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

Esa-Pekka heads for the Bay, with surprise announcement

It has long been considered common knowledge that maestro and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen is a free agent, yet San Francisco Symphony has announced that he’ll take over the orch as Music Director, starting in September 2020.  Salonen will take over just as longtime baton Michael Tilson Thomas steps down, and in many ways Salonen is the perfect choice:  the City by … Read more

Lauridsen’s ‘Lux Aeterna’ at 20

By Steven Ottományi, Lister Reviewer The third in a series of commemorative concerts celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s seminal work for chorus and orchestra, Lux Aeterna, featured a new offering: Choir Night, with plentiful opportunities for audience participation. Composers Moira Smiley and Eric Whitacre led the assembled singers, gathered from choirs local and distant, including … Read more

Paris gets a taste of LA’s vibrant new music scene in December

With new classical music flourishing in Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that our composers and performers are expanding beyond SoCal’s borders.  One of the endeavors our local music community can be very proud of is the Hear Now Music Festival, founded in 2011 and going strong.  They’re looking forward to their next local fest in … Read more

LA Master Chorale’s 2016-17 season chock full of big-name splash

Big news aplenty for LA Master Chorale today:  their season announcement is peppered with big names and exciting announcements, and outlines a very busy schedule.  For now, we’ll let the press release speak for itself: [Press release] LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GRANT GERSHON ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL … Read more

A long, lovely weekend

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of music so hard that it changed you? This week (or any week) could be your chance. You never know when the Next Great Listen is around the corner… This weekend celebrates both … Read more

Pirates, romance… and a little football

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   A tip for culture fiends who haven’t been paying attention: This Sunday is indeed the day of the Super Bowl, and this year’s teams are the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. (Go Broncos!) For those not so into the gridiron, … Read more

Music to feast by

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Are you ready for some turkey (or Tofurkey, or Turducken… or maybe just pie?) Thanksgiving is looming, which means that this column covers the next two weeks, and the calendar is full to bursting. While pianist YUJA WANG is getting top billing … Read more

LAMC at 50 – A perfect unity of tradition and innovation

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) marked the end of their 50th anniversary in style with a concert of world premieres on Sunday, June 8. Long known for their ability to bring a refined sound to the warhorses of concert repertoire, they showed their ultimate flexibility in sound with a final concert of modern music. Music … Read more

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