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Top Cultural Picks this weekend in LA- Sept 21, 22nd

This weekend is a classic-filled Cultural Cocktail: a dose of outdoor Shakespeare, 1 part LA Chamber Music, and 1 Part Greek Tragedy at the Getty Villa!  Enjoy! Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus; new translation by Joel Agee Directed by Travis Preston Thursdays–Saturdays, September 5–28 8:00 p.m. Getty Villa, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA .For information on tickets, please Call (310) 440-7300 or visit http://www.getty.edu/ Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s“Beethoven, Mozart, Lutoslawski & Kodály” Saturday, September 21, 8 pm Ambassador Auditorium 131 S St John Ave, Pasadena, CA 91123 Sunday, September 22, 7 pm Royce Hall, UCLA 40 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90095 Jeffrey Kahane, conductor;  Benjamin Beilman, violin;  BEETHOVEN; Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra; MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, “Turkish;” LUTOSLAWSKI Chain 2; KODÁLY Dances of Galánta The Taming of the Shrew September 21 8:00 p.m.

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Top Picks this week in LA

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: an apéritif of Carmen, 1 Oz. California History, and 2 Doses of Czech music. Enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark LA Opera Performs Arias from Carmen *Free* September 12 7-8:30 pm  One Colorado Courtyard, Pasadena. 24 E Union St  Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 564-1066 Two 30-minute performances at 7pm & 8pm For more information please see: http://www.onecolorado.com/events-at-one-colorado/ Photo Credit:  Robert Millard, LA Opera’s 2009 production of “Carmen” Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108. http://www.huntington.org Czech Mates at the Hollywood Bowl September 12 8:00 p.m Los Angeles Philharmonic; Jakub Hrůša, conductor; Simon Trpčeski, piano SMETANA: Šárka from Má vlast;  PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Program Notes;  DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 6 2301 North Highland Avenue. Hollywood, CA 90068. For more information see: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/  

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Cultural Events LA September 6-7

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes a Wagnerian Love Letter and Medieval Saints Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen hosts an in-depth look at Wagner’s private, musical love letter to his wife in Salastina Society’s season-opening MASTERPIECE DISCOVERY: THE SIEGFRIED IDYLL Sat. Sept 7th. 8 pm Thayer Hall. Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue, LA, CA 90012 The concert opens with composer-in-residence Jeremy Cavaterra’s arrangement of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5. Post-concert reception and silent auction. For information on tickets, please visit:  http://www.salastinasociety.org/ Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/

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Cultural Events LA: June 28, 29, & 30

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes 1 Part Architecture, A Splash of Schubert, and a Blaue Reiter Fusion! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Color, Line and Form: Alexei Jawlensky and the Music of His Time Fri. June 28 7:00 – 8:00 pm Dr. Polli Chambers-Salazar, pianist Norton Simon Museum of Art.411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/   A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. 152 North Central Avenue. Los Angeles, CA, 90012 http://www.moca.org Image ©Gehry Partners, LLP National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) Proposal, West Elevation 2012 Capitol Ensemble Sun June 30. 6 pm Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, Trout. Free, no reservations LACMA. Bing Theater. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036. 323 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/

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Cultural Events LA: June 14-16

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes 1 Oz. Jazz and a double dose of Opera! Enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Billy Childs Quartet Fri. June 14th –6 pm Free, no reservations. BP Grand Entrance. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036. 323 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/ Los Angeles Dream Orchestra Sat, June 15 7:00 pm In celebration of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Wagner, this Award Concert is presented by Bohemians, The Opera Association of Los Angeles, and The Dream Orchestra La Forza del Destino Overture/Tannhauser Overture/Clarinet Concertino/ La Donna e Mobile/ O Mio Babbino Caro/ Toreador/ Au Fond du Temple Saint Immanuel Church. 3300 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010 For information on tickets/Donation – 323. 636. 2788. www.ladreamorchestra.com Free Community Opera Recital at Santa Monica Library Sat June 15 3:00-4:00 Reservations Not Required Highlights from LA Opera’s 2013/14 season,

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Cultural Events June 8th and 9th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes a Splash of the Renaissance and a Dash of the heart-breaking Tosca! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Gardens of the Renaissance An Illuminated Manuscript Exhibition Getty Center.1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/   LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca Sat. June 8th 7:30 P.M. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/   Photo: Robert Millard

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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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