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Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights

In one of their less-common jaunts north to Los Angeles, BACH COLLEGIUM OF SAN DIEGO returns to St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday for an even rarer presentation of ‘La Resurrezione’, Handel’s 1708 oratorio, with period instruments and vocal soloists ALIC TEYSSIER, RYLAND ANGEL, SCOTT MELLO, and MISCHA BOUVIER.  Presented as part of Da Camera Society’s “Chamber Music in Historic Sites” series — these concerts often sell out.  For concert info, click here

After a tumultuous year, special congratulations go to SAN DIEGO OPERA, celebrating their 50th anniversary with a gala concert Saturday and Sunday.  International opera stars will perform arias, duets and ensembles in downtown San Diego, under the leadership of conductor KAREN KAMENSEK, with a crowd of fans who have plenty to cheer about.  Click here

For a shot of Baroque and a chance to hear one of the area’s up-and-coming early music ensembles, catch SWEET TEMPERAMENT in Hollywood on Sunday, for a quartet of recent grads from USC’s Thornton School of Music: soprano KATINA MITCHELL, soprano AMELIA TOBIASON, cellist FREDERIC ROSSELET and historical keyboardist ARTHUR OMURA come to St. Thomas the Apostle church to offer a free concert.  Get details


Thru 4/25 — Figaro Unbound (Various events), LA OPERA (& partner orgs) Click here for full schedule.

Thru 5/3 — The Discord Altar, OPERAWORKS

The calendar also contains events featuring Bach, Mozart and/or Fauré; the OTHER 3 TENORS; a visit from the eclectic BOBBY MCFERRIN; an opera-preparatory screening of ‘Easy Rider’ from LONG BEACH OPERA; and some glorious French music from LE SALON DE MUSIQUES, just to start.  Check it out via the link below, as we’re always adding more.

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for supporting live singing!

Lauri D. Goldenhersh

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*This post echoed from Lauri’s 4/16/15 column in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter. The original is a text-based email newsletter, and images, links and details may differ here.


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