Music

Review: LA Opera’s Carmen

November 26, 2008

Chiaroscuro in LA Opera’s Carmen Through a study in contrasts, LA Opera’s humanistic Carmen encompassed at once the passion, frailty, and psychological vulnerability of Georges Bizet’s tragedy. The unique set and color scheme, a soothing sea of pastels (as opposed to the standard…

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Review- Inventiveness Reigns with Camerata Pacifica

November 21, 2008

Inventiveness reigns at Camerata Pacifica “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” -John Cage- Innovation proved the theme of the night at Tuesday’s concert comprised of Ian Wilson’s Heft, for Flute and…

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This week in Los Angeles Nov. 14th-16th

November 11, 2008

52nd Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) – Western Regional Finals Saturday, Nov 15. 1:00p.m. Tickets $29 each at www.usctickets.com Or call 213.740.4672. Bovard Auditorium. University of Southern California. 3551 Trousdale Pkwy,Los Angeles, CA 90089. (213) 740.4211  The Metropolitan National Council Auditions unearths raw…

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During an economic downturn is Art a luxury or a necessity?

November 11, 2008

By Leticia Marie Sanchez   “When I get a little money, I buy books;  And if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”         ~ Desiderius Erasmus ~  The Los Angeles Times reports that the troubles of the Pasadena Symphony, Opera…

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Introduction to Wagner’s “The Ring” November 8

October 29, 2008

 A touch of Fantasy.. A touch of Myth and Magic.. An experience you’ll never forget! In conjunction with LA Opera and Hispanics for LA Opera, Dr. Sherwin Sloan, Chairman of the Southern California Wagner Society, will give a lecture on…

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In the News: Mozart Discovery

September 18, 2008

Original Mozart Music Discovered in Nantes, France Staff of a Library in Nantes, France discovered the draft of an unknown original piece by Mozart. According to Ulrich Lesinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, the handwriting…

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Review: Camerata Pacifica’s September concert

September 18, 2008

In his groundbreaking 1872 work The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music, Friedrich Nietzsche connects musical structures with two ancient deities, Apollo and Dionysus. The Apollonian and Dionysian framework allude to Apollo, the fair-haired Greek and Roman god of…

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This Week in Los Angeles: Camerata Pacifica

September 14, 2008

Camerata Pacifica, a wonderfully talented chamber music ensemble opens the 2008/2009 Season: Tues. Sept. 16, 8 p.m. The Huntington Library, San Marino Thurs. Sept. 18, 8 p.m. Zipper Hall, Los Angeles Bach Suite Nº2 in B Minor, BWV 1067Haydn Piano…

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Jazz Bakery: Kalil Wilson, Monday September 15th

September 14, 2008

Kalil Wilson Monday Sept 15th 8:00 & 9:30 P.M Shows Jazz Bakery. 3233 Helms Avenue. Los Angeles, CA, 90034 www.jazzbakery.com Reservations: 310.271.9039

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La Scala Comes to Beverly Hills, Thursday August 21

August 19, 2008

A film of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Thursday August 21, 7:30 P.M Laemmle Music Hall. 9306 Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills. 90211 310.274.6869. www.laemmle.com

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