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Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights
It may be summer, but of course the music doesn’t stop!

Starting Friday night, INDEPENDENT OPERA COMPANY launches Tsar’s Bride, a fairly rarely-seen opera rich in the Russian opera tradition.  (We’ll have a review on the blog next week.) Click here

This Sunday includes the first of three concerts telling “Tales of the Vienna Woods“, featuring Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and more from the City of Music’s most Romantic glory days.  Performing are sopranos MAYA DAIR ROTHFUSS and ANNA NIEDBALA, tenor JOHN ZUCKERMAN, bass KEITH COLCLOUGH and pianists VICTORIA KIRSCH and WENDY CALDWELL. Three concerts (7/12, 7/17 & 7/19), three locations — get details

Relive musical memories from Hollywood’s golden age with ‘Music from the Movies’ at the Bodhi Tree in San Diego, with a multi-media event Sunday 7/12 which will help bring computers to kids and even includes an e-waste recycling event.  This award-winning concert series is one to keep an eye on, as they’re making unique events and a considerable impact on the local community.  Learn more about this weekend’s doings

There’s still a chance to catch the International New Music Festival from SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC, as ‘Music of Elliott Carter’ wraps up the festival on Wednesday, 7/15.  It all goes down at REDCAT, and tickets are available online.  (Advance purchase is recommended.)  Learn more

On Friday 7/17, SYNCHROMY’s band of talented composers offers a program of ‘Music from Text’ at Pasadena’s Boston Court, with soprano JUSTINE ARONSON and narrators CHARLOTTE GULEZIAN and JUSTIN HUEN, featuring BRIGHTWORK NEWMUSIC and guest cellist ASHLEY WALTERS.  Learn more and get tickets

On Wednesday, 7/22, LA CHILDREN’S CHORUS is joined by choirs visiting from Finland and Estonia, for an International Choral Exchange that culminates in a free concert that will not soon be forgotten.  Click for details

And of course, there’s more…

Coming up

7/26, 6pm — unSUNg 3.2 — Our second concert of the summer is a mixed bag of several fascinating works, including a world premiere from returning composer O.F. ECHEVERRY.  Come to Glendale for a Sunday night concert that may change the way you think about classical vocal.  To learn more, click:  www.laurislist.com/unsung

Hope your summer is light and lively — Have a great week, and as always, thank you for supporting live singing!

Lauri D. Goldenhersh

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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 in this enhanced version.


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