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Classical Pick of the Week: A Concert a Day

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Stephen Hough is performing this piece this Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl. You can always expect an interesting performance (and outfit) whenever he's in town. With the plethora of options available to you this week, there's no reason to miss out on any concerts this week!

Sunday- The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony is performing tonight at the Ford Amphitheatre at 7:30 PM. The idea of the Cinema Judaica is to celebrate the history and contributions to film by Jewish composers with tributes to the likes of (Elmer) Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, Jerry Goldsmith, and Charles Fox. It's the only symphony orchestra outside of Israel dedicated to the performance of Jewish music, and a program of film music in Hollywood sounds like the perfect way to spend your Sunday evening.

Monday- We all know about the Beverly Hills Food and Wine event, but did you know that they also have an International Music Festival? It runs from August 8th through the 17th, featuring young musicians and well-known musicians at the Sinai Temple in Beverly Hills. Program notes are here, and the Quartet-in-residence (the Lyris Quartet) is also performing next Sunday as part of LACMA's Sundays Live series.

Tuesday and Thursday
- We strongly encourage seeing both concerts, for the opportunity to see Brahms 1st and 2nd piano concerti back-to-back. Not enticing enough? How about Stephen Hough and Emanuel Ax? Hough and Ax will be the soloists on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

Wednesday- If you didn't get enough of the film music on Sunday, the Downey Symphony is performing a FREE concert featuring the works of John Williams, other film composers, and patriotic classics. The concert starts at 7 PM.

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Friday and Saturday- The world famous Music Academy of the West finishes their 8 week Classical extravaganza with a picnic concert on Friday the 13th, and Saturday the 14th, perfect for a weekend getaway. For beach lovers, Pepperdine is hosting Steinway Artist Xiayin Wang in an evening of piano music.

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