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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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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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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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Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Haydn Effect

Sunday, 5/7/2017

Orli Shaham, piano and host Members of Pacific Symphony HAYDN: Clarinet Quintet MOZART: Piano Quartet in Eb Major, K. 493 BEETHOVEN: Archduke Trio, Op. 97

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse - San Gabriel - Presents:
Silent Sundays Series: The Gaucho (1927)

Sunday, 5/7/2017

If you have not had the chance to catch the popular ‘Silent Sundays’ film series at the Mission Playhouse, come to the Playhouse May 7th at 2:30pm for the last screening of the season, The Gaucho (1927), starring the King of Hollywood, Douglas Fairbanks, and Lupe Vélez, in her feature film debut.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) - Banning - Presents:
Drinking Habits 2 : Caught in the Act

5/12/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

DRINKING HABITS 2: CAUGHT IN THE ACT, the sequel to the hilarious Drinking Habits.The play picks up the story of the Nuns of Perpetual Sewing.

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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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Snehal Desai - Los Angeles - Presents:
Next to Normal

5/12/2017 - 6/11/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

This Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize- winning rock musical is a heartbreaking, humorous, and unflinchingly authentic look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of bipolar disorder. Music by Tom Kitt Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Directed by Nancy Keystone Music Direction by Marc Macalintal

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City Ballet of San Diego - San Diego - Presents:
Carmen and Vivaldi's Four Seasons

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

City Ballet of San Diego will close this exciting season with two thrilling ballets by its extremely talented Resident Choreographers Elizabeth Wistrich and Geoff Gonzalez. Two large-cast ballets are sure to enchant and excite – a program not to be missed.

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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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Actors Co-op - Los Angeles - Presents:
Lucky Stiff

5/12/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

Wanna make six million dollars the easy way? (Okay, maybe not so easy.) The Tony Award-winning writing team of Flaherty/Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on this Island) has created a hilarious musical murder mystery farce mixing diamonds, mistaken identities and a body in a wheelchair (oh, and puppies!), in this all singing, all dancing, killer musical comedy! In fact, you’ll die laughing!

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
"Our Town:" A Three-Act Opera

5/12/2017 - 5/13/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

Opera UCI presents the Southern California premiere of a classic American story. Based on the Thornton Wilder play, it is about life, love, and death in the fictional town of Grover's Corners, N.H., early in the 20th century. The opera Our Town features the music of one of America’s foremost composers, Ned Rorem, and a libretto by American poet J.D. McClatchy.

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
Greasy Kid’s Stuff

Friday, 5/12/2017

Palomar Jazz!

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
Good People

5/12/2017 - 6/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

Kentwood Players proudly presents GOOD PEOPLE, a dramedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, opening Friday, May 12 through Saturday, June 17, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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Bach Collegium San Diego - San Diego - Presents:
Earth, Wind, and Fire! 5/12

Friday, 5/12/2017

Franz Joseph Haydn's dramatic Lord Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis) and J.S. Bach's exhilirating cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder BWV 172 close the 2016-2017 Season!

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Our Town

5/12/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

SLO Little Theatre presents OUR TOWN, Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner, which follows the lives of residents in the small town of Grover’s Corners, running May 12-28, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

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Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:
Dry Land

5/12/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, Echo Theater Company’s Dry Land is a haunting play about female friendship and an abortion that takes place in the locker room of a central Florida high school. Written when Spiegel was just 21 years old and still an undergraduate at Yale, the play is a deeply truthful portrait of the fears, ...

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Cal Poly Music Department - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
W. Terrence Spiller Recital: Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle II

Friday, 5/12/2017

Pianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. The recital is the second in his survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven.

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The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Rebel Rebel: The many lives of David Bowie

Saturday, 5/13/2017

This high-energy theatrical concert experience brings to the stage at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa the glam and spectacle of one who in his lifetime was among the world’s best-loved musicians.

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Brooklyn Rider

Saturday, 5/13/2017

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Chorale Bel Canto - Whittier - Presents:
From the American Songbook

Saturday, 5/13/2017

Chorale Bel Canto, a community masterworks chorale based in Whittier, will present a concert titled From the American Songbook on May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Community Plaza.

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David Bradley in association with Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:
Speakeasy at the Merc - Saturday

3/11/2017 - 6/10/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 5/13/2017)

Each second Saturday of the month, Speakeasy at The Merc presents live Traditional Jazz of the 20s-40s. Performances feature the house band, Second Hand Jazz with vocalist Rosalie Porter, in rotation with prominent southern California Traditional Jazz artists

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