Burt Hara wins LA Phil Associate Principal Clarinet chair
Appointments / Auditions & Appointments / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Burt Hara wins LA Phil Associate Principal Clarinet chair

The first time the Los Angeles Philharmonic held auditions to fill its Associate Principal Clarinet chair, no one was hired.  During the past week, they tried again, and this time it looks like they  made an offer — and it’s a doozy.  No official word from the orchestra, but according to numerous sources, Burt Hara, … Continue reading

Catching up with the LA Phil:  trying to fill empty chairs
Appointments / Auditions & Appointments / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Catching up with the LA Phil: trying to fill empty chairs

It’s been an unexpectedly unruly past two weeks for yours truly.  I squeezed in a few concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, but unfortunately didn’t have any capacity to do much of anything else, including write, until now. Time for me to start catching up.  Before we get into my views of the performances, let’s … Continue reading

RIP Lorin Levee, LA Phil Principal Clarinet
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

RIP Lorin Levee, LA Phil Principal Clarinet

According to KUSC’s Twitter feed, Lorin Levee, Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has passed away.  He was 61 years old.  The information was retweeted by the LA Phil, so I’m guessing that the sad news is accurate.  Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. No additional details, andthe orchestra has … Continue reading