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Classical Pick of the Week: Christmas Edition

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With Christmas rapidly approaching, we are taking this opportunity to inform you about ALL of the upcoming holiday concerts. Although you'll be hard-pressed to find any high quality freebies these days, you can always count on some free concerts to keep your family/date entertained for a few hours. All the free concerts are listed in bold. We will list them in chronological order, after a few updates. If there is an event you feel is missing, please feel free to add them in the comments section.

The LA Phil is hosting it's Neighborhood Concert series, three free concerts in the community. More info can be found here.

There is a reason why this concert is free at Colburn; it features a violist. All jokes aside, Paul Coletti is a fantastic violist and if you happen to be in the area it's a nice way to kill some time. You can also see Carmen, Brahms with the LA Phil, and LACO perform this week. The Brahms concert features the violin concerto, 45 minutes of pure, unadulterated bliss.There are a few more sing-alongs and Christmas concerts listed here from the week before.

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The LA County is hosting a "Holiday Celebration" with four interpretations of the Nutcracker, with food by Susan Feniger, the Food Dudes, Akasha Richmond, and Lala. It will be telecast live on KCET, and is absolutely free. No tickets necessary, and you can walk in and out whenever you please. It will also be shown on the Jumbotron on the Music Center plaza.

on to the concerts!