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Classical Pick of the Week: 'Tis the Season

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The Nutcracker (seen here with the Kirov Ballet) is a popular ballet by Tchaikovsky, that people love to perform (and see) during the Christmas season. There are at least three different groups performing it this month in the LA area, starting this week with the Lewis Family Playhouse in San Gabriel. The South Bay Ballet and the Kirov Ballet also perform it this month, giving you plenty of options to choose from.

There are also lots of groups performing that you might have heard about already but have not had the chance to see, like Musica Angelica at Sundays Live, Dudamel conducting the LA Phil, and the Calder Quartet performing Ades at Zipper Hall.