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Baroque at Disney Hall

Gordon and I spent a remarkably civilized evening at Disney Hall last night listening to Baroque music. The first half of the the program consisted of three pieces by Bach: the Orchestral Suite no. 358 more words

Coal ash & breaker boys

Earlier this month, when the Los Angeles Master Chorale presented the West Coast premiere of Anthracite Fields, Julia Wolfe’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio about coal mining, it was the sort of performance that leaves you stunned, riveted to your seat—until you leap to your feet to applaud. 763 more words

Child Injured When Homeless Man Tries Grabbing Him Outside Disney Concert Hall In Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  A child was injured when an adult man tried to grab him outside the Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, police said. 139 more words


Bach and Mendelssohn at the Los Angeles Phil

Gordon and I went to Disney Hall to hear Dudumel conduct Mendelssohn’s Overture for Harmoniemusik, Bach’s violin Concertos No. 1 and 2, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 225 more words

Visual Appeal, Downtown Edge in Bill T. Jones "Story/Time"

by Steven Woodruff

Watching Bill T. Jones and his company performing “Story/Time” at the Long Beach Carpenter Center I was reminded not how much modern dance has changed but how it still looks like old experiments by Cunningham and the Judson era dance pioneers.  668 more words

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Beethoven's First & Second at Disney Hall

Gordon and I went to our final concert of the Immortal Beethoven Festival–the First and Second Symphonies. They also threw in two “Romances”, violin concertos, that I’d never heard of before. 236 more words