Results tagged “Sam Kim”

Patrick Scott of 'Jacaranda' Talks About L.A.'s Classical Music Scene's Decade of Transformation

Since 2003, the music series Jacaranda has provided the Los Angeles music scene with a much-needed boost of contemporary music programming, specializing in chamber music with an emphasis on West Coast composers.

Set the Night to Music: A Very Classical Valentine's Day

For the 49% of you that don't want to go out for dinner on Valentine's Day, there's a nice and equally romantic alternative at your local music venues.

Classical Pick of the Week: Beethoven's Ninth and Shostakovich's Tenth

Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to Orange County this week with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir, and the dynamic duo of Petrenko and Trpčeski return next weekend to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto the way it was meant to be played and Shostakovich's exciting 10th Symphony.

Classical Pick of the Week: Spooky Scary

Classical music has made a contribution in some of the most iconic horror films, from the violins in Psycho to Wendy Carlos' work on the Shining. We're sure you'll get more spooks out of these shows than you will at a party where everyone is dressed as Honey Boo Boo, a binder full of women, or a sexy ________.

A Talk With The Executive Director of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic

The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the financial future of the Israel Philharmonic. The orchestra will be in town next Tuesday, the 30th, led by former Los Angeles Philharmonic director Zubin Mehta. We spoke with Suzanne Ponsot, the executive director of the organization.

Pianist Yuja Wang On Whirlwind Touring, Zubin Mehta, and That Little Dress She Wore On Stage at The Hollywood Bowl

Yuja Wang is one of those rare up-and-coming musicians whose name mainstream audiences should be familiar with. Known for her fiery renditions of great Romantic pieces, she travels around the world and performs with all the top orchestras and conductors on a regular basis.

Violinist Thomas Gould & Composer Nico Muhly On Performing "Seeing Is Believing" on a 'Hyper' Violin

The Green Umbrella series is the LA Phil's ongoing commitment to new music, and this season's first concert features music from two very in-demand composers, Nico Muhly and Daníel Bjarnason. We got to chat with Nico Muhly and violinist Thomas Gould, who is performing Muhly's electric violin concerto, "Seeing is Believing."

Classical Pick of the Week: Eurovision

It's another great week of music at the Disney Hall. We've got quite a few European artists crossing the Atlantic to perform in L.A.

Classical Pick of the Week: Where the Wild Things Are

The LA Opera has a double dose of Placido Domingo this week, and Dudamel will conduct this Thursday at the Disney Hall.

Classical Pick of the Week: Opening Week For LA Phil and Dudamel

Though Andre Watts kicked off the Pacific Symphony's season this weekend, the real buzz is for this Thursday's concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Classical Pick of the Week: Last Week at the Bowl and Asphalt Orchestra

Nice to be back into the swing of things! It's September, meaning there are more than one or two classical-related events, so everyone wins.

Classical Pick of the Week: Happy 100th, John Cage!

Are you a fan of John Cage, a composer who influenced Paul McCartney, Stereolab, and Sonic Youth? This is your week!

Classical Pick of the Week: Hollywood Bowl Celebrates Paramount's 100th Anniversary

Since we're a motion picture and television town, we're celebrating Paramount's 100th anniversary this week. There's a show at the Hollywood Bowl next Sunday.

Classical Pick of the Week: La Jolla Music Society Summerfest

Looking for an excuse to go to San Diego this week? It isn't much cooler, but La Jolla Music Society has Summerfest from July 31st to August 24th.

Classical Pick of the Week: Gustavo Dudamel, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang at the Hollywood Bowl

It's the most action-packed (well, for an extremely slow summer) week yet!

Classical Pick of the Week: Hollywood Bowl

For a quick getaway, check out Festival Mozaic. For the diligent 9 to 5 crowd, the Hollywood Bowl season is upon us! Which means, more traffic around the 101, alcohol at the Bowl, and Leonard Slatkin.

Classical Pick of the Week: Baby, We've Got Fireworks!

If you want to own the night like the 4th of July and avoid the traffic nightmare that accompanies the 4th of July, you can avoid the beach and head to Burbank for the Starlight Bowl.

