Live Music: Yo Yo Ma, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman Craftsmanship was the word that kept coming to mind while listening to Yo Yo Ma perform the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night. A well-crafted Concerto, performed in articulate fashion, with precise accompaniment.  Admirable for the proficiency with which it was done, by the… Read More Live Music: Yo Yo Ma, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

Live Classical Music: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Pietar Inkinen and pianist Leon Fleisher at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman Young Finnish conductor Pietar Inkinen made his Hollywood Bowl debut Tuesday night with a program – reaching from Sibelius and Ravel to Tchaikovsky – virtually guaranteed to display his strikingly mature skills. Start with the Ravel, the most intriguing composition on the program.  There’s a tendency to view works such as his… Read More Live Classical Music: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Pietar Inkinen and pianist Leon Fleisher at the Hollywood Bowl