Jaime Martín named new baton for LA Chamber Orchestra

Just a year and a half after the announcement that Jeffrey Kahane was stepping down, LA Chamber Orchestra has ended their extensive international search and identified their new music chief.  Jaime Martín, the Spanish-born conductor will take the helm starting in 2019, and the buzz is good.  We’ll have more information for you after next Friday’s press event, but … Read more

Diverse new 2018-19 season announced for LA Chamber Orchestra

  The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra may not have announced their new artistic director yet, but next year’s line-up has plenty to get excited about.  Among their vocal-related programs, watch for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Michelle DeYoung; Mozart’s Requiem paired with a co-commission by Bryce Dessner and featuring mezzo Kelley O’Connor; and a grand season finale … Read more

LACO mixes it up

Here’s an event with a little bit of lots of things:  LA Chamber Orchestra welcomes pianist Jon Kimura Parker and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (pictured) as guest artists, premieres a new work by locally-based but rising composer Julia Adolphe, and follows up with works by the big guys:  Handel, Mozart, Brahms and Mahler. The new commission is … 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

Choral splendor, champagne and talking about opera

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Choral music is back, with two very different programs from newish and very vigorous local ensembles, both kicking off their new seasons on Sunday: Diving fully into the sacred, LA CHORAL LAB runs the gamut from old to new, with hymns, spirituals and … Read more

Look closely, as “hidden” vocals abound!

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights An important tip for finding wonderful vocal events? Don’t ignore the organizations that are usually more instrumentally-focused. Here are three events you might have missed, with splendid vocals presented by orchestral and chamber orgs: Saturday evening, LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA performs their … Read more

CCMN: Be different

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Bring in the new and different!  There are fewer concerts this weekend (probably a result of the national obsession with the Super Bowl — who are you rooting for?), but the options are plenty unique this week: Friday evening marks the first … Read more

LACO dreams in glorious technicolor

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Jeffrey Kahane, is certainly one of the darlings of the SoCal arts scene, and the concert on October 19 showed off many of the reasons why: Everything about this organization shows thoughtful management and a true love of art.  The performers dress with casual flair.  The quality of … Read more

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