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American Ballet Theatre, and their roster of balletrock-stars, closes our season with a mixed repertoire program celebrating the greatest choreographer of our time, Alexei Ratmansky, featuring his reimagined Firebird. This captivating ballet, set to the iridescent music of Igor Stravinsky and performed by live orchestra, tells an enchanting tale of a mythical bird who possesses magical powers and helps two lovers overcome an evil sorcerer. Complete with stunning sets and costumes, Ratmansky’s Firebird packs a powerful punch of intricate dance and witty storytelling that’s sure to delight and inspire.
Broadway's daring musical sensation Grey Gardens arrives at the Ahmanson Theatre starring Rachel York (Broadway's City of Angels, Anything Goes at the Ahmanson) and the legendary Betty Buckley (Tony Award®-winning Grizabella in Cats, Olivier-nominated Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard). Based on the cult classic documentary, this haunting and often hilarious musical recounts Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' most eccentric relatives' fall from society darlings to notorious recluses in their crumbling East Hampton estate. Grey Gardens was hailed as Time magazine’s number one show of the year and garnered 10 Tony Award nominations. This mesmerizing musical comedy, directed by Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful), is "an experience no passionate theatergoer should miss" (The New York Times).
“World-class” (LA Times) iPalpiti returns to Los Angeles for its 19th annual Festival. Acclaimed for its “beauteous string playing”, “lustrous, polished tone,” and “vocal quality”, iPalpiti [ee-PAHL-pit-ee is Italian for “heartbeat”] is a consortium of prize-winning musicians from around the globe. Eduard Schmieder, Music Director & ConductorProgram: Tchaikovsky The Seasons, Shubert-Mahler Death & the Maiden“Schmieder's programming [is] imaginative and unpredictable. He isn't afraid to selectfavorites from the past in styles that have gone out of fashion; nor is he reluctant to try new things.” –American Record Guide
In 1925 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (1864–1953) established the Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress, an unprecedented gift that ensured her support for contemporary music would continue for many generations. An accomplished pianist and avid composer, Coolidge’s passion was chamber music. In pursuit of her vision to make chamber music available to all, she built at the Library of Congress an intimate, finely-tuned auditorium that bears her name. For the last ninety years, world-class artists have appeared on its stage in free public concerts, many of which are broadcast on radio and, today, online. During her lifetime, Coolidge sponsored concerts across the United States and abroad, befriending countless performers and composers along the way. She became a generous benefactor to many and commissioned some of the most important new chamber music of the twentieth century. But her interest in contemporary music went beyond personal taste. She regarded music as an artistic expression of its time and culture. Coolidge said, “My plan for modern music is not that we should like it, not necessarily that we should even understand it, but that we should exhibit it as a significant human document.” Featuring selections from her personal papers and original music manuscripts commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation, this exhibit pays tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’s remarkable life and legacy.
With the Korean American Music Foundation
On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) will present its 15th Annual Benefit Concert. KYCC is building upon our tradition of successfully teaming up with passionate musicians to offer concerts that benefit our nonprofit organization. Collaborating with the Korean American Music Foundation and Kollaboration, and mixing classical music, pop rock and jazz, KYCC will produce an unforgettable night of inspiration and fun.
Infectious dance moves spread coast to coast.
National Dance Day’s flagship west coast celebration is back at Grand Park and better than ever. Lace up and grab your friends for a day of dance with So You Think You Can Dance creator Nigel Lythgoe and celebrities from the show as they lead the crowd in the official National Dance Day routines. The day continues with short classes for all ages and interactive performances by some of the best and brightest young dance talent in Los Angeles!
Some music is born popular. Other pieces become beloved over time. But no matter how great music achieves popularity, its true hallmark is that it moves people’s hearts and minds and they want to hear it over and over again.
So, in true Cal Phil fashion, we’ve put together a hit parade of great music from across 3 centuries. It’s like a mix tape of hits from 1770 to 1990. Haydn’s Miracle Symphony rubs shoulders with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music, while Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado sits next to music by Prince and top 10 songs by Queen and Abba meet Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Plus, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 just to make sure this cavalcade of hits knocks it out of the park.
Think of it as an afternoon of earworms you’ll be glad to have.
Get the inside scoop! Talks with the Maestro is your chance to find out interesting facts about the afternoon’s program, music in general and to ask the Maestro those musical questions you’ve always wanted answered.
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Join Frank Gehry for a conversation on contemporary architecture and the future of Los Angeles held inside one of his most acclaimed projects. Gehry will join Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne to discuss his work in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, where he's lived for nearly 70 years. The conversation will touch on the design of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the prospects for further development on Bunker Hill and Gehry's new master plan for all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.
“How Beautiful” is a Christian classical musical event featuring solos, choirs and orchestra. Centered on Isaiah 52:7, this event gathers musicians from Korea, Canada and Europe to share their heart through music. This event brings diverse singers and instrumentalists together at the WDCH to express their talents from God. All support will be dedicated toThe Well Mission in Los Angeles.
The Well Mission was founded on July 12, 1999, and is pursuing their mission to help and serve the isolated people in need that are residing in the shaded area of our community. The Well Mission is dedicated on helping the homeless people who are suffering from hunger and disease.
Recently, The Well Mission organization kindly offered scholarships for the students living in the Los Angeles area. The Well Mission’s motto defines “Fit to Fight against Hungry /Physically / Spiritually / Emotionally”.
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The Los Angeles Korean-American Musicians’ Association (LAKMA) is a nonprofit organization that has been established since 2012. LAKMA’s mission statement is, “We help people through music!”
This concert will represent “The Spirit of Korea.”
Yoon Hak Won Choral will come from Korea and to collaborate with the LAKMA chamber choir.
They will perform the great Korean choral music, “Succession” and “Menari”.
The “Succession” was performed by LA Master choral at 2015, Disney concert hall and the composer, Nackkum Paik, is an extremely talented Korean- American composer.
“Succession” uses the biblical story about Elijah the Prophet as a parable to highlight the experiences of the Korean-American immigrants in America.
Through this concert, we hope to display the Korean-Americans’ identity and show other ethnic communities of Korean’s great music culture.