Los Angeles Times – by Mark Swed
When the full Los Angeles Philharmonic returned to Walt Disney Concert Hall last week for its first concert of the new year, much had changed during the orchestra’s month away. Omicron was no longer a nebulous threat but a havoc-wrecking reality. The number of positive tests in L.A County was 28 times higher than in early December. Health officials had begun discouraging large indoor gatherings, and each day, more arts organizations were postponing or canceling performances and exhibitions.
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