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Salonen and Wagner Return!

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Salonen and Lindberg go way back. Although he is known for his use of live electronics during performances, Graffiti is exciting because it's his first work for choir and orchestra. If you're not familiar with Lindberg, he's a famous Finnish (makes sense) composer who also happens to be the composer-in-residence at the NY Phil, and curates CONTACT!, their equivalent of the Green Umbrella Series here. You can check it out on Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM.

If you've yearned for the Wagner of old (pre-Freyer) or you're a Wagnerite, the LA Opera is kicking off their production of Lohengrin this week. The first performances are on Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. If you want to go to both the Salonen and Wagner shows, the Lohengrin will repeat performances on December 1st, 4th, 9th, and 12th.