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  • Composer makes new music to honor mentors, friends

    By Rick Schultz

    April 23, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    As a baby boomer, composer Russell Steinberg has lived long enough to see admired mentors and friends pass away. Instead of falling into a deep funk, however, Steinberg decided the best way to honor those who inspired him was to take his composing career, begun when he was 10 years...

  • Calendar: April 26 to May 2

    By Laura Donney

    April 23, 2014 | 10:31 am

    SAT | APR 26


    It’s the world premiere of the composer’s new piece, “Cosmic Dust.” Steinberg, who received a doctorate in music from Harvard, currently serves as artistic director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra and is winner of an ASCAPLUS Award and Gold...

  • Classical Musicians’ Volume Decreases

    By Beverly Gray

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The conductor raises his baton. On cue, 73 young musicians launch into a heartfelt rendition of "Sabbath Fantasies," a piece that weaves together snatches of Jewish liturgy and folk tunes.

    This is the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO), a 6-year-old ensemble sponsored by Stephen S....