June – Just a Couple of Wigs

Posted June 10, 2010 by Elin Carlson
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Coming up this weekend:

Beethoven’s Wig at Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena
6/11
11am

and at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica
6/13
11am

Next month at The Huntington Library in Pasadena
7/17
5:30pm

That’s all that’s on the performance horizon for now!

May – a Month of Renewal

Posted May 19, 2010 by Elin Carlson
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Since my only active performing group now is Beethoven’s Wig, these reports might be a bit on the brief side. I’m hoping those shows will increase, though. Our next one is June 12 at Kidspace in Pasadena, followed by a morning show at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica the following day, June 13. We are at the Huntington Library in Pasadena on July 17.

Listen for me and the Beethoven’s Wig tenor, Jonathan Mack, on Honda commercials this summer. It’s a mini-opera, replete with subtitles!

My off-camera vocals continue to decorate “Glee!”, too.

April – A New Beginning

Posted April 23, 2010 by Elin Carlson
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This month, I did my last full-length performance with Sixth Wave.
We did two shows at the Coffee Gallery and had SO much fun! The group presented me with flowers, balloons, champagne, and a cake, and many dear friends and fans were in attendance.

I started the a cappella group about 14 years ago with my good friend Gary Rosen, and over the years we evolved and grew, winning the National Harmony Sweepstakes and recording 3 CDs. What a treat it’s been to have sung with so many of the best singers in Los Angeles in the various formations of the group! The decision to make room for new opportunities in my career was not easy, but it’s time.

I look forward to what comes next for me and what comes next for the group as they find a new lead soprano and move in new and exciting directions.

My next live performance is with Beethoven’s Wig on June 12 at Kidspace in Pasadena – details to follow!

March – I’d Like to Thank the Academy…

Posted March 6, 2010 by Elin Carlson
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… well, no nomination for me, but I was asked to sing a few cues with a small group that you’ll hear on the program. There is no live orchestra this year, so all of the music was prerecorded. Many distinguished composers have done the music for the Oscars, and this year it’s the brilliant and funny Marc Shaiman.

This was my first opportunity to work with him, and it was so much fun! The two hours we spent was way too short.

No new performances on the schedule…. yet… stay tuned….

February – I ♥ “Glee!”

Posted February 13, 2010 by Elin Carlson
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I got the best gift EVER at the session for the next episode of “Glee!” this week: a letter sweater!

Cindy Bourquin and Gerald White each got one, too –

Thanks to Tim Davis, who was the thoughtfulness behind them!

Same as last month:
My next live performance is in March:
Beethoven’s Wig in Pleasanton, CA on the 6th:
Get tickets!

BUT note a change here:
Sixth Wave is at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena, CA, on April 14 – ONLY! The show will be us only – no opening act! ONLY 50 seats available each night, and we’ve sold out each show before so….
Reserve your seat!

January – Another Fresh Start

Posted January 14, 2010 by Elin Carlson
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The biggest news this month is probably that “Glee!” has been renewed for a 2nd season, and you’ll most likely continue to hear me with the signature a cappella group on the off-camera bumpers.

My next live performances are in March:

Beethoven’s Wig in Pleasanton, CA on the 6th:
Get tickets!

Sixth Wave is at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena, CA, on March 9 and April 14. Both shows will be us only – no opening act! ONLY 50 seats available each night, and we’ve sold out each show before so….
Reserve your seat!

December – Wrapping up Another Year

Posted December 12, 2009 by Elin Carlson
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I have one last performance this year:

Sixth Wave is back at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena on Tuesday, December 15 along with the a cappella quartet Just 4 Kicks! We’ll be doing our randomized set list again, which was a big hit with our audience last time and a great way to do a relaxed, intimate show.

At the end, each of us in both groups will open a sealed envelope to reveal a top secret arrangement by Randy Crenshaw that we will all sightread and improvise on together! We are also premiering a brand new arrangement by Greg Whipple of “Summer Sun”, originally performed by Koop, a Swedish electronic jazz duo.

Into the future…. Sixth Wave is in Chicago in April and St. Louis in May….
Beethoven’s Wig has two shows in Pleasanton, CA, on March 4 & 5, 2010…. more on these soon!