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The Speakeasy Society - Altadena - Presents:
The Johnny Cycle: Part 3 - The Living

5/5/2017 - 5/27/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Set amongst the marble hallways of the Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, the stunning conclusion to The Speakeasy Society’s critically-acclaimed THE JOHNNY CYCLE: Part III - The Living immerses audiences in the mind of an injured soldier as his perception of reality blends with dreams, memories and events from his author’s life. Johnny may speak for the dead, but who will listen?

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The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Kyle Abraham

5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham brings his vibrant dance company Abraham.In.Motion to Santa Monica. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham's artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the company transforms each stage they grace with deep explorations of sound, human behavior, and all things visual.

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Circle X Theatre - LOS ANGELES - Presents:
Fefu and Her Friends

5/5/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

On a seemingly ordinary day, a group of women gather to plan a philanthropic fundraiser. As the evening unwinds, the world dips into the surreal and their secrets, fears, and frustrations with society and each other come to light. Featuring an international cast of women, Forne´s’ 1977 play explores how women across the world are subtly pressured to conform to an ideal of meekness and femininity.

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Schubert Symphonies / Mahler Songs

5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano PROGRAM Schubert: Symphony No. 1 (c. 32 minutes) Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer (c. 16 minutes) Schubert: Symphony No. 2 (c. 29 minutes)

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
Clybourne Park

5/5/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Directed by Annie Hinton

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Oceanside Theatre Company - Oceanside - Presents:
Picnic by William Inge

5/5/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Set on Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town in the 1950’s, PICNIC is an innovative story with a strong focus on women. Flo Owens is a protective mother of two teenage daughters, Madge and Millie. Their family dynamics mingle with those of their boarder Rosemary, and their neighbor Mrs. Potts, sharing a firsthand look into the real life struggles of these single women.

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Salastina Music Society - Pasadena - Presents:
Beethoven's Complete Piano Trios

5/5/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Salastina Music Society presents a cycle of the complete major works for piano, violin, and cello by Ludwig van Beethoven. The cycle will take place over the span of two concerts, with three of the iconic trios performed on each program.

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Desert Rose Productions, Inc. - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Clark Gable Slept Here

5/5/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

A dark comedy about what it means to be a man in the make believe world of motion pictures.

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Idyllwild Arts Academy - Idyllwild - Presents:
Side Show

5/5/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Side Show is a musical by Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Henry Krieger (music) based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the 1930s. This production is performed here by the musical theatre artists and musicians at Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Chromolume Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Hello Again

5/5/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

This Michael John LaChiusa off-Broadway musical, originally produced at Lincoln Center in NYC in 1993, features musical direction by Brenda Varda and is directed by Richard Van Slyke.

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Darryl Taylor and Jory Vinikour in Recital

Friday, 5/5/2017

Darryl Taylor is joined by Grammy Award nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, acknowledged as one of the world's leading players on that instrument, in a program of vocal music. Joining the duo will be Frances Bennett, soprano, Albert Lee, tenor, and Heather Vorwerck, viola da gamba.

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Fancy Nancy

5/5/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the role, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the the one she wanted?

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Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:
Peninsula Symphony 2017 Knox Competition Winner

Friday, 5/5/2017

The Concerto Competition Winner in Recital on Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" Series

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Women's Choir in Concert

Friday, 5/5/2017

University Women’s Choir in Concert Chelsea Dehn, conductor Program to be announced.

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Chapman University /Jennifer Backhaus - Orange - Presents:
Spring Dance Concert

5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Directed by Jennifer Backhaus, join us for an evening of exciting new dance works in varied styles and themes by Chapman student choreographers.

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Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:
Man of La Mancha - VPAC

5/5/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Book by Dale Wasserman Lyrics by Joe Darion Music by Mitch Leigh McCoy Rigby Entertainment

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Paul Taylor Dance Company

5/5/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Since its founding in 1954, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has been one of the world's most sought after ensembles, performing in well over 500 cities in 64 countries, bringing Paul Taylor's repertoire -- now numbering 144 dances -- to every part of the globe. Mr. Taylor continues to make two new dances a year - and will bring a program of new and classic work to The Wallis.

