A dynamic trio hits Groupmuse

Transatlantic Journey The Tritone ensemble, with soprano Harriet Fraser, clarinettist Amanda Walker and pianist Maria Demina are taking on the new(ish) Groupmuse platform to bring classical music to the house concert model. The nationwide (and more) website is lighting a fire under innovative musicians, and this group definitely fits that description. RSVP online and attend this unusual program that includes Schubert’s Shepherd on the … Read more

LAO + tech = opera simulcasts!

Are you really NOT a fan of your car? Love opera, but don’t want to drive downtown? Westside and South Bay residents will have options on September 28, as they’ll be able to attend one of two live simulcasts of LA Opera’s new production of La Bohème. Admission is free, and it’s a very good … Read more

FRIDAY: A new ensemble with an ear for the Renaissance

Making their debut Friday, July 12 in Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire), a new vocal ensemble emerges with an exceptional roster, no conductor, and the kind of spirit of togetherness that made Renaissance music, well, sing. Vocal works from this era were created and crafted in a different manner than we usually see today, working in spectacular … Read more

We knew it. Choral music needs more beer!

Mash-ups from arts presenters are often hit or miss, but this one seems to have serious potential: for drawing new audiences, for changing the concertgoing experience, and even for simply bringing more joy to the process. Three OC arts presenters are joining forces with the Beer Choir national organizers to create something unique and intriguing … Read more

A comp-in-Res, a new opera, and classic sacred

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlightsfrom the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter (CCMN) The folks at PACIFIC CHORALE are showing off their Composer-in-Residence this weekend, with an early evening program of music by Tarik O’Regan and a world premiere to boot. This “British and American composer” (as his website describes … Read more

Three wishes for wide-eyed spring

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlightsfrom the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter (CCMN) How do you feel about fish and other aquatic creatures? Are you at your very best in sea air and salty ocean spray? First up this week, a concert-length premiere from CHORAL ARTS INITIATIVE, as “Voyaging” by … Read more

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