Classical Pick of the Week: Grand Performances

Although we're hitting the summer slowdown for classical music, we still have a few options for classical music buffs this week.

Classical Pick of the Week: Vespers

An action-packed week! After this month, it's slim pickins' until September, so get some culture in while you can.

Classical Pick of the Week: A Chat With Steven Schick and the Ojai Music Festival

The Ojai Music Festival is back to rescue you from the doldrums! This year's music director happens to be one of the world's most sought after pianists, Leif Ove Andsnes (you might remember his Chopin at the Disney Hall in February). Andsnes has curated an exciting lineup of musical guests.

Classical Pick of the Week: What It's Like to Be a Gay Composer

We've got two FREE performances for this week! The Pacific Serenades will be showcasing the works of three gay composers that you might be familiar with: Mark Carlson, Miguel del Aguila and Laura Karpman.

Classical Pick of the Week: There's A New Hyperopera in Town

Lots of fun vocal works are on schedule for this week! First up, the Industry, which bills itself as "a new home for opera in Los Angeles", recently premiered a new hyperopera (meta-collaborative, contemporary), "Crescent City".

Classical Pick of the Week: New York Philharmonic with Yefim Bronfman and More!

Alan Gilbert and the New York Phil are in town this week, and Camerata Pacifica's 2012 season is drawing to a close.

Classical Pick of the Week: Sir Simon Rattle of the Berlin Philharmonic at Disney Hall

Dudamel is off with the Berlin Philharmonic, as part of a celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Berlin Philharmonic. In the meantime, one of music's biggest names is coming to the Disney Hall this week.

Classical Pick of the Week: La Bohème, Lowenthal at LACMA, and Brewer with the Pasadena Symphony

Carl St. Clair will conduct the Puccini classic La Bohème one more time this Tuesday at 8 pm. The next LACMA's Sundays Live brings Juilliard's Jerome Lowenthal to perform with Nadia Schpachenko. Saturday night brings an end to Pasadena Symphony's season.

Classical Pick of the Week: You!

Not only were you TIME's Person of the Year, you're now an LAist Classical Pick (it'll look great on your resume). Artist Luke Jerram with the help of LACO, finally brings "Play Me, I'm Yours" (#PMIYLA), to Los Angeles, with 30 pianos in tow.

On Making Movie Music: Meet "Cello Goddess" Maya Beiser

Maya Beiser, described by the New Yorker as "a cello goddess," made some time to chat with us last month. She was in town to record a featured cello part for the film "Snow White and the Huntsman" (starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart).

Classical Pick of the Week: Susan Feniger with LACO, John Adams with LA Phil

LACO concludes their Westside Connection series this week at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Leila Josefowicz and John Adams join the LA Phil this weekend for Adams' Violin Concerto.

Classical Pick of the Week: Cello Festival Highlights and Shamrock Out

If you haven't heard, the first ever Piatigorsky International Cello Festival is going on right now, up until the 18th. If you're looking for something different to do on St. Patrick's Day, Vox Femina Los Angeles will present Shakespeare to Shamrocks on Saturday the 17th at Zipper Hall.

Meet Ralph Kirshbaum, Who's Bringing World's Finest Cellists Together in L.A. For the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

Ralph Kirshbaum, world renown pedagogue and performer, recently moved to L.A. to take over the Gregor Piatigorsky Endowed Chair in Violoncello at the USC Thornton School of Music. We got to chat with Kirshbaum about his role as artistic director for the Festival, and the music scene among other things in L.A.

Classical Pick of the Week: Jonathan Gold, Susan Feniger and Michael Ruhlman Pair Up With LA Chamber Orchestra for 'Westside Connections'

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Westside Connections series adds some culinary flair with a few special guests to discuss and examine the relationships between music and food.

Classical Pick of the Week: 'Magnificat'

Magnificat, or Song of Mary is a vocal work by Bach for orchestra, a five-part choir and soloists. The work is based on an ancient hymn with texts from the Gospel of Luke, and is one of LACO music director's Jeffrey Kahanes inspirations for getting into conducting.

Classical Pick of the Week: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is making a rare detour into Southern California this Friday the 17th at the OC Performing Arts Center.