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
UCI Music Showcase Concert

Saturday, 5/6/2017

Join us for an exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the UCI Music Department students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles of all sizes, diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz, and new works by UCI composers.

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The Hennings-Fischer Foundation and the Los Angeles Breakfast Club - Burbank - Presents:
Burbank Philharmonic presents Symphonic Favorites

Saturday, 5/6/2017

Classic orchestra program opening with Mozart's popular Marriage of Figaro Overture, followed by the rarely heard Goldmark Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Alexis Hatch, and concluding with Brahms' beautiful and majestic Second Symphony. Admission and parking are free.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Instrumental Chamber Music (strings and piano)

Saturday, 5/6/2017

Admission is free. Under the direction of Grace Fong and Robert Becker, the Instrumental Chamber Music concerts feature students from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in piano and string quintets, quartets, and trios.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Hear Now: New Horizons Concert Series

Saturday, 5/6/2017

Instrumental Chamber Music The seventh annual HEAR NOW Music Festival comes to Chapman! Los Angeles is known as a center of film music, but Los Angeles is also a place where composers are hearing and writing very personal, idiosyncratic, impossible-to-categorize forms of concert music. HEAR NOW is a festival that features these composers and their music.

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Gwyn Sanborn - Temecula - Presents:
Country Live! - Saturday

2/18/2017 - 6/17/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 5/6/2017)

Join us for a live country music show featuring our house band backing up the valley’s hottest country artists. Artist showcases and songwriter nights change it up once in a while so be sure to check the schedule.

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La Mirada Library - La Mirada - Presents:
Ecos de España: Spanish Classical & Flamenco Music & Dance 5/6

Saturday, 5/6/2017

La Mirada Library presents a program of Spanish classical and flamenco music and dance, featuring solo dancer Susana Elena and solo guitarist Jaxon Williams.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Instrumental Chamber Music (winds and brass)

Saturday, 5/6/2017

Admission is free. Under the direction of Christopher J. Nicholas, the Instrumental Chamber Music concert feature students from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles.

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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
NOW Ensemble

Saturday, 5/6/2017

NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century.

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Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:
Defying Gravity

Saturday, 5/6/2017

Fritz Coleman's show about life after 50. DEFYING GRAVITY is a humorous look at the far side of 50. Yes, we all have to face that sooner or later, and Fritz Coleman is bound to share some insights that make it fun, funny and familiar.

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Chalk Repertory Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Chalk Repertory Theatre creates AESTHESIA

Saturday, 5/6/2017

A sensational evening of immersive theatrical experiences to benefit the art and community of Chalk Repertory Theatre

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South West Women's Chorus - Temecula - Presents:
Stage & Screen

5/6/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 5/6/2017)

This spring, treat yourself to a concert of hummable songs from theater and movie favorites. Entitled, Stage & Screen, our concert will take you back to relive some amazing moments from your favorite shows on Broadway and the Silver Screen.

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Chapman University Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music - Orange - Presents:
New Horizons Concert Series: Hear Now

Saturday, 5/6/2017

The seventh annual HEAR NOW Music Festival comes to Chapman!

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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Indio - Presents:
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

4/22/2017 - 9/2/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 5/6/2017)

Located in the beautiful Palm Springs area, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers all you need for a fun-filled getaway or complete destination vacation. Whether your fantasy includes luxurious hotel rooms, exciting Vegas-style gambling options, fabulous dining, world-class entertainment, golf or poolside lounging, you’ll find it all here.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus - La Jolla - Presents:
"Pictures at an Exhibition", Carl Nielsen and a Premiere

5/6/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 5/6/2017)

Guest conductor Michael Gerdes leads a perennial favorite, Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Young Artist winner Carlos Aguilar solos in Carl Nielsen’s playful “Flute Concerto,” and Vivian Fung’s “Biennale Snapshots” offers a modern set of pictures in this U.S. premiere.

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Musical Theatre Guild - Glendale - Presents:
State Fair

Sunday, 5/7/2017

Musical Theatre Guild closes their 21st season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair. Hit songs include "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "It's A Grand Night For Singing". Daniel Smith directs and choreographs.

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Symphonic Jazz Orchestra - Long Beach - Presents:
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's 15th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, 5/7/2017

The 67-member orchestra will back jazz singer Jane Monheit in a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Birthday.

