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  • David Newman brings ‘Star Trek’ to the Bowl

    By Rick Schultz

    June 2, 2016 | 2:03 pm

    Not many people can claim the kind of Trekkie credibility that composer-conductor David Newman can. As a studio violinist, Newman played on the soundtrack of the half-century-old franchise’s first movie, 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” based on the popular 1960s TV series.

  • Alexander Treger conducts inaugural season finale of youth orchestra

    By Rick Schultz

    April 20, 2016 | 2:17 pm

    Reflecting on his long and distinguished career as a conductor, educator and violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alexander Treger homed in on the importance of role models. For Treger, just mentioning the late, great Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, who was the music...

  • Pianist Inon Barnatan to bewitch audience with one of Mozart’s greatest concertos

    By Rick Schultz

    August 13, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    Soloists such as Van Cliburn and, more recently, Lang Lang, made their mark on the world’s stage at a relatively young age. But such careers often hit a plateau or, worse, suffer burnout. Other artists, like the 35-year-old Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan, grow more gradually....

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s musical Shabbat

    By Susan Freudenheim

    December 10, 2013 | 4:21 pm

    If Disney Hall has competition for beautiful acoustics in a magnificent setting, it is Wilshire Boulevard Temple. 

    For the Shabbat evening service on Dec. 6, some 70 extraordinary musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic squeezed onto an extended bimah in the great sanctuary,...

  • Semyon Bychkov on Bruckner

    November 13, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    If anyone can lay claim to the moniker “citizen of the world,” it is Semyon Bychkov. Born in Russia, the conductor, who leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic starting Nov. 15, now boasts U.S. citizenship, but lives in Paris with his wife, pianist Marielle Labèque, among other places...

  • ‘Fluid Infinities’ displays architecture in motion at the Hollywood Bowl

    August 28, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    If you were to assume that Jacques Heim, the bold and much-praised founder of the Diavolo Dance Theater was a choreographer, no one would blame you. Diavolo is, after all, a dance company, and Heim, a roguish Frenchman who talks quickly and passionately about his art, seems to...

  • ‘Hebrew Melodies’ all in the Shaham family

    By Rick Schultz

    February 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Gil Shaham does his most eloquent speaking with his violin, but as a recent interview by phone from his home in New York revealed, he’s not a bad singer either. 

    Over the course of an hour, Shaham rendered in a soft baritone voice memorable snippets from Prokofiev’s Violin...

  • ‘Woven Words’ Celebrates Lutoslawski

    November 21, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Music historians will remember Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994) as one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century. The Los Angeles Philharmonic remembers him as a partner, an artistic collaborator and a regular part of the orchestra’s programming.  

    More than that, though,...

  • Neighborhood Music School hits 100

    October 11, 2012 | 11:34 am

    While the Emmy Awards were under way at downtown’s Nokia Theatre on Sept. 23, a very different — but no less emotional — celebration of the arts took place less than half an hour away in the leafy residential community of San Marino.

    Approximately 50 people gathered during a...

  • Slatkin's last stand at the Bowl?

    By Rick Schultz

    June 13, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Maybe it was his heart attack during a concert in Rotterdam in 2009, or perhaps it’s just a matter of aging, but conductor Leonard Slatkin, a venerable fixture with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for many years, is now thinking about summer as vacation time.

  • 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...
  • Slatkin Leads L.A. Phil on a Melodious Adventure

    By David Mermelstein

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Although most music lovers don't realize it, a number of prominent conductors were born in Los Angeles. Lorin Maazel, music director of the New York Philharmonic, is an L.A. native, and so is Michael Tilson Thomas, who leads the San Francisco Symphony. And if we're not too technical...