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Cultural Events LA: Dec 2, Dec 3, Dec 4

The Joffrey Ballet-Nutcracker Dorothy Chandler Pavillion Friday, Dec. 2-2:00 pm & 7:30 p.m; Sat Dec 3- 2:00&7:30 p.m; Sun. Dec 4th- 2:00 p.m. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 972-7211 http://musiccenter.org/     Los Angeles Free Music Society Sat, Dec 3,7:30 p.m. Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit: http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/saturday_nights.html     Los Angeles Master Chorale- Sat. Dec. 3 & 10, 2 pm Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols The program features holiday carols such as Joy to the World, The First Noel and Hark the Herald Angels Sing, as well as John Rutter’s three-movement Gloria sung by 62 members of the Chorale under Music Director Grant Gershon’s baton. Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 213-972-7282 http://lamc.org/

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Cultural Cocktail LA- Thanksgiving weekend

Emanuel Ax will be performing three times this week in LA- so, don’t miss it!  Walt Disney Concert Hall- Nov 25th-Nov 27th Salonen conducts Beethoven and Hillborg Fri. Nov. 25th 8:00PM; Sat, Nov. 26th 8:00PM Sun. Nov. 27th 2:00PM  Emanuel Ax, piano. Hila Plitmann, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano .Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Hillborg: Sirens (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 323.850.2000 http://www.laphil.com/ Meet Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief as she signs copies of her new book, Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits Sat. Nov. 26, 12pm – 2pm COACH Boutique, 327 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits is a celebration of fashion, a romp through a riotous and eventful decade, and a banquet

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Cultural Events LA- Nov 12th – Nov 13th

Charles Gounoud’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE Sat. Nov. 12th 7:30 p.m. LA OPERA 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/       LA OPERA has created a fantastic behind-the-scenes video on their homepage. Be sure to watch.                                                                                                                                                                                    Lecture: A Meditation on the History of Los Angeles Art Thinking

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Cultural Events LA- Nov 5th and 6th

LA OPERA- Open house- Nov 5th- FREE 9:30 A.M- 5:00 P.M Highlights include: Question and Answer Sessions hosted by Placido Domingo and James Conlon, back stage tours, costume, prop, and wig presentations, performances for children, screenings of “LA Traviata” and more! Some advance reservations required. For more information, please visit: http://www.laopera.com/support/openhouse.aspx Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra- Nov 5th and 6th Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Sat. Nov 5th- 8pm Alex Theatre, Glendale;  Sun.Nov 6th- 7pm Royce Hall, UCLA Margaret Batjer, leader & violin Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Boulevard.Glendale, CA 91203. (818) 243 7700 Royce Hall. 340 Royce Dr. Westwood, CA 90095 For information on tickets, please visit: http://www.laco.org/             Lang Lang in Recital Sun. Nov 6th 7:30 p.m. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825 Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D. 960 Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op. 25

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Cultural Events LA- September 17th and 18th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail involves the opening weekend of opera season! Two doses of Russian romance and 1 dose of Mozart Mischief- enjoy! PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY’S EUGENE ONEGIN Opens Sat. Sept. 17. 7:30 p.m.  LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/ ARIA WHITE NIGHT CELEBRATION with Emmy Rossum- Honorary ARIA Chair- Eugene Onegin After Party- Sat Sept 17th ARIA is LA Opera’s group for young professionals in their 20′s, 30′s, and 40′s with an interest in opera. ARIA tickets include a ticket to the opera performance and access to the After-Party, with Russian-inspired hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment, and dancing. For more on ARIA, including information on how to purchase tickets to Saturday’s party, please visit: http://www.losangelesopera.com/community/youngpro.aspx   WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE Opens Sun. Sept. 18. 2:00 p.m. LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave.

