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Music at LACMA Starts to Rev Up


Late April signals the beginning of the outdoor music season at LACMA…including the series Jazz at LACMA and Latin Sounds. Couple that with the indoor music scene of Art & Music and Sundays Live in the Bing Theater and you have some great ways to experience some great LA sounds.

The next week includes the following LACMA music opportunities (both indoors and outdoors). Latin Sounds begins at the end of May.

Jazz at LACMA

Featuring the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists, these free concerts are presented at the BP Grand Entrance every Friday evening from April to November. Friday Night Jazz is made possible by K-JAZZ 88.1.

BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations

John Proulx

Friday, April 26, 2013 | 6 pm

The jazz scene is all abuzz about young singer/pianist/composer John Proulx. His piano playing is hot and swinging, and his voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker. John’s latest CD, Baker’s Dozen (Remembering Chet Baker) is a tribute to the late trumpet player and vocalist.

Charles Owen Quintet

May 3, 2013 | 6 pm

World-class tenor sax, soprano sax, and flute player Charles Owens is a fearless virtuoso with his own distinctive musical voice. A featured soloist with the Clayton Hamilton Orchestra, he also serves as conductor of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra. Over the years, he has worked with Horace Tapscott, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, James Newton, John Carter, and Patrice Rushen.


Sundays Live

Sundays Live is an ongoing series and includes free classical music concerts presented by LACMA in cooperation with Friends of Sundays Live. These concerts take place in the Bing Theater and feature mid-career professionals and student virtuosos taking center stage. Please note: Sundays Live concerts can be heard live via streaming audio at, or by delayed broadcast the following Wednesday at noon on KCSN, 88.5 FM.

Bing Theater | Free, no reservations

Chamber Music Palisades

Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 6 pm

Performing Alexander Zemlinsky: Humoresque for woodwind quintet; Malcolm Arnold: Divertimento for flute, oboe, and clarinet, Op.37; Karl 5 Pilss: Serenade for woodwind quintet; and Mozart: Quintet in E-flat major, K.452.

The Colburn School Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, Conductor

Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 6 pm

Perfoming Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, New World, and Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2.


Art & Music

An Afternoon with Composers Stewart Copeland & Michael Gordon Presented by LACMA & Long Beach Opera

Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 2 pm

Bing Theater | $25/$40 VIP; $20/$30 VIP for LACMA and LBO members; $5 for students with ID (VIP includes a small individual bottle of wine from LACMA’s Plaza Café) | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

3 Composers Stewart Copeland, founding member of The Police, and Michael Gordon, co-founder of the Bang on the Can Festival, discuss their operas The Tell-Tale Heart and Van Gogh with Andreas Mitisek, artistic and general director of the Long Beach Opera. Members of the Long Beach Opera will perform excerpts from both works. Copeland, former drummer and founder of the rock band The Police, is the recipient of the Hollywood Film Festival’s first Outstanding Music Award. Michael Gordon’s music merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power embodying, in the words of The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, “the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz, and the intransigence of classical modernism.”

Steve Reich & Friends

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Bing Theater | $30 general admission; $25 LACMA members and seniors; $5 for students with ID | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

In celebration of James Turrell: A Retrospective, Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Steve Reich comes to LACMA for an evening of performances with the Lyris Quartet, pianists Vicki Ray and Joanne Pearce Martin, and a percussion ensemble led by CalArts’ David Johnson. New and old works on the program include Different Trains, WTC 9/11, Sextet, Piano Phase, and Clapping Music.

photo credit: Anika Malone via photopin cc

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