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” — Kottke.org, 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

Sneaky opera

Opera live and on film bringing new fans to a grand old art You just never know where you’ll find the arts these days.  If you have friends and family who are new to opera, but would love the spectacle, the drama, the passion, and the laughter, the emergence of the opera broadcast may be a … Read more

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