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Free LAO Zoom Class / Bel Canto Dramedy

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This Week's Topic - Bel Canto “Dramedy”: Mixed Musical Styles in Cenerentola By the time he wrote Cenerentola, Rossini had already mastered a wildly successful comic style and had proven  Find out more »

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Pre-Concert Video / Handel’s Alcina

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Kristi Brown-Montesano is featured in a pre-recorded video lecture for this Baroque music can't-miss performance. Conductor Harry Bicket and The English Concert (a period instrument orchestra) make their first LA Opera appearance in  Find out more »

LA Phil / Salonen, Strauss + 2 Premieres

Disney Hall 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Join Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano for UpBeat Live to explore this Esa-Pekka Salonen-led program featuring two exciting premieres. Salonen’s own Fog (a tribute to Frank Gehry) takes as inspiration the Bach  Find out more »

$50 – $189

Concert for Fifth Grade / OC Phil Society

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Fifth grade is a tough sell for classical music. But I'm thrilled to return to one of my favorite gigs: narrating an Orange County Youth Symphony concert for local 5th graders.  Find out more »

St. Matthew Passion / Opera for Educators

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

As prep for Bach's St. Matthew Passion and LA Opera's innovative presentation (complete with choreography), K-12 educators participate in a special half-day seminar. I am one several guest lecturers, and—speaking educator  Find out more »

Pre-Concert Lecture / La Jolla Music Society

The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Beatrice Rana, known for ferocious technique and musical intelligence, presents a program on laughter and lessons from the "City of Lights." In her delightful La Jolla Music Society program, Rana explores  Find out more »

$54 – $92

Pre-Concert Lecture / Lang Lang’s Goldberg

Balboa Theater 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA

Lang Lang and the Goldberg Variations. Always the same, always different. The essence of Bach’s Goldberg Variations turns on this fundamental tension: a perpetual bass line connecting the initial aria melody with 30  Find out more »

$65 – $85

“Rescuing” Carmen Talk / Gender Sounds

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Gender Sounds is an initiative coordinated by the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya Department of Cultural and Musical Studies. I'm thrilled to be one of five invited speakers—an international line-up  Find out more »

UpBeat Live / Fidelio with Deaf West Theatre

Disney Hall 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Fidelio—Beethoven's only opera—continues to lend itself to dramatic innovation. Join me for Upbeat Live, where we review Fidelio’s history and prepare this new semi-staged collaboration between the LA Phil's and  Find out more »

$71 – $229