Live Music: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Performs Ravel, Gershwin and Bernstein at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman French and American musics of the early 20th century were linked by many common interests, not the least of which was jazz.  On Thursday night at the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the baton of Stéphane Denève, gave an illuminating performance of works by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Maurice… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Performs Ravel, Gershwin and Bernstein at the Hollywood Bowl

Live Classical Music: The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman There wasn’t any doubt about the source of the star power at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night.  The Los Angeles Philharmonic, as always, was generating a powerful glow.  So, too, did pianist Gabriela Montero in her relatively brief appearance.  And there’s no denying the irresistibility of a program of music by George… Read More Live Classical Music: The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl