Classical Music News – Festival Hall, Beethoven, Los Angeles Opera

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Times (£)

I, Culture Orchestra at the Festivial Hall

What’s the next best thing to an elixir of youth? If you are the 87-year-old Neville Marriner, the answer is an elixir of youth orchestra…

The Times (£)

Hallé/ Elder at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

London’s Beethoven symphony immersion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly is now over, but Ludwig himself goes on for ever.

LA times

An open house at Los Angeles Opera

More than 6,000 visitors turned out Saturday for a Los Angeles Opera open house at the Music Center, taking part in activities that included listening to the company’s general director, Placido Domingo, getting a closer look at opera sets and props, and dressing up for a repast at a pretend Café Momus from “La Boheme.”

LA times

Yuja Wang and James Conlon with L.A. Philharmonic

When the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang made her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in early 2009, all attention was on the diminutive 22-year-old pianist’s flying fingers in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.