Talking about bias

We posted the following to our private Facebook group this morning, and would like to share it here, as well. Bear in mind that all comments are moderated, and only constructive, thoughtful perspectives will be posted. But that said, we would love to hear from you. Let’s just talk. This thinkpiece comes on the heels … Read more

Hear Now Music Festival announces 2024 lineup

This year’s festival includes several juicy vocal offerings, including a couple of slots TBD with familiar names. Here are the basics, and stay tuned for updates. Full disclosure: Lauri is the Assistant General Manager of Hear Now Music Festival. Press release follows Announcing our 2024 Festival! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact us with questions, requests, etc. February 12, … Read more

LAMC snags Wainwright for annual gala

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

The Music Center embraces outreach on a grand scale

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

How do you talk about classical?

I’m spending a few days with family, and my clan enjoys the diversity of a lot of different musical tastes. We share a lot of things… but not a clear definition of what is “good music”. (It makes for some fun discussions.) Our pro-focused Facebook group has also engaged in some lively discussion recently about … Read more

LAO’s 2024-25 season is a balancing act

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Our version of winter

Southern California is weird. We know it’s winter when we need to wear slippers to wash the dishes. When we have to dust off our umbrellas and remind ourselves (and others) to drive more carefull in the rain. When coats and jackets are unearthed that our Midwestern cousins would openly mock for their lightness. While … Read more

On arrogance

Speaking with one of our Listers recently, we discussed a situation involving an incredibly arrogant performer who just wasn’t fitting in. Sometimes this happens, and sometimes there are reasons. After some careful discussion, it was clear that the behavior was a significant issue. But it also seemed clear to the teller that this performer believed … Read more

The anti-resolution resolution

It’s just after 11:00 p.m. on January 1st, at least in this time zone. Technically it’s still New Year’s Day, although that is rapidly drawing to a close. I’ve been puttering around the house all day, working on home projects and thinking about how to proceed with the List and with this blog, after a … Read more

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