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LOS ANGELES

2014


Ambassador to the Arts

Though born and raised in Copenhagen, Los Angeles has called to me for decades. I’m now fortunate to call this splendid city home, and it’s my hope that, through the advent of the Los Angeles Ballet, it has received a gift in return. Who doesn’t secretly wish to live here? And once you do, experienced art patrons and novices alike want for nothing. From great dance, opera, theater, film, and music of all genres to some of the most esteemed museums and art galleries in the world (and growing), it’s a plethora of beauty, truth, provocation, and surprise—all wrapped in the exquisite package that is the architecture, weather, and general seduction of Los Angeles. Support your city’s artistic community with your attendance. Enrich yourself and the institutions and venues you visit with your presence. Raise your voice in appreciation, or otherwise. Comment, ask questions, explore, and ruminate. Most of all, have a great time.

Thordal Christensen Founding Artistic Director Los Angeles Ballet

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Contents

Ambassador’s Note 4

Sponsors

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Publisher’s Note

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Ahmanson Theatre

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Broad Museum

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Geffen Playhouse

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J. Paul Getty Museum

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Kirk Douglas Theatre

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Los Angeles Ballet

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Los Angeles Master Chorale

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Los Angeles Opera

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Mark Taper Forum

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Museum of Contemporary Art

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The Pasadena Playhouse

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The Pasadena Symphony and POPS

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Contact Information

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A Thank You to Our Patrons Welcome to the Los Angeles edition of the Guide for the Arts.

The arts in Los Angeles continue to flourish, thanks to your patronage. Without your help, the Los Angeles area arts landscape would not be the vibrant and inspiring community that you have come to know and expect. Because of people like you, Angelenos and visitors alike will be able to enjoy a great variety of performing and visual arts. It is your generosity that has helped build a metropolitan arts scene that is more than just a source of civic pride—it is envied around the world. Guide for the Arts has put together a unique and informative guide to the Los Angeles arts community and we encourage you to patronize the advertisers who helped make this year’s guide possible.

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Ahmanson Theatre

FoR oveR 40 yeARS the Exterior Ahmanson Theatre Ahmanson Theatre has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, and classic revivals. The Ahmanson has been represented on Broadway as a co-producer of the awardwinning productions of Amadeus, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Smokey Joe's Cafe, August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running and Seven Guitars, Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella and The Drowsy Chaperone, John Kander/Fred Ebb/ Rupert Holmes’s Curtains, and the world-premiere productions of 9 to 5: The Musical with songs by Dolly Parton and Minsky's. The Ahmanson continues to present Broadway hits such as the exclusive Los Angeles engagements of the Tony Award-winning productions of Doubt, Jersey Boys, and John Doyle's revolutionary production of Sweeney Todd, as well as Cameron Mackintosh/ National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning production of My Fair Lady. For excellence in all phases of production, the Ahmanson has been honored with over 50 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

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DECEMBER 3, 2013 – JANUARY 12, 2014 peTeR And THe STARCATCHeR By RiCK eLiCe Directed by RoGeR ReeS And ALex TimbeRS Music by WAyne bARKeR BEFORE PETER WAS PAN, he was just a boy. But when this orphan climbs aboard the good ship Neverland, he whisks us away on an exhilarating adventure to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? In this innovative and imaginative musical play based on the bestselling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of wildly talented actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters in the epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved hero. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014 A WoRd oR TWo Written and Arranged by CHRiSTopHeR pLummeR Directed by deS mCAnuFF PLUMMER, WHO CONFESSES to being “hooked on the intoxication of words,” spent much of his time growing up in Montreal reading Ben Jonson, George Bernard Shaw, Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Lord Byron, Dylan Thomas, W.H. Auden, Stephen Leacock, and others. His personal take on these literary giants forms a journey from childhood to old age. MARCH 4 – APRIL 13, 2014 HARmony Book and Lyrics by bRuCe SuSSmAn Directed by Tony SpeCiALe Music by bARRy mAniLoW THEY WERE THE first sensational boy band: six talented young men who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics. The Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records, starred in a dozen films, and packed the

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houses of the most prestigious concert halls around the globe until the world they knew forever changed. Their amazing story inspired longtime collaborators the legendary Barry Manilow and theatre veteran Bruce Sussman to create a spectacular new musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends, ensuring that their quest for true harmony in the most discordant chapter of human history will never be forgotten.  APRIL 22 – JUNE 1, 2014 poRGy And beSS By GeoRGe GeRSHWin, duboSe And doRoTHy HeyWARd, And iRA GeRSHWin Directed by diAne pAuLuS Choreographed by RonALd K. bRoWn THERE’S A HURRICANE BLOWING into the Ahmanson filled with glorious Gershwin melodies, rousing production numbers, and one of theater’s most unforgettable and timeless love stories. The legendary Porgy and Bess, ahead of its time in 1935, has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation deservedly celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Charleston’s Catfish Row, and the livin’ ain’t easy for Bess, bound to one man and in love with another. And at the heart of this tempest is a rich and rapturous score of Gershwin standards that ring to the rafters. Breathtaking classics like “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.” JUNE 7 – JULY 6, 2014 THe LAST ConFeSSion By RoGeR CRAne Directed by JonATHAn CHuRCH

David Suchet, who will be appearing in the United States premiere of the "The Last Confession" Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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IT’S 1978, AND a little-known country priest is crowned Pope John Paul I in an uneasy compromise. Thirty-three days later, before he can set his liberal reforms into place, “the Smiling Pope” is found dead the very day after threatening to remove three prominent Cardinals from their posts. No investigation or autopsy is performed, and a Vatican press release about the cause of his death is later proven to be, in large part, false. The Last Confession, an unflinching and searing drama, recounts the mystery shrouding the events as told by their ultimate witness, Cardinal Benelli, who engineered John Paul’s ascent. This provocative thriller explores the machinations of power amid crises of faith and the struggle to conceal the truth at any cost. JULY 15 – AUGUST 24, 2014 We WiLL RoCK you Music and Lyrics by Queen Book and Direction by ben eLTon BOOM BOOM CLAP! It’s the thunderous roar of revolution with the blockbuster hits of the legendary Queen driving its epic story. In the future, computergenerated music reigns, live rock is outlawed, and conformity is The cast of Queen and Ben Etlon "We Will Rock You"(Germany). brutally enforced until a pair of Photo: Hardy Maller young renegades, Galileo and Scaramouche, dare to break free and search for a long-buried electric guitar. Before “Another One Bites the Dust,” you can be sure our heroes will find “Somebody to Love.” We Will Rock You – in its first national U.S. tour – captures the majestic grandeur and

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rock and roll spirit of Queen in a lavish production that has been celebrated around the world and is still breaking box office records in London. TICKETS & CoNTACT Ahmanson Theatre 135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-2772 (Tickets) ww.centertheatregroup.org

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Broad Museum

THe bRoAd iS a An artist rendering of the 35,000-square-foot, new contemporary column-free third floor gallery of the Broad. art museum built by Al Seib, Los Angeles Times philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open to the public in late 2014. The museum will be home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads’ personal collections, which are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “vault-and-veil” concept, the 120,000-squarefoot, $140 million building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collections and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library. OPENING LATE 2014

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Geffen Playhouse

Founded by THeATeR, film, The Geffen Playhouse and television luminary Gil Cates, the Geffen Playhouse has been an integral part of Los Angeles theater since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its commitment to the development of new plays, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that garners national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the organization is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice, and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. An active member of the community, the Geffen Playhouse has a groundbreaking education and outreach program that targets students, seniors, and everyone in between who otherwise would not have access to live theater.

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FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 16, 2014 THe biRTHdAy pARTy Written by HARoLd pinTeR Directed by WiLLiAm FRiedKin ACADEMY AWARD WINNER William Friedkin directs a new production of Nobel laureate Harold Pinter’s most famous and enigmatic work. Two imposing strangers arrive at an English seaside boarding house, disrupting the monotony and disturbing the puzzled Stanley—a former pianist who is out of a job and maybe out of his mind. In celebration of Stanley’s birthday, a party is planned, but menace arrives and mayhem ensues. Facts twist into half-truths, and the night unravels into a mix of the characters’ whimsical, eccentric, clownish, and ultimately darkest desires. Like seeing through a broken lens or playing an instrument out of tune, this celebrated and darkly comic work mixes the familiar with the strange, and the anticipated with the offbeat, for an unconventional experience that is anything but expected, and nothing but extraordinary. MARCH 4 – APRIL 20, 2014 SLoWGiRL Written by GReG pieRCe Directed by RAndALL ARney Featuring RAe GRAy And WiLLiAm peTeRSen WHEN SEVENTEEN YEAR-old Becky is shipped off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home—a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago—the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies

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and a maze of regret. Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney returns to his old stomping grounds at Steppenwolf and brings home this intimate and elegant glimpse at two characters seeking forgiveness and finding each other. With sharp humor and authenticity, this West Coast premiere reminds us that escape is easy, but redemption is hard. APRIL 8 – MAY 18, 2014 RuTH dRApeR’S monoLoGueS Written by RuTH dRApeR Featuring AnneTTe beninG A PIONEER IN 20TH century drama, Ruth Draper was described as “the greatest individual performer that America has ever given.” Her uncanny ability, while alone on stage, to shift between many characters brought awe to actors, royalty, and throngs of crowds for decades. Now, Annette Bening makes Draper’s timeless monologues her own, highlighting their continued influence on audiences and artists alike. Meet the harried society woman, the hostess, the wife, the mistress—like Draper before her, Bening embraces and embodies these monologues in this tour-de-force premiere. MAY 20 – JUNE 29, 2014 deATH oF THe AuTHoR Written by STeven dRuKmAn Directed by bART deLoRenZo A WORLD PREMIERE or is it? You decide. With a world of knowledge just a smart phone away is there still such a thing as an original idea? When a young professor suspects a student of plagiarism, his inquiry sparks a chain of events affecting the lives of four people in very real terms. Drukman’s beautifully drawn characters must navigate heartbreak, blind ambition, and the cutthroat competition that thrives within these ivy-covered walls. Extending beyond post-modern literature and academic rigors, this smart, funny, and engrossing world premiere becomes a personal

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battle to decide what is right, what is wrong, and what must be done. JUNE 10 – JULY 20, 2014 THe CounTRy HouSe Written by donALd mARGuLieS Directed by dAnieL SuLLivAn INSPIRED BY ANTON CHEKHOV’S pastoral comedies, Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies brings this funny and poignant world premiere—helmed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan— to the Geffen Playhouse. Gathering in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, a family of actors wrestles with fame, art, and, as always, each other. But when the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken, threatening an already fragile foundation of a home brimming with old memories, new love, and discarded dreams. TiCKeTS & ConTACT Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 208-5454 www.geffenplayhouse.com

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J. Paul Getty Museum

THe J. pAuL GeTTy muSeum J. Paul Getty Museum courtyard Photo: Š J. Paul Getty Trust seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum's two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

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CAnTeRbuRy And ST. ALbAnS: TReASuReS FRom THe CHuRCH And CLoiSTeR SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 – FEBRUARY 2, 2014 UNITING THE INTIMATE art of book illumination with monumental glass painting, this exhibition explores how specific texts, prayers, and environments shaped medieval viewers’ understanding of pictures in the era of artistic renewal following the Norman Conquest of England. Life-size paintings on glass depict the ancestors of Christ, and richly ornamented illuminations translate biblical texts into luminous pictures. The panels of glass have been temporarily de-installed and pages from the St. Albans Psalter unbound—allowing visitors to experience these works at a proximity enjoyed by few in their long and storied histories. The windows would have been visible to monks sitting in the communal space of the cathedral’s choir, and the psalter was meant to be held in one’s hands as an object of personal devotion. The early 12th-century manuscript’s graceful, powerfully drawn figures and saturated colors mark the arrival of the Romanesque style of painting in England. The windows from Canterbury, made toward the end of the century, represent this style at its apex and are the finest examples of English Romanesque glass that survive. in FoCuS: ARCHiTeCTuRe oCToBER 15, 2013 – MARCH 2, 2014 THE LONG, INTERDEPENDENT relationship between photography and architecture is the subject of this survey drawn from the Getty Museum’s collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the exhibition features twenty-four works by such diverse practitioners as William Henry Fox Talbot, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Ryuji Miyamoto. Seen together, the varied photographic representations of secular and sacred structures on display reveal how the medium has impacted our understanding and perception of architecture.

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AbeLARdo moReLL: THe univeRSe nexT dooR oCToBER 1, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 FROM INTIMATE DOMESTIC scenes taken with a child’s view to images in which an entire room is a camera obscura, Abelardo Morell has approached picture making with remarkable creativity and wit. This retrospective exhibition, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, traces his innovative career. AT THe WindoW: THe pHoToGRApHeR’S vieW oCToBER 1, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 THIS ExHIBITION, DRAWN primarily from the Getty Museum’s collection (including several new acquisitions), highlights the ways photographers have explored their medium by turning to the window as a framing device or conceptual tool. Arranged thematically, it presents a span of works dating from some of the earliest examples of the medium to contemporary photographs. miRACLeS And mARTyRS: SAinTS in THe middLe AGeS SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – MARCH 2, 2014 THIS ExHIBITION OF illuminated manuscripts from the permanent collection reveals the widespread appeal and influence of saints in art and society during the Middle Ages. Medieval artists pictured them in images of incredible horror and great beauty, designed to offer inspiration and comfort to the faithful. Venerated for their willingness to suffer torture and death, their ability to perform miracles, and their privileged place in heaven, saints were integral to medieval Christianity. WeRneR HeRZoG: HeARSAy oF THe SouL JULY 23, 2013 – JANUARY 19, 2014 HEARSAY OF THE SOUL is film director Werner Herzog’s first video art installation. Projected on three adjacent walls and eighteen minutes in length, the five-channel video combines selected landscape etchings by Hercules Segers (Dutch, about 1589–about 1638) with the contemporary avant-garde music of composer/

