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Classical Pick of the Week: Debuts and Premieres

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The Joffrey Ballet as seen on the Ed Sullivan Show. If you don't mind the drive to Santa Barbara, you can check them out this Monday night.


  • March 7th: The Joffrey Ballet makes their Santa Barbara debut Monday night at 8 PM. The company has the distinction of being the only dance ensemble to appear on the cover of TIME, should be a nice performance if you're in the area. The performance is at the Granada Theatre and you can get tickets here.
  • March 12th: The Los Angeles Ballet is performing at 7:30 PM the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with a world premiere by choreographer Sonya Tayeh, who you might recognize as a guest judge and choreographer from the TV show So You Think You Can Dance. You can check their website for more information.
  • March 12th and 13th: For something a little closer to home (one of the concerts actually takes place in a home), the Pacific Serenades is presenting it's 100th world premiere, by bringing back the composer that was featured in their first world premiere, Roger Bourland. The piece, Duarte's Love Songs, is considered an opera in progress and will feature baritone Vladimir Chernov, whom you might recognize as Giorgio from LA Opera's Il Postino. The Saturday concert at 8 PM is taking place at a private residence in Brentwood and the Sunday concert at 4 PM is taking place at the Neighborhood Church in Pasadena.