migraines, Geffen, Los Angeles Master Chorale, London Bridges, AWP

January 31, 2011

 Today mad rush for AWP prep etc and if I get any worse on the migraines, I’m going to need a new head.  I want the next head to have a bigger brain, long curly hair, cuter face, smaller nose, angelic features, come hither look, basically look like a model, huge eyes, long lashes, perfect skin, oh and whatever that helpless look is that guys like, let me have that on my new head that doesn’t get wildly insane year long migraines.

 Yesterday we went to London Bridges at the Los Angeles Master Chorale which was wonderful.  Grant Gershon at his best.  We were with our friends Vicky Kirsch and Michael Alexander who we met at a wonderful meeting years ago with most of the arts leaders of Los Angeles.  Dana Gioia led the meeting.   Michael is an absolute prince.

 The Master Chorale was at its best covering the English choral tradition with almost no instruments with the exception of some organ music.  This was Disney Hall and Grant and what you dream of in a chorus, melting, smooth, elegant, rapturous.

  • Byrd | Four-Part Mass
  • Weir | Two Human Hymns
       with Organ
  • Britten | Hymn to St. Cecilia
       conducted by Lesley Leighton
  • Britten | Missa Brevis in D
       with Organ
  • Tavener | Song for Athene
  • Selected English Madrigals
  •    Thomas Tomkins | Music Divine
  •    John Bennet | All Creatures Now
  •    Thomas Morley | April Is In My Mistress’ Face
  •    Thomas Tomkins | See, See the Shepherd’s Queen
  •    Michael East | Poor Is the Life
  •    Thomas Greaves | Come Away Sweet Love
  •    Orlando Gibbons | The Silver Swan
  •    Thomas Weelkes | Sing We At Pleasure

 We went afterwards to one of Little Tokyo’s many sushi bars, Oomasa where I love the staff and the service and we had a great meal and an even better conversation.

 I think we are ready for AWP and for the Geffen reading Monday a week from today. 

Poetry Reading at The Geffen Playhouse

Monday, Feb 7th–7:30p

at Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Red Hen Press would like to invite you to a reading series at The Geffen Playhouse in Westwood featuring authors Brendan Constantine (Letters to Guns), Cecilia Woloch (Carpathia), Eloise Klein Healy (The Islands Project), and Rob Roberge (Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of my Life). The event starts at 7:30PM.

Price: $20 General, $10 Students & Seniors

Age Suitability: None Specified

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. We hope to see you there!

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