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Arts and Entertainment

Classical Pick: Bell at Disney Hall, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Schumann's 200th

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This upcoming week is a chance for classical music buffs to celebrate, and to see things in a fresh context.

First up is Joshua Bell (violin) and Jeremy Denk (piano) in recital at Disney Hall. They'll be performing Bach: Violin Sonata No.4 in C minor, BWV 1017; Grieg: Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 45; Schumann: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 105; and Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano. It's a great opportunity to see Bell perform in a far more intimate setting than the usual Hollywood Bowl or larger venue.
Friday, February 26, 2010, 8:00 PM

On Saturday it's time to Brush Up Your Shakespeare thanks to the Opera Buffs. "The dramatic works of William Shakespeare have not only made a lasting impression on countless generations of theatergoers but have induced an impressive array of composers, from Guiseppe Verdi to Cole Porter, to mount the bard’s works in a musical setting. Audiences will have an opportunity to see fully staged excerpts from many of these operas and musicals" in a show that will feature the talents of sopranos Jacquelynne Fontaine and Alexandra Loutsion, countertenor Nick Zammit, tenor YuJoong Kim and baritone Julian Arsenault.

Saturday, February 27 at 2:30 p.m. @Colburn School’s Thayer Hall in downtown Los Angeles

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On Sunday you can celebrate Schumann's 200th birthday with a free concert featuring Connie Kim-Sheng, piano; Yuhao Chen, piano; and Alexander Treger, conductor. On the program: Schumann, Manfred Overture ; Mozart, Concerto for Two Pianos No. 10; Schumann, Symphony No. 2.

Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m. @Royce Hall

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