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5 Highlights From 'Björk With Orchestra'

Not surprisingly, Björk fans went berserk when the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced earlier this year a one-night only concert headlined by the Icelandic singer-songwriter at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 597 more words

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'Bjork Digital' Virtual-Reality Art Exhibition Arrives in Downtown L.A.

Björk is in Manhattan for the time being, but her avatar showed up in Los Angeles Friday as a surprise guest at a press confab to preview “Björk Digital,” a virtual-reality art exhibition that’s having its west coast premiere in downtown L.A. 1,076 more words

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Review: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sigur Ros perform music from Iceland

The Iceland Cometh to the Los Angeles Philharmonic these days, specifically in the form of what would seem an unlikely Reykjavík Festival, a wide ranging exploration of the contemporary music scene in the Nordic capital running April 1 to June 4. 797 more words

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KPCC: 'What does a concert sound like to the orchestra?'

Interesting radio segment by Gideon Brower on KPCC today on what orchestral musicians themselves hear during a concert. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic were interviewed as well a certain music critic you know and love. 8 more words

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Sigur Rós induce goosebumps with their emotive performance at the Greek Theatre Berkeley

Photos by James Nagel // Written by Mike Frash //

Sigur Rós //
The Greek Theatre – U.C. Berkeley
April 8th, 2017 //

The slow-burning, epic grandeur of Sigur Rós was on full display in Berkeley last Saturday night as the Icelandic group made its Bay Area fans feel a massive range of emotions, from meditative moments to outright joyousness. 271 more words

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Salonen & Sibelius at Disney Hall

Gordon and I stopped at Kendall’s for our soup and wine before going to Disney Hall last night. It was packed; we couldn’t even find a place at the bar. 623 more words

Gustavo Dudamel Documentary From Ted Braun In The Works

EXCLUSIVE: Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is the subject of Ted Braun’s upcoming untitled documentary film. It will follow the Venezuela native in his home country where he interacts with El Sistema, the musical system that developed his skills and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra as they go on a three-city European tour of the Beethoven Cycle, as well as his ongoing leadership of the LA Phil. 194 more words

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