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Classical Pick of the Week: A Spot to Spend Your Night In

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Elvis Costello and Isaac Mizrahi make their mark on classical music this week, in the west coast premiere of NIGHTSPOT. This week brings the immensely popular Miami City Ballet to town. NIGHTSPOT is the brainchild of world famous choreographer Twyla Tharp and Elvis Costello, with the costume design by Mizrahi. This is a must see for any music fans,. Also included in the program are Liturgy (choreographed by the popular Christopher Wheeldon), Tarantella, and Symphony in Three Movements. The last two are works by the legendary George Balanchine, a former Ballet Russes dancer and director of the New York City Ballet. His friend Stravinsky composed the symphony performed in this series of concerts, and you can check it out this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the music center.

There are still tickets available on Ticketmaster, but like any other event in downtown, it is probably cheaper to drive to downtown, buy the tickets at the box office, buy dinner for two, and spend the money on gas than it is to buy it online. In other news, Andras Schiff continues playing Beethoven at the Disney Hall, and Musica Angelica open up their season at Zipper Hall and the new Broad Stage. More on that later.