Report from the trenches: ‘The Discord Altar’ is bringing audiences to tears

Arts for Social Awareness Project’s first production is a must-see 5 chances left to catch the new opera in NoHo It’s new.  It’s improvised.  And it’s an experience you won’t forget. The Discord Altar will touch your heart and inspire you.  It could even change the world. Collaborating with Fugitive Kind Theater, this project from … Read more

Viva Vienna

Pasadena Pro Musica fêtes Haydn, Mozart and Schubert on 3/8 It’s a city of waltzes, fountains, Schnitzel, opera, Roman ruins and the beautiful blue Danube (although it’s not blue and goes by many names).  It’s also the hometown of some of classical music’s biggest names, and Pasadena Pro Musica director Stephen Grimm brings together choir, … 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

Review: Beyond the Stage does ‘Carmen’

  December 1, 2012 Saturday evening I joined a crowd of operagoers who were gathered in front of four food trucks on 6th Avenue and New Hampshire in Los Angeles.  No, I hadn’t forgotten to eat dinner; nor was I trying to find something to munch before arriving at the theatre.  I was at the theatre, and the … Read more

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