NY steals back Borda

It’s been a dramatic week for the arts and humanities across the country, of course, and for all the calls to action, you may somehow have missed the news that LA Phil’s intrepid prez/CEO, Deborah Borda, will soon leave SoCal to return to her post with the NY Philharmonic.  This isn’t entirely a surprise, of … Read more

Two new seasons announced for 2017-18

We’re deferring to arts blogger compatriot CK Dexter Haven today: his All is Yar blog (which should be on your regular reading list) covers two recent announcements we hadn’t gotten to yet: LA Opera announces rest of 2017/18 season LA Chamber Orchestra announces 2017/18 season You might also want to check out this recent article: More about LA Opera: … Read more

Music critic available… (sigh)

Yet another music critic has been laid off, and his absence will have a direct effect on quality arts reporting in Southern California.  Unfortunately, the Orange County Register informed resident critic Timothy Mangan of the decision on Friday, just as he was headed to LA Opera to cover La Bohéme with Gustavo Dudamel at the helm. According … Read more

Thoughts untweeted: LA Opera, ‘Ghosts of Versailles’

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is a big place.  So big, in fact, that it’s sometimes hard to chase an Internet connection while we’re there.  (Most people, luckily, don’t have to worry about this — just the faithful few in the “tweet seats”. And the people running the show, of course.) As connectivity problems at last evening’s … Read more

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