Los Angeles Opera / ‘The Barber of Seville’ / OCR review

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Review: Los Angeles Opera revives colorful and fizzy ‘Barber of Seville.’ Orange County Register, March 9, 2015.

photo: Craig T. Mathew / LA Opera

John Alexander Singers / Bill Cunliffe / OCR review

Review: John Alexander Singers run gamut of styles at Segerstrom. Orange County Register, March 8, 2015.

Jose Pablo Moncayo: ‘Huapango’

Here’s the encore that the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico played the other night at Segerstrom Concert Hall, one of the most famous pieces of Mexican classical music, Moncayo’s Huapango, written in 1941. Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico / Enrique Batiz / OCR review

Review: Enrique Batiz, State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico visit Segerstrom with music from home. Orange County Register, March 6, 2015.

Unsuk Chin: ‘Mad Tea Party’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Pacific Symphony / wild UP / OCR review

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Review: Pacific Symphony and wild UP meld in Santa Ana. Orange County Register, March 1, 2015.

photo: courtesy Santa Ana Sites

Los Angeles Philharmonic / Unsuk Chin’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ / OCR review

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Review: Los Angeles Philharmonic goes over the top with Unsuk Chin’s ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Orange County Register, Feb. 28, 2015.

photo: Mathew Imaging

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4: Scherzo

One of my favorite Bruckner scherzos. Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden. Some nifty (French) horn playing.

Schubert: Symphony No. 9: First movement

Since you all seemed to enjoy that last one, here’s the second half of the first movement of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

Kronos Quartet / Philip Glass String Quartet No. 6 / OCR review

Review: Kronos Quartet ebbs and flows with Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 6. Orange County Register, Feb. 22, 2015.

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