Up in the sky

Opera maverick and nouveau “moon man” Yuval Sharon brings Andrew Norman‘s opera, A Trip to the Moon, to life with the LA Phil this weekend. One project of several that bring Sharon in for very creative collaboration, the Phil is pairing Norman’s new and intriguing dramatic work with one of classical music’s most celestial faves: … Read more

LA Phil loses a VP to Boston

While the LA Phil is still in the wake of longtime Executive Director Deborah Borda‘s September departure for New York, the organization is losing another one of its leaders to Boston-based National Public Radio show, From the Top with Christiopher O’Riley.  The award-winning show will install Gretchen Nielsen as their first Executive Director, replacing the departing co-founders … Read more

Twelve hours of new

After last year’s impressive success with their inaugural new music marathon, LA Phil is again offering a twelve-hour stretch of contemporary wonders, with “Noon to Midnight” in Downtown LA.  Pop-up performances, food trucks, a chance to wander Disney Hall, music al fresco, and so much variety that there truly will be something for everyone.  Whether … Read more

The original “fake news” becomes unique opera

Does opera have to be on a stage?  In a hall?  Or, as the iconoclasts at The Industry have proven repeatedly, can it thrive in our urban environment, on the streets and in any space that will open for it? Director Yuval Sharon. working with LA Phil, is resurrecting the classic Orson Welles radio work, War of … Read more

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

Pre-Easter… maybe “Preaster”? (Maybe not, but the music’s good.)

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy spring! The biggest thing keeping singers busy right now, of course, are the upcoming Passion Week and Easter festivities, and the many and various sacred services that can involve. Easter Sunday is just ten days away, and there is absolutely glorious music … Read more

NY steals back Borda

It’s been a dramatic week for the arts and humanities across the country, of course, and for all the calls to action, you may somehow have missed the news that LA Phil’s intrepid prez/CEO, Deborah Borda, will soon leave SoCal to return to her post with the NY Philharmonic.  This isn’t entirely a surprise, of … 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

Vocal splendor in a trio of events

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This is a very quick round-up this week, but do check out the following vocal happenings around town: CENTER STAGE OPERA gets romantic just in time for Valentine’s Day. Catch charming duo BENJAMIN BUNSOLD and MELINDA EHRLICH as Roméo et Juliette in Gounod’s unforgettably beautiful … Read more

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