“The Space In-Between the Notes” — spending Britten’s 100th birthday with James Conlon (Part 2 of 4: The Morning with the Children)
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“The Space In-Between the Notes” — spending Britten’s 100th birthday with James Conlon (Part 2 of 4: The Morning with the Children)

[This is the second of my four-part story, “The Space In-Between the Notes,” of me and photographer Brandise Danesewich spending Benjamin Britten’s 100th Birthday – Nov 22, 2013 – with conductor James Conlon as he rehearsed and conducted two separate community concerts in different parts of Southern California.  “Part One:  A Prelude,” is HERE.] 9:55am … Continue reading

The most notorious 4 minutes & 33 seconds of — er, well, “music” — ever:  Cage stories from the pros
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical / Southwest Chamber Music

The most notorious 4 minutes & 33 seconds of — er, well, “music” — ever: Cage stories from the pros

I am going to go out a relatively short limb and say that John Cage’s 4’33” is the most famous — even infamous — work in 20th-Century classical music despite the fact that only a few musicians have actually played — or “played” (said while making air quotes with fingers) — it. The three-movement work comes with … Continue reading

Anne LeBaron’s latest gem out-sparkles the rest at final LA International New Music Festival concert
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Anne LeBaron’s latest gem out-sparkles the rest at final LA International New Music Festival concert

In an ideal world, I would have been able to see all four concerts that formed the “LA International New Music Festival 2013” presented by Southwest Chamber Music; alas, life often gets in the way.  Thankfully, after multiple thwarted attempts to make my way out to The Colburn School for the festival, I was able … Continue reading