Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Colburn at The Wallis

On Wednesday night, French-German pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet was joined by students from the Colburn School in a lengthy program of chamber music favorites at The Wallis. Aside from one solo violin piece, all of the music featured Thibaudet either accompanying the instrumentalists or collaborating with young pianists in four-hand or two piano arrangements. Thibaudet, currently…

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My Friend: A Remembrance

Hari Vasu was one of my best friends, and someone I had known since the first grade. He was incredibly smart and gifted, and it was clear that he had a bright future. The expectations for Hari were that he would become a doctor, and he threw himself at it fully, delighting in learning new…

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The JACK Quartet Embraces the Modern at the Wallis

Contemporary classical music ensembles face a dilemma when programming concerts: how much of the program should be devoted to the newest and most experimental works, and how much filled with reliable standards and crowd-pleasers? Many find a middle ground, peppering their concerts with Stravinsky here, a dash of Shostakovich there, and then a smidgen of something…

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Now See This—2001: A Space Odyssey

Welcome to Now See This, a source for classic film recommendations around Los Angeles. To escape the stresses of modern life, why not get away from it all with a trip into outer space and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? The new 70mm print playing at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood is the way the…

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