Dudamel heading out

Gustavo Dudamel has announced that he will leave Los Angeles and the LA Phil to take over the New York Philharmonic in 2026, starting a five-year contract there. This is no huge surprise, considering that NY Phil’s head honcha, Deborah Borda, used to helm our own “big orch”, and was part of the team that … Read more

One smile fading

While some indicators in the arts are looking promising and we’re generally feeling vibes of a more hopeful arts community, not everything is moving forward, and the latest casualty is a “set it and forget” charity program that has, in theory, supported quite a few arts orgs in the Southland, across the US, and beyond. … Read more

Tweet networking

Don’t underestimate Twitter’s networking power… even amidst the chaos. I wrote recently about arts journalists and what Twitter has made possible for them.  That post also addressed quite a few other issues around the Land of the Blue Bird, and enough intriguing discussion h, redas come out of that post that I’d like to address … Read more

Great big grant for LA Master Chorale

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Long Beach Opera announces 2023 season

[press release] LONG BEACH OPERA ANNOUNCES 2023 SEASONFEATURING FOUR OPERATIC EXPERIENCES INCLUDING WORLD PREMIERETHE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE BY KATE SOPER THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY NEW COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE SHELLEY WASHINGTON INFORMATION ABOUT SEASON TICKETS AT LONGBEACHOPERA.ORG THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSEMusic and Libretto by Kate SoperWORLD PREMIEREChristopher Rountree, conductorJames Darrah, directorWarner Grand Theater, … Read more

Day for the Indigenous

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Those who came before finally have a day of their own, and arts organizations are thankfully putting more consistent commitment into honoring those whose land is now occupied by performing arts centers, offices, churches and wherever you’re doing your stuff. You’ve probably heard people recognize the original inhabitants of the … Read more

KUSC offers first Spanish stream

Because this is an English-language blog (and I assure you, mi espa├▒ol es horrible), we share this excellent announcement from KUSC’s newsletter, in English. The stream is available in both languages, however, and can be streamed at any time. It’s a terrific opportunity to expand your horizons and we applaud the station’s ongoing efforts to … Read more

Performers are laborers, too

It’s Labor Day! This is a holiday that is “celebrated”, most often with burgers, hotdogs, sales on patio furniture and beating-the-heat summer fun, but is actually little acknowledged for its true purpose: it was established in the 19th century, to recognize the contributions of workers, and mark an awareness of the simple fact that some … Read more

Podcast reboots with Pacific Chorale

Due to non-List issues over the last year, we’ve had to set our launched-too-soon podcast aside for a bit, but we’re back! Check out the latest episode, where Lauri talks with Pacific Chorale’s President & CEO, Andrew Brown, about this year’s Grammy┬« award, what that means to be the first organization in Orange County to … Read more

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