Review: LA Master Chorale launches season at full throttle with Mozart and Kirchner pairing

It was another sold-out evening on September 23rd, and the excitement was palpable. Even on the Los Angeles Master Chorale‘s second night of the season, it felt like a gala or the night of a grand premiere. But the massive crowd settled into their seats at some length, and after a quick and gregarious intro by … Read more

Fling it far

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay “Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights   Music is flung far and wide, as three three events illustrate. It’s a great week to be thankful for all SoCal has to offer! SAN DIEGO OPERA invites the vocal-loving world … Read more

LA Opera announces 2018-19 season

  LA Opera has announced its lineup for next season, and it looks like a significant upgrade from the relatively safe fare they’ve been offering the last couple of years.  There are some safe bets, with the requisite hefty dose of artistic director Plácido Domingo in two of the six mainstage productions, as well and the … Read more

Hope and chaos: LAMC shows Beethoven’s relevance amid downtown protests

After a week of jazzy contemplation and the never-ending loop of the La La Land soundtrack in my head (see it!), I was looking forward to hearing the Los Angeles Master Chorale perform Beethoven’s substantial Missa Solemnis on Saturday, January 21.  When artistic director Grant Gershon programmed and scheduled the work, however, he could not have known what … 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

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

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