Happy Halloween!

Boo humbug! I used to believe that Halloween isn’t for everyone. But as the holiday seems to get bigger every year, it’s clear I was wrong. There are hundreds of ways to celebrate this unique holiday, that celebrates very old traditions instead of commemorating a single event or individual. This year, we see arts organizations … Read more

Diverse joys

There never was anything useful or great, about which men have not differed. — Origen of Alexandria Music is one of the most restorative forces in the world, and it’s coming your way. LA Opera launched their production of Tannhäuser this week, and there are beautiful things to come from Jouyssance and Pacific Opera Project … Read more

LAMC’s season announcement is our canary in the mine

One of several mid- to large presenting orgs in SoCal’s vocal universe, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s announcement this week is a welcome sign that plans are moving forward. With a robust season (if a delayed restart of gigs with the LA Phil) and some exciting new projects, this is a season to watch, and … Read more

Three wishes in a global crisis

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights from theClickable Chamber Music Newsletter Some thoughts about the arts in pandemic: As the coronavirus situation progresses, I’d like to send best wishes and warm thoughts to all of the performing organizations and the performers who are not only striving for community health, … Read more

More fun in DTLA this spring: Play-themed events celebrate the “Plaza for All”

UPDATE: As of 3/16/20, these events have been postponed due to venue closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Music Center reports that they plan to reschedule the “Play on the Plaza” events for a later date. Stay tuned! If you haven’t seen the redesigned and more interactive, visitor-friendly Music Center Plaza since September, … Read more

Three wishes: Holiday surprises

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights from theClickable Chamber Music Newsletter This is one of the biggest weekends of the year, and the calendar is packed! Don’t stay home… pick something and be festive. Here are three (or so) goodies to start with: Kick off a stellar holiday run … Read more

New company, new take on ‘Carmen’

When “remake” is a good thing… Director Carson Gilmore has proven his creative instincts with an array of other companies locally, and has long been looking to start his own troupe. With a well-received and ambitious black box production of Bellini’s difficult and gender-bending I Capuleti e i Montecchi a couple of years ago, the then-named Hawkmore Lyric Opera … Read more

Three wishes: A choir like no other, an opera made unreal, and Da Vinci in song

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights from theClickable Chamber Music Newsletter [Apologies for awful tardiness this week — was sidelined by a seasonal bug. While I missed the deadline for Jim’s newsletter, I’d would like to share a few suggestions here. Hope they’re useful. –L] Diving right in… If … Read more

Three wishes: Where to go this week

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights from theClickable Chamber Music Newsletter What shall we hear this week? There are plenty of unusual choices, from four tenors from Italia, to streaming Puccini from the Met, to classic operas from Vineyard Touring Opera and Landmark Opera. Check the calendar for plenty … Read more

All Hallows’ Eve, extended

Halloween concert — Sat 11/2 at 7:30pm, Los Angeles Melding a diverse and creative choral program with an architectural space that is fully worthy of a classic spooky movie set, Artes Vocales does their Halloween thing two days later this year, on the Day of the Dead. Just the kind of mashup we love! The … Read more

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