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Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil rehearsal

Friends of the LA Phil get invited to rehearsals as thanks for our donations so I went to the Hollywood Bowl this morning to hear the Phil prepare for tonight’s concert. 314 more words

Samuel Barber — String Quartet, Op. 11

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


Los Angeles Phil May 28, 2015 Concert

Gordon and I went to Kendall’s for soup and wine before the LA Phil concert and our spot was taken! Two women were in my spot! 316 more words

Previn: 1992

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

Classical Music

New Music from Bryce Dessner

Getting commissioned to write a percussion piece to be paired with your mentor David Lang’s the so-called laws of nature is a pretty impressive vote of confidence. 167 more words

New Music


“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

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