Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s
Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay
“Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights
Music is flung far and wide, as three three events illustrate. It’s a great week to be thankful for all SoCal has to offer!
SAN DIEGO OPERA invites the vocal-loving world southward for ‘One Amazing Night’ on Sat 5/5, with a concert by soprano LISE LINDSTROM and bass-bari GREER GRIMSLEY, both well-known and loved to SoCal audiences, joining the SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY for a program that promises to be, well, amazing. They’ll sing arias and standards, and it’s the kind of evening that tends to let artists like this really cut loose.
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Sat at 8pm, JOHN ALEXANDER returns to his stomping grounds at Cal State Fullerton to lead University performers in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, featuring professional soloists ROD GILFRY, baritone (a CSUF alum); KATIE MARTINI, soprano; BETTY LEE, mezzo-soprano; and JASON FRANCISCO, tenor. Big voices, big concert, and a celebrated work that will fill Meng Concert Hall nicely. Tickets for non-CSUFers are very affordable, at just $13 including the processing fee. Learn more
Thurs 5/10 thru Tues 5/15, CAMERATA PACIFICA makes the rounds with four performances in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Marino, respectively. Baritone ANDREW GARLAND joins the ensemble led by artistic director ADRIAN SPENCE for an elegant program of Debussy, Satie, Richards, Ravel and Mahler, including Ravel’s storied, not-easy and too often neglected Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. Click here
What music do you wish for? Check the calendar, take a big breath, and reach for the moon! Have a beautiful week!