Classical Pick of the Week: Laguna Beach Music Festival and Placido Domingo in Simon Boccanegra

The Philharmonic Society, the OC's oldest music organization, is kicking off the 10th annual Laguna Beach Music Festival this week. Placido Domingo returns to the stage in a production of Simon Boccanegra in the titular role.

Classical Pick of the Week: Salzburg Chamber Soloists and Two Orchestras, One Conductor

The Salzburg Chamber Soloists are performing this Thursday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes works by Janacek, Britten, Mozart, and Ravel.

Evan Ziporyn of Bang on a Can All Stars Talks About the West Coast Classical Music Scene and the Evolution of the Ensemble On Its 25th Anniversary

We talk with Evan Ziporyn of Bang on a Can All Stars about his 25 years with BoaC, Steve Reich's 75th birthday, and his experience with West Coast musicians. They're playing Disney Hall tonight.

Classical Pick of the Week: Steve Reich, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Nigel Armstrong's Debut

This week's classical picks include performances by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich, Nigel Armstrong and Andrew Shulman.

Classical Pick of the Week: Mostly Mozart and Mahler

The Coachella Valley Symphony is putting on a program similar to the wildly popular NY Phil "Mostly Mozart" festivals, with an all-Mozart program Monday night at 7 pm. If Coachella is a bit of a trek for you, the LA Phil kicks off their Mahler Project this Friday the 13th.

Classical Pick of the Week: Chopin, Haydn, Lalo

Things are pretty quiet in LA this week and next, but you can check out the last Sundays Live of the year at the LACMA, tonight at 6 PM.

Classical Pick of the Week: Deck the Halls

There are a lot of Christmas-themed concerts scheduled for this week! If you're looking for something tonight, we encourage you to go check out Kirshbaum performing tonight with LACO at Royce Hall. We've split it up into three categories: Messiah, Nutcracker, and Other.

LAist Interview: Mark Volpe of the Boston Symphony

After 20+ years, the Boston Symphony finally makes its way back to Los Angeles, for a performance this Saturday night at the Disney Hall. We got to chat with Mark Volpe, the Managing Director of the BSO on the orchestra, the program, and on the LA music scene.

Classical Pick of the Week: Kirshbaum with LACO, Shaham with BSO

Ralph Kirshbaum is kind of a big deal, and is performing with LACO this weekend.

Classical Pick of the Week: Beethoven and Hillborg

The Da Camera Society is putting on a festival of Strads! To celebrate the 300th anniversary, the Da Camera Society is bringing Martin Chalifour (concertmaster of the LA Phil) to Cicada Restaurant in Downtown.

Classical Pick of the Week: Mahler is Baller

There's something about 9th Symphonies that resonate with listeners (Beethoven, Dvorak, Bruckner, Schubert), and if you have yet to experience it for yourself, go to the OC Performing Arts Center this weekend for some Mahler.

Talking Dueling Pianos With Katia and Marielle Labèque

When your duo gets mentioned in the same breath as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his sister Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart, you're kind of a big deal. Katia and Marielle Labèque are no strangers to Los Angeles and have performed at every major venue in L.A. in the last 25 years.

Classical Pick of the Week: For Opera Buffs

We have a line-up of classical picks for the opera buffs (and fans of the Greeks and Shakespeare).

Classical Pick of the Week: Get Your Freak On at the Disney Hall

Everyone likes to dress up and go to the theatre from time to time, and we encourage you to go all out and go to the Disney Hall tonight for their annual Halloween Silent Film. Costumes are not uncommon at the Disney Hall for this event, and add to a lively atmosphere.

Classical Pick of the Week: It Came from Outer Space

All this talk about Siri reminds us of good our friend Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey. You know what else does? Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, which the Pacific Symphony is performing this Thursday Friday and Saturday at 8 PM.

Classical Pick of the Week: Igudesman & Joo

Would you like some comedy with your classical music? Check out the classical music comic duo violinist Aleksy Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo. The Los Angeles Master Chorale has its season opener tonight.

