Hope and chaos: LAMC shows Beethoven’s relevance amid downtown protests

After a week of jazzy contemplation and the never-ending loop of the La La Land soundtrack in my head (see it!), I was looking forward to hearing the Los Angeles Master Chorale perform Beethoven’s substantial Missa Solemnis on Saturday, January 21.  When artistic director Grant Gershon programmed and scheduled the work, however, he could not have known what … Read more

Treats in music and media (plus a little Ludwig)

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri’s List’s Weekly Highlights by Yayra Sanchez Trick or Treat! As many of us prepare to put on our costumes and enjoy the forthcoming Halloween festivities, or ‘El Día de los Muertos’, there are some pretty interesting musical treats in store this week – especially for those of … Read more

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