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 Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman Always eager to display their fascination with a far-ranging selection of music, the skilled players of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra once again showcased their remarkable versatility Sunday night in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall. The program reached across more than two centuries, from Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

Live Jazz: Rudresh Mahanthappa with Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman At first glance, Saturday night seemed to offer one of the intriguing jazz events of the season: alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa appearing with his groups Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall.  Over the past decade, Mahanthappa, a second generation Indian American, has received significant recognition from… Read More Live Jazz: Rudresh Mahanthappa with Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak at Royce Hall

Live Music: Robert Randolph and the Slide Brothers at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein Last weekend at Royce Hall, CAP UCLA presented another intriguing show, as Robert Randolph and the Slide Brothers delivered a unique clinic on how to make a musical point with a steel guitar.   I’m not sure how many of us knew that the Slide Brothers use four or five non-identical steel guitars… Read More Live Music: Robert Randolph and the Slide Brothers at Royce Hall

Live Music: Steve Earl and Allison Moorer in a CAP UCLA Concert at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein Last Saturday night, veteran folk singer Steve Earle and his wife Allison Moorer played a stripped down show in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall.   They used a short rotation of his guitar, harmonica, and mandolin, with her guitar, accordion, and piano to give us all a reminder of how the… Read More Live Music: Steve Earl and Allison Moorer in a CAP UCLA Concert at Royce Hall

Live Music: David Grisman and David Lindley at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein The David Grisman Sextet rambled through a CAP UCLA performance at Royce Hall on Friday night, playing to a warm and delighted reception from a smaller than anticipated crowd.   Still, it was a hugely satisfying night of music with none other than David Lindley opening up the festivities. Both Grisman and Lindley… Read More Live Music: David Grisman and David Lindley at Royce Hall

Live Jazz: The Ron Carter Quartet and the Robert Glasper Trio at Royce Hall.

By Don Heckman Ron Carter made one of his far too rare Southland appearances Saturday night in a CAP UCLA performance at Royce Hall.  His quartet starred in a long show that also included an extended set by the Robert Glasper Trio. As the most recorded bassist in jazz history, it would be hard to… Read More Live Jazz: The Ron Carter Quartet and the Robert Glasper Trio at Royce Hall.