The Great French Songbook at Ford Amphitheatre Tonight

Need some last-minute plans? If you or your special friend/lover/bff happen to be Francophiles, you might want to buy some tickets for Chanson d'Amour, where you can enjoy French love songs from the 20th century with an American twist.

Classical Pick of the Week: Death and Rebirth

Photo by Burns! via the LAist Featured Photos pool onFlickr It's the last week of Classical music at the Bowl! The season is going to end with a bang with Mozart's Requiem on Tuesday and Handel and Fireworks on Thursday. We've all heard the Requiem before, and if you've never seen a requiem at the Bowl, it's always one of the most memorable concerts of the season. Expect some goosebumps and hair-raising moments so...

Classical Pick of the Week: Rupa - Khanda and Rococo Variations

To experience LA's most cutting-edge percussion chamber music, join the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet this Saturday at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School. The LAPQ is known for their performances of Californian avant-garde composers, and for their commissions of award-winning compositions. This weekend the LAPQ puts on a world premiere Rupa-Khanda, from award winning composer Sean Heim.

Classical Pick of the Week: iCadenza Future of Music Festival

iCadenza, a Classical music organization commited to helping young musicians, is putting on their first festival this week featuring concerts, masterclasses, and presentations. The festival will take place this Wednesday through Saturday at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School.

Classical Pick of the Week: Festivities

It's your last week to head up to Santa Barbara to listen to some talented young musicians at the 2011 Music Academy of the West festival. The final performance is next Saturday at 8 PM at the Granada Theatre conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Noche de Pasion: 100 Years of Spanish Guitar at the Ford Amphitheatre

Who doesn't love Flamenco? Guitarist David Maldonado is performing tomorrow night at the Ford Ampitheatre with dancers that you might have seen on "Dancing with the Stars" (Katie Miller) or as performers all over the world.

Classical Pick of the Week: Rachmaninoff 3rd

Missed out on the Tchaikovsky last week? No worries, we've got another major piano concerto and a Tchaikovsky piece this week to the Bowl. Yuja Wang returns to the Bowl this Tuesday for a performance of Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto.

Ace Invaders! MLG Brings World's Finest to Anaheim

Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest professional video game league, is coming to Anaheim this weekend (July 29th-31st). With over $120,000 in prizes at stake, the best players in the world are duking it out in Halo: Reach, Starcraft 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Classical Pick of the Week: Gavrylyuk plays Tchaikovsky

Image via Hollywood Bowl Gavrylyuk returns this Tuesday to the Hollywood Bowl in Tchaikovsky's masterful Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor. The Bowl is a perfect venue for a piece like this, don't miss out if you've never seen it live. Vasily Petrenko conducts both programs this week, and is conducting Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Sibelius' 2nd Symphony (if you're a Sibelius fan, Chalifour is performing the Violin Concerto on Thursday) on Tuesday....

A Park a Day: Mar Vista Park, West Los Angeles

July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.

7 Reasons To Get Your Pig on at Cochon All Stars This Sunday

Cochon 555, which debuted a few months ago in Los Angeles, is coming to Vegas. Here are 7 reasons why it's worth the trip for Angelenos.

Classical Pick of the Week: Liszt and the Arts, and Steinway at the Ranch

There are some pretty big names at the Bowl this week, with Pinchas Zukerman at the Bowl on Tuesday night performing Mozart's Violin Cto. no. 5 and Gil Shaham on Thursday night performing Bruch's Violin Cto. no 1.

Classical Pick of the Week: Turandot

If you want to stay as far away from the 405 as possible, Dudamel is conducting Puccini's Turandot next Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl.

Classical Pick of the Week: Noonday Organ Concerts

The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles in Downtown still has free organ concerts every Thursday noon until July 30th. You can bring your lunch and eat it in the Forecourt before/after the concerts, which last around 50 minutes. Just enough time for a relaxing lunch break.

Snow White Turns Sixty

Dale Trumbore, recent winner of the Sadye J. Moss Composition Prize and USC alum, is recording a new CD, Snow White Turns Sixty, focusing on 12 contemporary female poets' re-telling of classic fairy tales.

Restaurant Girl Danyelle Freeman on 'Try This,' Judging 'Top Chef Masters,' and Dining in L.A.

