Orange County teens, members of YOLA, play in Super Bowl halftime, live to tell about it


La Habra teen musicians return after playing the Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay. The Orange County Register, Feb. 8, 2016.

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel at the Super Bowl


Snapped on a flat screen during yesterday’s halftime show … In case you hadn’t heard, those kids with the string instruments were members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, the L.A. Phil’s El Sistema-style youth ensemble. Dudamel could be seen conducting them early in the halftime show, and returned later for the apotheosis cameo. It’s good to have a representative of the art form making inroads into the mainstream. Dudamel also conducted the opening and closing credits of the latest “Star Wars” movie.

photo: M.A. Mullen

Pacific Symphony plays music for organ and orchestra by Bolcom, Paulus, Oquin

Review: Pacific Symphony offers two-fisted program for organ. The Orange County Register, Feb. 5, 2016.

Los Angeles Opera announces 31st season


A quick round up. Not a bad season at all …

Los Angeles Opera announces 2016-2017 subscription season. The Orange County Register, Feb. 3, 2016.

photo: Library of Congress

Organist Paul Jacobs is curator of this year’s American Composers Festival


Preview: American Composers Festival to explore recent organ music. The Orange County Register, Jan. 31, 2016.

Long Beach Opera revives ‘Candide’

Review: Long Beach Opera delivers a brisk, stylish ‘Candide’. The Orange County Register, Jan. 31, 2016.

photo: Keith Ian Polakoff

Classical music walks into a bar

Classical music walks into a bar: Pacific Symphony takes concerts on the road to the cocktail crowd. The Orange County Register, Jan. 29, 2016.

St. Louis Symphony plays Mahler and Adams on first leg of California tour

Review: St. Louis Symphony delivers memorable Mahler at Soka. The Orange County Register, Jan. 28, 2016.

Pacific Symphony: 2016-2017 season

Renee Fleming on tap as Pacific Symphony sets 2016-2017 season. The Orange County Register, Jan. 26, 2016.

Pinchas Zukerman, Jonathan Biss, Royal Philharmonic

Review: Pinchas Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic give Mozart his regal due. The Orange County Register, Jan. 21, 2016.


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