Forward to spring

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week is huge, with a packed calendar and performers scurrying all over Southern California to meet their commitments.  In other words, it’s just the way we like it.  So don’t stay home: First thing, plan NOW for the time change on … Read more

Love and singing are everywhere

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! The annual lovefest comes with ready-made romance (or not) in nearly every vocal form, so hang on to your hats: Figaro continues to take over the Southland with a staging of The Guilty Mother, Beaumarchais’ third and final … Read more

Concerts get personal this week

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Embracing the smaller scale This week is heavy on Saturday performances (so put your clones to work), but also full of smaller, intimate concerts in many manifestations: Appearing with SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC this weekend are tenor JON LEE KEENAN (fresh from a … Read more

With Figaro x3, this mezzo keeps track with color

When your patchwork life is particularly crazy, how do to stay on top of the tasks, reminders, deadlines, steps and most important of all, getting the music learned? Stellar mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer starts a series of blog posts this week with “Tea and Pencils“, showing how she copes with a role with detailed color-coding and … Read more

Everybody knows the name

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Fiiiiii-ga-roooooo! Even people who have never heard an opera know Figaro’s name, thanks to Bugs Bunny and countless other pop icons.  (What would classical music be without its parodies?)  For the next couple of months in L.A., we can go way beyond … Read more

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