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Los Angeles Children's Chorus - Pasadena - Presents:
LA Children's Chorus Spring Concerts

5/7/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 5/7/2017)

LA Children's Chorus Spring Concert Features Dale Trumbore World Premiere Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, Presents World Premiere of Dale Trumbore’s Breathe in Hope at Spring Concert Program also Includes Works by Holst, Handel, Victoria and Others

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Symphonic Jazz Orchestra - Long Beach - Presents:
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra 15th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, 5/7/2017

The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a special tribute to Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday. This concert will feature guest vocalist Jane Monheit performing with the SJO's 67-member jazz orchestra, the only ensemble of its kind in the United States.

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
O What a Beautiful City

Sunday, 5/7/2017

Palomar Chamber Singers Palomar Chorale

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YMF - Los Angeles - Presents:
Rain Coming: Debut Chamber Orchestra at Sundays Live

Sunday, 5/7/2017

The YMF Debut Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Yuga Cohler, presents the final concert of its season in a program celebrating two of LACMA’s iconic landmarks: Random International’s Rain Room installation, recently acquired for the museum’s permanent collection, and the Pavilion for Japanese Art.

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Katy Skyrud - Coronado - Presents:
The Test, A Musical Comedy

Sunday, 5/7/2017

One Night Only By Katie Brady in collaboration with KS Miranda Directed by Courtney Corey Musical Direction by Tony Houck Produced by Coronado Playhouse Winner of San Diego Fringe 2016 “Outstanding Musical” Award

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Oxnard Community Concert Association - Oxnard - Presents:
INCENDIO

Sunday, 5/7/2017

An exotic melody accompanies a desert caravan moving beneath a blazing sun. The sound of waves wash against a pristine South American beach. A lone flamenco guitar echoes through the cobbled streets of old Sevilla. And a lilting three quarter time rhythm conjures images of the rolling green hills of Ireland. The music is cinema. It is sound given shape and color. This is the music of Incendio.

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St. James Music Series - La Jolla - Presents:
Grammy Award Winning Chanticleer

Sunday, 5/7/2017

Acapella singing at it's best! Chanticleer presents their program titled My Secret Heart where we will discover why songwriters long to penetrate hidden places of the heart that burst with so many emotions.

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Magic Ian - Santa Monica - Presents:
The Amazing Magic Ian Show

Sunday, 5/7/2017

BEST MAGIC SHOW IN LOS ANGELES LIVE ANIMALS | CARD TRICKS | MIND READING | LEVITATION | PYROTECHNICS Get ready to be wowed as the amazing MagicIAN takes to the stage at Edgemar Centre for the Arts. Watch live animals appear and experience doves magically change into a snake with pyrotechnics. Gasp in amazement as Magic Ian reads your minds and performs magic with the elements.

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Jeffrey Cogan - Orange - Presents:
Chapman Guitar Ensemble

Sunday, 5/7/2017

Under the direction of Jeff Cogan, the award-winning Classical Guitar Program at Chapman University has flourished since 1982. Guitar majors benefit by interacting with world class visiting performers and instructors who help to mold these developing young artists into polished musicians ready to meet the challenges of a career in music.

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Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts - Desert Hot Springs - Presents:
Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts

1/22/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 5/7/2017)

Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts was created to bring world-class classical music to audiences in Desert Hot Springs. Concerts feature musicians from Los Angeles, New York, and beyond who present lively, engaged performances that can entertain and inspire even those who are unfamiliar with classical music.

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Westwind Brass - San Diego - Presents:
Brass at Sea with Westwind Brass

12/12/2016 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 5/7/2017)

The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and the San Diego Maritime Museum cordially invite you to come and explore music through the lens of history, in a truly unique and beautiful setting!

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Chamber On The Mountain - Ojai - Presents:
Mayuko Kamio at Chamber On The Mountain's

Sunday, 5/7/2017

Internationally renowned violinist Mayuko Kamio will headline Chamber On The Mountain’s final concert of the 2016-17 season, accompanied by Noreen Cassidy-Polera. A Meet-the-Artists reception will follow the performance.

