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Classical Pick of the Week: Bach's B-day and LACO Tweets

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Victor Borge celebrates a birthday. While you were busy celebrating Twitter's 4th birthday, we were celebrating Bach's 325th on Sunday. If you want to get in on the action, you can check out Musica Angelica this weekend in Pasadena and Santa Monica. The renowned Baroque orchestra will perform Bach's St. John Passion, the closest to an opera that you'll get from Bach. The Saturday performance takes place at 8 PM in Pasadena and the Sunday performance at 4 PM in Santa Monica. Tickets are around 50 dollars, which is typical for a performance of this magnitude. It's his 325th birthday, splurge a little!

In other news, LACO has a chamber music concert and a family concert scheduled for this week. This Thursday at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, expect to hear chamber music from Sibelius, Barber, and Janacek as part of a program that highlights some of David Rambo's (the playwright) musical inspirations. The concert takes place at 7 PM. If you're looking for something a little more family friendly, LACo has a concert this Sunday at 2 PM at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Excerpts from Holst, Ravel, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and John Williams are on the program as are popular standards like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "When You Wish Upon a Star". If you are on twitter, you can follow them at @lacotweets for more information and occasional ticket giveaways.