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Classical Pick of the Week: West Coast, Best Coast

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The LACC is seen here performing Paul Gibson's "Dona nobis pacem". The Los Angeles Children's Chorus performs this Saturday at 2 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica. The West Coast/Left Coast Festival is a collaboration with the LA Phil and composer John Adams highlighting the works of several Californian composers. If you're looking for "old world" music, they will also perform Carillo's Ave Maria and the Spanish carol Riu, riu, chiu to highlight the rich cultural and ethnic diversity in Los Angeles. Tickets are 32 dollars and half price for children. Piano Spheres hosts guest artist Eric Huebner in several West Coast premieres of works by Reynolds and Rothman. If you're looking for something more traditional, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera will perform La Traviata at the Pacific Palisades Methodist Church. There are performances on the 13th and the 15th, and you can get tickets here.

If you haven't seen Dudamel yet, there are still tickets available for his performances this weekend. Dawn Upshaw makes her annual appearance in performances of music from Berio and the LA Phil will perform Schubert's 8th Symphony. The Friday show is sold out, but you can buy tickets for Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday here.