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Paul Simon: Words and Music at the Skirball Cultural Center

April 28, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Art and Museums

Before Paul Simon got his first guitar, his instrument of choice was the baseball bat. One of his happiest moments was making a headline in a local paper that read “Simon Steals Home.” Though his father was a musician, the young Simon never expressed an interest in music — until he turned on the radio [...]



Free Tickets to ‘Uncanny Valley’ at International City Theatre

April 18, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

What does it mean to be human? How far will we go to live forever? The Los Angeles premiere of Uncanny Valley, a new play about artificial intelligence written by Thomas Gibbons, directed by caryn desai [sic], and starring Susan Denaker and Jacob Sidney, opens April 21 and runs through May 7 at International City [...]



Free Tickets to BELLA GAIA at Caltech

April 10, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

BELLA GAIA, the renowned audiovisual experience lead by director-composer Kenji Williams and the BELLA GAIA Ensemble, will present BELLA GAIA – A Poetic Vision of Earth From Space for one night only on Saturday, April 15. The immersive event combines NASA satellite imagery, time-lapse nature photography, cultural heritage footage and live performances of music and [...]



Discount Tickets to “St. John Passion” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

April 10, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Uncategorized

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is offering discount tickets to Culture Spot LA readers for Bach’s “St. John Passion” on Wednesday, April 19, at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
BACH’S ST. JOHN PASSION
International Bach Academy Stuttgart Chorus and Orchestra
Hans-Christoph Rademann, conductor
Regula Mühlemann, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, contralto
Benedikt Kristjansson, tenor
Jakob Pilgram, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
Martin [...]



Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Colburn Extravaganza at the Wallis

March 31, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

On March 29 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Jean-Yves Thibaudet performed with Colburn School students in a powerhouse program that spotlighted the amazing talents of both the world-renowned pianist and musicians as young as 12.
Before the Colburn Extravaganza began, Colburn School CEO Sel Kardan announced that Thibaudet has renewed his tenure [...]



Discount Tickets: Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien

March 25, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

A special offer for Culture Spot LA readers from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County: 20 percent off tickets to a concert featuring violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cédric Tiberghien at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
Praised for their “electrifying partnership” (The Times), Ibragimova and Tiberghien are alumni of BBC [...]



Free Tickets to Yves Lambert Trio at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

March 13, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, presents Quebec-based Yves Lambert Trio on March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the month of the Francophonie (French Language). The 70-minute performance will start at 7:30 p.m., but get there early for a free beer tasting before the show.
With [...]



Discount Tickets for the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with Soprano Deborah Voigt at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

March 13, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is offering discount tickets for the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with soprano Deborah Voigt at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, at 8 p.m.
Led by Fabio Luisi, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s First Symphony and Carl Nielsen’s orchestral showpiece, the Helios Overture. One [...]



15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition May 25 to June 10

March 8, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Cliburn just announced the 30 competitors selected to participate in the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 25 to June 10, 2017, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. There are three ways to experience this major musical event: get tickets to see it live, watch the webcast, or see [...]



ALOUD Speaker Series

February 27, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Books and Lectures

A pillar of the downtown LA cultural scene, the ALOUD series presents an award-winning and distinguished array of authors to discuss trending topics and engage in critical discourse with audiences at the LA Public Library and beyond.
Spring 2017 Schedule:
The Constitution and the Presidency (March 2)
Erwin Chemerinsky in conversation with journalist Jim Newton
Chemerinsky, the founding [...]