A new requiem, a TED/opera connection, and music everywhere

Vocal focus in the summertime* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights July has been particularly busy this year, with opera, festival performances, choral music and just about anything else you can think of. You can even have a piece of it for your library: This coming weekend, check out the season finale … Read more

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

Unreview: Report from unSUNg 3.1

If you’ve read this blog or the Lauri’s List site and newsletters, you’re probably aware that our summer concert series launched its third season last night.  Of course, we cannot offer an actual review our own event, but here are a few notes about what occurred, for those of you who missed it: With a … Read more

And now a word from our series…

unSUNg is back!  We spend all year talking about performing arts all across the Southland, but summer is when “the List” switches hats and gets directly involved, with our own summer series and its own twists.  As of this week, the third season of unSUNg: Songs Uncommon and New has arrived. This Sunday marks one … 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

Poet’s story in multiple art forms

‘This and My Heart’ brings Emily to life Emily Dickinson lived a quiet life, complete with its own trials of illness and familial responsibility, and she never saw professional success in her lifetime.  But since her death in 1886, she is undeniably one of the most popular American poets worldwide, with nearly 1800 poems extant, … Read more

Look beyond

 Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Look through and beyond the weekend for unusual programs and grand beginnings: Emily Dickinson is one of the most-set American poets in art song, and a special program from pianist VICTORIA KIRSCH, soprano ANNE MARIE KETCHUM and actress LINDA KELSEY, blends songs, … Read more

Free and fabulous concerts downtown

How often does a lauded summer program not only serve its participants, but provide a host of world-class concerts to the local community?  Well, in Los Angeles, it happens every year with SongFest, the song-focused seminar for emerging artists that boasts a world-class faculty roster and a home at Downtown LA’s Colburn School. Here’s the … Read more

Hidden Gem: Page to wall to “Off the Walls”

USC’s ‘Visions and Voices’ series brings art, literature and song together Performers of art song tend to be very tuned-in to the power of words.  This may seem like an obvious statement, but many recitalists have expressed a sense of wonder about a new piece that speaks to them — great songs make the words … Read more

Not really quiet

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With just a few events, it’s still a big, beautiful week: Classical Revolution LA and Opera On Tap LA  join forces for the first time on Saturday night — these are two groups that regularly perform classical music and opera in bars … Read more

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