LA’s own fest

Hear Now Music Festival returns this weekend! It actually started last night, but there are still more concerts, more premieres, more networking and more of the wonders of modern innovation. This festival has become one of the biggest events of the year for Southern California new music geeks, and prices are well within reach. There’s … Read more

Three by three makes more than a Pittance

Pittance Chamber Music is an unusual venture. Borne of the passions of various players and behind-the-scenes folks at LA Opera and led and emcee’d by artistic director Lisa Sutton, this creative and enthusiastic group brings considerable vitality and expertise to a project that they’re genuinely excited about. This is one of the wonders of seeing … 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

Critical loss and a week of major drama

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The SoCal music community was rocked this week by the news that the OC Register has laid off highly respected music critic TIMOTHY MANGAN (right) after nearly twenty years, citing “restructuring”. They gave him no notice: he was on his way to review … Read more

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