Songs in partnership: Music, words, voice and piano at Boston Court

Attending the October 1 concert at Boston Court in Pasadena, it was a pleasure to hear Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and pianist Tali Tadmor as they worked their way through an intimate collection of songs, with poetic friends in tow. “Hila Plitmann and Red Hen Press” was an infectious mix of art song and spoken word, and paired … Read more

Newness everywhere

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Hello, fall! While we don’t have as many trees turning shades of flame in SoCal, this is still my favorite time of year, with all the excitement of new seasons — and this week, new music! With Rosh Hashanah starting Sunday night, the … Read more

Choral splendor, champagne and talking about opera

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Choral music is back, with two very different programs from newish and very vigorous local ensembles, both kicking off their new seasons on Sunday: Diving fully into the sacred, LA CHORAL LAB runs the gamut from old to new, with hymns, spirituals and … Read more

Pairing great music with life’s other good things

In Los Angeles, many of us are transplants, bred elsewhere and bringing good things to create new combinations in Southern California.  This is evident in the rich diversity that thrives here:  we see it in language, fashion, certainly in our food, and yes — in all forms of music and how it is experienced. Kala Maxym is … Read more

Follow-up: L.A. Choral Lab at Zipper Hall

When director Michael Alfera took the stage on Friday night, clad in skinny jeans, buttoned-up shirt, bow tie and close-cut jacket, it was clear that both performers and audience were already pumped.  This organization has come together quickly, and had already impressed a lot of people before they’d even opened their mouths at this weekend’s … Read more

Choral chemistry

New ensemble aims to refresh choral experience   Another new group.  If you just sighed involuntarily, you’re not alone.  As artists and organizations look for ways to revitalize the field of classical music, there’s been a slough of the same old thing, and a handful of treasured groups that challenge and delight.  L.A. Choral Lab  … Read more

Race to the finish begins

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights And they’re off!   BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO launches their season with ‘Leipzig Legacy’, a program of… well, Bach, of course, but also Knüpfer, Schelle and Kuhnau, illustrating the essential role of cantor at the storied city’s St. Thomas Church.  Tickets start … Read more

LA Opera about town

Yesterday was a big day for Los Angeles Opera.  With a Dulce Rosa dress rehearsal in Santa Monica and a Tosca dress at the Music Center, the company was plenty busy.  Placido Domingo is conducting both productions, and several of the chorus members are in both, as well.  As luck would have it, we were … Read more

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