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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Fullerton Friends of Music - Fullerton - Presents:Tempesta di Mare Chamber PlayersSunday, 2/17/2019
Fullerton Friends of Music presents the Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players in a free concert.
UCI Music - Irvine - Presents:UCI Jazz Small GroupsWednesday, 2/20/2019
The UCI undergraduate jazz program will presents its quarterly concert to showcase the small group student ensembles. There will be several groups under the direction of the jazz faculty. Please join us for an evening of exciting music and improvisation.
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Jessica Lang Dance Thursday, 2/21/2019
New York-based Jessica Lang Dance – a magnificent company of 10 dancers – will debut a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals and beautiful cinematic composition. A 2014 Bessie Award recipient, Lang seamlessly incorporates dramatic design elements that transform classical ballet language into artfully crafted contemporary works.
The Desert Symphony - Palm Desert - Presents:John Mueller's Winter Dance PartyThursday, 2/21/2019
Winter Dance Party is the official live re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. This the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance is high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace,” and many more.
CTSA UCIrvine - Irvine - Presents:Dance Visions2/21/2019 - 2/23/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 2/21/2019)
Distinctive and exciting choreography by UCI Dance faculty and featuring undergraduate and graduate performers. Works will be staged and choreographed by Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch, Professors Tong Wang, S. Ama Wray, and others.
Christ Cathedral Concerts - Garden Grove - Presents:David Ball, Organist, & Friends Plays Bach & FriendsFriday, 2/22/2019
Hear the brilliant young organist of Christ Cathedral, David Ball, in recital with our other organists of the cathedral. Organ duets and even a piece for four performers! With his maters degree from the famed Julliard School, you know it is going to be amazing!
Festival Mozaic - San Luis Obispo - Presents:WinterMezzo II: Notable Encounter InsightFriday, 2/22/2019
Scott Yoo and the Festival artists take you on a one-hour tour behind Britten’s Cello Sonata and Mozart’s Piano Trio, K. 254, providing insight into the composer's life, the historical time period of the pieces, and sharing their perspectives.