CK Dexter Haven to host pre-concert chat with Peter Oundjian for this Sunday’s LACO concert
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CK Dexter Haven to host pre-concert chat with Peter Oundjian for this Sunday’s LACO concert

I am very happy and honored to announce that the good folks at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra have invited me to host the pre-game show, er, the pre-concert discussion with guest conductor Peter Oundjian this coming Sunday evening, October 15 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  We’ll be on stage 6:00 to 6:30pm chatting about the … Continue reading

Music critic Tim Mangan gets laid off, quick notes from Ojai, and an anniversary
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Music critic Tim Mangan gets laid off, quick notes from Ojai, and an anniversary

Hello, everyone.  If you’re shocked that I’ve actually published something three days in a row, join the club. I realize that I’ve not been publishing at the rate I have in the past.  I’m working on changing that.  It’s not that I haven’t been writing; I have.  It’s just hasn’t made it here to All is … Continue reading

Classical music concert etiquette redux (updated)
FYI / Los Angeles Master Chorale / Music News & Info: Classical

Classical music concert etiquette redux (updated)

Timothy Mangan, renowned classical music critic and friend of All is Yar, recently published a piece in the Orange County Register titled “Concert etiquette baffling?  Here’s a hand.”  It does a splendid job demystifying and explaining the classical music and opera attendance experience for newbies and veterans alike.  The two biggest topics he covers:  appropriate dress and … Continue reading

Lesley Leighton and I celebrate Paul Salamunovich 6-8pm tonight on KXLU radio
FYI / Los Angeles Master Chorale / Music News & Info: Classical

Lesley Leighton and I celebrate Paul Salamunovich 6-8pm tonight on KXLU radio

For the past couple of months, Mystic Pete — KXLU radio personality, friend of All is Yar, and all-around man about town — has been trying to get me to back on the air at KXLU.  For various reasons, I hadn’t been able to make it work on my end; however, when we all learned of the sad … Continue reading

Ex Post Facto
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Ex Post Facto

As you may have noticed, I’ve been on hiatus — an unexpected and unintended hiatus.  I’ll spare you the details; sometimes life just gets in the way.  It’s a shame because I’ve missed the chance to comment on all sorts of noteworthy things (e.g. the Minnesota Orchestra’s continued perils, Vasily Petrenko‘s rather unfortunate comments about … Continue reading

CKDH on KXLU:  I’ll be co-hosting this Monday’s opera show from 9-10pm, giving broadcast premiere of Anne LeBaron work
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CKDH on KXLU: I’ll be co-hosting this Monday’s opera show from 9-10pm, giving broadcast premiere of Anne LeBaron work

When I was in college, I helped to resurrect the school’s defunct radio station and eventually became the station’s Music Director.  It was the hardest I’d ever worked in my life — and the most fun I’d ever had too.  I spent countless hours at the station, on air and off:  studying, sleeping, listening to … Continue reading

Please excuse the mess
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Please excuse the mess

As you may have noticed, posts during June have slowed down. That’s because the All is Yar IT Department (that’s me) has been co-opting time and energy from the All is Yar Editorial Department (still me) to develop the first design refresh of this website in two years. Unfortunately, like many remodeling projects, this one … Continue reading