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cellist Ernst Reijseger (Dutch, born 1954). The juxtaposition of Segers’s lush prints of enigmatic vistas with Reijseger’s expressive and experimental music results in a richly layered work that is both intimate and epic. When originally commissioned to create a work for the 2012 Whitney Biennial (an exhibition of contemporary American art in New York), Herzog was initially reluctant, claiming, “I'm not an artist. I'm a soldier.” Recently acquired by the Getty Museum, the work represents a growing interest in time-based media. GodS And HeRoeS: euRopeAn dRAWinGS oF CLASSiCAL myTHoLoGy NoVEMBER 19, 2013 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014 GRECO-ROMAN MYTHOLOGY has inspired and challenged generations of draftsmen to depict the colorful and dramatic stories of the classical gods and heroes. Depending on when and where they worked, artists have approached these subjects very differently, sometimes treating them as a mere pretext for visual experimentation. Through a selection of nearly forty drawings from the Getty Museum’s collection, dating from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, this exhibition explores the pictorial representation of myths that have been instrumental in the formation of Western culture. ConneCTinG SeAS DECEMBER 7, 2013 – APRIL 13, 2014 THIS ExHIBITION REVEALS how other cultures were perceived, represented, and transmitted when ocean travel was the primary means by which people and knowledge circulated. Featuring works from the Getty Research

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Institute’s (GRI) extensive special collections, including rare books and maps, photographs, and prints, the exhibition traces the fascinating course of scholarly investigation of non-European cultures from the 16th to the 21st century. This is the first exhibition in the GRI’s newly expanded galleries. A RoyAL pASSion: Queen viCToRiA And pHoToGRApHy FEBRUARY 4 – JUNE 8, 2014 IN 1839, JUST two years after Victoria became queen of Great Britain and Ireland, the medium of photography was announced to the world. This exhibition explores the relationship between the new art and the young queen, whose passion for collecting photographs began in the 1840s and whose photographic Roger Fenton (English, 1819–1869), Queen image became Victoria, June 30, 1854, Hand-colored salted paper print. 7 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. synonymous with The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. an entire age. With important loans from The Royal Collection shown alongside masterpieces from the Getty Museum, the exhibition displays rare daguerreotypes, private portraits of the Royal Family, and a selection of prints by early masters such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

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HiRoSHi SuGimoTo: pAST TenSe FEBRUARY 4 – JUNE 8, 2014

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born 1948), Anne Boleyn, 1999, Gelatin silver print. 58 5/8 x 46 7/8 in. © Hiroshi Sugimoto, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

SINCE THE MID1970S, Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has used photography to investigate how history filters down to the present. This exhibition brings together three series by the artist— habitat dioramas, wax portraits, and early photographic negatives—that present objects of historical and cultural significance from various museum collections. By photographing subjects that reimagine or record moments from history, Sugimoto illuminates the medium’s inextricable relationship to the past.

JACKSon poLLoCK’S muRAL MARCH 11 – JUNE 1, 2014 COMMISSIONED BY ART collector and dealer Peggy Guggenheim for the entry to her New York City apartment in 1943, Mural by Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956) is now considered one of the iconic paintings of the 20th century. Following extensive study and treatment at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty

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Conservation Institute, this exhibition presents the newly restored work alongside findings from the Getty’s research. It explores a transitional moment in Pollock’s career, as he moved toward the experimental application of paint that would become the hallmark of his technique. HATCHed! CReATinG FoRm WiTH Line MARCH 11 – JUNE 1, 2014 CELEBRATING THE ART of hatching— closely drawn parallel lines that suggest relief or shadow—this exhibition includes powerful examples from the Getty Museum’s drawings collection by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), Portrait of Joseph Roulin, 1888, Reed van Gogh. One of the and quill pens and brown ink and black most basic and timeless chalk. 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. artistic techniques, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. hatching can create the immediate illusion of threedimensional solidity on a two-dimensional sheet of paper. Extremely versatile, it can also be used to give the impression of movement or speed. in FoCuS: AnSeL AdAmS MARCH 18 – JULY 20, 2014 IN THE 1970S, Ansel Adams—internationally renowned photographer and conservationist—sought to preserve his archive for future generations by creating the “Ansel Adams Museum Set,”

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a portfolio of his greatest work. Inspired by the recent acquisition of a “Museum Set,” this exhibition also includes earlier works by Adams from the Museum’s permanent collection, offering visitors an opportunity to view changes in Adams’s printing styles and an understanding of the photographer’s assessment of his life’s work. eAST meeTS WeST: byZAnTine iLLuminATion AT THe CuLTuRAL CRoSSRoAdS MARCH 25 – JUNE 22, 2014 THE GLITTERING COURTS of the Byzantine Empire (A.D. 330–1453) have long been admired for their rich tradition of manuscript illumination. The prominent use of gold, a striking sense of naturalism, and a distinctive spiritual character were among the widely celebrated aspects of Byzantine art in the Middle Ages. These qualities inspired artists and patrons in other Christian locales, including Western Europe, Armenia, and Ethiopia. Primarily drawn from the Getty Museum’s collection, this exhibition also features important loans in partnership with Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, on view at the Getty Villa from April 9 through August 25, 2014. THe SCAndALouS ART oF JAmeS enSoR JUNE 10 – AUGUST 31, 2014 THIS ExHIBITION CHARTS James Ensor’s astonishing artistic development in the decade culminating with his avant-garde masterpiece, Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889 (1888), a shockingly satirical indictment of modern Belgian society that is one of the Getty Museum’s major highlights. The exhibition presents more than thirty Ensor paintings from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, along with a rich selection of the artist's drawings and etchings from the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and several other key lenders. THe LiFe oF ART: ConTexT, CoLLeCTinG, And diSpLAy FEBRUARY 7, 2012 – oNGoING LOOK CLOSELY AT a work of art and you are likely to uncover

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James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949), Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889, 1888, Oil on canvas. 99 1/2 x 169 1/2 in. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SABAM, Brussels. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

clues to a fascinating past and present: an object’s intimate connection to people, places, institutions, and cultures. This exhibition takes four objects from the Museum’s decorative arts collection—a silver fountain, a wall light, a side chair, and a lidded bowl—and encourages you to explore their “lives” through an interactive presentation. TibeRiuS: poRTRAiT oF An empeRoR oCToBER 16, 2013 – MARCH 3, 2014 FOLLOWING A YEAR-LONG conservation project, an over-life size bronze portrait of Tiberius from Herculaneum provides an occasion to assess the character and career of Rome’s second emperor. Damaged by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, this bronze statue of the Roman emperor Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at Herculaneum. Standing over eight feet high, this monumental statue presents Tiberius with his head veiled, in his role as chief priest of ancient Rome. The exhibition also highlights information gleaned during the study and treatment of the statue, which has been returned to an upright position after many years off display.