Danyelle Freeman gets labeled a lot. Harvard grad, food blogger, ex-food critic for the NY Daily News, Top Chef Masters judge, but most people know her as Restaurant Girl. Her new book, Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table, is a handy companion for any diners looking to step out of their comfort zone and try some new dishes or cuisines.

Classical Pick of the Week: Beethoven and Beatles at the Arboretum

The summer season is about to pick up some steam, great news for those languishing because of the lack of concerts. The Hollywood Bowl just kicked off their Summer season (more on that later), the Music Academy of the West begins this week, and musicians are streaming into Aspen this week to prep for the Summer-long festival.

Need a Weekend Mini-Vacation? Check Out the Ojai Music Festival

If you need a mini vacation away from LA before Carmageddon, head on over to Ojai this weekend for the Ojai Music Festival. Local (and global) fave Dawn Upshaw returns to the 65th iteration of the Ojai Music Festival as music director in a well curated series highlighting contemporary composers and little known or rare works of older composers.

Classical Pick of the Week: Pacific

If you aren't going out to the Ojai Music Festival (and why not?), you've still got some fun programs at home. Pacific Serenades is performing at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday at 8 PM. The program includes Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, a Haydn string quartet, and a world premiere.

Classical Pick of the Week: Brahms Double

Remember Gautier Capucon? He's back at the Disney Hall with his cello (and brother) in tow, to finish off Brahms Unbound with a bang.

Classical Pick of the Week: Danish Dancers

The Royal Danish Ballet is returning to So Cal for the first time in 15 years with 5 American premieres in 5 days. Program 1 features four Nordic choreographers and runs May 24th and 25th while Program 2 performs a comic ballet by August Bournonville.

Michael Voltaggio Works Some Magic with Nexon for E3

Photo courtesy Nexon E3 Judges Week is an opportunity to check out some of the games and hardware that will be shown by the biggest companies at E3. Why? So that you actually have time to check everything out (take note Comic Con). Nexon participated in their first ever Judges Week and started off with a bang...and breakfast. Nexon is best known for their free to play online games. We're not talking Tetris, we're...

Classical Pick of the Week: Brahms Unbound

Good news! LACO announced their 2011-2012 season and Jeffrey Kahane's contract has been renewed for two more seasons. Next season highlights include some Golijov, chef and music pairings, Ralph Kirshbaum, and some father-son collaborations with Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane (composer/vocalist).

Classical Pick of the Week: Music and Martinis (and More)

Imagine getting drunk while listening to the Archduke Trio! Or watch it live next week (and get drunk). One door closes and another one opens right? While the Cal Phil unfortunately lost their summer home at the Arboretum to the Pasadena Pops, the Cal Phil kicked off a new series: "Music, Martinis, and the Maestro".

LAist Interview: Organist Cameron Carpenter, On Milk, Music, and Hipsters

Cameron Carpenter is probably one of the best (and most controversial) organists to ever take the stage and he's performing this Sunday at the Disney Hall (a fun Mother's Day activity, if you're still looking for something to do) in a program featuring transcriptions of Bach (well Cameron's transcription of a Busoni transcription), Brahms, and Mahler. You can also follow him on Twitter and facebook to learn more.

Classical Pick of the Week: Don Quixote

Here's the Balanchine version so you can talk about how the classic version was sooooo much better (Note: we haven't seen the Eifman choreography, just teasing). The Eifman Ballet comes to town (well, the OC) from St. Petersburg to put on a production of Don Quixote at OCPAC. Eifman is known as an innovative choreographer so you're sure to see some "new twists" to this classic ballet.

Classical Pick of the Week: Passion and Stillness, Liszt's Bi-centenary

Liszt's Via Crucis will be performed this Saturday the 23rd in Santa Monica. Liszt was born almost 200 years ago on October 22nd, 1811. To get a head start on the celebrations, you can go to Jacaranda's concert next Saturday at 8 PM. The program, titled Passion and Stillness, focuses on Liszt's vocal works and a piano transcription of a tone poem.

Classical Pick of the Week: The Most Often Used Chords...

