Lent, lending itself to great music

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   While Lent is most often referenced as an annual ritual of self-denial, it is actually, at its root, more about reflection and pondering life’s greater issues. Giving up sweets for Lent, for instance, is a way of creating a regular reminder that some … Read more

Opera Pasadena’s Pirates of Penzance

“The Pirates of Penzance,” was first presented in 1879 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in New York. It was the first time a Gilbert & Sullivan production made its world premiere in the United States, the composers having learned their lesson from HMS Pinafore, which, due to the lack of American protection for British copyrights at the … Read more

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