Jacaranda’s latest concert highlighted by 4handLA’s piano rendition of “The Rite of Spring”
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Jacaranda’s latest concert highlighted by 4handLA’s piano rendition of “The Rite of Spring”

The folks at “Jacaranda, Music on the Edge” are on a bit of a roll.  The seats at Santa Monica’s First Presbyterian Church (AKA “First Preb”) were almost all full and the crowd was enthusiastic.  The program, billed as “Thresholds:  The Scandals of 1912-13″ was chock-a-block with works from the Second Viennese School; however, in … Continue reading

Salonen, Philharmonia bring a vivid “Wozzeck” to Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Salonen, Philharmonia bring a vivid “Wozzeck” to Walt Disney Concert Hall

Esa-Pekka Salonen is certainly among the most popular of classical musicians world-wide, but here in Southern California, it’s on a slightly different level.  You’d expect the current Conductor Laureate and former Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to have a strong following among the locals, and sure enough, he got a loud and prolonged … Continue reading