June marks LGBT Pride month, and in recognition of that I will post 30 days of music by gay and lesbian, mostly American, composers. In some instances, you can hear the unique struggle of identity within these works, and in some circumstances, these voices are clear and concise, and in others ambiguous and enigmatic. 403 more words
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I found this online the other day, a review I wrote for the L.A. Times in 1992 of Andre Previn conducting the L.A. Phil. The common remembrance is that Previn resigned as music director suddenly in 1989 and never again conducted the orchestra, but, in fact, he did, several times. 568 more words
“El Sistema” was created 40 years ago in Venezuela to help foster social change by building youth orchestras among disadvantaged children. It has grown into a musical movement, counting among its graduates Gustavo Dudamel, the charismatic Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 151 more words
Review: Dessay dazzles in L.A. Philharmonic Baroque program. Orange County Register. April 12, 2015.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The contract for Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel has been extended through the 2021-22 season, the philharmonic association board announced Friday. 81 more words