LAMC snags Wainwright for annual gala

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.

The Music Center embraces outreach on a grand scale

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.

How do you talk about classical?

I’m spending a few days with family, and my clan enjoys the diversity of a lot of different musical tastes. We share a lot of things… but not a clear definition of what is “good music”. (It makes for some fun discussions.) Our pro-focused Facebook group has also engaged in some lively discussion recently about … Read more

LAO’s 2024-25 season is a balancing act

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.

Arts Summit could result in more county investment in the arts

The 2022 Arts and Health Week Summit. Photo by Taso Papadakis.

At this year’s “Arts and Health Week”, hosted by the LA County Dept of Arts & Culture, county supervisor Hilda J. Solis stumped for more arts in county services. Solis has long been an avid supporter of the arts, and ,the suggestion will take some time. But it’s always good to see more discussion of the essential nature of creative life… in the rest of life

The Wallis offers a great way to start Women’s History Month

It’s not often that we get to experience a 19th-century operatic work before anyone else. But this Friday, that chance comes to Beverly Hills. After vanishing from the public eye for 150 years, the original manuscript of Pauline García Viardot’s Le Dernier Sorcier (The Last Sorcerer) was acquired by Harvard Library, which gave The Wallis’ Artist-in-Residence Camille Zamora permission to … Read more

Lent, weather and time flying

Something strange comes together this week, as the rain, snow, and hail bring much-needed precipitation (and flood alerts) to SoCal, often with surprises in tow — including the shocking realizations that not only are we already two months into 2023, Morten Lauridsen is celebrating his 80th birthday this year, with hopefully many to come. With … Read more

For those who’ve served

Veterans Day is about service, and in a very specific way. But that service looks very different from person to person, because every experience, every deployment, every war, every locale, every job is a different bundle of things that make each story unique. This year, try to connect with at least one person who has … Read more

Mood music

Tunes turn decidedly moody this time of year, whether it’s spookiness for Halloween, requiems for All Saints’ Day, honoring the departed on Dia de los Muertos, or the mental shift that comes with shorter days when the time changes. (Don’t worry — that’s next week, but it’s already getting darker!) There are so many good things … Read more

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

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