Thankful voices… and a holiday gauntlet for composers

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Composers, a challenge: We need a really big, fun, novelty Thanksgiving song, preferably with a series of verses that can be customized by menu, and an infectious fugue in the middle, built on the words “Gobble”, “Pies” and “Hike!” Shopping-related features are … Read more

New ‘Face’ on opera’s edge

I am usually one of the last to rise during a standing ovation.  This is not due to any snobbery, laziness or lack of appreciation, but because I sincerely believe that not every performance deserves one.  “Standing Os” have become so commonplace that they have entered the realm of the ordinary — their meaning has … Read more

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