Tag Archives | Los Angeles Philharmonic

Vanessa Williams, Jonathan Groff and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at "Sondheim on Sondheim" @ The Hollywood Bowl 7/23/17. Photos by Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging. Used with permission.

L.A. Phil’s “Sondheim on Sondheim” Was A Radiant Tribute To A Living Legend [REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: "SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM" @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 7/23/17

Hollywood Bowl, CA- I desperately wanted to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Sondheim on Sondheim” at the Hollywood Bowl. My intense love of musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dates back to high school, and this was an opportunity to see his work at a level I hadn’t experienced live before. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and featuring […]

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Esa-Pekka Salonen. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

Experience The Uniquely Beautiful Music Of Iceland At The Reykjavik Festival [PREVIEW] PREVIEW: Reykjavik Festival At The Walt Disney Concert Hall (APRIL 2017)

Iceland, as you may have heard, is a long way away from California – nine hours by air, give or take. I mention this because each and every one of my friends who’s been describes their trip in basically the same way: it took a long time for us to get there, but when we […]

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - "Nixon In China" @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 3/3/17. Photo by Craig T.Mathew/Mathew Imaging. Used with Permission.

John Adams’ “Nixon In China” Is A Monumental Work Of American Minimalist Composition [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: JOHN ADAMS' "NIXON IN CHINA" @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 3/3/17

I’ve always found opera to be the most difficult form of music to review, if only because there’s not supposed to be anything you can compare it to. If you go see the Strokes (or Tool or Miranda Cosgrove or whoever), you can asses their performance by comparing it to their studio recordings; the only […]

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Kodo: Dadan. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

Kodo: Dadan Builds Suspense With Every Pulse [REVIEW] REVIEW: KODO: DADAN 2017 @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 2/7/17

  One of the first words that comes to mind to describe the music of Taiko drumming ensemble Kodo is “visceral”; I am far from the first to describe them this way, and it may have something to do with the word “Kodo” itself, which means heartbeat. Their performance of Dadan 2017 pulsed through the […]

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Holiday Sing-Along @ Walt Disney Concert Hall 12/17/16. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall Spreads The Holiday Cheer Through The Joy Of Song [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Holiday Sing-Along @ Walt Disney Concert Hall 12/17/16

Given my deep love of both classics and cheese, it should be no surprise that I jumped at the opportunity to attend the Holiday Sing-Along at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on December 17, 2016. I’d been wanting to go to one of their Christmas shows for years, but just hadn’t ever been able to […]

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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at the Hollywood Bowl 8/19/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Call It What It Is: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals’ Concert At The Hollywood Bowl Was Fine Art [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Ben Harper at The Hollywood Bowl 8/19/16

Ben Harper has played the Hollywood Bowl before … but never like this. On August 19th, 2016, the multi-Grammy award winning artist was joined on the stage at the landmark venue by both his Innocent Criminals and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Thomas Wilkins. It was, and pardon the cliche, “a once in a lifetime musical […]

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Star Trek- In Concert @ Hollywood Bowl. Photo Credit - Krista at www.ladybugblog.com. Used with permission.

Beam Me Up, Scotty! Star Trek Fans Revel In Music With The L.A. Philharmonic At Hollywood Bowl REVIEW: Star Trek @ Hollywood Bowl 7/8/16 & 7/9/16

How cool is JJ Abrams? Seriously. Maybe in real life he’s a total dick. I don’t know. But as a filmmaker? Dude is like Miles Davis meets Fonzie meets Wooderson. Because his movies aren’t about him or his actors, they’re 100% about the audience. To the extent his ego is involved in his filmmaking, it’s […]

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