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“Take a music bath once or twice a week”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes-

 

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Fridays Off The 405

Friday, May 30, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Free admission; no reservations required. Free live music, gallery tours, California video screenings, cash bar, and more.

Getty Center Museum Courtyard 

1200 Getty Center Drive, LA, CA 90049. 310. 440.7300.

                            http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/fridays_405_053008.html

 

Salonen’s Piano Concerto

Fri. May 30 8:00 P.M

Sat May 31 8:00 P.M 

Sunday June 1, 2:00 P.M. 

LA Philharmonic: Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yefim Bronfam, piano

 Debussy: Selected Preludes; Salonen: Piano Concerto (West Coast premiere)

 Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA 323.850.2000

 http://www.laphil.com/

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Fri. May 30 8:00 P.M

Sat May 31: 8:00 P.M

Schnittke: Not a Midsummer Night’s Dream;

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Orange County Performing Arts Center

600 Town Center Dr.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.556.ARTS. 

http://www.ocpac.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=658

 

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I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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LACMA is hosting Monumental Monday replete with live music, entertainment, and hands-on art workshops.

Free admission from 12-8p.m.

Swing to the sounds of Art Deco and His Society Orchestra. Create your own art with artists Ismael de Anda and Eszter Delgado.

Performance and art workshops from 12:30-4:00 p.m

Forget the beach- take the whole family LACMA this Memorial Day!

For more information visit, http://www.lacma.org/programs/FamilyDaysIntro.aspx#Target_Mondays

 

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Colburn Dance Recital: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  Zipper Hall.

Friday 7p.m. Dance Institute. Professional Training Spring Concert.

Saturday 7:30 p.m.Spring Showcase.

Sunday 3:00 p.m. Tap and Folklorico Showcase.

Free admission, but reserved tickets required. Call 213 621-1050 

Colburn School. 200 South Grand Avenue LA, CA, 90012

 (213)621.2200 

 http://www.colburnschool.edu/

 

 

 

 Pacific Asia Museum“Chinamen’s Chance: View of the Chinese American Experience.”

Three contemporary artists, Zhi Lin, Arthur Ou, and Amanda Ross-Ho, illustrate diverse Chinese American experiences from the days of the Transcontinental Railroad’s construction to the present. Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101. 626.449.2742. For more information visit: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/

 

LACMA BCAM: BROAD CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Check out BCAM– the Broad Contemporary Art Museum– one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world.

 Saturday May 24:

4:00 P.M Tour of BCAM: Art Chats at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum.

 5:00 P.M Jazz All Star Concert. Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater at LACMA. Concert Free. No Reservations Required.

 Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA, 90036. 323. 857.6000  http://www.lacma.org/

 

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During the best of times and the worst of times, we must always remember that Hope was the last spirit in Pandora’s Box; she captured it just in time as a last refuge for humanity.

“Only Hope was left within her unbreakable house, 

she remained under the lip of the jar, 

and did not fly away.”- Hesiod

Here is Pandora and the eternal possibility of Hope.

 

Pandora. John William Waterhouse. 1896. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection 

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O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,

How can we tell the dancer from the dance?

William Butler Yeats, Among School Children

    Ludwig Van Beethoven called music “the electric soul in which the spirit lives.” The supremely talented Camerata Pacifica filled Friends’ Hall at the Huntington with explosive electricity on Tuesday night. Pianist Warren Jones, violist Richard O’Neill, cellist Ani Aznavoorian, and violinist Catherine Leonard all gave riveting performances. The four virtuosos combined in Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 47, laced together tightly through shades of melancholy and jubilee.

     Cellist Ani Aznavoorian shone in Grieg’s Sonata for Piano and Cello in A Minor, Op. 36, her face, body, and instrument one. Aznavoorian held the cello as tenderly as Michelangelo’s Pieta, eliciting an intense palette of tones: haunting, passionate, playful, transcendent. How can we tell the dancer from the dance? In Ms. Aznavoorian’s we do not; the music and musician are one being, one entity, one spirit, in a divinely inspired performance. 

 Divine Inspiration

 Guido Reni, Saint Cecilia, 1606,

 Norton Simon Museum of Art

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