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Arts and Entertainment

Classical Pick of the Week: Grand Performances

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Although we're hitting the summer slowdown for classical music, we still have a few options for classical music buffs this week.

This Thursday, Opera Posse presents Carmen High, an updated take on Carmen set in a high school, featuring high schoolers. Glee, the opera, anyone? There are performances this Thursday at 8 PM and Friday at 4 PM and 8 PM at the Japanese America Theater.

This Saturday, SASSAS (The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound) kicks off their 14th season of its "sound" concert series. Experimental post-classical duo myrmyr make their LA debut at the Kings Road Park Pavilion, in West Hollywood.Ticketsare only $10-$15, and concert starts at 5 PM.

This Sunday at 8 PM, Grand Performances puts on an all-Gershwin show, with pianists Alan Chapman and Victoria Kirsch; sopranos Karen Benjamin and Shana Blake Hill; tenor Haqumai Waring Sharpe; and bass-baritone Cedric Berry. As we mentioned earlier this week, performances are free.