Arts in the Media: Recent round-up

We’ve handled our news round-ups in a variety of ways over the years, and readily admit that their release has been inconsistent at best. After careful consideration, we’re moving Arts in the Media to the blog, where it really belongs, and where it will be readily accessible b all who wish to keep up. Frequency … Read more

Three wishes for a stellar season

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay “Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights We’re back! It’s great to be back, and with such a gorgeous season laid out ahead of us! Here are my first three picks of the season: This Sunday, the Huntington Beach … Read more

Five reasons to stand up for the arts this week

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With the news today that federal arts funding is under fire, it’s never been a better time to show your support for the arts by showing up. Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, please raise a voice, and work at least two … Read more

Songs in partnership: Music, words, voice and piano at Boston Court

Attending the October 1 concert at Boston Court in Pasadena, it was a pleasure to hear Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and pianist Tali Tadmor as they worked their way through an intimate collection of songs, with poetic friends in tow. “Hila Plitmann and Red Hen Press” was an infectious mix of art song and spoken word, and paired … Read more

An instrument, and an opera, taken for granted

The word “opera” doesn’t often evoke images of a one-person show, although several respected works could fit that description. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) is also not immediately known for his operatic work, although he wrote three works that still beloved, performed and manage to surprise again and again, as if they’re heard for the first time. … Read more

Word music: Synchromy coming to Boston Court 7/17

Synchromy is a fairly rare bird in the classical realm.  Sure, there are plenty of composer groups that present their own events to spotlight their work.  But after just a few years, this hardy collaborative has already outlived most groups of its kind, and continues to receive critical acclaim for their vibrant concerts, creative presentation … Read more

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