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As well as revealing the processes by which the portrait was assembled in antiquity, it has also been possible to identify the methods and means used to reassemble and restore the figure following its recovery in the eighteenth century. ReLieF WiTH AnTioCHoS And HeRAKLeS MAY 23, 2012 – MAY 4, 2015 ON LOAN FROM the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles. HeAven And eARTH: ART oF byZAnTium FRom GReeK CoLLeCTionS APRIL 9 – AUGUST 25, 2014 BYzANTINE ARTISTS DREW from pagan and early Christian foundations to fashion the opulent and deeply spiritual world of Byzantium (A.D. 330–1453). The establishment of Christianity as the state religion inspired the creation of luminous icons, textiles, architectural sculptures, frescoes, and mosaics to adorn basilicas throughout the empire. Prosperous monasteries illuminated sacred manuscripts and preserved monuments of Greek literature, while private patronage fostered the embellishment of daily life. moLTen CoLoR: GLASSmAKinG in AnTiQuiTy oCToBER 8, 2009 – oNGoING OVER 180 ANCIENT GLASS objects from the collection of Erwin Oppenländer are featured in this exhibition. The Oppenländer collection, which the Getty acquired in 2003, is remarkable for its cultural and chronological breadth. It includes works made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world, and the Roman Empire, and spans the entire period of ancient glass production, from its origins in Mesopotamia in about 2500 B.C. to Byzantine and Islamic glass of the eleventh century A.D. Also notable in the Oppenländer

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collection is the variety of ancient glassmaking techniques, such as casting, core forming, mosaic, inflation, mold blowing, cameo carving, incising, and cutting. All these techniques are still used by glass artists today. TICKETS & CoNTACT The J. Paul Getty Museum 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu

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THe KiRK douGLAS THeATRe in Culver City is the newest and most intimate of Center Theatre Group’s family of theatres. The 317-seat venue, located in a newly renovated historic theatre opened in October 2004. Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has selected a wide range of productions, including co-productions with other Los Angeles theatre companies, special events, world premieres of new plays, and musicals. DECEMBER 8 – 29, 2013 THe SeCond CiTy’S A CHRiSTmAS CARoL: TWiST youR diCKenS By peTeR GWinn And bobby moRT Directed by mARC WARZeCHA LAST SEASON’S zANIEST, most irreverent interactive holiday show is back and more boisterous than ever! The twisted minds of the world famous The Second City are hard at play, bringing all the crazy antics you love, plus new jokes, more naughty audience interaction, and louder, hardier laughs! Scrooge, Tiny Tim, three ridiculous ghosts, and a cast of The Second City’s funniest alums take the Douglas stage by storm, as wicked satire, daring improv, and a host of guest celebs run rampant on the Victorian streets (of

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Culver City). Get in the spirit with this epic celebration of the comic genius of The Second City. Tiny Timtini’s and Scroogedrivers will be flowing in the Lounge. JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014 i’LL Go on By SAMUEL beCKeTT Directed by CoLm Ó bRiAin FOLLOWING THE SMASH successes of Waiting for Godot at the Taper and Krapp’s Last Tape at the Kirk Douglas last season, a new set of oddly charming and brilliantly compelling Beckett characters arrive in Los Angeles. Barry McGovern returns to the opus he helped develop for the stage 25 years ago and has performed over 200 times all over the world. I’ll Go On extracts indelible characters from the Beckett trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable (hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as “one of the most remarkable, most original, and most haunting prose works of the century.”) With these marvelously surly characters, the mordant observations on life from a Nobel Prize celebrated author and the remarkable Barry McGovern center stage as the catalyst, I’ll Go On is sure to be another must-see, sold-out Beckett theatrical event. “I can’t go on, but I must go on. I will go on.” MAY 4 – JUNE 1, 2014 diFFeRenT WoRdS FoR THe SAme THinG By KimbeR Lee Directed by neeL KeLLeR AFTER PUTTING YEARS and thousands of miles between them, Alice gets the call to return to her hometown, forcing her to revisit and re-examine the places, events, and relationships that once defined her. Neel Keller, who helmed last season’s thriller The Nether, assembles one of the largest casts in KDT history to create an unforgettable multi-ethnic family three generations deep— complete with all the love, laughter, complications, and difficult choices that come with family. Kimber Lee, a vibrant new voice and recipient of the prestigious 2013-14 PoNY fellowship awarded by the Lark Play Development Center, weaves a beguiling tapestry of

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contemporary Americana. KDT fans of fresh new works like The Royale and The Nether, as well as landmark American dramas like Our Town and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, will immediately respond to this beautifully complex extended family, and the power and lyrical grace of Lee’s storytelling. TICKETS & CoNTACT Kirk Douglas Theatre 9820 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 (213) 628-2772 (Tickets) www.centertheatregroup.org

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Founded in 2004 by Artistic Exterior view Redondo Beach Directors Thordal Christensen Performing Arts Center and Colleen Neary, and Executive Director Julie Whittaker, Los Angeles Ballet is proud to be entering its 8th Season. Known for its superb stagings of the Balanchine repertory, stylistically meticulous classical ballets and its commitment to new works, LAB has become recognized as a world-class ballet company. LAB has presented 21 productions encompassing 43 works, including 13 commissioned world premieres. Los Angeles Ballet tours throughout LA County, regularly appearing at seven venues. DECEMBER 7, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Alex Theatre DECEMBER 8, 2013, 2:00 P.M. Alex Theatre DECEMBER 14, 2013, 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. Valley Performing Arts Center DECEMBER 15, 2013, 1:00 P.M. Valley Performing Arts Center DECEMBER 21, 2013, 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. Royce Hall, UCLA DECEMBER 22, 2013, 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. Royce Hall, UCLA

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DECEMBER 28, 2013, 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center DECEMBER 29, 2013, 2:00 P.M. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

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THe nuTCRACKeR “The Nutcracker“. Photo: Reed Hutchinson JOIN UNCLE DROSSELMEYER, Clara, and her beloved Nutcracker as they battle the Mouse King and his army, journey to the Land of Snow, and to the enchanted Palace of the Dolls where Clara's favorite doll companions come to life. MARCH 1, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Valley Performing Arts Center MARCH 8, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center MARCH 15, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Alex Theatre MARCH 22, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Royce Hall, UCLA

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QuARTeT A MIxED PROGRAM of both renowned and new works selected by Christensen and Neary.

