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

Ninth and Washington

It’s not an address, but it is an intersection. It’s the balls-out season opener from LA Chamber Orchestra, in which artistic director Jaime Martín pairs Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”), with the West Coast premiere of Both, a newly commissioned orchestral work by enigmatic composer Shelley Washington. It is Washington’s own life’s duality that … Read more

Pumpkins optional

As the world suddenly fills up with pumpkin spice everything, apple pies, and people who are already decorating for Halloween, it may seem like the only thing autumnal about SoCal right now is the flavors and air fresheners we choose. But looking at the events calendar, we see another story: we’re already seeing grand opera, … 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

Different newness

There isn’t much on the calendar yet, but we all know that the big wave of fall events is coming. Staring into the vastness that is a brand-new season can be invigorating, mystifying… and overwhelming. This year marks the first full season post-COVID, and while presenters are dipping their toes into the water with hope … Read more

Vocal guide: What’s up at the LA Phil in 2022-23

Breakdown of classical vocal events in the coming LA Phil season

%d bloggers like this: