CKDH on KXLU:  I’ll be co-hosting this Monday’s opera show from 9-10pm, giving broadcast premiere of Anne LeBaron work
FYI / Music News & Info: Classical / Southwest Chamber Music

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

Anne LeBaron’s latest gem out-sparkles the rest at final LA International New Music Festival concert
All Reviews / Music News & Info: Classical / Reviews 2012/2013 / Southwest Chamber Music

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

The LA Master Chorale to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with impressive 2013/2014 season
Los Angeles Master Chorale / Music News & Info: Classical

The LA Master Chorale to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with impressive 2013/2014 season

I was very happy to see this very promising information show up in my inbox this afternoon: The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced their 2013/2014 season, a year which celebrates a pair of anniversaries: 50 years since it’s founding by the legendary Roger Wagner as one of the Los Angeles Music Center’s resident companies. 10 … Continue reading

Excellent again:  LA Master Chorale shines in Bach’s St. John Passion
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Excellent again: LA Master Chorale shines in Bach’s St. John Passion

I don’t remember the last time I heard the Los Angeles Master Chorale have a less-than-impressive performance, let alone a bad day.  It’s had to happen; the group is only human, after all. The Master Chorale  has a long and distinguished history, but ever since Grant Gershon took over as Music Director in 2001, its … Continue reading

Yummilicious:  Jonathan Gold sets the table for LACO’s musical sampler
All Reviews / Food / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Music News & Info: Classical / Reviews 2011/2012

Yummilicious: Jonathan Gold sets the table for LACO’s musical sampler

The good folks at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra have no qualms about taking non-standard approaches to building concert programs.  Case in point:  their annual “Westside Connections” series of three events curated by Margaret Batjer, LACO concertmaster, attempting to link music to the designated topic-of-the-year.  This year’s edition looks for links between music and food.  Each concert invites a different … Continue reading