5 + 2 = Song fusion at REDCAT

by Coril Prochnow This Friday evening, the Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) presents a double bill of multiple performance disciplines, with River Song Quintet in a collaboration with Ohio poet David Baker, and the animator/performing artist Miwa Matreyek enacting her signature solo piece, This World Made Itself. River Song Quintet is an LA-based … Read more

Ending in the middle

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights There’s something electric about this transition between spring and summer, when the heat is building up, the main season is wrapping up, and tunes are swirling through Southern California like a frenzied last gasp. It’s an annual ritual that is easy to … 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

LA Opera goes to the dogs, at REDCAT

It’s not your typical opera plot:  a family copes with post-apocalyptic trials and the threat of ultimate annihilation, dealing with the daily nightmare of basic sustenance, doing their best to stay together in the midst of chaos. Their daughter, ever hopeful, befriends a homeless man who looks and behaves like a canine, creating a strange … Read more

June goes big, with a bit of everything

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Relishing the last days of the season, the next couple of weeks will trot out one great choral work after another.  Look for finales from INSPIRAVI, the METROPOLITAN MASTER CHORALE and the FESTIVAL SINGERS; a restrospective for HOLLYWOOD MASTER CHORALE; and Brahms’ … Read more

The other blog you should be reading

Damjan Rakonjac has been known to us at the List for several years, and several reasons: He’s a talented composer, with works including a charming 2010 chamber opera, The Other Wise Man, based on a story by Henry van Dyke. (It would be perfect as a Christmas special offering for any of the regional and … Read more

Sensational SoCal

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   A few reminders of why we’re so lucky to enjoy the SoCal music scene: This Saturday, the first annual DAVID W. SCOTT COMPETITION FINALS take place in Canoga Park, presented by CENTER STAGE OPERA and featuring judges MILENA KITIC, ROD GILFRY … Read more

Letters, art and an ear for opera

Composer Michael Gordon is one of two composers being performed by Long Beach Opera in a show opening this weekend.  Gordon is the creator of Van Gogh, a chamber opera based on the letters between the master artist and his brother, Theo.  Based in New York, he is a co-founder of Bang on a Can … Read more

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