Next weekend, LACO brings Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker to LA to perform Beethoven's Emperor Concerto. If you missed out in January, don't miss out on this weekend's program which includes Dvorak's Serenade in E Major for Strings and John Harbison's Gli accordi più usati (“The Most Often Used Chords”).

Classical Pick of the Week: John Cage-r Rager

John Cage on silence. Liven up your week with some Classical music! Also this week: Works of Steve Reich, Penderecki, Brahms, and more. Wednesday, April 6th: Kronos Quartet (here is the requisite Requiem for a Dream mention) is performing at the OC Performing Arts Center to celebrate the 75th birthday of composer Steve Reich..

Classical Pick of the Week: A Tribute to Fleischmann

Pierre Boulez talking about Sur Incises, which you can hear this Tuesday with Boulez himself conducting the LA Phil. The Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group is putting on a free concert on Tuesday at 8 PM at what is soon to be named the "Ernest Fleischmann Square". The naming of the square takes place at 1 PM at 1st and Grand, between the Disney Hall and the Music Center.

Classical Pick of the Week: St. Petersburg Philharmonic

If you can't make it to the LA Opera for Britten's Turn of the Screw, Alisa Weilerstein is making her return to the Disney Hall (you might remember her from last year's performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto) with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in an all-Russian program.

Classical Pick of the Week: Debuts and Premieres

March 7th: The Joffrey Ballet makes their Santa Barbara debut Monday night at 8 PM. The company has the distinction of being the only dance ensemble to appear on the cover of TIME, should be a nice performance if you're in the area. The performance is at the Granada Theatre and you can get tickets here.

Classical Pick Of The Week: Mitteleuropa Comes West

It's a good week to be in LA. Dudamel returns to conduct Bruckner, eighth blackbird is performing in Fullerton, and Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic this Tuesday at the Disney Hall.

Classical Pick of the Week: Dialogues

It's worth watching Dialogues of the Carmelites just for this. The LA Opera kicks off their next production, Rossini's Il Turco In Italia (society had an obsession for Turkish things way back when). If you missed their first performance yesterday, they have another next Sunday at 2 PM and four performances in March. For a recap on the story, click here (think love pentagon[?]).

Cellist Gautier Capuçon Makes His Disney Hall Debut

Photo by M.Tammaro/Virgin Classics, used with permission Although we're used to seeing newer and younger artists make their debut with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, Gautier Capuçon is an exception. Capuçon is already an established musician (well, at least in Europe), and the demand for him has risen considerably stateside as evidenced by his upcoming solo performances with the LA Phil and the SF Symphony (with Charles Dutoit). The cellist is making...

Classical Pick Of The Week: Borodin Quartet At Caltech

One of the oldest (and most famous) Russian string quartets visits LA to perform a few works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Borodin. Tickets are 15-45 dollars and the concert takes this place next Sunday at 3:30 PM, at Beckman Auditorium in CalTech. For more information, click here.

Classical Pick Of The Week: Counterprogramming

Some mood music for Valentine's Day. If you're one of the 22% of Americans that don't watch the Super Bowl, you can either check out some of the hottest restaurants in town, go to Disneyland (no lines!) or check out Camerata Pacifica today at 3 PM at the Temple Beth Torah in Ventura. The chamber music ensemble is performing works by Clementi, Schumann, Debussy, and Currier. If you can't make it out there for one reason or another, they are performing at the Huntington Library in Pasadena at 8 PM on Tuesday and on Thursday at 8 PM at Zipper Hall in Downtown.

Classical Pick Of The Week: Beethoven's Emperor

The Mouse House is a little quiet these days since the LA Phil is on tour for the next few weeks (you can follow their trip on their twitter page and on KUSC's). If you don't mind driving out to the OC, Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Cohen is performing with the Pacific Symphony and Carl St. Clair. The program features Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("the Emperor"), a musical tour de force (sorry for the generic description)...

Classical Pick of the Week: Lang Lang, Prokofiev

Photo by pareeerica via Flickr One of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, see what all the fuss is about this Tuesday at the OC Performing Arts Center when Lang Lang performs Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto. The concert starts at 8, and includes Shostakovich's Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky's Suite from "Swan Lake" (you know, like that movie). If you're looking for something a little more current, USC has it's annual concert...

