Andrew Brown to head Pasadena Symphony

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Andrew Brown, one of our early Listers and a proven arts manager, has announced a move from his position at Pacific Chorale to become the new CEO of Pasadena Symphony Association as of November 13, 2023. That organization also has a new board president in Kimberly S. WinicK. Read the full press release and more about both in this Scoop.

Podcast reboots with Pacific Chorale

Due to non-List issues over the last year, we’ve had to set our launched-too-soon podcast aside for a bit, but we’re back! Check out the latest episode, where Lauri talks with Pacific Chorale’s President & CEO, Andrew Brown, about this year’s Grammy® award, what that means to be the first organization in Orange County to … Read more

SFCV’s readers heap praise on SoCal artists

In just a few years, San Francisco Classical Voice has proven itself one of the best sources of arts news on the West Coast, and their annual Audience Choice Awards give readers in the Bay Area and in SoCal a chance to point to what (and who) they love most. This year’s Los Angeles area … Read more

With a single award, the GRAMMYs just honored a whole lotta people in the Southland

The LA Phil, LA Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, LA Children’s Chorus and National Children’s Chorus are having a very exciting night.

Three wishes: Where to go this week

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights from theClickable Chamber Music Newsletter What shall we hear this week? There are plenty of unusual choices, from four tenors from Italia, to streaming Puccini from the Met, to classic operas from Vineyard Touring Opera and Landmark Opera. Check the calendar for plenty … Read more

We knew it. Choral music needs more beer!

Mash-ups from arts presenters are often hit or miss, but this one seems to have serious potential: for drawing new audiences, for changing the concertgoing experience, and even for simply bringing more joy to the process. Three OC arts presenters are joining forces with the Beer Choir national organizers to create something unique and intriguing … Read more

Pacific Symphony offers glimpse of 2018-19 season

Four decades in, Pacific Symphony is going strong and gearing up for another season, and their next lineup was announced on their blog earlier this week.  Their programming is, as iron-tongued Lisa Hirsch pointed out in the comments, decidedly male-leaning, with not a female composer in sight.  Considering the current gender-focused climate nationwide and big … Read more

Busy, busy Lister

Tenor and conductor Nate Widelitz first became part of the Listerhood just after he finished his bachelor’s degree at USC, and then his active career and educational aspirations took him on an international adventure including a year in Bulgaria, studying folk music; grad school at Yale; and teaching music on the East Coast.  But since … Read more

Bowl report: What’s up in Hollywood this summer?

Single tickets for the Hollywood Bowl went live in early May, so if you haven’t grabbed the seats you want, it would be wise to get moving. To help you maneuver the extensive schedule through the time-honored favorites like the Playboy Jazz Fest, movie-themed events like the annual Sound of Music sing-along and fandom-milking Harry Potter events, and stunt-casting spectacles … Read more

Passing the torch at Pacific Chorale

After 45 years, conductor John Alexander is retiring as artistic director of Pacific Chorale, and his final concert in that role is this weekend.  John has been an influential force in Orange County, whether teacher at Cal State Fullerton or running the area’s premiere choral ensembles. Alexander is handing the baton to friends and protege … Read more

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