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Top Picks Nov 16th & 17th in LA

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: a burst of Beethoven and a shot of 12th Century Music- enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Nov 16th and 17th Hans Graf, conductor Alessio Bax, piano DUTILLEUX:  Mystère de l’instant; MOZART:  Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral” Sat. Nov. 16, 8 pm Alex Theatre, Glendale 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203 November 17, 7 pm. Royce Hall, UCLA 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095. 213 622 7001 www.laco.org Gordon Getty Concerts Music Inspired by St. Thomas of Canterbury & other 12th-Century Marvels Sat. Nov 16th 7:00 p.m Members of Los Angeles Master Chorale led by Grant Gershon. Harold M. Williams Auditorium Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu      

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Top Picks this weekend in LA

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: a Shot of a suspenseful jury nail-biter, a Swizzle of Shakespearian opera, and a fusion of dance and painting- enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men November 5 – December 1 The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena CA 91101 626-356-7529 www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.    Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff Opening Night Saturday Nov 9th 7:30 LA Opera 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/   Art in Motion at the Norton Simon Nov. 9th; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Family Festival. Live Performances. Theater | Free with admission. | No reservations needed 411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/  

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Cultural Events LA: October 25th, 26th, & 27th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 1 Part Sibelius, and a flourish of young talent at the Met Opera Auditions. Enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Salonen & Sibelius Walt Disney Concert Hall Fri Oct 25 8:00PM Sat Oct 26 8:00PM Sun Oct 27 2:00PM Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin; IVES: The Unanswered Question; SALONEN: Violin Concerto; SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5  Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA USA 90012 (323) 850-2000 http://www.laphil.com/ WDCH Photo:© 2010 Leticia Marie Sanchez Metropolitan Opera National Council 2013 Western Regional Finals Saturday Oct. 26- 1:00 pm The Colburn School. Zipper Concert Hall. 200 South Grand, LA. 90012. Ticket Price Is $35 per person.Tickets may be purchased by contacting: Fred Dear, 626. 257.7878  - fldear@sbcglobal.net. Send $35 check made out to “MONC-‘Western Region.” Mail to:  MONC – Western Region, 1415 Indiana Avenue, South Pasadena, CA  91030 Colburn School Photo:

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Cultural Events LA October 20th and 21st

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 1 Part Chekhov, a dash of Beethoven, and a double dose of concerts at the Getty Villa! Enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Stacy Keach, Grace Gummer, Josh Radnor record David Mamet’s adaptation of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” for L.A. Theatre Works Oct. 17-20 Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 8 pm; Friday, Oct. 18 @ 8 pm; Saturday, Oct. 19 @ 3 pm & 8 pm0 Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 4 pm. James Bridges Theater.  UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. 235 Charles E. Young Drive. Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310-827-0889 or www.latw.org   Beethoven, Bagels & Banter Oct. 20th 11 am Robert Davidovici, Violin; Alexander Shtarkman, Piano;  Antonio Lysy, Cello; Beethoven – Kakadu Variations for Piano Trio in G major op. 121a; Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor (1915); Ravel

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Top Pick this weekend in LA

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail Hour recipe involves a dose of drawings by Klimt, Boucher, Poussin, and Bernini Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark The Poetry of Paper Closes October 20th Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/ Portrait of a Young Woman Reclining, 1897–98, Gustav Klimt

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Cultural Events LA October 6th and 7th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 1 Part Berlioz, a swirl of sacred treasures, topped off by a hearty shot of Tchaikovsky. Enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark American Youth Symphony Launches 49th Season FREE CONCERT Sun. Oct. 6th 7 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk featuring free screening of Keeping the Score: Symphony fantastic, 5:30 p.m.; Alexander Treger, music director; Allan Steele, cello; TIMOTHY ANDRES Bathtub Shrine; TCHAIKOVSKY; Variations on a Rococo Theme; BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique; UCLA’s Royce Hall 340 Royce Drive Westwood, CA 90095. (310) 470-2332. www.AYSymphony.org CANTERBURY AND ST. ALBANS Treasures from Church and Cloister Sept 20, 2013- February 2, 2014 Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/ 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Dudamel & Bronfman Los Angeles Philharmonic Thu-Sat, Oct 3-5 8:00PM Sun Oct 06 2:00PM SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 4, “Tragic;” LIEBERSON (OLIVER KNUSSEN REALIZATION): Shing Kham

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Cultural Events LA Sept 28th and 29th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 1 Part Colburn Orchestra, a fusion of Flanders and Florence topped off by a splash of Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Enjoy!  Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Colburn Orchestra Concert Sat. Sept. 28th 7:30 PM Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena Yehuda Gilad, conductor; William Hagen, violin;  Program: Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla; Sibelius Concerto for Violin;  Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6; Reserve online through: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1182359987?ref=eorgbtn Photo of Ambassador Auditorium: © 2012 by Leticia Marie Sanchez Face to Face: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance Painting Opens Sept. 28th Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108. http://www.huntington.org Left: Rogier Van Der Weyden; Virgin and Child; c 1460         Los Angeles Dream Orchestra  Sat. September 28th; 8:00 p.m. Aratani Theatre; Little Tokyo Akira Nakano;  Rachmaninoff; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Liszt Totentanz; Nakano, Original Score from “the

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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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