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Los Angeles Children’s Chorus: Take Joy!

December 6, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Dec. 3 concert of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Take Joy!, was the perfect start to the holiday season. Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joined LACC and Artistic Director and Conductor Anne Tomlinson in a thoughtfully curated program of emotional music and poetry that showcased the exquisite voices of [...]



‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ at the Wallis

December 1, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

The classic tale of the world’s most infamous outlaw goes rogue in “The Heart of Robin Hood,” a heart-pounding, eye-popping new adventure directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir from Iceland’s innovative theater company Vesturport and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis). “The Heart of Robin Hood” opens Friday, Dec. [...]



Hila Plitmann and ‘Poetry Through Voice’ at the Broad Stage

November 27, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Red Hen Press presents “Poetry Through Voice” at The Edye, the Broad Stage’s black box space, on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann will perform her own songs and music of Mark Abel, Julia Adolphe, Philip White, Eric Whitacre, Aimee Mann, Danny Elfman and Sharon Farber — including the premiere of [...]



Free Tickets to Tomáš Kubínek at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

November 27, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents Tomáš Kubínek on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Billed as a “Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible,” Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they will remember for a lifetime.
With appearances in over 30 countries, Kubínek has won [...]



Free Tickets to Angel City Chorale’s ‘A NEW Home for the Holidays’

November 27, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

The Angel City Chorale has outgrown its previous 800-capacity venue, and with its new home at the Immanuel Presbyterian church in Koreatown, it welcomes more than 1,000 to its 24th annual holiday concert and sing-along on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 7 p.m.
A NEW Home for the Holidays will feature 160 singers [...]



‘A Christmas Carol’ at A Noise Within

November 14, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this year, onstage for the sixth holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 17 performances only: Friday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 23. Post show, audience members are invited to [...]



Los Angeles Youth Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at Alex Theatre

November 14, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Los Angeles Youth Ballet presents the world premiere of a new production of The Nutcracker by award-winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez starring Joffrey Ballet principal dancers Jeraldine Mendoza (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Dylan Gutierrez (Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cavalier) in three performances: Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Glendale’s [...]



Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Holiday Concert at Disney Hall

November 14, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs, rings in the holidays with special guest, Grammy Award-winning opera singer Susan Graham, and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert featuring the world premiere of Los Angeles-based composer Paul Gibson’s Ring Out, Wild Bells – based on Tennyson’s beloved poem and arranged [...]



Discount Tickets to Tetzlaff Quartet

November 7, 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% off tickets to the Tetzlaff Quartet on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity,” the Tetzlaff Quartet is one of today’s leading string quartets. Alongside their successful [...]



Free Tickets to Trio Voronezh at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

October 18, 2017 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents Trio Voronezh on Oct. 26. The internationally acclaimed ensemble produces incredibly exciting sounds and compelling arrangements of classics across a variety of musical styles, all played upon Russian folk instruments. Trio Voronezh’s astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation give the trio the ability to alter the way audiences experience classical, [...]