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Classical Pick of the Week: Hoedown!

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You might recognize Veronika Part (of the American Ballet Theatre) from the Late Show with David Letterman. You can watch her on stage as the principal in the July 18th performance of Sleeping Beauty. This week's Classical pick highlights a few dance and violin related performances (but sadly, no square dancing involved). It's probably a little too late to see Shen Yun, the Chinese dance and music show, but the American Ballet Theatre is in town for Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty. There are performances on the 15th through the 18th (Thursday through Sunday), and if you want to see why the LA Times fell in love with Dvorovenko in last year's Romeo and Juliet, she's performing on July 17th in the Matinee performance (there are two shows that day).

The violin gets even more love at the Bowl (we like to tease and call them "vile-ins"), with Nikolaj Znaider last week, and concertmaster Chalifour and world-famous violinist Joshua Bell this week. The Tuesday concert goes French with a program of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite no. 2, Debussy's La Mer, and Saint-Saen's Violin Concerto no. 3. If you like Joshua Bell or are interested in seeing him perform after today's interview with the LA Times, you can catch him this Thursday performing Bruch's Scottish Fantasy. Also, as we've mentioned before, the popular Bugs Bunny At The Symphony (with Fireworks!) show is this Friday.