A warm and welcoming ‘Requiem’ from ArteMusica

Saturday night’s performance of Mozart’s legendary Requiem was well attended, and thoroughly enjoyable.  Presented by ArteMusica, founded in 2011, making them one of the newer kids on a very busy SoCal concert block.  The masterwork was performed with choir, orchestra and soloists, all led by Maestro Ermanno Zotti, to a very enthusiastic crowd who arrived … Read more

All the music for spooks and souls

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Happy Halloween! This week has a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of music.  Let’s start with opera, as it’s coming out of SoCal’s ears: The opera program at CSUN get a shot at the Great Hall at Valley … Read more

CCMN: A do-over, Baroque masters and Lassopalooza

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   In a way, Die Fledermaus is all about second chances, so LA MET’s encore run at Strauss’ classic operetta, with a Salsa twist, is right on target.  Their annual performance at the end of December was interrupted by a major power … Read more

Not really quiet

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With just a few events, it’s still a big, beautiful week: Classical Revolution LA and Opera On Tap LA  join forces for the first time on Saturday night — these are two groups that regularly perform classical music and opera in bars … Read more

Hidden Gem: Rossini, medium rare

ArteMusica brings us an ancient story of mama-love and the crucifixion, set with operatic passion When opera composers dive into sacred material, the results are often spectacular: Verdi’s very operatic Requiem is probably the best example, requiring no less than standout soloists and a hefty chorus and orchestra, and his ‘Dies irae’, when done well, … Read more

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