NewMusicUSA invests in our local musicians

One of the nation’s biggest proponents of new classical music runs many helpful programs to help composers and presenters of new stuff in our field. They have also, however, developed a reputation over the years for being highly biased toward NYC-based recipients. Whether or not that reputation is deserved, it’s nice to have an excuse … 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

Very now, very local: Hear Now Festival returns for a 5th year

Collaborating with a diverse group of composers and presenting well-known regional performers, the Hear Now Music Festival is coming up with three days of contemporary classical (with premieres galore), May 1-3.  The festival is crafted in the spirit of building community and supporting one another (just what we love to see, of course), and this … Read more

CCMN: Be different

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Bring in the new and different!  There are fewer concerts this weekend (probably a result of the national obsession with the Super Bowl — who are you rooting for?), but the options are plenty unique this week: Friday evening marks the first … Read more

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