Opera: Glass and Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” at the Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through October 13

By Jane Rosenberg The unique opera that is “Einstein on the Beach” is a product not only of the minds of Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles, and Lucinda Childs, but also of the nineteen seventies… and sixties…and fifties… and without doubt the thirties and twenties.  If one believes, as I do, that art is… Read More Opera: Glass and Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” at the Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through October 13

Live Music at the Hollywood Bowl: The Los Angeles Philharmonic and an all-Haydn program conducted by Nicholas McGegan with trumpet soloist Alison Balsom

By Don Heckman It wasn’t an especially high visibility event at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night.  The Los Angeles Philharmonic was conducted in the first of two appearances this week by the amiable Nicholas McGegan.  The soloist of the night was English trumpeter Alison Balsom.  And the music was Haydn — not Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner… Read More Live Music at the Hollywood Bowl: The Los Angeles Philharmonic and an all-Haydn program conducted by Nicholas McGegan with trumpet soloist Alison Balsom