Bringing it all together

One of the things Vox Femina does best is that they excel at combining very different elements in their themed performances. This Sunday, they’ll do it again with ” Our Children, Our Hope“, a program that centers around what moms want for their kiddos. This intimately themed concert takes place in a big space, First … Read more

Five reasons to stand up for the arts this week

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With the news today that federal arts funding is under fire, it’s never been a better time to show your support for the arts by showing up. Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, please raise a voice, and work at least two … Read more

Two grant awards for Vox Femina bring help & funding

Vox Femina is facing their 20th Anniversary season… and getting a little help from their funding friends, with two grants awarded last month that will help the excellent choral organization grow even further. First, as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission‘s  Arts Internship Program, Vox is one of more than 200 organizations who get … Read more

Blame it on the spring: Music sings in every style imaginable this week

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Tonight marks the start of the 6th annual HearNow Music Festival, a newish SoCal tradition that has proven some serious impact.  This year the organization is partnering with UCLA PHILHARMONIA to present orchestral work, including special commissions, launching the fest with … Read more

Events not named Oscar

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This is that time of the year when the most touted carpets are red, narrow, and bedecked with well-dressed superstars. This Sunday, of course, is Oscar Sunday, an international holiday that tends to steal an incredible amount of focus in SoCal. So … Read more

Of mamas, devils, neighborhood and a diva gone cabaret

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Who’s your mama? With dozens and dozens of operas in Donizetti’s legacy, it’s actually surprising that so few of them are regularly performed.  Tonight!, PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT brings us the comic gem, Viva la mamma!, which is actually the common nickname of … 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

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … Read more

Choral reflections

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights If art and music are the mirrors that best show us ourselves, prepare for some serious self-examination.  Choral ensembles are looking back, looking forward and uncovering taboos this week: For a time-honored masterpiece, there’s Mozart’s Requiem with the SANTA CLARITA MASTER CHORALE, … Read more

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