A new requiem, a TED/opera connection, and music everywhere

Vocal focus in the summertime* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights July has been particularly busy this year, with opera, festival performances, choral music and just about anything else you can think of. You can even have a piece of it for your library: This coming weekend, check out the season finale … Read more

Puccini’s sisters: ‘Suor Angelica’ at Riverside Lyric Opera

by Coril Prochnow, Lister reviewer Riverside Lyric Opera presented a jewel from Puccini’s crown, Suor Angelica, on September 18th at The Box at The Fox on Market Street in Riverside. A wonderfully intimate venue for opera, “The Box” offers an upscale private environment for evening entertainment, with a secluded plaza and a private entry to the … Read more

Get out the crystal ball

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week is not just about present performance, but also contains elements of our musical future, with two events in particular offering a glimpse of up-and-coming talent: First, NATS-LA hosts a recital by their Young Artist of the Year, baritone TYLER REECE. … Read more

Unreview: Report from unSUNg 3.1

If you’ve read this blog or the Lauri’s List site and newsletters, you’re probably aware that our summer concert series launched its third season last night.  Of course, we cannot offer an actual review our own event, but here are a few notes about what occurred, for those of you who missed it: With a … Read more

And now a word from our series…

unSUNg is back!  We spend all year talking about performing arts all across the Southland, but summer is when “the List” switches hats and gets directly involved, with our own summer series and its own twists.  As of this week, the third season of unSUNg: Songs Uncommon and New has arrived. This Sunday marks one … Read more

Voices of summer

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The heat is on.  Here are just a few things which offer some musical reprieve over the next two weeks: Of course, unSUNg starts this weekend:  the summer concert series from Lauri’s List (yes, I’m that Lauri) starts this Sunday.  Our first … Read more

Team member Natalie Mann gears up for new odyssey

One of the great joys in running the List is getting to crow about our members’ triumphs, and Natalie Mann has done us proud, with new management and a schedule filling up quickly. A Chicago native, Natalie came to Southern California in 2008 to join the chorus at San Diego Opera, and has found a … Read more

Music around the holidays

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Yes, the Lister calendar for Saturday is (nearly) empty. For those of you not partaking of the Jewish High Holy Days, you may not know that October 4 is Yom Kippur this year, an all-day atonement tradition that keeps an enormous number … Read more

Songs in Temecula: Natalie Mann and Ed Yarnell at the Merc

by Cynthia Leigh, community reviewer Temecula was established in 1859 with the opening of the first post office in the area, and the Old Town area retains many charming historical features. Your visit will be full of color and culture, and may include wine or olive oil tasting or a wonderful meal at one of … Read more

CCMN: Get out there

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights We’re in the thick of the season!  Don’t think about staying home: Opera is in abundance this time of year, with a new production of The Death of Klinghoffer at LONG BEACH OPERA and Lucia di Lammermoor opening at LA OPERA this … Read more

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