Though not yet at Western levels of quality, Chinese ensembles are improving rapidly
The other night, my husband and I were in a local restaurant. In a high chair nearby was an adorable one-year-old girl, be-bopping to the music on the PA system. Her hands were raised high, her feet were going a [...] more >>
For the first time in more than 100 years, the Met is performing an opera written by a woman. Here, we offer a playlist of other female composers, who are often overlooked.
It was a stroke that robbed Leonie Fitzgerald of her words. Left with a skeleton vocabulary of just four or five words, her ability to communicate and interact became severely limited. Her stroke also saw her diagnosed with dementia. But [...] more >>
Easter Day 2007, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Gustavo Dudamel would become the music director in 2009. But he didn’t wait long to start Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. By fall 2007, children from South L.A., most Latino or African [...] more >>
Now that I’m approaching my mid-40s, I’ve finally gotten around to some basic end-of-life planning. Health care proxy? Check. Power of attorney? Signed. My playlist for dying? It’s done.