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Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Piano QuartetsTuesday, 1/22/2019
After triumphant American and European tours, the stellar ensemble of Daniel Hope, Paul Neubauer, and CMS Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel reunites for a program of essential works for piano quartet. Between repertoire favorites of Brahms and Dvorák, the artists offer the warm-hearted piano quartet by the renowned Czech Romantic composer and violinisit Josef Suk.
The Soraya - Northridge - Presents:An Evening with Branford Marsalis QuartetThursday, 1/24/2019
In the intimate Jazz Club
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Celebrating John Williams1/24/2019 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 1/24/2019)
The beloved triple threat — recently finishing her run as the titular lead in Hello, Dolly! — is not only one of the greatest Broadway stars of all time, but also a favorite on film and TV. Returning to Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time in a decade, she’ll perform highlights from throughout her illustrious career, accompanied by a small ensemble.
Producer - Aliso Viejo - Presents:TenPints New Music Series- Artist TBAFriday, 1/25/2019
In cooperation with TenPints Entertainment, Soka Performing Arts Center is presenting up-and-coming, local and touring musicians and bands to encourage the creation and discovery of new music in contemporary genres like rock, folk, hip hop, and pop. In this intimate, club-like space there is room to dance for when the music moves you. Additional artists will be announced at a later date, join the
UCI Drama - Irvine - Presents:The Survival Project1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Friday, 1/25/2019)
This original work by Mihai Maniu?iu was inspired by The Green Book, a travel guide for African American motorists, published annually between 1936 and 1966. Maniu?iu has used this historical work as inspiration for an original dance-theatre performance piece that explores exclusion and provides a survival guide for those who, given the odds stacked against them, “should not survive.”
SBHS - Santa Barbara - Presents:A Little Night Music 1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Friday, 1/25/2019)
A Broadway Revue now in its’ 19th year that is an entirely student run production is one of the greatest sources of pride for the department. From casting and choosing material, to lights, sound, set design and advertising the show, the students learn all the aspects of producing a show. Come hear some of their Broadway favorites.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:Branford Marsalis QuartetFriday, 1/25/2019
Saxophone superstar Branford Marsalis returns to the Center to blow the house down with his spectacular improvisations. A three-time Grammy-winner and NEA Jazz Master, he has earned accolades not only for his incredible jazz performances, but also for his film and theater compositions, his performances of classical music and his dedication to music education.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:Bernadette PetersSaturday, 1/26/2019
Bewitching … Beguiling … Beloved … It’s Bernadette! The three-time Tony Award recipient, who most recently made the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi her own in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, returns to the Center as her sparkly, captivating self. Sit back and enjoy a night of show music which touches the heart as only Peters’ deep-felt interpretations can.
Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:Baroque MastersSaturday, 1/26/2019
“One of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent), Nic McGegan conducts the best of the Baroque with Bach’s Brandenburgs, Handel’s Water Music and Vivaldi Concertos. Performances at 2pm and 8pm.
Bach Concerto for Two Violins
Vivaldi Concerto for Cello
Vivaldi Concerto for Bassoon
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Handel Water Music Suite No. 1
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Familiar1/26/2019 - 3/3/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 1/26/2019)
Donald and his wife Marvelous have been living the American Dream since emigrating from Zimbabwe nearly three decades ago. They have a beautiful house and impressive careers, and now one of their daughters is getting married! But when the bride insists on a traditional African wedding ceremony, tensions start to rise.
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloSunday, 1/27/2019
Dancing the fine line between high art and high camp, the internationally-beloved Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has delighted audiences around the world for four decades. With brilliant pointe work and vibrant drag costumes, this all-male ballet troupe delivers a loving tribute to the art form’s ornate glories with witty parodies of dance classics, from Swan Lake to Martha Graham.
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library - La Jolla - Presents:Chamber Music: The Maxwell String Quartet at the AthenaeumTuesday, 1/29/2019
The Maxwell String Quartet performs at the Athenaeum.
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts - Malibu - Presents:On BroadwayTuesday, 1/29/2019
Sponsored by Ellen and Doug Weitman
The Soraya - Northridge - Presents:Colburn OrchestraThursday, 1/31/2019
Esa Pekka-Salonen, Conductor
Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:7 Fingers: Reversible2/1/2019 - 2/2/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/1/2019)
Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:Brahms' "Viola Songs"Friday, 2/1/2019
on Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" series
California Chamber Orchestra - Temecula - Presents:California Chamber Orchestra: LoveSaturday, 2/2/2019
Don Quixote and his beloved Dulcinea, Mozart in all his passion, and a World Premiere by Brazilian composer Joao Guilherme Ripper.
A part of the Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival
Featuring cello soloist Lars Hoefs
The Soraya - Northridge - Presents:Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz OrchestraSaturday, 2/2/2019
With Changüí Majadero
San Diego Opera - San Diego - Presents:Verdi's Rigoletto2/2/2019 - 2/10/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 2/2/2019)
Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic.
Redlands Symphony Orchestra - Redlands - Presents:Redlands Symphony Orchestra 2/2Saturday, 2/2/2019
Members of the world’s greatest string quartet come to Redlands to celebrate history’s greatest composer! Revel in these breathtaking masterpieces as musicians from the Emerson String Quartet join us for our annual celebration of Mozart.
