Diverse new 2018-19 season announced for LA Chamber Orchestra

  The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra may not have announced their new artistic director yet, but next year’s line-up has plenty to get excited about.  Among their vocal-related programs, watch for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Michelle DeYoung; Mozart’s Requiem paired with a co-commission by Bryce Dessner and featuring mezzo Kelley O’Connor; and a grand season finale … Read more

Grand opera of the dead: LA Master Chorale’s ‘Verdi Requiem’

Exploring every conceivable emotion related to death, Verdi’s monumental Requiem is one of the largest and most impressive works in both choral and orchestral music.  It keeps the audience at the edge of their seats, toes tapping, breath often bated, and heads nodding with each report of the bass drums.  But as great as the piece is, … Read more

“The Buffs” help their 500th singer climb a little higher

One of our most valuable local support organizations has announced a major achievement, with the Opera Buffs helping their 500th singer achieve her goals — and she’s a Lister!  Yelena Dyachek is the milestone in soprano form, and we’re delighted for both org and performer.  The company’s press release follows, with lots of links: [Press release] … Read more

Autumn waves of sound

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Brrrr!!! It finally feels like fall. (Well, a little bit. Toes need slippers!)  In addition to our mild California chill, November and December bring some of the world’s most beautiful choral music, every year.  This week brings world-class ensemble THE KINGS’ SINGERS … Read more

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