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

New seasons announced for Hollywood Bowl and LA Opera

Two recently announced season schedules in SoCal are causing some stir: LA Opera‘s 2015-16 season will start with a double bill featuring Placido Domingo singing the title role in the Woody Allen-directed Gianni Schicchi and conducting Pagliacci, with productions drawn raves in previous seasons.  While the star power a doppio seems a good start, reception of … Read more

Jumping into 2015

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Happy New Year! Things are still pretty quiet, but there are a few events this weekend to take particular notice of: The LA PHIL brings out the big guns for Beethoven’s ‘Missa Solemnis’ at Disney Hall, conducted by MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, … Read more

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