Long Beach Symphony - Long Beach - Presents:Beethoven's EroicaSaturday, 2/2/2019
Eckart Preu, Conductor
Overture to L’amant anonyme
Symphony No. 85, B-flat major, La Reine
Symphony No. 3, op. 55, E-flat major, Eroica
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:Witness Uganda2/5/2019 - 2/23/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/5/2019)
The Wallis Production of
A DOCUMENTARY MUSICAL
By Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews
Devastated when his New York City church kicks him out for being gay, Griffin escapes across the world to volunteer in a small village.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:Come From Away2/5/2019 - 2/17/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/5/2019)
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
D+EM (DESIGN + EMERGENT MEDIA) - Irvine - Presents:Your Ocean, My Ocean2/6/2019 - 2/10/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/6/2019)
An intermedia production responding to the natural beauty of oceans and coastlines, and expressing feelings of loss, disorientation, outrage and despair that arise from witnessing detrimental human impacts on ocean ecosystems, including habitat destruction, overfishing, and pollution.
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Les 7 Doigts de la Main, ReversibleThursday, 2/7/2019
Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, a playful and poignant exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Réversible, the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grandparents about their aspirations, struggles and secrets.
Ensemble Theatre Comapany - Santa Barbara - Presents:Death of a Salesman2/7/2019 - 2/24/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 2/7/2019)
The American classic Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play. Willy Loman, nearing the end of his career and struggling to make ends meet, is the tragic hero of this timeless story of life not turning out the way you envision it will.
Soka Performing Arts Center - Aliso Viejo - Presents:Solo Piano with Olga Kern- The RussiansFriday, 2/8/2019
The first woman to win the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in more than thirty years, Russian-American Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists.
The Soraya - Northridge - Presents:1776 The Musical2/8/2019 - 2/10/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/8/2019)
Music & Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company - Palm Springs - Presents:For a Reason, by Tony Padilla2/8/2019 - 2/17/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/8/2019)
Desert Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Playwright-in-Residence Tony Padilla’s latest drama. This fascinating four-person character study focuses on the reasons people come into our lives, and the often-surprising consequences that result from their interactions.
Directed by Shawn Abramowitz
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Laguna Beach - Presents:Laguna Beach Music Festival2/8/2019 - 2/10/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/8/2019)
Festival Artistic Director
Joyce Yang, piano
Program to be announced.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Tiny Beautiful Things2/9/2019 - 3/10/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 2/9/2019)
Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things follows the relationships between an anonymous advice columnist named Sugar and the many real-life readers who pour out their hearts to her.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:Olga KernSaturday, 2/9/2019
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is recognized as one of her generation’s great artists. With her vivid stage presence, confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike.
Soka Performing Arts Center - Aliso Viejo - Presents:Pacific Symphony Plays Schubert & Chopin 1Sunday, 2/10/2019
These 70-minute, informal concerts by Pacific Symphony are perfect for newcomers to and aficionados of the classical music scene. An audience favorite, conductor and music director Carl St.Clair brings his vast knowledge of musical history to life with both his comments and his baton.
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts - Malibu - Presents:Kenny Broberg, PianoSunday, 2/10/2019
Winner of the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for performances that showed “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review), pianist Kenny Broberg is known for his “poise” and “technical brilliance” (Minnesota Star Tribune).
Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #5Sunday, 2/10/2019
Ben LOWE Baritone, Ambroise AUBRUN Violin, Yoshika MASUDA Cello, François CHOUCHAN Piano
F. SCHUBERT: SONGS FOR BARITONE & PIANO
L. BEETHOVEN: PIANO TRIO IN C MINOR OP 1 N.3
F. SCHUBERT: PIANO TRIO N.1 IN B FLAT MAJOR D 898
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:Kodo's One Earth Tour: EvolutionSunday, 2/10/2019
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. In Japanese the word "Kodo" conveys two meanings: Firstly, "heartbeat" the primal source of all rhythm.
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library - La Jolla - Presents:Chamber Music: The Curtis Vocal Ensemble at the AthenaeumTuesday, 2/12/2019
The Curtis Vocal Ensemble performs at the Athenaeum.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:Ate9 Dance Company2/15/2019 - 2/16/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/15/2019)
Los Angeles’ Ate9 Dance Company presents the world premiere of a Blind LAdy and the highly acclaimed calling glenn, which features live music by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche. Both works by choreographer and Artistic Director Danielle Agami’s highlight her deep artistry in movement and need to create personally relevant work.
Broadway at the Gardens - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:The Hunchback of Notre Dame2/15/2019 - 2/24/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/15/2019)
Based on the Victor Hugo novel set in 15th century Paris about Quasimodo, the mysterious bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and the beautiful Gypsy, Esméralda.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:The 7 Fingers RÉVERSIBLE2/15/2019 - 2/17/2019 (next performance: Friday, 2/15/2019)
Through a unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics, RÉVERSIBLE is dedicated to a generation who forged the world we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Eric Whitacre's The Sacred Veil | Los Angeles Master Chorale2/16/2019 - 2/17/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 2/16/2019)
The world premiere of "The Sacred Veil" by Eric Whitacre.
Conducted by Eric Whitacre
Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:Tchaikovsky SpectacularSaturday, 2/16/2019
Music Director David Lockington conducts this all-Tchaikovsky Spectacular with his Symphony No. 5 and his grandiose Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Russian American Pianist Olga Kern – a Van Cliburn winner with direct ancestral links to Tchaikovsky himself! Performances at 2pm and 8pm.
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5