Classical Pick of the Week: Classical Music Twitter-ers and Mother's Day Concerts
LAist found several classical music-affiliated groups/organizations on Twitter this weekend and would like to share them with you. KUSC just joined the fray, and LACO has been tweeting for quite a while now. For pages that update you with the latest in classical music news and old performances, check out ClassicalTV and Classical_Music. You can also find the NY Phil, the London Symphony, Hillary Hahn (and her violin case), and Emmanuel Ax. Feel free to add any pages (yours too) we might have left out in the comments section. LAist is also on twitter, for those that were unaware.
Next Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you're not the type of person who plans far in advance, there are a few concerts coming up that you could probably snag tickets for. The Celestial Opera Company will present Faust in South Pasadena at 3:30 PM. There is also a performance on Saturday at 7:30 PM. We recommend that you buy the tickets online; there is a 5 dollar discount on all adult tickets bought online. As usual, you can rely on the LACMA and Sundays Live for a free concert at 6 PM featuring the Colburn Chamber Orchestra. A nice way to cap off a day at the museum.
Yefim Bronfman returns for the millionth time to perform with the LA Phil. Xian Zhang (former NY Phil Associate Conductor) is the guest conductor for this performance of works by Yi, Prokofiev, Adams, and Bartok. Although one usually associates Bronfman with Romantic works, LAist finds his Shostakovich and Prokofiev recordings particularly enjoyable. In fact, Bronfman premiered the fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto written by Salonen (the video above). You might have heard the Prokofiev when Argerich performed it last year, but it's a fun and enjoyable piece that gets the crowd going. There is a concert at 2 PM on Sunday and on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM.