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by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2018

From the moment the amazing James Conlon-conducted orchestra began their crisp, lively 'Overture' to 'Quartet Finale,' the close of Act One; this remarkable production of CANDIDE entranced the Dorothy Chandler audience. Then after a short intermission, these talented performers and musicians had the audience right back in the palms of their skilled hands, beyond the tears-inducing finale 'Make Our Garden Grow,' to the extended and most deserved standing ovation for the cast, orchestra, and creatives. (more...)

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Closes 2016-17 Classics Series at Ambassador Auditorium, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Join us for an uplifting celebration of the human spirit as we close out our 2016-2017 Classics Series on Saturday, April 29 at Ambassador Auditorium with an Ode to Joy withBeethoven's Symphony No. 9. The concert will also feature Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and a special performance of Holst's Choral Hymns from the Rig Vedafeaturing David Lockington on Cello with the Los Angeles Children's Chorus.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL Chorus, and the Los Angeles Children's Chorus alongside four stellar solo vocalists: soprano Summer Hassan, mezzo soprano Tracy Van Fleet, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis and bass Steve Pence throughout the concert. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Performs Handel's Messiah Dec 6 and 20 at Disney Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two performances of Handel's Messiah, his most popular oratorio, on Sundays, December 6 and 20, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Mountainside Master Chorale Presents: Brahms' A GERMAN REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

On June 14th of this year, Mountainside Master Chorale will present a performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45 (or A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms to conclude their 14/15 Season. (more...)

LA Master Chorale & Musica Angelica Perform Bach's ST. MATTHEW PASSION This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), in one of the most highly anticipated collaborations of the season, joins forces with the renowned period instrument ensemble Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and the acclaimed Los Angeles Children's Chorus to present two historically informed performances of Bach's towering masterwork St. Matthew Passion, conducted by LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon, tonight, January 31, 2 pm, and Sunday, February 1, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

LA Master Chorale & Musica Angelica to Perform Bach's ST. MATTHEW PASSION, 1/31-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), in one of the most highly anticipated collaborations of the season, joins forces with the renowned period instrument ensemble Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and the acclaimed Los Angeles Children's Chorus to present two historically informed performances of Bach's towering masterwork St. Matthew Passion, conducted by LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon, on Saturday, January 31, 2 pm, and Sunday, February 1, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Soloists include Pablo Cora, tenor; Janelle DeStefano, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; Callista Hoffman-Campbell, mezzo soprano; Elissa Johnston, soprano; Jon Lee Keenan, tenor (Evangelist); Chung Uk Lee, bass (Jesus); Steve Pence, bass/baritone; Vincent Robles, baritone; Zanaida Robles, soprano; Anna Schubert, soprano; Laura Smith, mezzo soprano; and Nike St. Clair, mezzo soprano. (more...)

LACO Brings 8 Superstar Stradivarius Violins Together for First Time in STRAD FEST, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Imagine a festival with some of the world's most illustrious superstars of a certain age gathered together in one room. But instead of classics like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Vivien Leigh - all unquestionably stars for the ages - the marquee names are eight of the world's most celebrated and rare Stradivarius violins brought together for the first time ever. (more...)

LACO to Bring 8 Superstar Stradivarius Violins Together for First Time in STRAD FEST, 3/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Imagine a festival with some of the world's most illustrious superstars of a certain age gathered together in one room. But instead of classics like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Vivien Leigh - all unquestionably stars for the ages - the marquee names are eight of the world's most celebrated and rare Stradivarius violins brought together for the first time ever. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Rejoice! Concert Held 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, considered one of the world's leading choir's, showcases its superlative artistry with a rare performance of Mozart's arrangement of Handel's beloved Messiah, conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 7:00 p.m (more...)

LA Master Chorale Rejoice! Concert Held 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, considered one of the world's leading choir's, showcases its superlative artistry with a rare performance of Mozart's arrangement of Handel's beloved Messiah, conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 7:00 p.m (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Stephen Schwartz: MAKING GOOD' at the Ford Amphitheatre
by LA News Desk - Aug 28, 2009

On Sunday, Aug 23rd 2009, Upright Cabaret's incredibly popular 'Wicked Summer Nights' series at the Ford Amphitheatre drew to a close with a spectacular concert entitled 'Stephen Schwartz: Making Good' which set out to celebrate the works of the man who inspired the series, Mr. Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

WICKED SUMMER NIGHTS: 'We were changed FOR GOOD'
by Don Grigware - Aug 25, 2009

This last in the series of Wicked Summer Nights concerts from Upright Cabaret @ the Ford Amphitheatre Sunday evening August 23 was undoubtedly the best. It boasted the introduction on the West Coast of Stephen Schwartz's new opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon, narrated by Schwartz and sung magnificently by Lauren Flanigan and company. Act II was a fitting celebration of Schwartz's past works with a lineup of very exciting, and mostly fresh, lesser known talents. (more...)