Some smaller seasons

Classical music: Smaller seasons fill up teeming landscape. Orange County Register, Sept. 26, 2014.

Pacific Symphony launches St.Clair’s 25th season

Review: Pacific Symphony launches St.Clair’s 25th season. Orange County Register, Sept. 27, 2014.

Big Bill Broonzy

“The Glory of Love.”

New recordings


The Saint Louis Symphony plays Adams, Ray Chen plays Mozart and Heinz Holliger plays Schumann…

Review: New Classical Recordings. Orange County Register, Sept. 26, 2014.




Someday, I want to snap a photo of every record in my collection. (I’ll probably never do it, though.)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra opens 46th season


Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra opens season with style. Los Angeles Register, Sept. 22, 2014.

Photo: Courtesy of CM Artists New York

25 seasons: Carl St.Clair

A quarter century with Symphony’s St.Clair. Orange County Register, Sept. 19, 2014.

Fall arts preview, L.A. edition

This is almost identical to the Fall Arts Preview linked in a previous post. It just has a couple of different concerts in the top events.

Classical music: Programming regains its footing. Los Angeles Register, Sept. 16, 2014.

Sooty Salonen cover

SECOND UPDATE: I’ve decided to take the photo and video down. No one asked me to. Salonen did not approve the photos and did not wear black make-up when they were taken. They were altered after the shoot without his knowledge. Which I do not approve of.

UPDATE: The photos of Esa-Pekka Salonen taken by Pieter Hugo were computer altered and Salonen was unaware that they would be changed in such a manner.

Here’s the cover of the Autumn issue of Port magazine, published in London. Yes, that’s Esa-Pekka Salonen. I wrote the cover story, but didn’t take the photo. It, and others inside, were snapped by the South African photographer Pieter Hugo, who reportedly thinks that “the portrait is dead.”

I have to admit that I was surprised when I saw the photo because I had no idea it was coming. I suppose it’s avant-garde, meant to push buttons. My interview with Salonen, on the other hand, is in plain English, more or less.

L.A. Opera opens season with ‘Traviata’

LA Opera - LA Traviata Piano Dress #2 Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

Review: A ‘Traviata’ decked out in Art Deco. Los Angeles Register, Sept. 14, 2014.

photo: Craig Mathew/LA Opera


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