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Cultural Events LA: April 10-12

  Salonen Conducts Beethoven and Salonen Fri. April 10th 11:00 AM. Sat. April 11, 8:00 PM LA Philharmonic;  Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Women of the Los Angeles Master Choral;, Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5; LIGETI Clocks and Clouds;SALONEN New Work (LAPA commission) Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA USA 90012 Phone: (323) 850-2000 http://www.laphil.com/     “STICK FLY” Fri April 10 8pm; (Sat April 11 is Sold Out;)Sun April 12 3 pm (The play will continue to be performed through May) Playwright Lydia R. Diamond opens a window in the life of African American upper middle class family whose lives begun to unravel while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney; Starring Chris Butler, Avery Clyde, Tinashe Kajese, Terrell Tilford, John Wesley, Michole Briana White; Presented by The Matrix Theatre Company, producer Joseph Stern. The Matrix Theatre. 7657 Melrose

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Cultural Events LA- the weekend of March 27th

Fire and Spice: West LA Symphony Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez performed and conducted by Sir Angel Romero Featuring Singers Diego Torre and Jose Adan Perez, from the Los Angeles Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program* Sun. March 29; 7-9pm Royce Hall, UCLA Campus Free Admission. For more information, please call: (310) 873-7777 Visit:  http://www.uclalive.org/event.asp?Event_ID=644   Folk Songs: Brahms and Copland. Los Angeles Master Chorale Sun. March 29, 7pm Bela Bartók. Slovak Folk Songs; Johannes Brahms, Zigeunerlieder; Aaron Copland, Old American Songs; Francis Poulenc, Chansons Françaises; and Veljo Tormis, Forgotten People’s Cycle; Grant Gershon, Music Director. Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hal.111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 For more information, visit: http://lamc.org/0809-090329-learn-more.php Casa De España Concert. Sun., March 29th, 3:30 pm. Opera Recital in benefit of Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera. Members of the La Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program*: Diego Torre, Adan Perez, Karen

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Cultural Events March 19-22

A Conversation with James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera Thurs. March 19. 7pm.Huntington Library. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 To register, call: 626-405-2128. http://www.huntington.org/     Sound and Color: Henri Matisse and the Music of His Time. Fri. March 20, 7:00-8:00. Piano and Lecture: Polli Chambers-Salazar.Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA, 91105. 626.449.6840. http://www.nortonsimon.org/     Motezuma* in Venice with Georgio Luke Sunday March 22. 3pm. Museum of Latin American Art. American Premier of Motezuma. Andreas Mitisek and the Long Beach Opera cast of Vivaldi’s opera will take you on a journey into the composer’s life and his musical imagery.Gregorio Luke will lecture about the Aztec leader and the times of the Spanish conquest. *Motezuma (as Vivaldi liked to spell it), was the first opera penned about the Americas. 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA

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Cultural Events LA March 12-15

New Music For Flute and Piano: Performed by Antares Boyle, flutes, and Rory Cowal, piano. Sunday, March 15 7:00 P.M. Featuring World Premieres of works by Qasim Naqvi and Chappell Kingsland. Also works by Tristan Murail, Beat Furrer, and Diego Luzuriaga. Brand Library and Art Center. 1601 West Mountain Street. Glendale, CA, 91201. (818) 548. 3782 *FREE*   Pasadena Art Night Friday, March 13: 6:00 – 10 p.m. Pasadena’s Cultural Institutes invite you to a FREE open house. Free shuttles will loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue. Park at any one venue and ride to the others. Venues include: the Alliance Francaise, the Armory Center for the Arts, Art Center College of Design, Norton Simon Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Jazz Institute, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena Public Library, and the Pasadena Symphony For details on the event please visit: http://www.artcenter.edu/artnight/  

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Cultural Events LA: the Weekend of March 7 and 8th

The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Collecting Abraham Lincoln Feb. 7–April 27, 2009 Library West Hall. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108. 626.405.2100 http://www.huntington.org/     America Youth Symphony Royce Hall, UCLA Sun. March 8 7 pm Royce Hall. UCLA. Royce Drive at Sunset Blvd. LA, CA. 90095. (310) 470-2332 Mozart Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”) Strauss Ein Heldenleben Alexander Treger: Music Director and Conductor Admission: Free

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Cultural Events LA. Feb 28-March 1

Das Rheingold Sun. March 1, 2:00 PM LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-7219 http://www.laopera.com/       Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449.6840 The exhibit includes 25 pages of a rare copy of Matisse’s anthology of Ronsard’s 16th Century poetry. It took seven years for Matisse to complete this project which he undertook while his wife was imprisoned and his daughter was in a concentration camp. Perhaps Matisse found consolation in the romantic and sometimes melancholy blossoms of Ronsard’s poetry.         Irvine Valley College Wind Symphony Saturday, Feb 28 7:30p Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center World Premiere of French Horn Concerto by Kenneth Nowak, Rob Grishkoff, Horn Soloist. 5500 Irvine Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 451-5100

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Cultural Events LA: Feb 21 and 22nd

Tragedy,  Revenge, Deux Ex Machina! Orestes at the Getty Villa, Malibu Theater Lab: The Ghost Road Company presents Orestes Fri. Feb 20/Sat Feb 21 8 pm. Sun. Feb 22 3:00 p.m Tickets: $7. Auditorium, Getty Villa  For more information, Please Visit: http://www.getty.edu/visit/calendar/events/Performances.html      Les Violins Du Roy  Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 3:30 PM Beckman Auditorium. Cal Tech, Pasadena Program Includes: Purcell: Selections from the “Suite from King Arthur,” Haydn: Symphony No. 48 in C Major “Maria Theresia,” Handel: Water Music Suites For more information, visit: http://events.caltech.edu/events/event-5704.html        Luisa Fernanda Sat, February 21 at 3 pm & 8 pm. Ricardo Montalban Theatre 1615 Vine Street – Hollywood, CA 90028. (323) 960-1057 http://www.luisafernanda.org/. 

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Lucia di Lammermoor: Live in HD. (Let the madness begin!)

Lucia Di Lammermoor is sold out in New York- but that does not mean that you cannot see it in LA! At a movie theater near you. Tonight, Wednesday February 18. Lucia Di Lamermmoor. Live in HD. Visit the website below for show times and location:  http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx  

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This Weekend in LA: Feb 15

 Los Angeles Italia: Film, Fashion, and Art Fest February 15-21. Daily Screenings. Art, Fashion, and Photo Exhibits.  Free Admission. Film Screenings at Mann Chinese 6 Theater: Hollywood. Films Include: De Sica’s Bicycle Thief, Michael Radford’s Il Postino, Fellini’s Roma. According to Los Angeles Italia, the fest celebrates the De Sica Dynasty with screenings of Vittorio De Sica’s Oscar-winning film “The Bicycle Thief” and Brando de Sica’s “Talk About Me.”  For more information, please visit: http://www.losangelesitalia.com/

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The Weekend of Jan. 30th-Feb 1

 Tango Cabaret. Sat. January 31 8:00 p.m Museum of Latin American Art. 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90802. (562) 437-1689  www.molaa.org                Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures BCAM LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90036. 323.857.6000 http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibColdWar.aspx

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