Return To A Strange Land Choreographed by JiRÍ KyLiÁn World Premiere Choreographed by CHRiSTopHeR SToWeLL World Premiere Choreographed by SonyA TAyeH Stars And Stripes Choreographed by GeoRGe bALAnCHine MAY 31, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Valley Performing Arts Center JUNE 7, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Alex Theatre JUNE 14, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center JUNE 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Royce Hall, UCLA LA SyLpHide WiTH GeoRGe bALAnCHine’S SeRenAde This romantic, two-act story ballet tells the tale of a young Scotsman who falls in love with a Sylph. This program also includes Balanchine’s beloved Serenade, to the music of Tchaikovsky. TICKETS & CoNTACT Los Angeles Ballet Offices & Studios 11755 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 998-7782 (Tickets) www.losangelesballet.org

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WiTH 100,000 obJeCTS Los Angeles County Museum of Art dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. LACMA’s collections encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Among the museum’s special strengths are its holdings of Asian art, housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. dAvid HoCKney: Seven yoRKSHiRe LAndSCApe videoS, 2011 NoVEMBER 3, 2013 – JANUARY 20, 2014 CONSIDERED ONE OF the most innovative artists of the postwar era, British-born David Hockney (b. 1937) has, throughout his

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career in Los Angeles and England, adopted various new media in order to investigate perception. Embracing cutting-edge technology including Polaroids, iPad and iPhone drawings, and most recently film, Hockney explores new ways to depict movement through multiple perspectives of a singular event. This exhibition introduces Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos (2011), in which eighteen cameras, fixed to Hockney’s car, record drives through Yorkshire’s landscape. The film is displayed in a multi-screen grid that generates a larger, intensified image. For Hockney, these multiple perspectives “force the eye to scan, and it is impossible to see everything at once… [It] gives back the choice to the viewer, and hence…brings about possibilities for new narratives.” AGnÈS vARdA in CALiFoRniALAnd NoVEMBER 3, 2013 – JUNE 22, 2014 ONCE CALLED THE “grandmother of the French New Wave,” Agnès Varda has been making narrative and documentary films for six decades. Agnès Varda in Californialand is the first U.S. museum presentation of her artwork. The exhibition features a new major sculptural installation inspired by her time in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, as well as a selection of her photographs. This exhibition coincides with LACMA’s efforts, with the support of the Annenberg Foundation and The Film Foundation, to restore four films made by Varda in California: Uncle Yanco (1967), Black Panthers (1968), LIONS LOVE (...AND LIES) (1969), and Mur Murs (1981). See THe LiGHT – pHoToGRApHy, peRCepTion, CoGniTion: THe mARJoRie And LeonARd veRnon CoLLeCTion oCToBER 27, 2013 – MARCH 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS Marjorie and Leonard Vernon began to collect photography in 1975, eventually building a collection of some 3,600 photographs spanning the entire history of the medium. In 2008 LACMA acquired the complete collection, making it possible for the museum to represent photography’s full range and its centrality in modern visual culture. This exhibition of 220 photographs from the Vernon Collection takes a historical perspective, identifying parallels between photography and vision

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science over time. The earliest commentaries on photography, published at the moment of its invention in the late 1830s, positioned the medium between art and science. As a scientific instrument, the camera operates as an infallible eye, augmenting physiological vision; as an artistic tool, it channels the imagination, recording creative vision. Much of photography’s authority and fascination resides in its interdisciplinary grounding. Whether we analyze it as a science or admire it as an art, photography’s power may never be fully explained, but it will always offer revelations about vision, perception, and cognition. JoHn divoLA: AS FAR AS i CouLd GeT oCToBER 6, 2013 – JULY 6, 2014 AS FAR AS I COULD GET is the first solo museum presentation of the work of John Divola. The exhibition is a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with different components shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art. LACMA’s presentation includes Polaroid images of sculpted objects, serial works comprised of appropriated continuity shots and stereographs, and conceptual landscapes in which the artist himself appears in a performative role.

John Divola, As Far As I Could Get (R02F06), 10 Seconds, 1996–7, Pigment Print, 60 x 40 in. © John Divola.

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an evocative and enduring image of Mexico. Among the most important cinematographers of the so-called Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Figueroa worked with leading directors from Mexico, the United States and Europe, traversing a wide range of genres while maintaining his distinctive and vivid visual style. In the 1930s, Figueroa was part of a vibrant community of artists in many media, including Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Edward Weston, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, who sought to convey the country’s transformation following the trauma of the Mexican Revolution. Later, he adapted his approach to the very different sensibilities of directors Luis Buñuel and John Huston, among others. Figueroa spoke of creating una imágen méxicana. His films are an essential part of the network of appropriations, exchanges, and reinterpretations that formed Mexican visual identity and visual culture in the mid-twentieth century and beyond. The exhibition features film clips, paintings, photographs, posters, and documents, many of which are drawn from Figueroa’s archive and the Televisa Foundation collections. In addition, the exhibition includes work by contemporary artists and filmmakers that draw from the vast inventory of distinctly Mexican imagery associated with Figueroa’s cinematography. SHApinG poWeR: LubA mASTeRWoRKS FRom THe RoyAL muSeum FoR CenTRAL AFRiCA JULY 7, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 SHAPING POWER FEATURES Luba masterworks from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on loan from the Royal Museum for Central Africa and rarely seen outside of Belgium. Figurative thrones, elegant scepters, and ancestral figures actively contributed to the formation and expansion of a highly influential Luba state from the 18th to early 20th centuries. The exhibition includes a kneeling female figure holding a bowl by the celebrated artist known as the Buli Master, as well as the Royal Museum’s most iconic mask recalling the Luba culture hero—on loan for the first time ever. Shaping Power presents the richness and complexity of Luba arts, and lends insight into a world-renowned African aesthetic and cultural legacy. A contemporary installation entitled Congo: Shadow of the Shadow (2005) by Aimé Mpane, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African

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Art, presents a gripping commentary on re-shaping power during the colonial period, using the play of light and shadow, substance, and ethereality. In addition, a bead-laden Luba memory device from a private collection suggests how the past is continually reimagined through the eyes of the present. muRmuRS: ReCenT ConTempoRARy ACQuiSiTionS NoVEMBER 3, 2013 – JUNE 22, 2014

Carter Mull, Autopoetics and Wire, 2012, Chromogenic color print on gloss paper, laminated chromogenic prints, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Ralph M. Parsons Fund and the Photographic Arts Council, 2013, M.2013.88.

MURMURS FEATURES A selection of recent acquisitions from LACMA’s permanent collection. These works reflect the proclivity in contemporary art to reject medium specificity and suggest new forms. The onomatopoetic title suggests the way that language takes form and occupies space; it is also a nod to Agnès Varda’s film Mur Murs, the title playing on the murmuring of murals on the walls of Los Angeles. The installation features Scoli Acosta, Tauba Auerbach, Tala Madani, Carter Mull, Alex Olson, Ry Rocklen, Erika Vogt, and Brenna Youngblood.

pRinCeLy TRAdiTionS And CoLoniAL puRSuiTS in indiA AUGUST 10, 2013 – oCToBER 12, 2014 SOUTH ASIAN ARTISTIC traditions were dramatically transformed by the political, social, and economic changes that accompanied India’s passage from native to colonial rule in the nineteenth century. Artists formerly employed by Indian princes came to work for English officials and merchant elites, adjusting their practices

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THIS SPECIAL INSTALLATION is the second part of a twofold presentation examining the conceptual and compositional variances between the subjects of Tibetan thangkas and the paintings that adorn Tibetan furniture. The elaborate and often esoteric imagery of Tibetan thangkas, manuscript illustrations, and murals is generally paralleled in the painted decoration on the exterior of Tibetan furniture, especially trunks and cabinets. However, the furniture has an expanded repertoire of subject matter that is crucial to understanding the totality and range of dramatic expression in Tibetan art. 

