Bowl report: What’s up in Hollywood this summer?

Single tickets for the Hollywood Bowl went live in early May, so if you haven’t grabbed the seats you want, it would be wise to get moving. To help you maneuver the extensive schedule through the time-honored favorites like the Playboy Jazz Fest, movie-themed events like the annual Sound of Music sing-along and fandom-milking Harry Potter events, and stunt-casting spectacles … Read more

opera… Opera…. OPERA!

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights We’re surrounded, and it’s a beautiful thing. Make sure these are on your radar: LONG BEACH OPERA continues their run of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, in a new adaptation by CULTURE CLASH and LBO’s truly fearless leader, ANDREAS MITISEK. This is a company … Read more

Grand opera of the dead: LA Master Chorale’s ‘Verdi Requiem’

Exploring every conceivable emotion related to death, Verdi’s monumental Requiem is one of the largest and most impressive works in both choral and orchestral music.  It keeps the audience at the edge of their seats, toes tapping, breath often bated, and heads nodding with each report of the bass drums.  But as great as the piece is, … Read more

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