Dance: Lucy Guerin Inc. at Royce Hall

by Jane Rosenberg Elemental forces were at work on the stage of Royce Hall on Friday, October 4 when Lucy Guerin, the Australian choreographer, presented her North American premiere of “Weather” in a CAP UCLA concert. Nature’s seasons have long been a romantic lure for choreographers and composers – Petipa, Robbins, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi,… Read More Dance: Lucy Guerin Inc. at Royce Hall

Live Chamber Music: A Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra a la carte concert with violinists Margaret Batjer and Julie Gigante

By Don Heckman “Making great music personal.” It’s a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra slogan. And it fits perfectly in sync with LACO’s performances, which bring a deep sense of musical intimacy to everything they play, from Baroque classics to new contemporary perspectives. Among the events that best reflect the slogan are the fund-raising LACO a… Read More Live Chamber Music: A Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra a la carte concert with violinists Margaret Batjer and Julie Gigante

Live Music: The Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall

By Don Heckman The glorious voices of the Los Angeles Master Chorale announced the coming arrival of Christmas in a brilliantly celebratory fashion Sunday night at Walt Disney Hall.  Appropriately, the program was dedicated to the works of a pair of the Baroque era’s most gifted composers – Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach. The… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall

Live Music: The Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra and Philippe Jaroussky in a UCLA Live Concert at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman “Handel and Vivaldi Fireworks.”  It’s an accurate title for the remarkable evening of music that took place at Royce Hall last Friday.  And all the more so because so much of it is rarely heard on concert stages, and even more rarely with the authenticity and bravura of the Apollo’s Fire baroque… Read More Live Music: The Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra and Philippe Jaroussky in a UCLA Live Concert at Royce Hall