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CompASS FoR SuRveyoRS: 19TH CenTuRy AmeRiCAn LAndSCApeS DECEMBER 21, 2012 – APRIL 20, 2014 THROUGHOUT THE 1800S, painters and photographers helped interpret the changing landscape as Americans settled and explored the shifting western frontier. This exhibition Wm. J. Young, United States, 1800features all of the 1870, Surveyor’s Vernier Compass nineteenth century American with Box, c. 1856, Wood, metal, landscape paintings from brass, glass. Courtesy of Museum of the American LACMA’s collection, and a West, Autry National Center; 87.64.2. selection of photographs from the same period. Thomas Eakins’s famous painting, Wrestlers, is also featured, and a surveyor’s compass from 1856, on loan from The Autry National Center, occupies the center of the gallery. The installation emphasizes the uneven and subjective nature of LACMA’s collection: the East Coast works, hung salon-style, dramatically outnumber the museum’s canvases portraying the West. Conversely, representations of the West abound in the museum's holdings of early photography, while there are fewer photographs depicting the East. THe AnCienT mAyA WoRLd: mASTeRWoRKS FRom THe peRmAnenT CoLLeCTion DECEMBER 1, 2012 – MARCH 2, 2014 A SELECTION OF 38 masterworks of Maya art from the collection are now on view. In Classic-period Mesoamerica (AD 250–900), the Maya organized themselves into a network of independent

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kingdoms ruled by a divine lord or k’uhul ajaw. Each kingdom competed with one another for resources and trade. Although the Classic Maya never achieved political unification, the mutual emphasis on divine kingship, a shared calendar, and the widespread use of an elite hieroglyphic script attest to a common worldview. CALdeR And AbSTRACTion: FRom AvAnT-GARde To iConiC NoVEMBER 24, 2013 – JULY 27, 2014 ONE OF THE most important artists of the twentieth century, Alexander Calder revolutionized modern sculpture. Calder and Abstraction: From AvantGarde to Iconic, with significant cooperation from the Calder Foundation, explores the artist’s radical translation of French Surrealist vocabulary into American vernacular. Alexander Calder, Eucalyptus, 1940, sheet metal, wire, and paint, 94 1/2 His most iconic works, x 61 inches, Calder Foundation, New coined mobiles by Marcel York; Gift of Andréa Davidson, Shawn Duchamp, are kinetic Davidson, Alexander S.C. Rower, & Holton Rower, 2010. © 2013 Calder sculptures in which flat Foundation, New York / Artists Rights pieces of painted metal Society (ARS), New York, Photo courtesy Calder Foundation, New connected by wire move York/Art Resource, NY. delicately in the air, propelled by motors or air currents. His later stabiles are monumental structures, whose arching forms and massive steel planes continue his engagement with dynamism and daring innovation. 

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HASSAn HAJJAJ: my RoCK STARS expeRimenTAL, voLume 1, 2012 DECEMBER 21, 2013 – JULY 20, 2014 THIS THREE-CHANNEL video installation by Hassan Hajjaj includes nine separately filmed performances by an international array of musicians. The sitters/performers wear clothes that Hajjaj has designed himself, and pose in spaces covered by patterns he has selected. Clad in traditional fabrics, as well as luxury brand clothes and shoes, the musicians bridge the gap between now and then, us and them, high and low culture, reflecting a fusion of Moroccan craftsmanship and contemporary art. FouR AbSTRACT CLASSiCiSTS DECEMBER 21, 2013 – JUNE 29, 2014 FOUR ABSTRACT CLASSICISTS features hard-edge abstractions from LACMA’s collection by Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin. The term “abstract classicists” was coined in 1959 by curator and critic Jules Langsner to define these four southern California painters whose work he grouped in a seminal exhibition that year at the Los Angeles County Museum in Exposition Park (prior to LACMA’s existence as an independent art museum). The work exemplified the generational shift in the late 1950s and early 60s from the energetic brushwork of Abstract Expressionism to the cooler aesthetics of Pop Art and Minimalism. KAZ oSHiRo: CHASinG GHoSTS JANUARY 24 – JUNE 6, 2014 AS PART OF the museum’s ongoing engagement with the community, LACMA presents an exhibition of work by Kaz Oshiro at the museum’s satellite gallery within Charles White Elementary School. The exhibition juxtaposes objects Oshiro selected from the museum's collection, new work based on his interactions at the school, and student art. Oshiro is best known for creating high fidelity sculptures of everyday objects—microwaves, dumpsters, file cabinets. By using the materials of painting (paint, canvas, stretcher bars) to fabricate sculpture, Oshiro’s work transcends

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tromp l'oeil trickery and blurs the distinction between the two media. Oshiro was born in Okinawa, Japan and is based in Los Angeles. FÚTboL: THe beAuTiFuL GAme FEBRUARY 2 – JULY 20, 2014 FúTBOL: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME examines the subject of football— nicknamed by one sports commentator as “The Beautiful Game”—and its interactions with societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Celebrating Kehinde Wiley, Samuel Eto'o, 2010, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, © the sport on the eve of the 2014 Kehinde Wiley, World Cup in Brazil, the exhibition Image courtesy of Kehinde Wiley, includes approximately thirty and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. artists from around the world, working in video, photography, painting and sculpture. Two roomsized video installations—Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, by the artists Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon, and Volta by Stephen Dean—anchor the exhibition. Other works by artists including Miguel Calderon (whose 2004 video Mexico v. Brasil represents a 17-0 victory for Mexico), Robin Rhode, Kehinde Wiley, and Andy Warhol provide a sense of the miraculous possibilities of the sport as universal conversation piece.

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HeLen pASHGiAn: LiGHT inviSibLe MARCH 30 – JUNE 29, 2014 THE ExHIBITION INCLUDES the first large-scale sculptural installation by Helen Pashgian, a pioneer of the Light and Space movement. Pashgian’s early experiments with oil paintings with glazes that trapped and bounced light were influenced by her exposure in college to Vermeer’s luminous canvases. Later, Pashgian began working in three dimensions, creating sculpture. She was one of a group of Los Angeles-area artists in the late 1960s who recognized that new materials used by industry (especially aerospace) and leisure culture (surfboards, custom cars) could also be used by artists—including fiberglass, resins, plastics, and coated glass. CHineSe pAinTinGS FRom JApAneSe CoLLeCTionS MAY 11 – JULY 6, 2014 THE SHOW COMPRISES nearly forty masterpieces of the Tang (618–906), Song (960–1279), Yuan (1260–1368), and Ming (1368–1644) dynasties owned by Japanese museums—many of which have never been displayed outside of Japan. This is the first major exhibition in America to explore the history of collecting Chinese paintings in Japan over a period of six centuries. The exhibition demonstrates Japan’s historical role in preserving a large part of China’s cultural and artistic heritage during three key phases in Japanese history: the Kamakura and Muromachi period (14th–16th centuries); the Edo period (17th–19th centuries); and the Meiji, Taishô, and early Shôwa periods (early 20th century). Chinese paintings functioned in Japan as symbols of Chinese culture, indicators of social status, and models for major traditions of Japanese painting, such as zen and Kanô School painting. Altogether, the exhibition tells an extraordinary story about the preservation of Chinese painting in Japan. JoHn ALToon JUNE 8 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 JOHN ALTOON is the first major retrospective devoted to this little-known, yet important, artist whose brief but significant career