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Cultural Events LA labor day weekend- Sept. 1, Sept 5. Sept 6

This week’s Cultural Cocktail includes a dose of antiquity, a labor-free stroll through LACMA, and one of the world’s greatest violinists!  Trojan Women (after Euripides) at the Getty Villa 8:00 P.M. SITI Company, directed by Anne Bogart and adapted by Jocelyn Clarke. Previews Thursday–Saturday, September 1–3 Performances: Thursdays–Saturdays, September 8–October 1 Getty Villa, Outdoor Classical Theater. For more information call (310) 440-7300 or visit: http://www.getty.edu/ LACMA FREE Labor Day Monday, September 5th 12 pm *Free* day at the museum (all day) including a live performance. Tickets required*Does not include free admission to the Tim Burton exhibit or any specially ticketed exhibitions. LACMA• 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA http://www.lacma.org/ ITZHAK PERLMAN performs Beethoven Tuesday, Sept. 6, 8:00PM Hollywood Bowl. 2301 North Highland Avenue. Hollywood, CA 90068. Los Angeles Philharmonic. Itzhak Perlman, violin/conductor. Beethoven: Two Romances, Symphony No. 8 For more information, call (323).850.2000 or visit: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

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Cultural Events this weekend in LA: Aug 26, 27, 28

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Fri. Aug 26 (Opening Night) + Sat. Aug 27 8pm. Sun Aug 28 2pm. Directed by Luke Yankee. Featuring Jennice Butler, Wendy Cutler, Freddy Douglas, Caroline Kinsolving, Adam J. Smith. INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE Long Beach Performing Arts Center.300 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach CA 90802 For information on tickets and show times,  For information on tickets and show times, please call (562) 436-4610 or visit: www.InternationalCityTheatre.org  Photo by: C. Delgado Saturdays off the 405- Getty Museum- party Sat, Aug. 27 6:00 Music: Charles Bradley and DJ Clifton Free Spotlight after Dark tours in the galleries at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/ LACMA- Daniel Rothmuller (cello) and Bernadene Blaha (piano) Sun. August 28 6 pm Chopin: Sonata, Opus 65, and Brahms: Sonata in E minor, Opus 38 Bing Theater.  

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Film Review: Mozart’s Sister- now playing in Los Angeles and New York

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Mozart’s Sister, directed by René Féret,  presents a behind-the-scenes look at the life of the Mozart family: ambitious patriarch Leopold, his doting wife Anna-Maria, and his gifted children Woofgang and Nannerl (played by Feret’s daughter, Marie). The film contrasts the exterior aspect of the musical family, including the children’s performances at court with an interior portrait of a family who engages in pillow fights at bed-time, and more sinisterly, the unyielding favoritism that Leopold showed his young son. The rigid Leopold squelches his young daughter’s talents by not only refusing her an education, but by falsely telling her that her compositions (which he passes off as those of Wolfgang) lack merit. The mistreatment of Nannerl was not unusual at the time.  In his book “The Other Mendelssohn,” Larry Todd describes the life of another talented and relatively

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Cultural Events LA- Aug 19, 20, 21

This week’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes two doses of Beethoven blended with Pacific Asia Fusion, and topped with Mozart- not on the rocks, but on the lawn of the Huntington library- enjoy! Beethoven’s Ninth- Hollywood Bowl Thurs, August 18, 8:00PM  Los Angeles Philharmonic Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano;  Los Angeles Master Chorale Beethoven’s Ninth and Choral Fantasy 2301 North Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA, 90068. 323.850.2000 http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/ Fusion Fridays- Pacific Asia Museum Fri. Aug. 19 7:30-10:30pm Island Style Grand Finale Polynesian dance in the courtyard, classic Hawaiian music by Moana in the upstairs lounge. Free for members, $15 for non-members. 46 North Los Robles Avenue. Pasadena, CA 91101-2071(626) 449-5269 For more information, please visit: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/ Southwest Chamber Music Festival Sat. Aug 20 and Sun. Aug 21- 7:30 p.m Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet for Horn and Strings, K. 407; Wadada Leo Smith Ten

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LA Cultural Events Aug 12, 13, and 14

This week’s Cultural Cocktail recipe is: 3 Oz. of Italian chamber music, a Dash of Mendelssohn, and a Splash of a soirée for young art enthusiasts. Shaken. Not Stirred. Enjoy! Commemorating the Unification of Italy through the Music of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart Free Concert at the Norton Simon Fri. August 12- 7:00 p.m To mark the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the California String Quartet will perform chamber music by Italian composers Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, in addition to compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who influenced Italian opera. Concert is free (with museum admission ticket) Norton Simon Museum of Art.411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/ Gallerati Society Sat. Aug 13. 3:30- 5:30 p.m The Glass Garage Gallery, 414 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048 The Gallerati Society is a new breed of

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