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Classical Pick of the Week: Orchestras Unleashed

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If you're unfamiliar with Orchestra Unleashed, here are a few clips from a recent concert titled "Mirrors of the Soul". This week is your last chance to catch the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl this season. Don't let the time pass you by and catch them this week. Tovey will conduct an all-Russian program (except one piece written by Tovey himself) with the works of Tchaikovsky and Borodin. Alexander Gavrylyuk is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's 2nd Piano Concerto (not as famous as the B-flat minor concerto, but a fine piece nonetheless), and the concert is on Tuesday at 8 PM.

As we mentioned last week, the Diavolo will team up with Tovey for an evening of dance, including a new work by John Adams this Thursday.

On Friday, the Camerata Pacifica kicks off the season with an interesting group of composers including Bach, Golijov, Dvorak, and a world premiere. The concert takes place at 1 and 7:30 PM that day, and the program repeats on Sunday the 12th, and again on the 14th and 16th.

On Saturday the 11th, the Pacific Symphony is ending the summer with a bang. Beethoven's 9th is always a treat, and over a dozen Orange County choruses will unite to sing in this symphony and the popular "Ode to Joy".

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On the 11th and 12th, Orchestra Unleashed promises an immersive experience featuring new music from composers in LA and all over the world, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner", in a collaboration with French illustrator Gustave Dore and conductor Gustav Hoyer. You can catch them at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.