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unfolded in southern California from the 1950s until his untimely death in 1969 at age 43. The exhibition includes approximately 70 paintings and drawings from public and private collections across the United States. expReSSioniSm in GeRmAny And FRAnCe: FRom vAn GoGH To KAndinSKy JUNE 8 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 ExPRESSIONISM IN GERMANY and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky demonstrates the exchange between French and German artists during the decade prior to the First World War. Drawing on new scholarship, the exhibition explores the connections that developed among artists, including Vincent Vincent van Gogh, Pollard van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Willows at Sunset, 1888, Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Henri Matisse, Ernst Ludwig The Netherlands, Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Photo Credit: Art Resource, NY. Franz Marc, and Wassily Kandinsky. Selections include PostImpressionist, Fauvist, and Cubist paintings that the Expressionists were able to see in landmark exhibitions and collections in Germany, and at places such as the Café du Dôme and Matisse’s academy; these serve to illustrate the function of influence in the visual arts. In addition, a careful selection of paintings and works on paper by artists of the Brücke and Blaue Reiter groups explores their connection to French artists of the same era. This exhibition features numerous loans from major museums in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and various private collections.

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TReASuReS FRom KoReA: ARTS And CuLTuRe oF THe JoSeon dynASTy, 1392–1910 JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 TREASURES FROM KOREA presents more than 150 works from the time of the world’s longest-ruling Confucian dynasty, lasting more than 500 years. On display are many Korean national treasures that have never before been shown in the United States. This comprehensive survey is organized around five key themes that together illuminate a period that continues to influence modern manners, norms, and social attitudes: the role of the king and his royal court, and their taste for simplicity, expressed in porcelain objects; the strict hierarchies that defined class and gender; the production of metal and ceramic ritual implements used in ancestral worship; various religions practiced during this time, and the late influence of western civilizations. meTRopoLiS ii oNGoING CHRIS BURDEN’S METROPOLIS II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six-lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, “The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city.” LeviTATed mASS oNGoING LEVITATED MASS by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA’s campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. The slot gradually descends to fifteen feet in depth, running underneath the boulder. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork.

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Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1969; a drawing of the work is in the collection of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The artist discovered an appropriate boulder only decades later in Riverside County, California. The boulder is one component of the artwork, as is the 456-foot-long slot beneath it and the surrounding environment. Taken as a whole, Levitated Mass speaks to the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating artworks from megalithic stone, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering. THe STudio GLASS movemenT, 1962–2012 oNGoING The year 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the studio glass movement, and commemorations are taking place at museums throughout the country. The event that is considered to mark the founding of the movement is a 1962 series of workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art led by glass artist Harvey Littleton. Until that time, Harvey Littleton (United glass was primarily considered States, born 1922) Red/Blue a material for industrial uses, Combination Arc, 1984. Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan such as plate-glass windows, Steinhauser AC1997.249.12.1-.2 and for utilitarian drinking and serving vessels. Inspired by studio ceramists who had expanded the scope of their work to include sculpture as well as useful objects, glassmakers no longer felt bound by functional imperatives and embraced the potential of glass for artistic expression. Thus began a fertile period of experimentation that continues today, whereby glass artists have often worked on a massive scale and employed a variety of

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techniques to highlight the brilliance, transparency, and visceral power of glass. The presentation at LACMA features work by Dale Chihuly, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Harvey Littleton, Ivan Mares, Richard Marquis, Mary Ann “Toots” zynsky, and many more. bRuCe nAumAn: FoR beGinneRS oNGoING Early in his career, Bruce Nauman came to the conclusion that, “If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product.” For Beginners (all the combinations of the thumb and fingers) stacks two frames of video images of the artist’s hands with commentary on the different combinations he creates (like some sort of gestural painter, sans paint and canvas). His fingers shift as his voice delivers different commands. Like his 1968 work Walk with Contrapposto, For Beginners was created in the studio with a camera, the artist’s body, and little else. Suggestive of a struggle between words and actions, the physical and the mental, Nauman forces us to look again at the simplest of our own gestures. TICKETS & CoNTACT LACMA 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 (General) (323) 857-6010 (Tickets) www.lacma.org

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GivinG A voiCe to Walt Disney Grant Gershonand the LA Concert Hall, the GrammyMaster Chorale Photo: Lee Salem nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale is led by Music Director Grant Gershon. The New York Times calls the choir “inspired,” and The New York Observer declares it “a superb vocal ensemble.” The Chorale is currently in its 50th season as a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County and its 11th as the resident chorus at Disney Hall. Presenting its own concert series each season, it performs choral music from the earliest writings to the most recent contemporary compositions. To date, the choir has commissioned 42 and premiered 88 new works, of which 57 were world premieres, and has been awarded three ASCAP/Chorus America Awards for Adventurous Programming, as well as Chorus America’s prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence.  DECEMBER 7, 2013, 2:00 P.M. DECEMBER 14, 2013, 2:00 P.M. FeSTivAL oF CARoLS

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DECEMBER 8, 2013, 7:00 P.M. ReJoiCe! CeRemony oF CARoLS 62 SinGeRS, CHAmbeR oRCHeSTRA ReSpiGHi, Laud to the Nativity bRiTTen, A Ceremony of Carols STepHen pAuLuS, Christmas Dances DECEMBER 15, 2013, 7:00 P.M. DECEMBER 22, 2013, 7:00 P.M. HAndeL: meSSiAH 48 SinGeRS, CHAmbeR oRCHeSTRA, SoLoiSTS HAndeL, Messiah JANUARY 25, 2014, 7:00 P.M. JANUARY 26, 2014, 7:00 P.M. bACH b minoR mASS 115 SinGeRS, SympHoniC oRCHeSTRA bACH, Mass in B Minor MARCH 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M. TRibuTe To moRTen LAuRidSen 48 SinGeRS, THe CompoSeR AT THe piAno Mid-Winter Songs Ave Dulcissima Maria Canticle/ O Vos Omnes Nocturnes Madrigali LES Chansons des Roses O Magnum Mysterium APRIL 6, 2014, 7:00 P.M. minimALiST mASTeRWoRKS 32 SinGeRS, inSTRumenTAL enSembLe STeve ReiCH, You Are (Variations) dAvid LAnG, the little match girl passion JUNE 8, 2014, 7:00 P.M. TodAy, TomoRRoW & beyond 115 SinGeRS, piAno, HuAyuCALTiA, CALdeR QuARTeT

