On and on

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights It may be summer, but of course the music doesn’t stop! Starting Friday night, INDEPENDENT OPERA COMPANY launches Tsar’s Bride, a fairly rarely-seen opera rich in the Russian opera tradition.  (We’ll have a review on the blog next week.) Click here This … 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

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … 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

Concerts get personal this week

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Embracing the smaller scale This week is heavy on Saturday performances (so put your clones to work), but also full of smaller, intimate concerts in many manifestations: Appearing with SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC this weekend are tenor JON LEE KEENAN (fresh from a … Read more

[Updated] Vocal best of the fests

It never fails — we work so hard to get through the season that the summer festivals are on top of us before we know it.  In the interest of planning ahead (and tooting our own horn in the process), here’s a quick-and-dirty guide to the series and festivals that make summer music special.  Click … Read more

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