The Music Center embraces outreach on a grand scale

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Dudamel heading out

Gustavo Dudamel has announced that he will leave Los Angeles and the LA Phil to take over the New York Philharmonic in 2026, starting a five-year contract there. This is no huge surprise, considering that NY Phil’s head honcha, Deborah Borda, used to helm our own “big orch”, and was part of the team that … Read more

Vocal guide: What’s up at the LA Phil in 2022-23

Breakdown of classical vocal events in the coming LA Phil season

SFCV’s readers heap praise on SoCal artists

In just a few years, San Francisco Classical Voice has proven itself one of the best sources of arts news on the West Coast, and their annual Audience Choice Awards give readers in the Bay Area and in SoCal a chance to point to what (and who) they love most. This year’s Los Angeles area … Read more

With a single award, the GRAMMYs just honored a whole lotta people in the Southland

The LA Phil, LA Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, LA Children’s Chorus and National Children’s Chorus are having a very exciting night.

Up in the sky

Opera maverick and nouveau “moon man” Yuval Sharon brings Andrew Norman‘s opera, A Trip to the Moon, to life with the LA Phil this weekend. One project of several that bring Sharon in for very creative collaboration, the Phil is pairing Norman’s new and intriguing dramatic work with one of classical music’s most celestial faves: … Read more

LA Phil loses a VP to Boston

While the LA Phil is still in the wake of longtime Executive Director Deborah Borda‘s September departure for New York, the organization is losing another one of its leaders to Boston-based National Public Radio show, From the Top with Christiopher O’Riley.  The award-winning show will install Gretchen Nielsen as their first Executive Director, replacing the departing co-founders … Read more

Twelve hours of new

After last year’s impressive success with their inaugural new music marathon, LA Phil is again offering a twelve-hour stretch of contemporary wonders, with “Noon to Midnight” in Downtown LA.  Pop-up performances, food trucks, a chance to wander Disney Hall, music al fresco, and so much variety that there truly will be something for everyone.  Whether … Read more

The original “fake news” becomes unique opera

Does opera have to be on a stage?  In a hall?  Or, as the iconoclasts at The Industry have proven repeatedly, can it thrive in our urban environment, on the streets and in any space that will open for it? Director Yuval Sharon. working with LA Phil, is resurrecting the classic Orson Welles radio work, War of … Read more

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