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Victoria Looseleaf

Victoria Looseleaf is an award-winning international arts journalist who covers dance, music, theater and the visual arts. Publications she has contributed to include the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and KCET Artbound. Her feminist novella in verse, Isn’t It Rich? is being adapted for the stage, and her children’s/coffee table book, Russ & Iggy’s Art Alphabet, will soon be published by Red Sky Presents. In addition, Looseleaf co-founded the online magazine ArtNowLA.

Articles by this Author

Upcoming Concert
December 14, 2020

The early music orchestra will handle Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and Élizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre in music from early in their careers.

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December 8, 2020
A massive undertaking for the university choir, Richard Danielpour’s score sings of compassion and forgiveness.
Streaming Review
November 17, 2020

The only surviving opera by Joseph Bologne has staying power in LA Opera’s production.

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Upcoming Concert
November 10, 2020

On Nov. 16, three violinists straddle the worlds of Baroque and folk music and share research about Black musicians at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

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Upcoming Concert
October 23, 2020

Transcending the challenges, the award-winning chorus premieres a film with a powerful message and new music by Andrea Ramsey.

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Feature Article
October 19, 2020

LA Chamber Orchestra’s artistic advisor is making connections with his adventurous new-music ensemble.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 6, 2020

The orchestra served up dramatically different soundscapes in the first two episodes, ranging from somber and brooding to upbeat and festive.

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Artist Spotlight
September 25, 2020

The Los Angeles piano duo swept the 2020 Audience Choice Awards. Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff fill us in on their latest projects.

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Artist Spotlight
September 14, 2020

Her new album features new music from American immigrant composers from around the globe. The piano virtuoso talks about her selections and how they reflect the moment.

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Feature Article
July 31, 2020

With so many amateur and student musicians missing their in-person lessons, the demand for web-based learning is greater than ever.

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Feature Article
July 21, 2020

This summer’s online festival offers its courses, master classes, symposium, and keynote addresses to a broader audience than ever.

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Artist Spotlight
July 20, 2020

Honoring military vets and front-line COVID-19 responders, the film is an artistic leap for the noted choreographer/director.

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Feature Article
May 30, 2020

We take an inside look at three of the unsung heroes of contemporary opera.

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Artist Spotlight
May 18, 2020

The “modern-day Diaghilev” talks about her role bringing groundbreaking works to the stage.

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May 14, 2020
Though anticipated, the news carries severe financial effects and is salt in the wounds of L.A. music lovers.
CD Review
April 17, 2020

The London Symphony Orchestra and Heath Quartet provide supple support on a new CD from Decca.

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CD Review
March 27, 2020

The new disc from the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge offers restorative music by Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, and James MacMillan.

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Artist Spotlight
March 12, 2020

The adventurous outgoing artistic director of Long Beach Opera discusses his new production of Peter Maxwell Davies’s opera, and looks back over his 23 seasons with the company.

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Feature Article
March 3, 2020

In an ambitious programming move, the orchestra hosts all kinds of guest artists in a festival devoted to themes of social justice.

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Opera Review
February 25, 2020

An inevitable, last-minute staging decision distracts from an otherwise sublime production.

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