The master and a made-up prodigal

As great as Johann Sebastian Bach was, he is somehow made greater when we make fun of him. So when composer and master wiseacre Peter Schickele made up yet another offspring for the Baroque master more than five decades ago, then built an astonishing oeuvre of well-crafted and remarkably clever satirical works in a wide … Read more

H20, haunted tunes, and the big ball

Vocal focusĀ from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Coril Prochnow’s Weekly Highlights (Our guest columnistĀ again this week!)   It was a treat to get a light rainfall in the Southland this week, but for some heavy-duty Purple Rain, take a trip to Chula Vista on Friday 10/21 at 7:30 pm, or to San Diego on Sunday, … Read more

Retro fauna drama with Chorale Bel Canto

Chorale Bel Canto and Redlands Opera Theatre hit the stage with an unusual program from eras past   Mythical beasts 101: What do a horse with a horn, a snake-haired witch and a human-faced lion with a scorpion’s tail have in common? Why, composer Gian-Carlo Menotti, of course! Catch a selection of classic opera choruses … Read more

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