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Classical Pick of the Week: Liszt and the Arts, and Steinway at the Ranch

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There are some pretty big names at the Bowl this week, with Pinchas Zukerman at the Bowl on Tuesday night performing Mozart's Violin Cto. no. 5 and Gil Shaham on Thursday night performing Bruch's Violin Cto. no 1.

For budget-conscious folks, there are two free concerts this week (well, kind of). On Friday at 7 PM, there is a free concert at the Norton Simon museum. The program is titled Angels and Demons: Liszt and the Arts so if you don't like Liszt you probably don't want to go. The concert is free but you must buy a ticket to the museum.

The National Association of Composers - Los Angeles
started a series of concerts last year called "Steinway Concerts in the Canyon" but has now moved the series to Culver City as "Steinway Concerts at the Ranch".

For their next concert on Sunday, they've got works by contemporary composers. The concert takes place at 7 PM at the Santa Monica Library MLK Auditorium and admission is free. For the more intimate setting, there is a concert at a private residence in Culver City. You must RSVP (phone number and address listed here). Donations appreciated but not required.