Category Archives: LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

Lang Lang: Feel the Love

By Victoria Looseleaf He’s got both his groupies and garden-variety fans – as well as the whole world (or most of it, in any case) – in his precious hands: those hands that plunk out everything from Mozart, Rachmaninoff and … Continue reading

Posted in BACH, Beethoven, CHOPIN, GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, LANG LANG, LIBERACE, LISZT, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, MARK ZUCKERBERG, Mozart, OLYMPICS, PROKOFIEV, RACHMANINOFF, STEINWAY, TIME MAGAZINE | Comments Off

Gustavo Goes Hollywood & Then Some

By Victoria Looseleaf Could there be anything better than being in the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall listening to an all-Tchaikovsky program performed by the illustrious Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by ours truly, the Dude himself, Gustavo Dudamel? If … Continue reading

Posted in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ANIKA NONI ROSE, ELOISA MATUREN, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, JEREMY DENK, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, MALCOLM NCDOWELL, MATTHEW RHYS, ORLANDO BLOOM, STANLEY KUBRICK, WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL | Comments Off

Abiding Here, There…And Everywhere

By Victoria Looseleaf As promised, here are my thoughts, albeit a tad late, on Gustavo Dudamel, AKA, The Dude, conducting Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, which I had the honor and privilege of hearing on his home turf, Walt Disney Concert Hall … Continue reading

Posted in ALMA MAHLER, GUSTAV MAHLER, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, THE DUDE, VIENNA, WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL | Comments Off

The Dude Abides

By Victoria Looseleaf Move over, Jeff Bridges, there’s a new guy in town. Okay, he’s been here a coupla years already, but he still rocks. Indeed, for those who aren’t yet familiar with Gustavo Dudamel, the Venezuelan-born hotshot music director … Continue reading

Posted in 60 MINUTES, Beethoven, DEBORAH BORDA, DISNEY HALL, FRANK GEHRY, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, JAY LENO, JOHN ADAMS, LEONARD BERNSTEIN, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, MAHLER, NICHOLAS SLONIMSKY, PINK’S, THE DUDE | Comments Off