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Classical Pick of the Week: Freebies for the Summer Chamber Music Festival, Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

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The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival takes place at UCLA with two free concerts this week on Tuesday and Thursday. The concert on Tuesday stars the Armadillo String Quartet in a program of Mozart, Schickele, Hurwitz, and Schwartz. Thursday brings the California String Quartet on stage, playing the music of underrated and influential composer Taneyev, and Liszt. Both concerts take place at the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater from 12 PM to 1 PM. For more information about the series, click here.

The Skirball Cultural Center launches their 16th Annual Sunset Concerts. As always, concerts are free of charge and take place in the central courtyard. The series kicks off with Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga a well-received and popular group from East Africa. No outside alcoholic beverage is allowed at the venue, but you can bring your own food and make a day of it. To see the upcoming season click here.

One more freebie this week, this time, organ music! St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Glendale presents Dr. Rubin Abdullin (President of the Russian Guild of Organists, Honored Artist of Russia, People's Artist of Russia, President of Russian Conservatory (Kazan), Professor of Organ Studies) in concert featuring Bach and Mussorgsky. Concert takes place on Thursday at 8 PM.