Twofer: A 90th birthday and a word question

There is a world-renowned composer in our midst, and yesterday was her 90th birthday.  It’s surprising how many people don’t know that Thea Musgrave (pictured) spends about half of each year in Southern California, but yes indeed, she is one of us.  Thea and her husband, conductor Peter Mark, travel back and forth between NYC … Read more

Conductor’s arrival in LA is a boon to local singers

Peter Mark is a familiar name in American opera and beyond, building respected opera companies in Virginia and conducting for an array of other entities here and abroad.  He is Artistic Director Emeritus of Virginia Opera, and was key to getting Lyric Opera Virginia, which started in 2011, launched and off the ground.  Now, he … Read more

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