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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

Opera Review
March 6, 2018

The L.A. Philharmonic's production of Andrew Norman's opera for children is a joy.

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Chamber Music Review
February 27, 2018

The L.A.-based, Messiaen-loving presenter is expert in the art of curation.

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Chamber Music Review
February 26, 2018

A lack of information leaves the audience in the dark.

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Feature Article
February 24, 2018

Composer Andrew Norman, conductor Teddy Abrams, and director Yuval Sharon are planning A Trip to the Moon.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 24, 2018

Two generations of composers, separated by 50 years, share a concert in L.A.

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Chamber Music Review
February 20, 2018

The composer joins forces with students and faculty from CalArts.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 10, 2018

The Cello Concerto was one of three Salonen concertos on display in L.A. this weekend.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 5, 2018

The creators of this big production avoid the issues.

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Chamber Music Review
January 30, 2018

The young ensemble is breaking new ground musically and culturally in Los Angeles.

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Musical Theater Review
January 25, 2018

The beauty of Baroque opera and its most distinctive star are enlisted to help heal a king.

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Chamber Music Review
January 12, 2018

Your first challenge is finding it, but that’s kind of the point, pilgrim.

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Chamber Music Review
December 10, 2017

The scaled-down song cycle is inspired by stories from Lydia Davis.

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Feature Article
December 4, 2017

If you’re interested in composing for movies, TV, video games, or anywhere else, it’s no longer enough to fill up a page with notes.

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Modern Classical Review
November 21, 2017

Some clear winners emerged from the 21-concert music fest, along with some also-ran entrants.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 14, 2017

Martian invasion threatens L.A. Philharmonic concert!

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Opera Review
November 13, 2017

L.A. Opera and Beth Morrison Projects explore the intricacies of Ingmar Bergman’s film in an opera by Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib.

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Choral Review
October 31, 2017

A mostly somber Día de los Muertos program casts the limelight on choral works by Latin American composers.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 23, 2017

The CDMX Festival ended on a serious, new music note, with composers who are part of an international community of explorers.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 17, 2017

In the second installment of the Ciudad de la Mexico Festival, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil celebrate a “Noche de Cine.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 17, 2017

Gustavo Dudamel’s CDMX: Music from Mexico City enchants with big ideas and small details.

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