With a single award, the GRAMMYs just honored a whole lotta people in the Southland

The LA Phil, LA Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, LA Children’s Chorus and National Children’s Chorus are having a very exciting night.

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

New leadership for LA Children’s Chorus

New chiefs are always a big deal in the arts, for a shift in leadership can open new vistas, close old roads… and often results in both. The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, certainly one of the busiest music ed programs in the country, is in the midst of a massive shift, with founding director Anne Tomlinson retiring  in … 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

Mary in San Diego, American standards in Pasadena, and a whole lotta tenors at Zipper

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Jumping right in this week… A new season for BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO brings more than he of the curly wig, especially with their first program, entitled “Something About Mary”.  Two blessed works celebrate the Virgin herself, starting with J.S. Bach’s cantata … Read more

On and on

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights It may be summer, but of course the music doesn’t stop! Starting Friday night, INDEPENDENT OPERA COMPANY launches Tsar’s Bride, a fairly rarely-seen opera rich in the Russian opera tradition.  (We’ll have a review on the blog next week.) Click here This … Read more

LA Children’s Choir heading to Cuba

[Press release] Los Angeles Children’s Chorus tours to Cuba and East Coast in June, and presents free self-off concerts June 11 and 20, 2015 at Pasadena Presbyterian Church Young Men’s Ensemble Embarks on 11-day Cuban Tour June 12-22, 2015; Free Send-Off Concert Held Thursday, June 11, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church; LACC Concert Choir … Read more

The grand and the different

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week, the Southland offers operatic oddities and big congratulations: TERRY KNOWLES will be feted at the annual gala for the LA MASTER CHORALE this weekend – the luxe event is Sunday night, 3/1, and we at the List offer our kudos … 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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