So, let’s start with the GRAMMYs and all the people who were honored in one fell swoop with LA Phil’s recording of Mahler’s 8th. Controversy is still in the air: California is backing away from mask requirements for indoor venues (while local and venue rules still apply), yet surveys reveal on both coasts that audiences seem to favor an abundance of caution.
We must include a cheer for those who have performances coming up, as the calendar fills and my Inbox is starting to burst forth with various types of inquiries. While “normal” (whatever that is) doesn’t reign quite yet, things are definitely moving.
We have a lot going on with the List, too, including several upcoming events. Join us tomorrow night for our quarterly and free “virtual open house” / Q&A with Lauri, or learn how to clean up your act (or at least your promo) with a Group Coaching session on Sat 4/16 that’s all about helping your marketing work harder for you. Our next run of “9 Days Into Your Future” is accepting applications now (don’t worry — it’s very affordable and self-paced), and we return to live schmooze (with pizza!) on 4/25.
Is your stuff on the calendar? Are you doing something you’re really proud of? Send me an email, so we can share the joy. Go get ’em.
News from the Listerhood
In an atmosphere full of words like “again”, “we’re back” and “yippee!”, everyone’s experience is still very different. But these upcoming projects from some of our Listers are definitely giving us cause to smile:
Ariel Pisturino, artistic director of unSUNg Concerts, has shared a little “save the date” peek for us: the next unSUNg concert will be live and in-person on Sunday, July 17. This little summer series, designed to celebrate “Songs Uncommon and New”, has filled an important gap in the SoCal new music and chamber music scene, providing a place for music that might not always find a place in other series. We’re delighted to continue to partner with the series that started within the List, and we’ll keep you all posted as details unfold. In the meantime, visit unSUNg’s website to learn more.
David Erik Peterson, a cross-genre Lister who has done many different types of music, is one of several Listerhood members appearing in MUSE/IQUE’s sold-out run of ‘Laurel Canyon’ at The Huntington and at Skirball Cultural Center this week. This radically different presenter explores some of LA’s most cherished music history in this tuneful journey, which also features current and former Listers Ashley Faatoalia, Jeffrey Bernstein, Becca Tomasko, Kirk Averitt, Molly Pease and more in an experience that we have no doubt will be unforgettable. Read more here
Coaching availability tightening this spring
With so many projects happening at once and life’s necessities taking their own space on the calendar, booking a coaching/consulting session with Lauri is still available, but with reduced hours between now and summer. If you’d like to set up some time, go to calendly.com/laurislist as soon as you can to reserve your spot, or contact us if you have questions. Like most things in life, planning ahead makes a difference!
Originally published in our member newsletter, 4/5/22