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Cultural Events LA: June 5-June 7

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Friday June 5th. 8:00 P.M Sat Jun 6. 8:00P.M Orange County Performing Arts Center 600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa, CA. 714-556-2787.            June 7th- Music Under The Stars Free concert for the community Featuring the Pasadena Pops.  Pasadena City Hall 5:30 Pre-Concert: Theater 360 and performers from the Rose City Ballroom. 7:00 Concert: The program includes pieces from Louis Armstrong and John Williams as well as an 80-voice choir including members from the Hollywood Master Chorale, the Burbank Chorale, and the St. Francis De Sales Chorale. Pasadena City Hall.100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA  91109. Bring chairs or blankets Andrea Bocelli Sunday, June 7, 7:30 PM.  Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 9006 (323) 850.2000

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This weekend in LA: Cultural Events May 29-31st

A Model for Matisse (2006) Fri May 29 7:00 p.m. Norton Simon Museum. 411 W Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449-6840 Illustrious 20th-century artist Henri Matisse forms a rapport with French Dominican nun Sister Jacques-Marie, the inspiration behind his last creation, the Chapelle du Rosaire (Chapel of the Rosary) in Vence, France. Barbara Freed, Professor of French and Applied Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon, directed this documentary film. 67 minutes. Willam Shakespeare’s Cymbeline Opens May 31 Sundays at 3:30 pm May 31 through September 27 Directed by Ellen Geer. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum*1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA, 90290 (310) 455-3723 or *The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is an outdoor amphitheater. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Snacks are available at the Hamlet Hut, and picnickers

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Cultural Events LA: May 20-24

La Traviata  by Giuseppe Verdi Opening Night Thur. May 21. 7:30 p.m. LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. (213) 972-8001         La Sylphide Los Angeles Ballet Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Artistic Directors; Freud Playhouse, UCLA: Sat. May 23: 7:30 p.m; Sun. May 24th 2 pm; 405 Hilgard Ave.,Westwood Alex Theatre Glendale; Sat. May 30, 7:30 p.m 216 North Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203 For more information call: 310.477.7411                 Samuel Johnson: Literary Giant of the 18th Century Opens May 23 Library, West Hall. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA  91108 626.405.2100                                                       

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Cultural Events Los Angeles: weekend of May 16th-17th

Da Camera Society: Presenters of Chamber Music in Historic Sites Sat. May 16 8 pm Doheny Mansion. 8 Chester Place, LA, CA, 90007. Colorado String Quartet. Mozart, Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370; Samuel Barber, Quartet in b, Op. 11;  L. Boccherini, Oboe Quintet in C, Op. 45, No. 1; F. Schubert, Quartet in d, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden.” 213.477. 2929   Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht Theater Arts at Caltech Sun, May 17: 7:00 PM Performances will be held outdoors at the Gates Patio, on the North side of Building #26 California Institute of Technology. 332 South Michigan Ave.,Pasadena, CA (626) 395-4652   On the Enlightened Path: Jain Art from India Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626)449.6840

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Cultural Events LA: May 9th and 10th

MOCA Fresh Silent Auction. The museum’s popular biennial fundraising event features over 250 artworks by established and emerging artists from all over the world. All proceeds support MOCA’s contemporary art programming. Sat. May 9th.  7–11pm Food, Drinks, and Music. DJ Rashida. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. 152 North Central Ave. LA, CA 90013 For information about tickets, call 213. 633. 5381  Cameron Carpenter Sun. May 10, 4:00 PM Hollywood United Methodist Church. 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028           The Colburn Chamber Orchestra 
Sun. May 10th 6 pm Ronald Leonard, conductor, performs Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in C minor, Opus. 2, No. 2, Copland: Two Pieces for String Orchestra and Hoedown from Rodeo, Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances, and Glasunov: Suite for Strings. Bing Theater | Free, no reservations LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. L.A., CA 90036    

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Cultural Events LA: May 1- May 3

Opening this weekend Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples May 3–October 4, 2009. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. L.A., CA 90036 Pompeii and the Roman Villa is a specially ticketed exhibition. Purchase tickets online or by calling 877.522.6225.      Is He Dead?  The West Coast unveiling of a newly discovered play by American humorist Mark Twain. A fledgling artist concocts a scheme to fake his own death in order to increase the value of his paintings. Adapted by David Ives; Directed by Shashin Desai May 1-  May 24       Thurs. at 8 pm; Fri. at 8 pm; Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm: International City Theatre. Long Beach Performing Arts Center. 300 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach CA 90802 (562) 436-4610 or     Ballet Preljocaj: LES 4 SAISONS A

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Cultural Events LA April 24-26

Slumgum:  April 24th: 8-10 p.m Café Metropol. 923 E. 3rd. Street, Los Angeles Slumgum weaves elements of jazz, free improvisation, world music, and contemporary classical music. Free   Harmonia Baroque Players Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4:00 p.m. Oneonta Congregational Church. 1515 Garfield Avenue. South Pasadena, CA 91030 Sonata in B-flat Major, Johann Friedrich Fasch; Sheep May Safely Graze, J. S. Bach;Why Should Men Quarrel?Henry Purcell; Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris, Marin Marais;  Nell Dolce Dell’Oblio,  George Frideric Handel;  Trio Sonata in D minor,  Jean Baptiste Loeillet; Jauchzet Dem Herrn; Christoph Bernhard (714) 970-8545

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Cultural Calendar of Events in Los Angeles: April 18-19

Pasadena Symphony: A New World Saturday April 18th, 7:30pm Milhaud: The Creation of the World; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Linda Wang, Violin; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” Benefit Auction immediately to follow concert in the Gold Room on the Mezzanine Level. The Auction will include international villa vacations in New Zealand and Tuscany. Local Artist Peter Adams has generously donated one of his paintings for the auction, the breathtaking Pools Above Sturtevant Falls, a cascade of inspiration in the San Gabriel Valley. Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 300 E. Green Street. (626) 584-3333 Pasadena CA 91101 For images of items to be auctioned, please visit: The Audition Sunday April 19th 12 p.m Pacific Time This behind-the-scenes documentary by Susan Froemke follows the finalists of the Met Opera National Council Auditions as they compete in a life-changing competition: the chance to sing on the

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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     “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:   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: 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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