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Bernstein, Gubaidulina & more: violinist Vadim Gluzman on the importance of contemporary repertoire

Vadim Gluzman The Ukrainian-born Israeli Violinist Vadim Gluzman was recently in the UK to perform Leonard Bernstein's Serenade with David Charles Abell and the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of the Total Immersion event devoted to Leonard Bernstein at the Barbican on 27 January 2018. Show More Summary

DTLA's Caravan Book Store Closing After 64 Years

“What we don’t (sell) we’ll take with us and be online, probably, and maybe open another little gallery somewhere,” owner Leonard Bernstein said in a telephone interview. He was busy tending his shop, where he has spent most days since he took over the business from his father more than 30 years ago.

Essential Arts & Culture: Trouble at the MOCA gala, L.A.'s new stadium, Leonard Bernstein's theatrical mass

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

In downtown Los Angeles, an artist’s withdrawal leaves a museum gala without an honoree. Meanwhile, in Inglewood, a stadium’s construction has one critic asking how else all that space might have been used. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your 100% locally sourced,...

‘Bewildering Versatility’

This year, the music world is marking the centenary of Leonard Bernstein. I’ve written a “Bernstein at 100” piece for The New Criterion, here. Perhaps inevitably, it is personal. As I say in my piece, “Our opinions of Bernstein probably say as much about us as about him.” Thinking about Bernstein, I thought of WFB. Show More Summary

18 Best Things To Do in L.A. This Week

First Fridays kicks off at the Natural History Museum, Meow Meow joins Pink Martini's Thomas M. Lauderdale onstage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, L.A. Philharmonic and many others will perform Leonard Bernstein's epic Mass at Disney Concert...Show More Summary

L.A. Phil's 'Mass': Leonard Bernstein glorious mess

Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” is a mess, but it’s our mess. Written to open the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1971, this way-over-the-top theatrical setting of the traditional Roman Catholic Mass outrageously reveled in musical and theological sacrilege to reflect, sympathize with...

Let's Rewatch the West Side Story Number from Last Night's Grammys

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle Ben Platt, of Dear Evan Hansen, sang a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. YouTube For some reason (bias against gay stuff? Bias against men with scruff? Bias against horizontal stripes?) the Leonard Bernstein tribute last night on the Grammy's got left out of the Slog AM highlights. Show More Summary

L.A. Opera and a 'Candide' for all

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

In his Los Angeles Opera program note for Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” which opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, music director James Conlon points out that the original Broadway show’s origins lie in a response to Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee...

Serenade, Songfest and more - Total Immersion in Leonard Bernstein

The Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman is making a welcome appearance in London on Saturday 27 January 2018 when he is the soloist in Leonard Bernstein's Serenade with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor David Charles Abell, as part of...Show More Summary

'Candide' on the coast, Part 1: San Francisco finds a spiritual glow in Bernstein's music

In the annals of Leonard Bernstein, it is common to dismiss the West Coast. The composer was a native Bostonian and a New York icon who didn’t have all that much to do with us. Though a media maven, Bernstein showed little love for Hollywood, scoring only a single film, “On the Waterfront,” compelling...

What Made Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Such A Hit?

"On January 18, 1958, the first Leonard Bernstein 'Young People's Concert' was broadcast live on television. Through the 1960s, the programs took off and were seen in 40 countries, alongside American exports The Flintstones and Bonanza. WNYC's Sara Fishko considers Bernstein's TV-friendly presence, in this episode of Fishko Files." (audio)

Texan wins Germany’s Bernstein award

The violinist Charles Yang has been awarded the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Yang, 29, from Austin, Texas, earns 10,000 Euros and a summer concert in Schleswig-Holstein. He’s a member of the crossover group, Time for Three.      

Essential Arts & Culture: Leonard Bernstein at 100, MLK tribute, peeling back the White House facade

The new year has barely gotten started, but the cultural events are blazing — with tributes to Leonard Bernstein, the civil rights movement in dance, the L.A. Art Show and an artist who pries open the significance of White House architecture. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles...

Remembering The Man For Whom Leonard Bernstein Left His Wife

In an article previewing the coming centennial year of the composer-conductor, Los Angeles Times classical critic Mark Swed devotes a few paragraphs to Tom Cothran, who was a high school friend: "I don't know how Bernstein ultimately felt about Tom. He was a verboten subject. Nor could I ever get Tom to talk much about […]

Leonard Bernstein at 100: Why the music world is making this the Year of Lenny

last monthArts : Culture Monster

On the first day of 2018, a dozen cities in Germany, from Augsburg to Wiesbaden, celebrated a new year with concerts that included music by Leonard Bernstein. No matter America’s fraught relationship with Iran, Bernstein’s piano music happened to be played in Tehran on Jan. 1. Thus has begun —...

10 Slipped Disc predictions for 2018

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

1 Kaufmann will cancel. 2 Gelb will go. 3 Two new concert halls will shut for ‘essential maintenance’ 4 Yuja Wang will catch cold 5 The CD will make a modest comeback 6 Leonard Bernstein will have a bumpy centenary 7 A prominent critic will be unwillingly retired (he has already been told) 8 Brexit […]

A NY conductor is last to pass in 2017

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

We have been informed of the death on December 31 of Maurice Peress, one of Leonard Bernstein’s assistant conductors at the New York Philharmonic, later music director of the Kansas Philharmonic and an influential music professor. He was 87. Peress had an international career, working at the Vienna State Opera in 1981, the Prague Sprng […]

"Will you play this with me when I'm 100?"

Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No.2, 'The Age of Anxiety', isn't so much a symphony as a piano concerto-stroke-tone-poem. Based on WH Auden's poem of the same title, exploring the overnight musings of a group of strangers in a New York...Show More Summary

Did Leonard Bernstein have a James Levine problem?

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Ever since the first allegations broke against the former music director of the Metropolitan Opera, there has been a rustle of hints, whispers and smears to suggest that James Levine’s alleged conduct resembled that of the great New York Philharmonic conductor Leonard Bernstein. Coming as they do on the eve of Bernstein’s centenary, these assertions […]

Chita Rivera in Chicago: At age 84, she can still sing about the livin' yet to do

Chita Rivera sang “A Boy Like That” from “West Side Story” from the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre on Monday night. She was, after all, the original Anita. She first performed the song for Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in 1957, when she was 24 years old. She played opposite Carol Lawrence...

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