The Los Angeles Times commends Grant Gershon and Morten Lauridsen in review of Music Center gala

The Los Angeles Times mentioned Thornton alum Grant Gershon (BM ’85), artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and resident Conductor of LA Opera, and USC Distinguished Professor Morten Lauridsen in a review of the Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Spectacular at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 6. The Times mentioned one bright spot in an otherwise troublesome evening: “There was one revelation,” Mark Swed wrote. “Gershon conducted his Master Chorale in Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful O Magnum Mysterium, sung from the lip of the extended stage without microphones. It sounded fabulous, each voice having a tactile presence.”