Fires in Southern California put damper on holiday events

Many Californians have more than they bargained for this Christmas. With Santa Ana winds whipping up frenzied wildfires in various areas of SoCal, Angelenos everywhere are on alert, with thousands evacuated from Ventura to San Diego, and far too many have already lost their homes and more.  As a result, opera and concert presenters have … 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

In memoriam: Maro Donabedian [Updated]

Our thoughts and prayers go to the friends and family of Maro Donabedian, pianist, coach and faculty member at Cal State Northridge for many years.  Her passing falls on the heels of the loss of David Scott, with whom she worked closely.  The CSUN community, in particular, feels this loss keenly, and has asked that … Read more

David Scott passes away after auto accident [Updated]

The music students and faculty at California State University at Northridge received a blow this weekend, as Dr. David W. Scott, their beloved and renowned teacher and opera director, died of injuries caused by a car accident that took place on July 29.  Although a memorial service is planned, no date has yet been set. … Read more

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