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

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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.

 

Bruno

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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

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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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