Tag archives: Jerome Lowenthal

Lowenthal Enthralls
By Richard Mineards   |   March 21, 2023

Still in sprightly form at 91, legendary and pre-eminent pedagogue, Manhattan-based pianist Jerome Lowenthal, who has taught at the Music Academy for more than half a century, was honored at the Miraflores campus’s Hahn Hall with a “Lowenthal’s Legend” concert featuring his daughter Carmel Lowenthal, Grammy nominee Ursula Oppens, Vassily Primakov, Grammy Award-winner Nadia Shpachenko, […]

The Legendary Lowenthal
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 7, 2023

Piano faculty member Jerome Lowenthal figured he’d wrapped up his half-century at the Music Academy when he was the star of MA’s 2019 Opening Night Gala, “Honoring a Legend,” a densely packed evening that featured a cocktail reception, a performance at Hahn Hall curated by Lowenthal that featured a series of MA alumni pianists from […]

Honoring a Legend
By Lynda Millner   |   July 4, 2019

Jerome Lowenthal is one of the most electric pianistic personalities before the public,” so says one of his reviewers. Santa Barbara’s The Music Academy of the West (MAW) claims him for their own because he has been a part of their eight-week summer program for an amazing 50 years mentoring students. Yet he has appeared […]

Rescue Mission Revamp
By Richard Mineards   |   June 27, 2019

After more than two years and a $12 million budget, the 33-year-old 40,000 sq. ft. Rescue Mission is ready for its closeup. The extensive project represents five years of planning, permitting, fundraising and rebuilding the facility, which has served more than three million meals and provided 1.6 million stays for the homeless since 1986. The […]

Shakespeare Salon
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 27, 2019

In just his third season at the Music Academy of the West, Los Angeles-based director and designer James Darrah has already had a dramatic effect on the seven-decades-old summer festival – employing his unique collaborative focus and vision at a convergence of opera, classical music, and theater to the already well-respected program at the stunning […]

Celebrating 50 Years at MAW
By Richard Mineards   |   June 20, 2019

Piano legend Jerome Lowenthal was honored for his half century of teaching at the Music Academy of the West and the launch of the institution’s 72nd annual summer school and festival at a record-breaking gala, which netted $475,000 towards scholarships and other funding. New York-based Lowenthal, 87, who is also chair of the prestigious Juilliard […]

Honoring a Legend
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 6, 2019

It’s no surprise that Jerome Lowenthal responds to interview questions with the same sort of erudite yet playful tone anyone familiar with his master classes has come to know and love, as well as a particular precision, with personal flair, that mark his piano performances. So when asked what it means to be notching his […]

A “Job” for Everyone
By Montecito Journal   |   June 28, 2018

While catching up on some MJ reading, I thought it important to comment on J.B.’s “Editor’s note” at the end of Mr. [Dale] Lowdermilk‘s letter (“Drinking the California Kool-Aid,” MJ #24/23), in which J.B. wrote: “Mr. Sanders’s brilliant economic plan to give every U.S. resident $15,000 a year for doing… nothing.” Excuse me, but where […]