LAO’s 2024-25 season is a balancing act

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Vocal guide: What’s up at the LA Phil in 2022-23

Breakdown of classical vocal events in the coming LA Phil season

Fresh start for LA Opera with new season announcement

This annual ritual of fielding one season announcement after another feels different this year, as there are equal parts hopefulness and uncertainty on the agenda. But one thing is clear: opera companies all over the world are aiming to make a splash with their next offerings. LA’s downtown arts scene will be graced with faves, … Read more

Recap: News you mighta missed

The week rarely arrives in sonata form… but we could still use a good recap. Bravos! You never know where your voice may take you, and longtime Lister / singer-songwriter Amy Engelhardt can testify to that better than most. The sopralto was picked to lead a loquacious group of nuns to promote the Amazon adaptation … Read more

Early music, a celeb sighting and an opera ripped from the headlines

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Coril Prochnow’s Weekly Highlights (Thanks for covering for Lauri this week!)   While the weather is cooling down, the performance scene is beginning to heat up with an abundance of early music this week, throughout LA, OC and San Diego. Opening Friday evening 10/14 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, BACH … Read more

Arts Catch-up: News through 10/10/16

What’s going on in the arts world?   Here are a few articles you may have missed in the last week: Champions of music (and musicians) “Philip Glass: own your work and get paid for it” —, 10/5/16 The maverick composer talks about a basic financial tenet for the artistic life. “How the performing arts can … Read more

Events not named Oscar

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This is that time of the year when the most touted carpets are red, narrow, and bedecked with well-dressed superstars. This Sunday, of course, is Oscar Sunday, an international holiday that tends to steal an incredible amount of focus in SoCal. So … Read more

Star-studded Pavarotti tribute coming to Music Center 9/25 (press release)

[Release dated 9/16/15] Remembering Pavarotti Benefit concert to feature performances by Andrea Bocelli & Renee Fleming Proceeds to support pancreatic cancer research at The Salk Institute LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli and renowned soprano Renee Fleming will headline a spectacular benefit concert and gala dinner at the Dorothy Chandler … Read more

Choosing your exit

Twin news stories today: Classical blogs are spreading the word that international diva Renee Fleming is pondering retirement in a few years.  (Indeed, there’s a lot of activity — as this post goes to press, her website is down, apparently due to a flood of server traffic.)  She’s planning ahead, of course, a requirement in … Read more

Gathered: ‘Otello’ encore broadcast from the Met

As is often the case with our screening Gatherings, we were a small but mighty group in Alhambra on Wednesday.  But those who attend these events always have a great time, and it’s a good chance to hang out, hear some great singing and meet a few new people.  This week’s outing for the Met’s … Read more

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