August 21st is your last chance to get unSUNg this year

Our concert series isn’t quite like any other.   Almost everything we program for unSUNg, our summer concert series now in its fourth season, is highly likely to be new to you.  These are passion projects, selected annually through a carefully curated proposal process.  Those proposals are submitted by people who have a real drive to … Read more

New chamber opera at UCLA shines light on mental illness

The Center Cannot Hold:  A compelling opera about paranoid schizophrenia by Katherine Sullivan, Lister reviewer Whether or not you love opera, whether or not you are familiar with mental disorders, The Center Cannot Hold: A Chamber Opera is a fascinating piece, and an intimate look at a short period in the life of Elyn Saks. … Read more

Get out the crystal ball

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week is not just about present performance, but also contains elements of our musical future, with two events in particular offering a glimpse of up-and-coming talent: First, NATS-LA hosts a recital by their Young Artist of the Year, baritone TYLER REECE. … Read more

Brahms in the summer with Mountainside Master Chorale

By Amber Peters, Lister reviewer Imagine a Sunday afternoon in early summer. The sun beats down and hints at greater heat to come as you stroll along an avenue of mature, shady trees. Songbirds are twittering, robins strutting on the grass, while you wend your way along a garden path toward a stately, classical building. You join others as a trickle of pedestrians … Read more

CCMN: About time

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights     This week, let’s try a new way of organizing things, starting with the ton of choral music going on all over SoCal.  Just pick your favorite era and click away: Baroque Bach rules!  Lent is the perfect time to enjoy … Read more

Making choral history for 50 years

In light of last weekend’s big doings for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, we’d like to send a heartfelt congratulations to director Grant Gershon, the LAMC Board and all of this weekend’s performers.  LAMC has been a consistent force for excellence and innovation in Los Angeles and well beyond, and this is a milestone that … Read more

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