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Classical Pick of the Week: Quartets!

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You'll have three opportunities to see the St. Petersburg String Quartet this week. We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you a few newsworthy highlights:

  • Dawn Upshaw returns to the Ojai Music Festival as the Music Director for the 2011 season and is bringing in the likes of Peter Sellars, Richard Tognetti, and Maria Schneider. You can check out the program here.
  • Lost Vivaldi concerto found in....Scotland? It's a flute concerto though, so not sure how excited you could get about that.
  • The new Cal Arts theatre, Wild Beast, is scheduled to open soon.
  • Here's what the LA Times thought of last week's picks with the Pacific Symphony and the LA Phil

If you've got nothing to do today, the Juilliard String Quartet is performing at the Beckman Auditorium at 3:30 PM. The program includes works by Brahms, Haydn, and Bartok, perfect music for the weather today. If that's coming up too soon, the St. Petersburg Quartet is performing some Schoenberg and Arensky on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Monday performance is at UCLA's Royce Hall, Tuesday at CSU Long Beach, and Wednesday at CSUN. Each concert starts at 8.

Southwest Chamber Music has a concert next Sunday at 5:30 PM at the Armory Center for the Arts with John Cage's Quodlibet from String Quartet in Four Parts. LACMA's Sundays Live features the Amstel Saxophone Quartet. As usual, the performances are free and begin at 6 PM at the Bing Theatre.

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