Made in L.A.: Local focus reveals the heart of LA Master Chorale

“Made in L.A.“ is both a new initiative and a special concert program presented on Nov 15 by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, at downtown’s iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall.  With the aim of drawing attention to the considerable talents of our local choral composers, this concert definitely hit the mark. Artistic director Grant Gershon‘s remarks … Read more

‘New Voices’ from INSPIRAVI

by Jenna Friedman, guest contributor On Saturday, March 28, INSPIRAVI performed a most delightful concert at the Doheny Mansion on the Mount Saint Mary University  campus. A chamber choir of twenty professional musicians directed by Sébastien Vallée, they presented “New Voices: Music by a New Generation of Composers”, focusing on contemporary creators and featuring works by two of their … Read more

Follow-up: L.A. Choral Lab at Zipper Hall

When director Michael Alfera took the stage on Friday night, clad in skinny jeans, buttoned-up shirt, bow tie and close-cut jacket, it was clear that both performers and audience were already pumped.  This organization has come together quickly, and had already impressed a lot of people before they’d even opened their mouths at this weekend’s … Read more

Duality in full choral color

LA Chamber Singers’ spring fest champions great works in small groups Peter Rutenberg isn’t just a conductor-composer-educator-pianist-writer…  (we must be missing a few).  He’s a true enthusiast, whose passion for truly great music extends from early to contemporary and has provided equally jazzed audiences with extraordinary concerts and recordings for many years.  With the Los … Read more

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