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 - 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.

Jim Farber - October 20, 2020

The first night of Mainly Mozart’s five-concert orchestra festival attracts a drive-in audience of over 1000.

Jim Farber - September 19, 2020

Refurbishing an old Volkswagen bus, the musicians realize an old American dream.

Jim Farber - September 14, 2020

The San Diego festival has found a safe, socially distanced way to give concerts, and a paying audience responds.

Jim Farber - August 18, 2020

As orchestras return to the stage and recording studio it’s far from business as usual.