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Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Tower of PowerThursday, 4/18/2019
Tower of Power is a band so one-of-a-kind, it’s an institution. Playing the most dynamic and distinctive soul music, T.O.P. is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary with its signature sound and a world famous 5-piece horn section known for its power-packed punch and fullness.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Heathers The Musical4/19/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Friday, 4/19/2019)
“Ingenious, naughty and very funny.” - The New York Post
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Skylight4/19/2019 - 5/19/2019 (next performance: Friday, 4/19/2019)
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company - Palm Springs - Presents:Graceland & Asleep on the Wind by Ellen Byron4/19/2019 - 4/28/2019 (next performance: Friday, 4/19/2019)
Two charming, interconnected one-act plays close DETC's 2018-19 season.
"Graceland," directed by Rosemary Mallett
"Asleep on the Wind," directed by Gail Douglass
La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment - La Mirada - Presents:Singin' in the Rain4/19/2019 - 5/12/2019 (next performance: Friday, 4/19/2019)
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Screenplay by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
Songs by NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED
Directed and Choreographed by SPENCER LIFF
“A TAP-HAPPY BROADWAY MUSICAL”
– New York Times
Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:Clarinetist & Pianist Micah Wright & FriendsSaturday, 4/20/2019
Micah Wright, clarinet & piano
~ with ~
Espen Nystog Aas, clarinet
Alen Hon, cello
Hui Wu, piano
on Classical Crossroads' "The Interludes" series
Academy for the Performing Arts - Huntington Beach - Presents:HB APA's "Fanfare 2019"Wednesday, 4/24/2019
The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents "Fanfare 2019" by its Orchestra department.
Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:AmbrosiaThursday, 4/25/2019
Always exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical, and world influences – with tangled roots of soul, rhythm, and blues – Ambrosia is continuing to entertain their original fans while still engaging newer audiences. Bringing a breathtaking performance of their classic hits, as well as new moving music, Ambrosia is sure to bring a perfect show to Temecula.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:National Geographic Live: Wild Seas, Secret Shores4/25/2019 - 4/26/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 4/25/2019)
Thomas Peschak, Photographer
In this talk, marine biologist-turned-National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak takes audiences around the world with his award-winning images and his engaging take on the ocean’s charismatic creatures.
Long Beach Opera - Long Beach - Presents:In the Penal Colony by Philip Glass - SoCal Premiere4/25/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 4/25/2019)
Philip Glass’ opera, In The Penal Colony, is a Kafkaesque drama about the twilight of a barbaric world struggling to maintain order.
REDCAT - Los Angeles - Presents:John Kelly: Time No Line4/25/2019 - 4/27/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 4/25/2019)
“John Kelly is a downtown–New York legend, an unclassifiable performer who has embodied figures...a Renaissance man like Jean Cocteau.” —Village Voice
“A queer Renaissance rebel who’s spent more than 40 years dazzling audiences as a dancer, visual artist, singer, composer, raconteur, theater-maker and drag icon.”
—TIME OUT, New York
Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:The Rising (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)Thursday, 4/25/2019
Performing songs spanning the nearly five decades of Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue from Greetings From Asbury Park through Springsteen’s 2012 release Wrecking Ball, they deliver each song with the same power, heart, and soul as the original band. C’mon up to The Rising – the House-Rocking, Earth-Shaking, Heart-Stopping, tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:UCLA PhilharmoniaThursday, 4/25/2019
UCLA doctoral student conductor Stephen Karr conducts his final DMA lecture/recital with UCLA Philharmonia, featuring the virtuosic suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Richard Strauss.
Long Beach Opera - Long Beach - Presents:In The Penal Colony4/25/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 4/25/2019)
An explorer visits an island where blind conformity has no rational connection between crime and punishment. Kafka's ingenious metaphor about man's inhumanity to man is heightened by Glass' hypnotic score. Witness the internal conflict of the innocent bystander to act or to do nothing.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:UCLA Wind Ensemble InvitationalFriday, 4/26/2019
The UCLA Wind Ensemble performs Brian Balmages’ “Fanfare Canzonique”, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish”, and David Maslanka’s “Symphony No. 4”.
UC Riverside Music Department - Riverside - Presents:5h Annual UCR Concert Band Festival with High School Guests Friday, 4/26/2019
5h Annual UCR Concert Band Festival
with High School Guests
Dr. Sam R. Andress, conductor
The UCR Concert Band joins forces with local high school bands for an exciting free concert. The high school bands include:
Los Osos High School Wind Ensemble, with Dr. Sam R. Andress, conductor
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:Black Beauty4/26/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Friday, 4/26/2019)
Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company present
Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe
From the cozy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale as you've never seen it before. Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this re-telling of Black Beauty is sure to warm your heart. Recommended for ages 5+.
