DR. L. SUBRAMANIAM’S GLOBAL FUSION
Featuring Harmonica Blues Legend Corky Siegel (Los Angeles premiere)
Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. at Skirball Cultural Center
Continuing the Skirball’s new music series, “Journeys and Encounters,” which showcases surprising collaborations between musicians of diverse genres, Dr. L. Subramaniam’s Global Fusion combines Carnatic (South Indian) music and Western classical, jazz and rock. Started in 1999, Global Fusion has toured to critical acclaim around the world, each time incorporating different musical cultures and showcasing new guests. For his Skirball concert, Subramaniam will perform with a seven-piece band featuring master blues harmonica player Corky Siegel, violinist Ambi Subramaniam, keyboardist Chris Rhyne, guitarist Mark Spagna, bassist Jerry Watts and drummer Joey Heredia.
Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Six-time Grammy award winners The Chieftains, in support of their 50th anniversary album “Voice of Ages,” return to Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of their 28-date U.S. tour. The world’s most influential and successful traditional Irish band, The Chieftains are towering figures in Celtic music. The group has defined the genre for a popular audience worldwide during their astonishing 50-year career, collaborating with legends like Sting, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and The Rolling Stones along the way. The band achieved the highest Billboard debut of its career earlier this year with “Voice of Ages,” which Rolling Stone called “killer” and Billboard hailed as “momentous.”
LE SALON DE MUSIQUES
Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The fifth concert of Le Salon de Musiques’ third season is sponsored by the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles and will feature Frank Bridge’s Fantasy Piano Quartet and the U.S. premiere of Juliusz Zarebski’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 34. The piece, which was composed in 1885 (the last year of Zarebeski’s life) was first re-introduced to European audiences in 2011 by the great Argentine pianist Martha Argerich during her annual Martha Argerich Project in Lugano. The concert will be introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson and performed by Tereza Stanislav and Sarah Thornblade on violins, Rob Brophy on viola, Cecilia Tsan on cello and Steven Vanhauwaert on piano. The performance will be followed by a one-hour informal conversation between the musicians and the audience where they can share ideas, concepts and impressions about the music performed while sipping French Champagne and enjoying a gourmet buffet prepared by Patina.
http://www.leSalondeMusiques.com or (310) 498-0257
Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at AT&T Center Theater
1150 Olive St., LA 90015 (just east of Staples Center)
Sunday, Feb., 24 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
1220 Second St., Santa Monica 90401
Musica Angelica celebrates its 20th anniversary season with “Fanfares and Fireworks.” On the program are Handel’s Suite from the Water Music and Suite from Music for the Royal Fireworks, plus works by Telemann, Biber and Jean-Fery Rebel.
http://www.MusicaAngelica.org or (310) 458-4504