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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS
Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights
A few reminders of why we’re so lucky to enjoy the SoCal music scene:
This Saturday, the first annual DAVID W. SCOTT COMPETITION FINALS take place in Canoga Park, presented by CENTER STAGE OPERA and featuring judges MILENA KITIC, ROD GILFRY and JOSHUA WINOGRADE. With eleven finalists in three categories, it will be an evening of fine singing and a peek at the voices getting ready to spring themselves on the world. To get your tickets so you can hear the future, too, click here.
The world premiere of ‘Collapse‘ comes to REDCAT on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from the unusual post-punk cabaret ensemble, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM. The new piece is by composer DANIEL CORRAL, and described as “an operatic song cycle composed as a requiem mass” on environmental themes and with multimedia and bohemian elements… we couldn’t be more intrigued. More info
On Sunday afternoon, the historic WAGNER ENSEMBLE offers a heartfelt tribute to soloist MARILYN SAVAGE with a program of Bach Handel and Mozart, based on biblical Psalms. Savage passed away last year, and this is the group’s heartfelt celebration of her contributions and her memory. Get more details
LA MASTER CHORALE joins LA PHIL to sing Ravel’s ‘Daphnis and Chloe‘, the classic romping tale of love. The concert also features pianist JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET performing Beethoven’s grand and passionate ‘Emperor’ Concerto. Starts Friday, 3/28. Click here
For one of the world’s favorite operas, come to Pomona for ‘Cosi fan tutte‘ with REPERTORY OPERA COMPANY. Running March 29 to April 6 with four matinees, this lighthearted romp through age-old gender issues and some of Mozart’s best vocal ensembles. Learn more and get tickets now
Catch the über-Romantic ‘Romancing the Soul: An intimate evening with Johannes Brahms‘ from the ANGELES CHORALE for one final performance on Sunday. Or, grab tickets to LA OPERA’s truly glorious ‘Lucia di Lammermoor‘, which closes April 6. Seriously — you need to hear the gorgeous Russian coloratura in the title role. It’s a beautiful production, and tickets start at just $19. Get over there.
As usual, we’re not done there. There’s even more on the calendar — check it out, have a great weekend, and thank you for supporting live singing!