Opera Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Crucible by Robert Ward4/26/2019 - 4/28/2019 (next performance: Friday, 4/26/2019)
The Crucible is one of the most gripping works of American opera. Based on Arthur Miller’s play centered on the Salem witch trials, Robert Ward’s eerily topical opera is sure to make your pulse race. Wayne Tigges and Audrey Babcock – both standout singing actors – debut as John and Elizabeth Proctor Anya Matanovic portrays the malicious Abigail Williams. Kostis Protopapas leads the large cast and orchestra Rising star Stephanie Havey directs.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Cello Choir - Bongshin Ko, directorFriday, 4/26/2019
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:El Gato Montes: The Wildcat4/27/2019 - 5/19/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 4/27/2019)
Placido Domingo stars in a thrilling take of love, passion and tragedy.
UCI Drama - Irvine - Presents:The Refugee Hotel4/27/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 4/27/2019)
This dark comedy, set in a modest Vancouver hotel, is about Chilean refugees who struggle with the various tragicomic effects of ?eeing their homeland. Laid bare in the ?ctionalized autobiographical details of the play are universal truths that victims and survivors of political oppression continue to experience everywhere – and about love’s power to heal.
San Diego Ballet - Escondido - Presents:Romance: En Pointe!4/27/2019 - 4/28/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 4/27/2019)
Poetry in motion! Bringing the beauty of classical ballet front and center, excerpts from ROMEO et JULIET, DON QUIXOTE, GISELLE, and more, highlight the dance in its most expressive and eloquent form. A “must” for ballet lovers and first timers as well.
California Chamber Orchestra - Temecula - Presents:California Chamber Orchestra: ConnectionsSaturday, 4/27/2019
The birth of modern music, themes and variations, and a Beethoven-inspired symphony that will leave you wondering where it’s been all your life.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont - Presents:The Little Mermaid - Inland Pacific Ballet4/27/2019 - 4/28/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 4/27/2019)
Audiences of all ages delight in Hans Christian Anderson’s story as it comes to life in Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Little Mermaid. Critics called this enchanting ballet “…visually stunning…an underwater Lion King,” where puppetry and dancing combine to create a magical ocean world.”
California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:ConnectionsSaturday, 4/27/2019
Long Beach Symphony - Long Beach - Presents:Mozart's JupiterSaturday, 4/27/2019
Eckart Preu, Conductor
Simone Porter, Violin
Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten
Symphony No. 41, C major, Jupiter
Violin Concerto, op. 35, D major
Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:The Great American SongbookSunday, 4/28/2019
The Great American Songbook stars Troy Clarke along with the Big Band All Stars. Hear the Great American Songbook, which represents the best songs of one of the greatest eras in music history.
Peninsula Symphony - Redondo Beach - Presents:Passionate, Not Pathetic!Sunday, 4/28/2019
Symphony orchestra performance with guest soloist.
Fullerton Friends of Music - Fullerton - Presents:Diderot String QuartetSunday, 4/28/2019
Fullerton Friends of Music presents the Diderot String Quartet in a free concert.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:Opera UCLA: Vocal Vision Awards 2019Sunday, 4/28/2019
Opera UCLA is delighted to present the third bi-annual Vocal Vision Awards, a competition that provides scholarships to three of the school’s top voice students.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:University Band & Pacific Brass Wednesday, 5/1/2019
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Che MalamboWednesday, 5/1/2019
Powerhouse Argentina-based company Che Malambo is back with a foot-stomping, boleadora-twirling, bombos-beating vengeance after delivering the surprise hit of A&L’s 2016-2017 season with their Santa Barbara debut.
CTSA UCIrvine - Irvine - Presents:Physical Graffiti5/2/2019 - 5/4/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 5/2/2019)
Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Fullerton Jazz Orchestra - Bill Cunliffe, directorThursday, 5/2/2019
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Spring Dance Theatre5/2/2019 - 5/12/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 5/2/2019)
Join CSUF’s award-winning dancers and choreographers on an ever-changing adventure in dance.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion!”
- Martha Graham
The Soraya - Northridge - Presents:Ballet Folklórico Universidad De ColimaFriday, 5/3/2019
Patria Grande (Big Homeland)
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Tigers Be Still5/3/2019 - 6/2/2019 (next performance: Friday, 5/3/2019)
A ferociously funny play from New Girl writer Kim Rosenstock — centers around Sherry Wickman, who’s recently earned a degree in art therapy, only to find herself moving back in with her family.
Santa Barbara High School Theatre Dept. - Santa Barbara - Presents:A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder5/3/2019 - 5/12/2019 (next performance: Friday, 5/3/2019)
Santa Barbara High School got the National High School Premiere of the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, this one is an uproarious musical comedy. A sudden death, a contentious will, a life changing inheritance, two courtships intersecting and with the D’Ysquith banking family nothing is simple. Just their name alone has infinite possibilities for silliness.
