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A Profile of Soprano Christine Brewer - At the Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, 8/2

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

On Sunday, August 2, the lucky attendants at this year's Interlochen Summer Arts Festival will hear soprano Christine Brewer perform Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

I Am Not a Cheese: Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge

Glen Roven | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Glen Roven

Winter Journey is one of the great feasts of the musical calendar: an austere one, but one almost guaranteed to touch the ineffable as well as the heart. After the last song, "The Hurdy-Gurdy Man," the silence is palpable, the sort of silence that otherwise only a Bach Passion can summon up.

Daily Meditation: Ave Maria

Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Sterling Musicianship at Symphony in C Concert

Lew Whittington | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Among the many standout soloists, principal oboist Rita Mitzel masterful with the exploratory, almost jazz lines, that surf the orchestrals. Powerful delicacy and thrust in the strings toward a gallopy finish, but, crucially, not overdone.

Brian Asawa Premieres Erickson's Four Arab Love Songs

Rodney Punt | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Today's revival of the Baroque master's operas are the core of the countertenor repertoire. On this occasion, Asawa featured selections from both genres.

Lennon-McCartney Melodies Linger On and On, Across the Universe

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked friends who've put in their 10,000 hours of intense pop music listening to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years, there was no do...

Mahler's 'Symphony No. 6': The Biggest Bang

Brian Horay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 6," clocking in at over 80 minutes and requiring over 90 musicians, is massive even by Mahlerian standards; frankly, just witnessing the logistics of this performance was worth the price of admission.

Schubert's Winterreise from Le Salon de Musiques

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

When a young singer sets out to make his reputation, he must usually choose between appealing, often familiar works and a newer repertoire. Baritone Christopher Herbert has chosen a third option.

A Demagogue In Full Cry

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ivan Katz

Los Angeles Supervisor Mike Antonovich has earned a place of distinction in the Pantheon of Public Stupidity.