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To see or not to see in LA this weekend 4/18/08

Weekend Cultural Menu

 

Art: To see or not to see:

  “The Color of Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present”

Daily through June 23, 2008

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

 The White House should not be white.  Greeks had fun with garish colors. Check it out.

 Check Website for ticket availability: http://www.getty.edu/visit/

 Music: To hear or not to hear

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Thibaudet Plays Grieg

 Thursday April 17, 2008 8:00 P.M

 Friday April 18, 2008 8:00 P.M 

Saturday April 19, 2008 2:00 P.M

Sunday April 20, 2008 2:00 P.M

 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012

323.850.2000

 FEATURED ARTISTS: LA Philharmonic; Charles Dutoir, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Program:

Ravel, Mother Goose Suite; Grieg, Piano Concerto; Saint-Saens, Symphony No.3 “Organ.”

 

Books: To read or not to read

Stravinksy’s The Poetics of Music

Who makes the best companion to a concert? Igor Stravinsky!

In 1939 Igor Stravinsky delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lecture at Harvard, a six-part lecture series which eventually comprised this gem of a book. Stravinsky’s insights are as timeless as music itself. He will make a wonderful companion to the Philharmonic, the Met, or even listening to classical music in your room. He discusses Wagner, Verdi, Berlioz, Weber, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgasky in a language that is as poetic as it is polemic.

         

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Igor Stravinsky. 1920. Graphite and charcoal. Musée Picasso, Paris, France.

Posted by on April 17th, 2008

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