Diverse joys

There never was anything useful or great, about which men have not differed. — Origen of Alexandria Music is one of the most restorative forces in the world, and it’s coming your way. LA Opera launched their production of Tannhäuser this week, and there are beautiful things to come from Jouyssance and Pacific Opera Project … 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

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