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In the news: “Black Swan” choreographer spearheads LA Dance Project

The Music Center has announced the formation of LA Dance Project, led by “Black Swan” choreographer and actor, Benjamin Millepied. Millepied, formerly a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will premiere the new troupe on Sept 22 and 23, 2012 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  The ballet company’s vision veers away from traditional methods and will instead be an “art collective,” drawing on the vast resources of artists and institutions in Los Angeles. LA Dance Project hopes to perform at MOCA and other non-traditional spaces.

The juxtaposition of ballet and museums sounds like a cultural cocktail worth imbibing! 

For the full-story, please read:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/dance-benjamin-millepied-and-music-center-give-birth-to-la-dance-project.html

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Cultural Cocktail LA- Thanksgiving weekend

Emanuel Ax will be performing three times this week in LA- so, don’t miss it! 

Walt Disney Concert Hall- Nov 25th-Nov 27th

Salonen conducts Beethoven and Hillborg

Fri. Nov. 25th 8:00PM; Sat, Nov. 26th 8:00PM Sun. Nov. 27th 2:00PM  Emanuel Ax, piano. Hila Plitmann, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano .Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Hillborg: Sirens (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 323.850.2000

http://www.laphil.com/

Meet Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief

as she signs copies of her new book, Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits

Sat. Nov. 26, 12pm – 2pm

COACH Boutique,

327 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits is a celebration of fashion, a romp through a riotous and eventful decade, and a banquet of contemporary imagery

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Quote of the Day- Hippocrates


Ars longa, vita brevis”

(Art is long, life is short)

or as Chaucer said it best,

“The lyf so short,

the crafte so long to lerne” (1370′s) 

Photo: Getty Villa Gardens 11-2011

© 2011 by Leticia M. Sanchez

 

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Cultural Events LA, Nov 19th- Nov 20th

Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique. through January 16, 2012

Getty Villa.  17985 Pacific Coast Highway. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 310. 440-7300.

http://www.getty.edu/

Capitol Ensemble- LACMA- free

Performing  works by Mendelssohn and Schubert.Bing Theater | No reservations  LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000

http://www.lacma.org

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Cultural Events LA- Nov 12th – Nov 13th

Charles Gounoud’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE

Sat. Nov. 12th 7:30 p.m.

LA OPERA

135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001

http://www.laopera.com/      

LA OPERA has created a fantastic behind-the-scenes video on their homepage. Be sure to watch.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Lecture: A Meditation on the History of Los Angeles Art

Thinking Through Dennis Hopper’s “Double Standard”

Sat. Nov. 12. 4:00 p.m. Norton Simon.411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/

FREE concert LACMA Nov 13th- 6pm

Movses Pogossian (violin), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Antoinette Perry (piano)Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, op. 30, No. 2 for violin and piano; Messiaen: “Première communion de la Vierge,” Bartok: Contrasts. Bing Theater . No reservations needed. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org      

Salastina Music Society- Nov 13th- 3 p.m  

An afternoon of instrumental chamber music

Hannon Theater. Mount Saint Mary’s College. 12001 Chalon Road, Brentwood, CA 90049

Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, violinists & artistic directors; Meredith Crawford, viola; Xiaodan Zheng, cello; Steven Vanhauwaert, piano

Joaquin Turina: La Oracion del Torero; Orlando Gibbons: Fantasies; Alexander Borodin: Trio in G minor; Matos Rodriguez: La Cumparsita (Tango) Benjamin Godard: Forsaken;
World Premiere of Jeremy Cavaterra’s Andante; Johaness Brahms: Scherzo from Piano Quintet in F minor

For more information on tickets, visit www.salastinasociety.org 

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Cultural Events LA- Nov 5th and 6th

LA OPERA- Open house- Nov 5th- FREE

9:30 A.M- 5:00 P.M

Highlights include: Question and Answer Sessions hosted by Placido Domingo and James Conlon, back stage tours, costume, prop, and wig presentations, performances for children, screenings of “LA Traviata” and more! Some advance reservations required. For more information, please visit: http://www.laopera.com/support/openhouse.aspx

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra- Nov 5th and 6th

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

Sat. Nov 5th- 8pm Alex Theatre, Glendale;  Sun.Nov 6th- 7pm Royce Hall, UCLA

Margaret Batjer, leader & violin

Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Boulevard.Glendale, CA 91203. (818) 243 7700 Royce Hall. 340 Royce Dr. Westwood, CA 90095 For information on tickets, please visit: http://www.laco.org/            

Lang Lang in Recital

Sun. Nov 6th 7:30 p.m.

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825 Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D. 960 Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op. 25 Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90012 323.850.2000. For more information, please visit: http://www.laphil.com/

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In the news: Was Vincent Van Gogh Shot?

A CBS News report discusses a ground-breaking new biography by two Pulitzer-Prize winning writers who argue that Vincent Van Gogh may not have committed suicide, as has been long believed.  Instead, their evidence points to his being shot by wealthy, rowdy teenage boys. The teens had taken previous pleasure in bullying Van Gogh by pouring salt in his coffee, snakes in his paint can, and having their girlfriends torment him. The authors argue that although these teens shot Van Gogh, as he lay dying, he protected them from police, asking investigators not to accuse anyone of the crime.

For the full report, please see:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384904n&tag=re1.galleries

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Cultural Events- LA- Oct 21, 22, 23


Active Cultures- Friday Oct. 21

Pacific Asia Museum

6 p.m. Galleries and Store open

7:30 p.m. Auditorium lounge opens

8 p.m. First Speaker begins

For more information, please visit:

http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org

Pianist In Young Huh performs an all-Liszt program- FREE- Sun Oct 23

in honor of Liszt’s 200th birthday

Bing Theater No reservations

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90036. 323-857-6000. For more information, please visit:

http://www.lacma.org

Goya at the Huntington

Oct. 1, 2011–Jan. 9, 2012

Dreams, Disasters, and Reality: Goya’s Prints from The Huntington’s Collections

Huntington Gallery Works on Paper Room presents about 10 works from all of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes major etching series, including Los Caprichos and Los Desastres de Guerra (The Disasters of War) drawn from The Huntington’s collections.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.huntington.org/

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Opera recital in a Consular Setting- with mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán- October 27th

PLEASE NOTE:  The correct number to call for reservations is 213-972-3620


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Cultural Events- LA- Oct 14, 15th, and 16th

Art Night Pasadena- Friday Oct 14th- *FREE*Free Art, Entertainment, and Shuttles. Participating institutions include: the Armory Center for the Arts, the Norton Simon, Kidspace Museum, and the Alliance Francaise of Pasadena. For further information, please consult: http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

Saturdays Off the 405  Oct 15, 6 pm – 9 pm

Getty Center

Musicians Thundercat blend electronic music with the history of African American pop. Also performing: Low End Theory’s DJ Daddy Kev. For more information, please visit: http://www.getty.edu/

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra- Sat Oct 15th + Sun Oct 16th

Sat- 8:00 p.m Alex Theater, Glendale; Sunday Royce Hall, UCLA- 7:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Karina Gauvin, soprano;

DVORÁK Nocturne in B major; BRITTEN Les illuminations; BRITTEN Now sleeps the crimson petal; BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major

For more information, please visit: http://www.laco.org/


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