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Classical Pick of the Week: Free Concerts!

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You can "hear" John Cage's groundbreaking piece 4'33" later this week in LA. Everyone loves free stuff. As usual, the LACMA hosts free concerts every Sunday at the Bing Theatre at 6 PM. You can get more info here.

The Santa Monica Symphony is performing a free concert at 3:30 PM today geared towards families. Music includes Mussgorsky's Night on Bald Mountain and other music by Stravinsky and Danzon. On Wednesday the 20th, there will be a free concert at the First Baptist Church of Glendale. The concert is from 12:10 to 12:40, and you can buy lunch there for six dollars, or bring something from Porto's. Perfect for a lunch break.

Caltech is hosting a few concerts on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM that focus on chamber music. On Friday you can hear some four-hand music for piano from Schubert and some Brahms. We recommend the Saturday night performance of the Mendelssohn Octet. If you're looking for some vocal music, the Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach is hosting a vocal concert on Saturday the 23rd at 2 PM.

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, the popular tour the "Organ Crawl" is an interactive tour and lecture that lets you get an up close look at a few of LA's magnificent organs. There is a suggested donation of 15 dollars. If you're a student interested in the arts, there is a 10 dollar concert (38 regular admission) hosted by Southwest Chamber Music bringing together John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg. You can see a few of Rauschenberg's works and hear a few of Cage's works. The concert is at 8 but there is a pre-concert lecture at 7:30.