A half century’s early music obsession

More than five decades, three CDs, and dozens of concerts filled exclusively with music written before 1650: that’s quite a legacy, and they’re not done yet… While Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble is well-known to music lovers for their years of work under artistic director Dr. Nicole Baker, you may not know how long they’ve been … Read more

2017: And, they’re off!

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy New Year! While most of us are still dusting ourselves off after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, a few presenters are diving right into 2017. Let’s take a look: JOUYSSANCE continues their Twelfth Night tradition to wrap up Christmas in … Read more

16th-century soundtrack

by Yayra Sanchez Before the times of The Beatles and the Justins (read: Timberlake, Bieber), the biggest musical names of the early 1500’s included Thomas Tallis, Heinrich Isaac and Cristóbal de Morales.  Some of the hottest beats of the 16th century came from composers such as Josquin des Prez, Claudin de Sermisy and Jacob Arcadelt. Every decade, … Read more

Early music, a celeb sighting and an opera ripped from the headlines

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Coril Prochnow’s Weekly Highlights (Thanks for covering for Lauri this week!)   While the weather is cooling down, the performance scene is beginning to heat up with an abundance of early music this week, throughout LA, OC and San Diego. Opening Friday evening 10/14 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, BACH … Read more

Blame it on the spring: Music sings in every style imaginable this week

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Tonight marks the start of the 6th annual HearNow Music Festival, a newish SoCal tradition that has proven some serious impact.  This year the organization is partnering with UCLA PHILHARMONIA to present orchestral work, including special commissions, launching the fest with … Read more

Build a great summer story

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights When people ask about your summer, what will you say this year?  You have a couple of weeks to add some spice to your story, so get out your calendar and add a few of these: This Saturday, PACIFIC SWINGLINE both reminds … Read more

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … Read more

Fall in full bloom

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Oh, the plethora… ‘Mission Music’ in, and with, a mission:  DE ANGELIS VOCAL ENSEMBLE kicks off their 10th season with historic music from California’s rich and diverse early heritage.  Presented on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful basilica at the mission in … Read more

On the fly

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights My head is full of beautiful operatic moments.  Just coming out of four incredible days teaching for the inaugural whirlwind of LA Vocal Lab, we worked with 19 talented singers, ranging from knockout newbies to established pros, and couldn’t be more proud.  … Read more

CCMN: Fresh start for 2014

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Good to be back! Things are likely to be a little light on the calendar for the next couple of weeks, as many performing organizations are still rebooting after the holidays.  But what wonderful things are in store in the meantime… This … Read more

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