Posted tagged ‘Beethoven’s Wig’

January, 2012 – Some New Projects for the New Year!

January 1, 2012

There’s one “old” project: Glee! It’s now in its third season, and you can still hear me in all of the off-camera vocals.

If you come to Hollywood any time in the next 10 or so years, don’t miss the new Cirque du Soleil show, IRIS, a surreal, innovative, acrobatically thrilling depiction of the early years of film. Danny Elfman wrote an incredible masterpiece as the score, and honored me by writing several solos for me to sing. I’m intertwined throughout, but most notably in “The Twins,” Pellicule,” “Flying Scarlett,” and the heart-tugging finale “Scarlett Balancing.”

The score is available on CD and on Live Streaming.

The creators talk about their experience:

A preview of some scenes and the finale music:

“Beethoven’s Wig” has a brand new CD out – “Sing Along Piano Classics”
It’s on Amazon.
This is one of the new pieces, performed live last year at the Ford Theater in Hollywood:

Later this year, I’ll be tackling the monumental role of Norma in Bellini’s opera of the same name. Donald Pippin asked me to join him once more in Pocket Opera to portray this ultimate diva.
June 24 and July 1 at the Marines’ Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco
July 8 at The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley
I’d love to see you in my audience!

December – Wrapping It Up!

December 19, 2010

I don’t have any new performances on the horizon, but I’ve learned to enjoy the quiet times. Meanwhile, I happily can look back at the fun I’ve had in 2010: Glee!, Beethoven’s Wig, Honda Opera, several film and TV choirs… much to be thankful for.
Have a Peaceful Christmas and Prosperous 2011!

August – The Hazy, Lazy Days

August 17, 2010

I don’t have any live performances coming up any time soon, but you can see my Honda opera commercial on You Tube:

I’m even on the Wiki Answer site about it!

My next show is with Beethoven’s Wig on November 13 in Los Angeles at the Geffen Theater.

July – It’s a Cool Summer

July 10, 2010

Coming up in a week: Beethoven’s Wig at The Huntington Library in Pasadena

Listen for me and the Beethoven’s Wig tenor, Jonathan Mack, on Honda commercials this summer. It’s a mini-opera, replete with subtitles! I’m not the blonde actress, but it IS me singing!

June – Just a Couple of Wigs

June 10, 2010

Coming up this weekend:

Beethoven’s Wig at Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena

and at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica

Next month at The Huntington Library in Pasadena

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

May – a Month of Renewal

May 19, 2010

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

April 23, 2010

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!

October: The Weather is Cool and so is Beethoven’s Wig!

October 9, 2009

We’re in Wikipedia! Check it out:
Beethoven’s Wig

on KUSC-FM – which you can hear streaming on the web:
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time:2:00pm – 3:00pm

“Wigged Out Beethoven”

The radio show will feature Beethoven’s Wig songs and conversations with Richard Perlmutter of Beethoven’s Wig and Dennis Bartel, the morning host.

KUSC Streaming

I’ll be performing with Beethoven’s Wig in Torrance on November 14:
Torrance Cultural Arts Center

Sixth Wave is back at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena on Tuesday, December 15 along with the a cappella quartet Just 4 Kicks!

I’m in the a cappella off-camera bumpers on the TV show “Glee!” , and have, with fellow sesion singer John West, published a new guidebook on how to be a session singer in Hollywood: Get it (or a sample free chapter).

July, a Slow Summer Month

July 16, 2009

It was fun and interesting to perform with Beethoven’s Wig at the Grammy Museum. It’s situated right downtown near the Staples Center in a recently constructed large shopping area. I got to wander around in it in my performance gown while I looked for the entrance to the museum. The museum itself has a wide variety of musical memoribilia from every imaginable genre. It’s worth a visit, if you can get down there.

My next performance is with Sixth Wave for the Sunday morning service at Church of the Chimes on August 16, 10:30am. It’s located on the NW corner of Magnolia and Hazeltine in Sherman Oaks, and we’ll be doing 2 or 3 songs.

Sixth Wave is at the Coffee Gallery once again on September 30.

You can hear me and the small group on more episodes of “Glee!” this fall.

Beethoven’s Wig is in Torrance, CA with the Torrance Symphony on November 14.

June, and a Relaxed Summer Ahead

June 18, 2009

It’s been rather quiet on the work front this spring – thank heaven for residuals! – and the summer is no busier for me. This is OK, as I’ve learned – well, am still learning – to enjoy the slow periods and relax. The kitten is now 6 weeks old, eating food out of a bowl, jumping, playing, and thriving! I’m so excited that I managed to rescue her.
This is Marzipan now:
It’s been an amazing journey to watch her grow and develop!

Sixth Wave had another well-attended show at the Coffee Gallery earlier this month, and we’ll be back there on September 30.

Beethoven’s Wig performed at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, OK, just north of Tulsa, which is surprisingly rich in the arts. Here are Susan Boyd and I all ready to go on stage:

The performing arts center:

and a view of “downtown” Bartlesville:

Our next show is at The Grammy Museum on July 11.

Next week, I’ll be recording some excerpts from the opera “Hansel and Gretel” for the PBS series “Curious George”. One of his friends attends the opera in one episode and tells the little monkey all about it.

I wish you all a relaxed summer!