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January 2, 2020

Flamenco guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and musical visionary Dave Soldier has been blazing fascinating, culturally transcendent boundaries his whole life – from founding a string quartet that fused punk, classical and R&B to playing punk Delta Blues and st...

August 23, 2019

Having thoroughly enjoyed the snappy witticisms and anecdotal narrations of guest conductor Bramwell Tovey in recent weeks as he brought the Hollywood Bowl’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks and Britain at the Bowl presentations, I was truly looking forward to th...

August 15, 2019

Everyone loves a good comeback, beat the odds, put on a cheery face despite enduring life’s darkest traumas story – and in the midst of another spectacular classical season, the Hollywood Bowl has one. Two months after a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer and an initia...

July 22, 2019

Sometimes, when you ask a sincere musical question, the Universe finds a quick, dramatic way to answer. Recently experiencing yet another incredible Hollywood Bowl classical piano concerto, I wondered out loud, “Why do all the greatest featured piano soloists from plac...

July 21, 2019

Just when you think humanity’s gone a little too far off the rails to the point of no return, a magical, empowering summer night of classical and film music at the Hollywood Bowl reminds us that art is our common connector, hope and transcendence.

The festive celebratio...

July 12, 2019

Music fans whose passions lie outside the classical realm may have the impression that every time a world class orchestra puts on a work by a major composer, it’s a serious affair best appreciated by those who have a longstanding familiarity with the genre and its cent...

January 15, 2019

One of the leading figures in traditional and contemporary tango, renowned Argentine born bassist Pablo Aslan – a Grammy and Latin Grammy award nominee - has been critically touted as the “heartbeat” of an emerging jazz-tango fusion style.

The multi-talented composer an...

August 28, 2018

As amazed as we can be when we think of our beloved rock legends having penned some of the greatest songs of all time before the age of 25 or 30, there’s no comparing a four or five minute pop or rock song to the incredible achievement of writing a start-to-finish, bri...

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