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LA Cultural Events May 24th, 25th, & 26th

Memorial Day weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes 1 dose of Doheny, 2 dashes of Balanchine, and a swirl of Medici Jewels. On the Rocks! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Da Camera Society Horszowski Piano Trio May 24, 8 pm Doheny Mansion Shostakovich Trio No. 1 in C, Op. 8; Dvorák’s Piano Trio No. 3 in f, Op. 65; Piano Trio No. 1 in F by Saint-Saëns 8 Chester Place, LA, CA, 90007. 213-477-2929 http://dacamera.org Balanchine Festival: Red May 25, 7:30pm Valley Performing Arts Center. 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330-8448 May 26, 2pm Alex Theatre, Glendale. 216 North Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203 http://losangelesballet.org/ Gems of the Medici Bowers Museum. 2002 N. Main Street. Santa Ana, CA, 92706. 714.567.3600 http://www.bowers.org  

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Cultural Events: May 17, 18, & 19th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail includes: a tall glass of Mozart, a swirl of Tosca, and a Bollywood Pacific Asian Fusion on a museum dance floor! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy: The Marriage of Figaro Walt Disney Concert Hall Fri, May 17: 7:30 PM Sun. May 19: 2:00pm Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Set design by Jean Nouvel; Costumes by Azzedine Alaïa; Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA USA 90012. (323) 850-2000 http://www.laphil.com/ LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca Conducted by Plácido Domingo Opening Night May 18: 7:30 P.M. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/ Fusion Friday May 17: 7:30-10:30 Pacific Asia Museum Art, DJ music, & drinks in the courtyard; gourmet food trucks, Indonesian shadow puppet performance; DJ Arshia’s Bollywood dance mix, Free for members, $15

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Cultural Cocktail Hour- Top Picks May 9th, 10th, & 11th

This week’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 3 Tablespoons of a well-aged bottle of Bach, a soupçon of Sicily, and a shot of Schoenberg- enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS Thurs, May 9, 7pm Zipper Concert Hall. Colburn School. 200 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 Margaret Bajtier, leader & violin;Allan Vogel, oboe d’amore; Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Sinfonia in D minor, “Adagio and Fugue,” FK 65; Johann Sebastian Bach Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major (orig. Harpsichord Concerto No. 4), BWV 1055; Johann Christian Bach Sinfonia in D major, Op. 3, No. 1; Johann Sebastian Bach’sViolin Concerto No. 2 in E major For more information about tickets, please see: http://www.laco.org/ SICILY: ART AND INVENTION BETWEEN GREECE & ROME Getty Villa.  17985 Pacific Coast Highway. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 310. 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu/  

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LA Cultural Events May 3rd, 4th, & 5th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail includes a Splash of Rodin, A Dash of Van Gogh, and a New World Symphony. Enjoy! Rodin SEGERSTROM HALL, Costa Mesa Dates: May 3 – 5 Choreography and staging by Boris Eifman Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet and Maurice Ravel Fri May 3: 7:30; Sat May 4 2:00 + 7:30; Sun May 5th 2:00 600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 For tickets and information, visit SCFTA.org or call (714) 556–2787   Lecture: Van Gogh under the Microscope: Investigating the “Portrait of a Peasant; (Patience Escalier)” Sat May 4. 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Speakers: Devi Ormond, Associate Paintings Conservator, J. Paul Getty Museum &Lauren Bradley, Assistant Conservator, J. Paul Getty Theater | Free with admission | From the Norton Simon Website: “We encourage you to arrive no later than 3:00 p.m., when stickers for ensured seating

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Stradivarius violins and Madrid’s Palacio Real

By Leticia Marie Sanchez All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark One of the largest collections of Stradivarius violins in the world can be found in…Madrid. Madrid’s Palacio Real houses a collection of antique instruments by Antonio Stradivari that includes two violins, two cellos, and a viola. Four of the five instruments were commissioned at the same time, and this collection dubbed “the Spanish Quartet” is valued at more than 100 million euros. During the eighteenth-century, Madrid boasted more than fifty Stradivarius violins and a royal court of internationally acclaimed musicians including Italian composer Luigi Boccherini. King Carlos IV had a passion for the violin, an instrument that he studied as a young man in Italy. Alas, His Majesty’s musical enthusiasm did not translate into execution. Boccherini found the king’s technique rather

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Photography: Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Cultural Cocktail Hour Photography: Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography:Almudena Cathedral

Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography:Almudena Cathedral All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography: Palacio Real- April 2013

Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography: Palacio Real- April 2013 All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Heads to Spain!

Cultural Cocktail Hour is heading to Madrid and Andalusia. Check back in Mid-April for cultural reports on museums, architecture, and the landmark Cordoba cathedral! In the meantime, check out April Highlights Calendar for LA Cultural Events. During these two weeks , take the time at your leisure to peruse the categories to the right to explore ART CRIMES and ART ANECDOTES for your reading pleasure! Editor-in-Chief. Leticia Marie Sanchez Detail: Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas. 1656. Museo del Prado. Madrid, Spain.

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April Cultural Events LA: Highlights

Cultural Cocktail Hour April Highlights: Los Angeles This month’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes 2 Oz of Ballet, A Dash of Bach, A Sprinkle of Violins, and an Audible Feast. Enjoy!  Youth American Grand Prix Presents the Film “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” April 2 The film showcases Don Quixote, Flames of Paris, Giselle, La Bayadère, The Nutcracker, & Swan Lake & includes interviews with Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, and Edward Villella Laemmle’s Playhouse Pasadena; Laemmle’s Noho 7 North Hollywood; Laemmle’s Santa Monica; Laemmle’s Town Center 5 Encino; For film & showtimes, please visit: http://www.yagp.org/wordpress/?page_id=2895 Photo by Liza Voll Photography   SALASTINA SOCIETY Printemps: An Audible Feast: Sounds of Spring APRIL 14TH 5:30 PM  Food and wine pairings, inspired by music, performed in a contemporary take on the salon tradition. LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED Vivaldi: Spring; Piazzolla: Primavera; Porteno, Mihaud; Concertino de Printemps

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