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Southern CA Vocal Events
Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights
Relishing the last days of the season, the next couple of weeks will trot out one great choral work after another.
Look for finales from INSPIRAVI, the METROPOLITAN MASTER CHORALE and the FESTIVAL SINGERS; a restrospective for HOLLYWOOD MASTER CHORALE; and Brahms’ Requiem from PASADENA MASTER CHORALE. The renegade NOVA VOCAL ENSEMBLE celebrates (mostly) American composers at their Los Angeles concert on Sunday, including a world premiere by award-winning local composer DALE TRUMBORE. In the Palisades, MUSIC AT SAINT MATTHEW’S finishes up the year with Rutter’s Gloria and the less-often programmed Te Deum for Empress Maria Theresa by Haydn.
Further south, the LA JOLLA SYMPHONY AND CHORUS combine Tchaikovsky, a 19-year-old violinist and Jonathan Dove’s Grand Cantata for a beautiful evening featuring soprano PRITI GANDHI and tenor EDWARD MOUT, as well as guest chorus the SAN DIEGO NORTH COAST SINGERS youth choir.
At the same time, summer festivals are starting up with
- SONGFEST downtown (thru 6/28),
- the OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL to the north (June 10-14), and
- MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST (June 15-Aug 8) as well as
- our own unSUNg (June 28-Aug 23) looming on the horizon.
- Don’t forget SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC’s LA International New Music Festival, which includes two exciting vocal concerts on July 8 and 15. (More about those later.)
There is still opera to be had, however, with
- LA OPERA’s Dog Days breaking new ground at REDCAT starting 6/11,
- Verdi’s Aida coming to LA MET starting 6/6 and
- Carmen visiting the Valley care of CENTER STAGE OPERA, also starting 6/6.
Thru 6/7 — ‘Hydrogen Jukebox’, LONG BEACH OPERA
Thru 6/28 — SONGFEST (click to check the complete schedule)
Congrats to all those wrapping up their season and looking forward to the next. Have a great week, and as always, thank you for supporting live singing!
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*This post echoed from the weekly vocal events column in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter. The original is a text-based email newsletter, so images, links and details may differ here.