A milestone in contemporary opera – John Adams conducts Girls of the Golden West with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, featuring a stupendous cast

John Adams on the podium. © Riccardo Musacchio To those who might have wondered what it would have been like to take notes from a musical conversation between Mozart, Berlioz, the Gershwins, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, John Adams’s gripping Gold Rush opera Girls of the Golden West (2015-17/2022) provides the most splendid answer. Given... Continue Reading →

Celebrating John Williams at 90 in style with LA Phil and Dudamel

John Wiliams in conversation with Gustavo Dudamel. © Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Closing the third season of their free online series, Sound/Stage, Los Angeles Philharmonic join Music Director Gustavo Dudamel to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of John Williams. Filmed at Hollywood Bowl, the season finale includes three best-loved selections from the composer’s unparalleled... Continue Reading →

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