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  • Carrying Bernstein’s baton

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 4, 2016 | 11:11 am

    The multitalented Hershey Felder estimates that he has personified Leonard Bernstein some 600 times in “Maestro,” and, he jokes, “I am actually beginning to know my lines.”

    Audiences will be able to check on Felder’s claim when “Maestro” opens Aug. 10 at the Wallis Annenberg...

  • A new ‘Magic’ for Mozart’s opera

    By Rick Schultz

    November 20, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    Opera director Barrie Kosky didn’t like Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” when he first saw it at age 10. Mozart’s Singspiel — a genre of opera characterized by spoken dialogue, along with singing — was a big hit in 1791, and the composer himself goofed around on stage during some of the...

  • Up-and-comer Dudamel takes on the Israel Philharmonic

    November 20, 2008 | 1:34 am

    Los Angeles Philharmonic music-director-designate Gustavo Dudamel is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Nov. 24, but not as might be expected. He will lead the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as it celebrates the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth and the 60th anniversary...
  • Music scholar calls tunes for Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

    October 23, 2008 | 12:37 am

    In 2003, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra was engulfed by a managerial crisis that threatened its existence. That was when Leon Botstein, a music scholar, conductor and president of Bard College in New York, stepped in.

    "I didn't save the orchestra," he said, though it didn't hurt...

  • Conversations at the Keyboard

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Not long before Leonard Bernstein died, in 1988, the ebullient conductor and composer approached pianist Jeffrey Siegel backstage at Lincoln Center. His business was urgent. He wanted to discuss Siegel's "keyboard conversations," concerts with commentary pioneered by Siegel and based...