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Classical Pick of the Week: Brahms 2, Electric Boogaloo

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Recent LA Phil guest conductor Marin Alsop is seen here providing some contextual information for the second piano concerto composed by Brahms. Andre Watts is heard in the background, and is also performing it this week with the LA Phil. For the most part, it's been all quiet on the Western front (sorry). There haven't been a lot of concerts, but this week's Classical pick promises to be an electrifying one. Andre Watts makes his return to the Disney Hall (he performed at the Thornton school a year ago) in the magnificient Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2.

Fortunately, you'll have several opportunities to hear this performance. The Friday and Sunday concerts will also feature Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony no. 2, also known as the London Symphony. The concerts take place this Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM.

Also, if you made it this far, congrats! Here is an extra tip for you. If you are a student or a senior, you can also inquire about rush tickets. If the show has not sold out, the LA Phil will allocate a few tickets that students and seniors can buy for 10 or 20 dollars in cash. You can get more info here. ID is required for each individual if you wish to purchase tickets in this manner.