Custom mix

I love buying things in bulk. Sifting through various types of beans or dried fruit or toys or candy or jewelry or whatever, it’s satisfying, somehow, to create a combination of just about anything that is unique to a mood, a particular need, or the tastes of the recipient. Creating a work of art with … Read more

It’s all new

We’re spotlighting the Hear Now Music Festival  in this week’s event newsletter, and always encourage our readers to support new classical music whenever the opportunity arises.  Whether it’s buying a ticket, showing up, volunteering, making a simple donation, or contributing to a commission, these activities help classical evolve into its next, very dynamic phase, and what … Read more

With a single award, the GRAMMYs just honored a whole lotta people in the Southland

The LA Phil, LA Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, LA Children’s Chorus and National Children’s Chorus are having a very exciting night.

Already April…

We’re no April Fools! There are too many good things happening to stay home. In addition to the featured events below, look ahead to The Queen’s Six in the desert on the 7th, a gorgeous concert from Jouyssance on the 10th, and Fidelio coming to the LA Phil on the 14th. Easter is also looming, and churches all over the Southland will … Read more

LAMC mixes it up with “Handel / Pärt”

It was good to be back at Walt Disney Concert Hall last Sunday, and with a house that looked about 3/4 full, it seems plenty of other folks were glad to be there for the LA Master Chorale, as well. Starting the concert with “Prayer for Ukraine” by Mykola Lysenko, in a rich and evocative … Read more

Long Beach Opera cancels ‘Stimmung’ amid organizational strife

Long Beach Opera has canceled all performances of the upcoming ‘STIMMUNG’, amid controversy and staff resignations. We share their official statement and wish everyone involved the best.

Review: LAO dances their way into a Bach masterwork

With the help of the Hamburg Ballet and their venerable US-born choreographer John Neumeier, our own LA Opera opened a run of J.S. Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’ last Saturday, to powerful effect. Background The Bach oratorio is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest masterpieces of Western sacred music, a dramatic Baroque gem that defied … Read more

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