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May is Opera Month in LA

May is Opera Month in Los Angeles From the traditional to the avant-garde The operas playing in Southern California include: LA Opera’s Herb Ross production of La Bohème opening May 12 starring Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Conducted by Patrick Summers LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 For full schedule, please visit http://www.laopera.com The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the first part of the epic three-year Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy May 18 to 26 Walt Disney Concert Hall. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel Starring baritone Mariusz Kwiecien Costumes by Rodarte designers Kate & Laura Mulleavy Stage design by Walt Disney Concert Hall architect Frank Gehry. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 323.850.2000 www.LAPhil.com The Long Beach Opera presents West coast premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar with libretto by David Henry Hwang. May 19

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Cultural Picks- the best of ballet in LA this April

Mikhail Baryshnikov!  The choreographer from Black Swan! This week, LA gets a double-dose of ballet Enjoy this week’s Cultural Cocktail Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève April 13-15 Dorothy Chandler Pavillion North American premieres of Les Sylphides, Le Spectre de la Rose as well as Amoveo, Choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, former New York City Ballet principal dancer and choreographer of the award winning film Black Swan. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-0711 http://www.musiccenter.org   In Paris April 11-21 Adapted from Ivan Bunin Directed by Dmitry Krymov Performers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Sinyakina with Maxim Maminov, Maria Gulik and ensemble. The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. 1310 11th Street  Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 434-3200 http://thebroadstage.com/

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Cultural Picks LA: April 7-8

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style April 3-Aug 26 Getty Center. West Pavillion 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/       Cellist John Walz & Pianist Robert Thies—Free Concert Sun, April 8th 6 pm Brahms: Sonata in F major; Debussy: Sonata for Cello & Piano. Bing Theater. No reservations needed. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 323 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org        

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Cultural Pick for LA- weekend of March 30th

APHRODITE and the Gods of Love opens March 28 Getty Villa. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/

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LA Cultural Pick: March 23-25

Ballet Preljocaj – Snow White March 23-25 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA, 90012 With costumes by Jean Paul Gautier and the music of Gustav Mahler, this performance is likely to sell out soon. For information on tickets, please call (213) 972-0711 or visit http://www.musiccenter.org/

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Cultural Events LA: Weekend of March 17th

Los Angeles Ballet presents Swan Lake March 17. 7:30 p.m. Alex Theatre. 216 North Brand Boulevard.Glendale, CA 91203 310.998.7782 http://www.losangelesballet.org     PIATIGORSKY INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL: Maisky plays Shostakovich March 17 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic. Neeme Järvi, conductor;Mischa Maisky, cello. Dvorák: Carnival Overture; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA USA 90012 (323) 850-2000 http://www.laphil.com/   Celebrating Norwuz, Iranian New Year at LACMA Sun. March 18 11:00-7:00 p.m Program includes: Musical Performances, Calligraphy, Story Reading,and Film Festival. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 tel 323 857-6000   For more information please visit: http://www.lacma.org/event/nowruz

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Cultural Events LA weekend of March 10

  LA. Theatre Works & The James Bridges Theater present a National Theatre Live broadcast Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors HD film Screening at UCLA Sun.March 11, 4 pm Stand up-comedian Lenny Henry stars as Antipholus of Syracuse. James Bridges Theater. UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television 235 Charles E. Young Dr. LA, CA 90095. For information on purchasing tickets, please call 310-827-0889 or visit http://www.latw.org                                                                                                                                                                

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Cultural Events LA: March 2, 3, 4

Heras-Casado conducts Strauss at Walt Disney Concert Hall Fri, Mar 2 8:00PM; Sat., Mar 3 2:00PM; Sun, Mar 4, 2:00PM Los Angeles Philharmonic. Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin. Beethoven: Egmont Overture (Except Friday). Matheson: Violin Concerto (West Coast premiere; LA Phil commission) Strauss: Ein Heldenleben. Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 323.850.2000 http://www.laphil.com/   Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination, 1200–1350 February 28–May 13 Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/     Capitol Ensemble at LACMA- Free Sun, Mar 4th 6 pm Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Opus 20, No.4;  Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Rosamunde. Bing Theater. No reservations Stream Sundays Live. LACMA. 905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org

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Cultural Events LA- Feb 25th

Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring  Opening Night Sat Feb 25th 7:30 p.m LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/   Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s BACH’S MAGNIFICAT “Discover” Concert led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane Saturday, Feb 25, 8 pm Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Tickets available online at laco.org, by phone 213 622 7001 or by fax 213 626 2157   Year of the Chimera 7.0 exhibit  Glass Garage Gallery Fine Art Gallery. 414 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048 For more information on the exhibit please call 310-659-5228 or e-mail: info@glassgaragegallery.com “The Doe Marriage” Copyright © Margo Selski & Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery. All rights reserved. http://www.glassgaragegallery.com/

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President’s Weekend Cultural Cocktail

LACMA is Free President’s Day Mon- Feb 20- 12pm Live music from 12:30-2:45 LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90036. 323-857-6000. Free, general admission ticket required | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online. http://www.lacma.org Photo © Leticia Marie Sanchez

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