An in-depth conversation with Thomas W. Morris, Artistic Director of the Ojai Music Festival
Interviews / Music News & Info: Classical / Other classical music concerts and recitals (in So Cal and beyond)

An in-depth conversation with Thomas W. Morris, Artistic Director of the Ojai Music Festival

Good news, Ojai Music Festival fans:  your year-long wait for the next iteration of this wonderfully wacky artistic experience is finally over.  Today marks the beginning of the 67th edition of this venerable Southern California homage to adventurous music.  This year’s Music Director is Mark Morris (yes, the choreographer) — at first blush, a seemingly  unlikely choice, … Continue reading

Questions and Answers with Harry Christophers, Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society
Interviews / Music News & Info: Classical

Questions and Answers with Harry Christophers, Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society

The New York Philharmonic is frequently called the country’s oldest orchestra . . . but it isn’t the country’s oldest continuously operating performing arts organization.  The Handel and Haydn Society, Boston’s period instrument orchestra and chorus, was founded in 1815 — beating out the NY Phil by almost 30 years.  Just to put that into … Continue reading

A leisurely chat with cellist Daniel Rothmuller (part 2 of 2): the LA Phil’s former Associate Principal shares his stories, opinions, and post-retirement plans
Interviews / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

A leisurely chat with cellist Daniel Rothmuller (part 2 of 2): the LA Phil’s former Associate Principal shares his stories, opinions, and post-retirement plans

Continuing the interview with Daniel Rothmuller, recently retired Associate Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: In the first part of the interview (HERE), Mr. Rothmuller and I chatted about his influences as a newcomer to the LA Phil, as well as stories and opinions about various conductors – especially Carlo Maria Giulini – and … Continue reading

A leisurely chat with cellist Daniel Rothmuller (part 1 of 2):  the LA Phil’s former Associate Principal shares his stories, opinions, and post-retirement plans
Interviews / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

A leisurely chat with cellist Daniel Rothmuller (part 1 of 2): the LA Phil’s former Associate Principal shares his stories, opinions, and post-retirement plans

If you’ve followed the Los Angeles Philharmonic at all during the past 40+ years, you’ve undoubtably seen Daniel Rothmuller.  He’s a tough guy to miss. In concerts, not only did his role of Associate Principal Cello put him at the front of the stage, he had the habit of being the only gentleman to liven-up … Continue reading