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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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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.     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.     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:  

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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     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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