NewMusicUSA invests in our local musicians

One of the nation’s biggest proponents of new classical music runs many helpful programs to help composers and presenters of new stuff in our field. They have also, however, developed a reputation over the years for being highly biased toward NYC-based recipients. Whether or not that reputation is deserved, it’s nice to have an excuse … Read more

Dance, opera and seascape: “Beyond the Waterfront” in San Pedro

by Vivian Buentiempo-Johnson, Lister Reviewer Few things are as inviting as sitting by the water on a cool summer’s evening. You might even call it a siren’s call. In this instance, the siren was Linda Grimes, representing the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District. She reached out to others in the constellation of representatives from the … Read more

Bernstein, dance opera and great big ships coming in June

  In an unusual pairing, LA’s own Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre joins forces with LA Opera in June, to offer a dancing, singing tribute to the great Leonard Bernstein in his centenary year.  But they’re not stopping at mere collaboration:  they’re bring the historic “tall ships” at San Pedro Harbor into the action, with the … Read more

Taking LA’s new music scene into a bright future

Composer group’s new pilot project feeds on existing and rekindled enthusiasm. An invited steering committee of about forty artists met in Pasadena on Saturday 10/29, in the first of what will hopefully be a string of open, visionary discussions hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Composers Forum (ACF-LA).  This event is the … Read more

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