Tag Archives: LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

Happy 10th Anniversary, Walt Disney Concert Hall

By Victoria Looseleaf Talk about culture vultures! We have been on a roll for the last month or so, but did want to check in on our homegalz site. Where to begin. Well, the 10th Anniversary of the opening of … Continue reading

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To Live and Dance In L.A.

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s no secret that we cover all the arts, but we do have a particular fondness for dance. And we’ve had quite the spring season. One weekend in May we did a pre-concert talk with the fabulous … Continue reading

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Vive La Danse, Musique, Europe and Life

By Victoria Looseleaf Pardonez-moi for not having blogged for what seems like an eternity. We didn’t even post our Venice Dance Biennale musings from July. So we’ll rectify that now, with our first and second Letters From Venezia. The festival … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni: Master Seducer for the 21st Century

By Victoria Looseleaf With tickets hotter than the sands of Abu Dhabi, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s first foray into opera, Don Giovanni, more than lived up to its hype – from some of the seats. Seriously, with crumpled-paper sets designed … Continue reading

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Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk: Brio and Drama In Spades

By Victoria Looseleaf After seven years of performing together, two rock stars of the classical world – Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk – have finally made their first recording together, French Impressions (Sony Masterworks). We’ve seen … Continue reading

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Diavolo Does It Again

By Victoria Looseleaf …and this time in its home town. It’s been too long since Diavolo, one of Los Angeles’ premiere dance troupes, performed in Southern California. Founded in 1992 by artistic director Jacques Heim, the company did strut some … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life: A Magnificent Meditation

By Victoria Looseleaf Like Shostakovich’s 1932 satiric opera, Orango, which received its world premiere only last week at Walt Disney Concert Hall (click here to read our review of that), we’re coming to The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence … Continue reading

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Shostakovich: Better Late (But Still Great), Than Never

By Victoria Looseleaf Ear-shattering. Propulsive. Simian. This unlikely combination of adjectives came together last weekend at Walt Disney Concert Hall when Esa-Pekka Salonen led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1932 satiric opera, Orango. Staged … Continue reading

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The Luminous Labèque Sisters

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s no surprise that we’re lauding the praises – once again – of Katia and Marielle Labèque, the fabulous piano-playing duo that has been performing together for decades. (Click here for some of our past coverage.) Born … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Steve Jobs; Hello (Again), Eiko & Koma

By Victoria Looseleaf When last we wrote about Eiko & Koma in March, they were in the midst of their retrospective tour, Regeneration (click here to read about the duo, their backgrounds, their work, the art of Butoh…). We also … Continue reading

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