By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 3 – 5. (Thurs. – Sat.) The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, presents a program of Bach and Mendelssohn. Violinist Gil Shaham is featured in a pair of Bach Concertos. The Philharmonic takes the spotlight with Mendelsohn’s Symphony No 1 and Overture for Harmoniemusik. An… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 2 – 6 (Wed. – Sun.) in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Chicago and New York City
By Don Heckman The high point of the John Williams: Maestro of the Movies concert at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night didn’t actually arrive until the encore, when the “Maestro” conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his stirring music for Star Wars. And that was no surprise to many members of the capacity – more… Read More Live Music at the Hollywood Bowl: John Williams — “Maestro of the Movies” — conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an Evening of Film Music.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Aug. 27. (Mon.) Jason Marsalis Quartet. He may be the youngest member of the illustrious Marsalis jazz family, but drummer/vibraphonist Jason has already established his own impressive musical identity. Catalina Bar & Grill. (323) 466-2210. – Aug. 28 & Aug. 30/ (Tues. & Thurs.) Carmina Burana. German composer Carl… Read More Picks of the Week: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2