Pianists Althea Waites and Cecil Lytle tackle major works by Florence Price and Duke Ellington. Waites joins Lyris Quartet and harpist Alison Bjorkedal for William Grant Still’s "Ennanga". Lytle premieres Scott Dunn's chamber arrangement of Ellington’s concerto "New World A-Comin'".

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

In a Spanish-Colonial-styled setting, “Music of the Sephardic Diaspora” breathes life into ancient forms, infectious Eastern rhythms, and the art of improvisation. Haunting, virtuosic melodies from the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East, and gems of Medieval Europe. 

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Curated by concertmaster Margaret Batjer, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's second "In Focus" concert features works by Prokofiev, Barber, Bartók and Peter Knell.

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Ann and Jerry Moss Theater

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108

LA is now considered a world capital of new music. In this annual concert, Salastina celebrates the work of local composers whose voices resonate deeply with us. This year, we are especially excited to premiere Derrick Spiva’s Flute Sonata, written especially for Resident Flutist Benjamin Smolen.

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Pasadena Conservatory

100 N Hill Ave #105, Pasadena, CA 91106

LA is now considered a world capital of new music. In this annual concert, Salastina celebrates the work of local composers whose voices resonate deeply with us. This year, we are especially excited to premiere Derrick Spiva’s Flute Sonata, written especially for Resident Flutist Benjamin Smolen.

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Villa Aurora

520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, United States

LACO’s “In Focus” series concludes with two 20th-century masterpieces for violin and cello by Maurice Ravel and Zoltán Kodály, and Debussy’s soulful String Quartet in G minor.

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The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108

Ann and Jerry Moss Theater

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

Pianist Scott Dunn masters the massive "Solo" by Lukas Foss. Speaking pianist Adam Tendler tackles Oscar Wilde’s prison letter "De Profundis" set by Frederic Rzewski. These extraordinary works bracket exuberant music by Julius Eastman and James Tenney for drum quartet and ensemble.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

"One of the outstanding violinists of his generation" (New York Times) and a pianist with "virtuosity to spare" (Washington Post) perform sonatas by Beethoven (No. 4 in a, Op. 23), Brahms (No. 2 in A, Op. 100), Debussy (in g), Ysaÿe (Sonata No. 6 in E) and John Adams' jaunty Road Movies.

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Doheny Mansion

10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Sparks will fly when this violin-guitar-double bass trio lights up the French-Normandy “house that Mickey built” (former Disney Residence). This electrifying threesome blends acrobatic technique, the richness of Eastern European folk and French "Jazz Hot" — and works inspired by iconic Disney themes.

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Working Way House (former Disney Residence)

4052 Woking Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

At the magnificently restored "Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods" (Rancho Los Alamitos), three superb musicians will take you on a unique musical adventure blending Bach, Bluegrass and Celtic guitar with gentle and foot-stomping American fiddle tunes.  Explore the ranch’s gardens and historic buildings through self-guided tours.

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Former LA Phil lead clarinet Michele Zukovsky and pianist Gloria Cheng play Berg’s "Four Pieces" and Lutoslawski’s "Dance Preludes". Lyris Quartet members join pianist Steven Vanhauwaert for Kagel's last trio. Pianist David Kaplan, in his series debut, fronts Mozart’s wind quintet.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Beneath a stately dome, the founding director of Les Talens Lyriques will conduct with “sparkling dynamism” L.A.’s “mighty yet nimble” period-instrument orchestra and vocal soloists. Suites, arias and duets from dramatic music by two giants of the Baroque — Handel and Rameau.

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The Art of Living Foundation

948 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

In the newly restored ballroom of a unique Streamline Moderne landmark celebrating the sport of kings (Santa Anita Racetrack), a new thoroughbred ensemble of rising stars — winds and strings — makes its local debut with the “William Tell” overture and other specially curated works. Self-guided tours precede the concert.

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Santa Anita Race Track, Chandelier Room

285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon curates and conducts a unique program that tells the tale of Jewish émigré composers Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Arnold Schoenberg, who left their homelands and ultimately settled in Los Angeles as a result of the Nazis' rise to power.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

In a landmark glass chapel sited on a bluff overlooking the ocean, music by J. S. Bach performed by a new period-instrument ensemble and a prize winning Baroque flutist and top-ten winner on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart.

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