Vocal guide: What’s up at the LA Phil in 2022-23

Breakdown of classical vocal events in the coming LA Phil season

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

Stravinsky’s wedding and bits of John Adams with the LA Master Chorale

by Natalie Mann, Lister reviewer Groundbreaking. Indefinable. Accessible. All these words have been used to describe American composer John Adams, but they also increasingly tell us about the work of Los Angeles Master Chorale artistic director Grant Gershon. It is fitting that these two classical luminaries have had a long working relationship, dating back to the … Read more

One amazing Friday (and other wonders this week)

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Forget the week. Get lost and celebrate something more profound and moving with this weeks truly fantastic Friday! Brave the traffic and get thyself to one of these: USC’s intensely popular VISIONS & VOICES series returns with “Sound Maze”, a fascinating adventure in … Read more

Newness everywhere

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Hello, fall! While we don’t have as many trees turning shades of flame in SoCal, this is still my favorite time of year, with all the excitement of new seasons — and this week, new music! With Rosh Hashanah starting Sunday night, the … Read more

LA Master Chorale’s 2016-17 season chock full of big-name splash

Big news aplenty for LA Master Chorale today:  their season announcement is peppered with big names and exciting announcements, and outlines a very busy schedule.  For now, we’ll let the press release speak for itself: [Press release] LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GRANT GERSHON ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL … Read more

Met protests raise questions about… protests

As I write this, the first of nine performances of John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer is wrapping up at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  You’ve probably seen news reports of ongoing activism against this production, renewing old allegations that Alice Goodman‘s libretto, based on the true story of a 1985 Achille Lauro terrorist … Read more

Powerful ‘Klinghoffer’ in Long Beach

John Adams‘ The Death of Klinghoffer is an opera designed to leave its audience with much to contemplate, and it succeeds mightily.  The subject has sparked repeated controversy since the 1991 premiere, so much so that most of the headlines in the last year that refer to the external conflict. (Do a quick Google search and … Read more

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