Pacific Symphony offers glimpse of 2018-19 season

Four decades in, Pacific Symphony is going strong and gearing up for another season, and their next lineup was announced on their blog earlier this week.  Their programming is, as iron-tongued Lisa Hirsch pointed out in the comments, decidedly male-leaning, with not a female composer in sight.  Considering the current gender-focused climate nationwide and big … Read more

‘Pacifics’ heading to Carnegie Hall to celebrate Glass’ 80th

With a big project ahead during artistic director John Alexander‘s last season with Pacific Chorale, the OC choir joins Pacific Symphony in a trek to the Big Apple this spring. With the announcement coming through just this week, the two orgs will appear at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on April 21, performing Philip Glass’ The Passion of Ramakrishna as part … Read more

First and ten

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Super Bowl weekend tends to offer small, niggling questions about where our cultural loyalties lie. But really, whether your attention is on the arts, football, or both this weekend, the annual ritual reminds us that in this widely varied world, there … Read more

Summer rhapsody

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Please forgive while I wax rhapsodic for a moment: What is it about Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana that makes it so effective this time of year? The tumult of spring is giving way to the heat of summer, and perhaps that’s just … Read more

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