Classical Pick Of The Week: Bolshoi In OC, Jazz At Disney Hall

Brad Mehldau has some great covers of Radiohead songs on youtube, go check them out. Or check him out this Friday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Radiohead not included). Also, now that you've seen Black Swan and want to talk about ballet all the time with your friends, you can take them to OCPAC this week to check out Reflections, a dance event featuring some top-notch dancers performing some classics and world premieres.

Classical Pick of the Week: Dudamel Conducts Mahler's 9th

Dudamel discusses Mahler's 9th Symphony, which you can hear this weekend at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This is the last performance of January for Dudamel and the LA Phil before they kick off their European tour. Their next performance will beon February 12th with Leonard Slatkin, and their next performance with Dudamel will be on March 3rd, when Dudamel conducts Bruckner. The concerts are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 8 PM, 11...

Throw a Bone: Canine Rescue Fundraiser Today

West Hollywood dog training and daycare center Mutt Maniacs is launching their new organization "Maniacs to the Rescue" today at Noon. Maniacs is dedicated to generating funding and raising community awareness about the plights of homeless dogs and finding them homes.

Classical Pick Of The Week: More Christmas Stuff

If you're not humbugging, you can watch the Nutcracker at any the following twinkling venues across the region. And did you know there are other types of holiday concerts that aren't the Nutcracker!? There are!! We've got that list too. See our picks for the best of the best in classical music this week.

Classical Pick of the Week: Your Requisite Nutcracker Events

Been in a mood to watch ballet? it's probably b/c it's Nutcracker season, or you just watched Black Swan. Although we'd rather go see Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto (insert eye-roll here) and Dvorak's 9th (you've probably heard both of them) this weekend with the Pacific Symphony, we know that Christmas is coming up and to get you in the mood, here are a few performances of the Nutcracker (no Messiah yet, sorry): It's probably...

Classical Pick Of The Week: Bryn Terfel At Disney Hall

As we mentioned last week, you can still catch Lohengrin this Sunday. It's a little quiet this week thanks to Thanksgiving, but it looks like a good week for opera lovers. The LA Times just profiled opera star Bryn Terfel, and you can check him out tomorrow night in the other music center, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program is heavy on Schumann (we're a nostalgic bunch). For the Wagnerites, Salonen is...

Salonen and Wagner Return!

Salonen and Lindberg go way back. Although he is known for his use of live electronics during performances, Graffiti is exciting because it's his first work for choir and orchestra. If you're not familiar with Lindberg, he's a famous Finnish (makes sense) composer who also happens to be the composer-in-residence at the NY Phil, and curates CONTACT!, their equivalent of the Green Umbrella Series here. You can check it out on Friday at 8...

11 Local Artists Featured in '11/11' Gallery Show Opening 11/11

Photo by Sean_Yoda_Rouse via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr ADBD, Adam Derry Brand Development, is putting on an art show tomorrow night from 7 PM to midnight. "11/11" is showcasing 11 local artists, and each artist is producing a single work of art for as a gallery wrapped canvas and a museum quality print. If you can't make it tomorrow night, the gallery is available for viewing from November 12th to 14th,...

Classical Pick of the Week: Concerts in your 'Hood

Okay, you'll probably never see another viola/violist highlighted in the Classical Pick (don't worry they're used to it) but it's Yuri Bashmet! He's taking his talents to Costa Mesa (OCPAC) to join Lynn Harrell and Anne-Sophie Mutter in a super trio this Wednesday. Culver City: Although everyone's going gaga over Tron, Royal/T is also playing host to some exciting musical guests. On Wednesday at 8 PM, harpist Anne LeBaron is celebrating her CD release...

Classical Pick of the Week: Win Free Tickets, Last Minute Halloween Plans, and More.

If you haven't entered to win tickets to go see LACO perform Beethoven's 7th Symphony, click here. You can double your chances by entering on Facebook as well. Carl St. Clair is conducting, so you can see what all the fuss is about without driving all the way to the OC. If you're frantically refreshing LAist and looking for something unique to do for Halloween (besides watching Justin Bieber at the Grove) we'll always...

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