“I treat them as professionals”: Brad Keimach on the Glendale Youth Orchestra and their success

  The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is easily the best known classical ensemble currently making its home in Glendale, but deserving of wider recognition is another ensemble and fellow Alex Theatre resident: The Glendale Youth Orchestra.  It would be tempting to dismiss the orchestra’s efforts because of the age of its members, some who are […]

CD review: CSO and Muti scale the Alpine heights of Bruckner’s 9th

  It took awhile. But as the Chicago Symphony’s latest recording under music director Riccardo Muti demonstrates, the Windy City’s orchestra has finally got the Bruckner sound down pat.  The orchestra’s previous excursions into this repertoire yielded mixed results: Heavy on brightness, light on blend. The results were textures that sounded flat and freeze-dried. Bruckner’s […]

Rubinstein in August

  Southern Califonia felt its first inkling of sweater weather this afternoon. And a welcome surprise it was! It was a lovely, if likely all too brief respite from the heat and humidity that has gripped the region for the past three weeks was. Nevertheless, having been in an enclosed space writing for most of […]