The Los Angeles Master Chorale adds warm musical cheer to the holiday season with “Rejoice! Ceremony of Carols,” featuring Music Director Grant Gershon conducting four seasonal classics — Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols; Respighi’s beautiful Laud to the Nativity, filled with the rich imagery of the nativity story; Stephen Paulus’ Christmas Dances; and selections from [...]
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Angel City Chorale, Los Angeles’ most entertaining and spirited choir, kicks off the season this year with “Joyful, Joyful,” its 20th annual holiday concert and sing-along, on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at Wilshire United Methodist Church. The 160-member Angel City Chorale will perform its unique mix of Christmas and Chanukah favorites, as [...]
Before she was a saint, she was a woman. Based on the novel “Sister Teresa” by New York Times bestselling author Bárbara Mujica and developed at the Actors Studio in collaboration with the novelist, God’s Gypsy by Coco Blignaut brings the dangerous and controversial life of Teresa of Ávila to life on stage. Directed by [...]
The Philharmonic Society presents the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Keith Lockhart in a rare Orange County appearance on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Enjoy Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” John Williams’ iconic film scores from “Harry Potter” and “E.T.,” [...]
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents a special contemporary dance show timed perfectly with the bicentennial of Guiseppe Verdi’s birth: Compagnia Artemis Danza’s Traviata on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Traviata is the first chapter of the three-year project Corpo a Corpo Verdi – Trittico (2011-2013) co-produced by the Verdi Festival and inspired by Verdi’s “popular [...]
Get ready, get set… get ¡Ser! Los Angeles Theatre Center presents the world premiere of a comedic solo show written and performed by Karen Anzoategui that features live music by CAVA and Walter Miranda written in collaboration with Louie Pérez of Los Lobos.
¡Ser! is a riveting personal narrative that examines a queer Latina’s strained relationship [...]
Los Angeles boasts several musical gems that, at least in the view of many Angelenos, rank it among the world’s great cultural centers. One of those gems is surely the Los Angeles Master Chorale. On Nov. 3, in the second concert celebrating its 50th season, the LAMC and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus accompanied by [...]
The second concert of Jacaranda’s 10th anniversary season on Saturday, Nov. 9, will observe the 75th anniversary of the infamous Kristallnacht, Nov. 9, 1938, when Jewish businesses, temples, schools, hospitals and homes were systematically vandalized, damaged or destroyed across Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. Some 90 Jews were killed and 30,000 were arrested and [...]
Gramophone Hall of Fame inductee Sir James Galway, “The Man with the Golden Flute,” returns to Orange County to perform with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Lady Jeanne Galway and conductor JoAnn Falletta on Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. Hear a living legend of the flute pay homage to his Irish roots with works by [...]
The Pasadena Symphony welcomes David Lockington as new music director in his inaugural concerts Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 and 8 p.m. at the acoustically exquisite Ambassador Auditorium.
Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, celebrating its 100th anniversary, will be the centerpiece of the concert. Shostakovich’s Festive Overture will welcome the audience at the start of [...]