Frank Gehry’s sketches for “Don Giovanni” at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Architecture / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Frank Gehry’s sketches for “Don Giovanni” at Walt Disney Concert Hall

My guesses on what we’re looking at: The big sketch in the middle has got to be the stage with various characters (I count 5 on the stage).  Behind and above them are two more figures, whom I think are some combination of Giovanni, the Commendatore, and/or the conductor. On the bottom right is likely … Continue reading

Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical / New York / Travel

Lincoln Center “Great Performers” 2012-2013 season announced

New York’s Lincoln Center has announced the line-up for their “Great Performers” series in the coming 2012-2013 season.  Their press release (available HERE) leads by mentioning a visit by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, specifically highlighting the New York premiere of John Adams’ oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary in a staged … Continue reading

Los Angeles Opera / Music News & Info: Classical

Official holder of an LA Opera “tweet seat”

Earlier today, I received notice from the folks at Los Angeles Opera that I’ve been given one of their “tweet seats.”   Not sure what that means?  Here’s  how they described it on their online application: We are looking for a few awesome people who are active in social media to attend the final dress … Continue reading

Promotions and additions in the LA Phil viola section
Appointments / Auditions & Appointments / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Promotions and additions in the LA Phil viola section

In case you haven’t been paying close attention to the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s roster (and who does, really?), the orchestra’s Assistant Principal Viola chair that had been vacant since the beginning of the 2011/2012 winter season is now filled.  Ben Ullery, a former Minnesota Orchestra player who joined the LA Phil viola section just last … Continue reading

Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Quick thoughts on the 2012 Hollywood Bowl Season

It’s that fun time of year, a time full of hopes, dreams, and possibilities.   Yes, I’m talking about 2012/2013 Season Announcement, um, season. Lisa Hirsch has been tracking rumors and reality for a few weeks on her blog, Iron Tongue of Midnight; up until now, it’s been limited to opera companies. The Los Angeles Philharmonic … Continue reading

Automotive / Las Vegas / Travel

Unexpected delight & disappointment: 2012 North American International Auto Show and 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

I know everyone is anxious to talk about the big “Mahler Project” that the Los Angeles Philharmonic is putting on, but before I do this, I must digress.  While music is a huge interest of mine — certainly the biggest one that applies to this blog —  I have many others as evidenced on the menu … Continue reading