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Thursday, May 9, 2019

What happens when an all-star trio gets interrupted by the couple arguing in the front row by Rick Schultz

Violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk were set to grapple with Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 on Wednesday night at the Soraya in Northridge. The great 1944…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: LA Opera Off Grand presents 'Soldier Songs' at the Ford Theatre by Rick Schultz

Sometimes art and life can be too close for comfort. But comfort wasn't the point of composer David T. Little's "Soldier Songs." “Soldier Songs,” a monodrama for baritone and chamber orc…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

A steady 25-year-old hand leads the L.A. Phil and Hilary Hahn through a riveting Disney Hall concert by Rick Schultz

Will the Los Angeles Philharmonic be Jonathon Heyward's good luck charm? Heyward, a 25-year-old American who had been part of the L.A. Phil’s prestigious Dudamel Fellowship Program for con…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dennis Prager draws classical newbies, and a musicians' boycott, at Disney Hall concert by Rick Schultz

"This is something you haven't seen too often," Guido Lamell, music director of the Santa Monica Symphony, said Wednesday night during the encore for the orchestra's summer fundraiser, the e…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson packs Disney Hall for a thrilling, sometimes punishing, performance by Rick Schultz

On Sunday evening, pianist Garrick Ohlsson performed an all-Beethoven recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring four of his popular "name" sonatas: the "Pathétique," "Appassionata," "Wa…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

At the Hollywood Bowl, breathing life into the most famous symphony ever written by Rick Schultz

In his book “Conducting Business,” Leonard Slatkin, former principal conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, recalls a time when bowl audiences cheered after th…

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