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Such an exciting week at The Music Center!

If you’re anything like us, you’re beside yourself that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is in town! There are six opportunities to see them this week, and three different programs to choose from! 167 more words

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This Week @MusicCenterLA

It’s decidedly Spring now! And oh what a wonderful string of events we have coming up this week!

We’re very excited to present the Ukrainian Ethno-Punk group  311 more words

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Here's the thing about Gustavo Dudamel...

I’ve never particularly cared for the third movement of Dvořák’s New World Symphony. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it, but for me it has only ever been the thing that happens in between the serene beauty of the slow movement and the Jaws-like introduction to the finale. 1,492 more words

Commentary

Le "Sakura" du Printemps

Were it not for sakura

in this world,

our hearts and minds

would not be so serene

and peaceful.

-Ariwara no Narihira (825-880 A.D.)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Tokyo right now.

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Classical Music

Familiar Digs; Family Forever

The LA Phil wrapped up its Asia tour with two concerts in Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The stunning hall is tucked away in a labyrinth of office buildings, hotels, and the U-S embassy in the Minato district of Tokyo. 715 more words

Classical Music

Dudamel Won't Lead New York or Berlin in 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract with the orchestra through mid-2022. In addition to continuing his role as music director, he will add the title of “artistic director.”

This Week @MusicCenterLA

Jam packed week of activity here at The Music Center! What will you come out for?

On Saturday Grand Park Downtown Bookfest featuring Artizen Lab… 290 more words

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