Made in L.A.: Local focus reveals the heart of LA Master Chorale

“Made in L.A.“ is both a new initiative and a special concert program presented on Nov 15 by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, at downtown’s iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall.  With the aim of drawing attention to the considerable talents of our local choral composers, this concert definitely hit the mark. Artistic director Grant Gershon‘s remarks … Read more

‘New Voices’ from INSPIRAVI

by Jenna Friedman, guest contributor On Saturday, March 28, INSPIRAVI performed a most delightful concert at the Doheny Mansion on the Mount Saint Mary University  campus. A chamber choir of twenty professional musicians directed by Sébastien Vallée, they presented “New Voices: Music by a New Generation of Composers”, focusing on contemporary creators and featuring works by two of their … Read more

¡Figaro! (90210) is an Address for Success

by Bryan Dahl, Guest Contributor ¡Figaro! (90210) was on many levels a glorious and incomparable triumph. Though it sold out each of its four shows, and the fourth a late addition, don’t fret too much if you couldn’t get tickets in time.  There will very likely be an opportunity to see it again. Superbly conceived … Read more

New ‘Passion’ for LA Master Chorale opener

If you remember nothing else about Joan of Arc, you probably remember that she was burned to death, only to live on in memory.  A military champion for France, she was reviled by the British.  What you may not know are the eerie parallels, five centuries later, in the fate of the 1928 silent film … Read more

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