CTSA UCIrvine - Irvine - Presents:Celebrate Music at UCIFriday, 5/3/2019
An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music’s outstanding 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. A family-friendly evening of performances to celebrate the arts and music at UCI.
Poway OnStage - Poway - Presents:Capitol StepsFriday, 5/3/2019
Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:Peninsula Symphony 2019 Knox Competition WinnerFriday, 5/3/2019
on Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" series
Long Beach Symphony POPS! - Long Beach - Presents:Cirque Musica Presents: Heroes & VillainsSaturday, 5/4/2019
Sean O’Loughlin, Conductor
Cirque Musica, Cirque Performers
Soka University - Aliso Viejo - Presents:Soka University's 18th Annual International FestivalSaturday, 5/4/2019
Soka University’s International Festival on May 4, 2019 from 10:30 am-5 pm features over 500 dancers and musicians performing continuously on four stages, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations, games, inflatable rides and over 250 exhibitors. Attendees are encouraged to wear international attire and to celebrate their own heritages. Admission is free. Parking on campus is $10 cash.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:University Wind Symphony - Dustin Barr, conductorSaturday, 5/4/2019
UCI Music - Irvine - Presents:AcaLove: Southern California’s A Cappella FestivalSaturday, 5/4/2019
UCI A Cappella and UCI Chamber Singers present the second annual AcaLove, which brings together award-winning groups from all over Southern California. AcaLove has hosted incredible groups that have competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, Los Angeles A Cappella Festival (LAAF), and been featured on the Best of College A Cappella compilation album!
Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:Beethoven Symphony No. 5Saturday, 5/4/2019
Celebrated violinist Anne Akiko Meyers returns with a remarkable new violin concerto by local composer Adam Schoenberg leading up to the four most famous notes in Classical music to close out the season with Beethoven’s infamous Fifth Symphony. Performances at 2pm and 8pm.
Verdi Overture to La forza del destino
Schoenberg Orchard in Fog
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
The Adderly Advanced Conservatory - Santa Barbara - Presents:West Side Story5/4/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 5/4/2019)
Adderly Advanced Converstory Presents West Side Story at the Lobero!
On the heels of last year’s record breaking success with Les Miserables, The Adderley Conservatory, Santa Barbara’s preeminent Musical Theater program for youth and teens, ages 4-18, brings West Side Story to The Lobero on May 4th and 5th!
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Great Opera & Film Choruses | Los Angeles Master Chorale5/4/2019 - 5/5/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 5/4/2019)
The full Los Angeles Master Chorale performs the most theatrical blockbusters of stage & screen.
Conducted by Grant Gershon
MainStreet Theatre Company - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:The Emperor’s Nightingale5/4/2019 - 5/19/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 5/4/2019)
Two young princes must compete to be the next Emperor! It will take nothing less than bravery, empathy, and a magical bird to teach them the meaning of leadership.
Brand Library & Art Center, Brand Associates - Glendale - Presents:Vicki Ray!Saturday, 5/4/2019
Brand Associates Music Series
The May 4th concert of the Brand Associates Music Series will feature pianist Vicki Ray performing Daniel Lentz's "River of 1,000 Streams" and other works. Admission is free and a reception will follow the concert.
Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #9Sunday, 5/5/2019
Ambroise AUBRUN Violin, Juliette HERLIN-GIRET Cello, Vijay VENKATESH Piano, Eva SCHAUMKELL Piano
J. BRAHMS: “HUNGARIAN DANCES” FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS
L. BEETHOVEN: PIANO TRIO IN D MINOR OP 70 N.1 “GHOST”
J. BRAHMS: PIANO TRIO N.2 IN C MAJOR OP 87
Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #8Sunday, 5/5/2019
Martin CHALIFOUR Violin, Miika GREGG Violin, Jonathan MOERSCHEL Viola, Yoshika MASUDA Cello, Alin MELIK-ADAMYAN piano
E. GRIEG: STRING QUARTET N.1 IN G MINOR OP 27
E. GRIEG: “ANDANTE CON MOTO” IN C MINOR FOR PIANO TRIO
A. DVORAK: PIANO QUINTET N.2 IN A MAJOR OP 81 B 155
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Dorrance DanceSunday, 5/5/2019
A rare artist who makes dance as innovative as it is engaging, tap genius Michelle Dorrance leads a company comprised of some of the best hoofers in the business.
Southwest Women’s Chorus - Temecula - Presents:Calendar GirlsSunday, 5/5/2019
This spring, mark your calendars and get ready for a fun-filled trip through the seasons!
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis & Joshua BellTuesday, 5/7/2019
In a joint performance by a standout trio of virtuosic performers, three longtime friends and collaborators come together to offer an unparalleled evening of music.