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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 [...]



Free Tickets to ‘Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny’ From Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble

February 27, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, in association with Greenway Arts Alliance, presents a movement adaptation of John Milton’s eloquent epic poem, “Paradise Lost.” “Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny” was adapted by NMA Co-artistic Director Jones (Welsh) Talmadge and co-directed with NMA Co-artistic Director Laura Covelli. Blending dance, acrobatics, dynamic partnering and Not Man Apart’s unique [...]



Review: LA Opera’s ‘Salome’ With Soprano Patricia Racette

February 21, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

LA Opera delivers a creepy valentine this month with Richard Strauss’ “Salome.” Of course, creepy can be good in the right hands. (Think “Fatal Attraction.”) And in the hands of Strauss and Oscar Wilde, from whose play the composer got his libretto, we get an intense, sometimes unsettling and still  (c’mon, a little bit?) shocking [...]



Free Tickets to Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

January 18, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz presents LA-based composer/conductor Derrick Spiva, Jr. and Bridge to Everywhere, a 16-piece ensemble dedicated to performing music by composers who celebrate cultural diversity through interwoven musical traditions, on Friday, Jan. 20.
“Music Without Borders” features five world premieres of original works by Spiva, all inspired by traditional music from Ghana, India, Mexico, Eastern [...]



Free Tickets to Los Angeles Master Chorale

January 17, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will present its first performances of Beethoven’s powerful Missa solemnis in 13 years on its own concert series on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Heralded as a pillar of the choral and orchestral repertoire, the work is considered [...]



Free Tickets to Solomon: King, Poet & Lover – A Tale of One Man & 700 Wives

November 30, 2016 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

“Solomon: King, Poet & Lover” is a hilarious Biblical comedy about one man and 700 wives. The solo show is performed by Marcus J. Freed, who takes you on a funny and fast-paced rollercoaster ride through the life of King Solomon. We meet Solomon as he tries to open the Temple, publish astonishing books of [...]