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
Blank

5/7/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 5/7/2017)

The Group Rep presents Brian Stanton’s award-winning, critically acclaimed play BLANK directed by McKerrin Kelly, a solo show which explores adoption & identity. Playing 12 characters, adoptee Brian Stanton embarks on a quest for identity ultimately discovering the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.

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Lobero Live - Santa Barbara - Presents:
The Capitol Steps

Monday, 5/8/2017

Get ready for hilarious political comedy from the troupe that put the “mock” in “democracy” as Lobero LIVE presents the Capitol Steps on Monday, May 8 at 8 p.m. No one in the headlines is safe from the side-splitting satire of the Capitol Steps, the only group in Washington attempting to be funnier than Congress.

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Athenaeum Music and Arts Library - San Diego - Presents:
Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes

Tuesday, 5/9/2017

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes conclude the spring season of Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI with a special two-piano concert

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Art of Elan - San Diego - Presents:
Agents of Change

Tuesday, 5/9/2017

The San Diego Museum of Art series wraps up with a special interactive concert that features the New York-based NOW Ensemble, a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. FREE community concert in partnership with NOW Ensemble.

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Escape to Margaritaville

5/9/2017 - 6/25/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 5/9/2017)

World-Premiere Musical Escape to Margaritaville May 9 – June 25, 2017 EXTENDED! Book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley Music by Jimmy Buffett Directed by Christopher Ashley MORE THAN A MUSICAL. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from

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Dr. James Smith - Santa Monica - Presents:
Free Mid-Week Recital Series #5

Wednesday, 5/10/2017

Jaebon Hwang, organ

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Noon Showcase Concert

Wednesday, 5/10/2017

Free and open to the public

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The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Joseph Calleja

Wednesday, 5/10/2017

A tribute to Mario Lanza with orchestra The GRAMMY-nominated Maltese tenor, with "one of the loveliest voices in opera right now" (The New York Times), makes his Broad Stage debut with a tribute to the iconic Mario Lanza. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see "arguably today's finest lyric tenor" (NPR) in our intimate space.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Technology for Live Performance

Thursday, 5/11/2017

Musco Center for the Arts Main Stage Experience an evening of original work created by dance and entertainment technology majors from a collaboration course taught by Professors Don and Alicia Guy—including a post-show talk-back with special guests from Cirque du Soleil.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:
Brooklyn Rider with Kayhan Kalhor

Thursday, 5/11/2017

“These musicians’ superbly conceived, organically evolved and wonderfully recent collaboration… is proof of both their personal dedication and artistic insights.” Gramophone “Classical music fans will appreciate the fine quality of the playing, world music aficionados will enjoy the cross-cultural currents, and it’s very easy to see kids reared on post-rock and minimalist electronic music feeling at home here.” Pitchfork

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Sholund Scholarship Concert

Thursday, 5/11/2017

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music pulls out all the stops for the 43rd Annual Sholund Scholarship Concert, featuring the combined forces of The Chapman Orchestra, Chapman Choirs and the talented winners of Chapman’s 2017 Instrumental and Vocal Competition. Program to be announced.

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Schubert Symphonies / Mahler Songs

5/11/2017 - 5/13/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/11/2017)

ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Matthias Goerne, baritone PROGRAM Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200 (c. 25 minutes) Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (c. 26 minutes) Schubert: Symphony No. 4, "Tragic" (c. 30 minutes)

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The Road Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Lyons

5/12/2017 - 7/1/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

In this scathingly funny look at a family in crisis, the Lyons family is falling apart just when they need to pull together. Rita Lyons, in a heroic effort to keep the family united while her husband, Ben, is dying of cancer, has called their grown children together to say good-bye around his hospital bed.

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La Jolla Music Society - La Jolla - Presents:
Jeremy Denk, piano

Friday, 5/12/2017

MEDIEVAL TO MODERN In a fascinating century-spanning program, American pianist Jeremy Denk charts the history of Western music from the Medieval and Renaissance eras of Machaur, Couperin and Frescobaldi, via Bach, Beethoven and Brahms to the modernists with works by Stravinsky, Cage, Ligeti, and Adams.

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Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:
Violet

5/12/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

Based on Doris Bett’s short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim, and with a score by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek The Musical), Violet is the emotional journey of a disfigured girl traveling through the segregated American South in the 1960s, to meet a televangelist who she hopes can make her beautiful.

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