedelic new work at Disney Hall, in collaboration with soprano Barbara Hannigan.

Jim Farber - October 24, 2022

Peter Knell and Stephanie Fleischmann’s brooding new opera portrays the Soviet side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Jim Farber - October 18, 2022

In his recital at The Wallis, the pianist/composer was oddly uncommunicative.

Jim Farber - September 23, 2022

The first recital in Piano Spheres’ new season is all about the interplay of acoustic and electronic sounds.

Jim Farber - August 8, 2022

This year, musicians, staff, and orchestra managers are overstretched and facing high-risk contract negotiations.