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SHAWn KiRCHneR, World Premiere dAvid LAnG, World Premiere, with the Calder Quartet FRAnCiSCo nÚñeZ, World Premiere, Reprised with LAMC’s High School Choir Festival Honor Choir GAbRieLA LenA FRAnK, Los Cantores de las Montañas, Reprised with Huayucaltia eSA-peKKA SALonen, World Premiere TICKETS & CoNTACT Los Angeles Master Chorale 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-3110 (Administration) Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-7282 (Tickets) www.lamc.org

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in JuST oveR a quarter-century Nino Machaidze(right) as Thaïs of existence, LA Opera has Photo:Guillermo Mendo become, under the leadership of Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo, the United States’ fourth largest opera company, and “...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera.” (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times). LA Opera created a sensation with its inaugural production of Verdi's Otello, starring Plácido Domingo, in October 1986. Under the leadership of Founding General Director Peter Hemmings and subsequently under Plácido Domingo, LA Opera has grown to become a company of international stature.  FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 16, 2014 biLLy budd Music by benJAmin bRiTTen Original Production by FRAnCeSCA ZAmbeLLo Directed by JuLiA pevZneR Conducted by JAmeS ConLon A POWERFUL TALE of innocence and betrayal on the high seas. Based on Herman Melville’s classic American novella, Billy Budd tells the story of a young sailor whose unwitting actions compel his captain to make a fateful decision. Leading the allmale cast, baritone Liam Bonner returns as Billy Budd, with tenor

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Richard Croft as Captain Vere. Bass Greer Grimsley makes his LA Opera debut as Claggart, the master-at-arms maddened by Billy’s goodness and beauty. Continuing his ongoing celebration of the Britten centenary, James Conlon conducts an unforgettable production staged by Francesca zambello, one of the most dynamic directors on the international opera scene. MARCH 15 – APRIL 6, 2014 LuCiA di LAmmeRmooR Music by GAeTAno doniZeTTi Directed by eLKHAnAH puLiTZeR Conducted by JAmeS ConLon A DARKLY ROMANTIC tale of family honor, betrayal, and madness returns to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade. As Lucia, Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova is “a phenomenon that must be heard to be believed”(Opera News). Tenor Saimir Pirgu returns as Lucia’s tempestuous secret lover. Forced by her family to marry against her will, Lucia descends into madness. Her chilling, blood-spattered reappearance at the wedding reception has become one of the most iconic scenes in all of opera. A tour-de-force of Italian Romantic opera at its most powerful and dramatic, Lucia di Lammermoor is the gleaming jewel in opera’s bel canto crown. MAY 17 – JUNE 7, 2014 THAÏS Music by JuLeS mASSeneT Directed by niCoLA RAAb Conducted by pATRiCK FouRniLLieR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL courtesan in Alexandria, Thaïs holds an entire city in her thrall as she embraces life’s most sensual delights. One man alone, the monk Athanaël, weeps for her sins, but his pilgrimage to save the sinner’s soul becomes a tortured journey of erotic obsession. As seducer transforms into saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passions. The incomparable Nino Machaidze returns as Thaïs, with Plácido Domingo as her would-be savior. Patrick Fournillier conducts a thrilling production by Nicola Raab that has taken European opera houses by storm. Filled with

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intoxicating melodies and exotic colors, Thaïs seduces both eyes and ears with a glittering treasure trove of pleasures. MAY 18 – 24, 2014 A STReeTCAR nAmed deSiRe Music by AndRÉ pRevin Libretto by pHiLip LiTTLe Directed by bRAd dALTon Conducted by pATRiCK SummeRS SUPERSTAR RENéE FLEMING returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents! Clinging desperately to a masquerade of Southern grace, Blanche DuBois moves into her sister’s cramped apartment, creating all the wrong kinds of sparks with her crude brother-in-law. When dark truths about Blanche’s past begin to emerge, her world comes apart at the seams in a spiral of violence and madness. A faithful adaptation of Tennessee Soprano Renee Fleming as Williams’ classic play, André Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" Previn’s powerful opera evokes Photo: Todd Rosenburg/Lyric Opera a highly charged New Orleans Chicago setting. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is the hotheaded Stanley Kowalski, with soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Blanche’s guileless suitor Mitch. Presented in a semi-staged concert production, A Streetcar Named Desire is conducted by Patrick Summers leading the LA Opera Orchestra.

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MAY 22, 2014, 7:30 P.M. dmiTRi HvoRoSTovSKy POSSESSOR OF ONE of the most unforgettable, uniquely beautiful voices of all time, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has captivated audiences in opera houses and concert halls around the globe. Renowned for his recital appearances, he unleashes his luminous artistry to penetrate to the emotional core of the art song repertoire with an array of expressive shadings and ever-shifting vocal colors. Mr. Hvorostovsky will partner with pianist Ivari Ilja in a recital that includes Russian romances based on poems by Alexander Pushkin, as well as Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buanarroti. TiCKeTS & ConTACT LA Opera Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-7219 (Administration) (213) 972-8001 (Box Office) www.laopera.org

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THe LoS AnGeLeS he los angeles philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel Gustavo Dudamel pHiLHARmoniC is reinventing Photo: Mathew Imaging is reinventing the concept of a the concept of a 21st-century Photo Credit: Mathew Imaging 21st century orchestra under orchestra under the vibrant the vibrantof Gustavo leadershipDudamel. of Gustavo leadership Dudamel. Nowseason, in its 93rd Now in its 94th theseason, the Philharmonicisisrecognized recognizedas asone one of of the the world’s outstanding Philharmonic world's outstanding orchestras and is received enthusiastically orchestras and is received enthusiastically by audiences and by audiences andat critics alike. at home and abroad, the critics alike. Both home and Both abroad, the Philharmonic is leading Philharmonic is leading the way in and innovative programming the way in innovative programming re-defining the musical and re-defining the musical experience. experience. Inspired to consider new directions, Dudamel and view is shared byfind more than one million listenersfaithful who the This Philharmonic aim to programming that remains livealso performances the Losnew Angeles Philharmonic toexperience tradition, yet seeks newby ground, audiences, and new each to year. The Philharmonic demonstrates a breadth and ways enhance the symphonic music experience. depth of programming unrivaled by other orchestras and cultural institutions, performing DECEMBER 3, 2013, 8:00 P.M. or presenting nearly 300 concertsumbReLLA: throughout the at its two iconic venues:CompoSeRS Walt GReen L.A.year noW – neW AnGeLeno JoHn DisneyAdAmS, ConcertConductor Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, a popular JuLiA HoLTeR, Voice, summer tradition sinceKeyboard 1922. The orchestra's involvement JAmeS SuLLivAn, Clarinet with Los Angeles also extends far beyond regular symphony bRiAn WALSH, Clarinet concerts in a concert hall, embracing the schools, churches, mARK menZieS, Violin and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community. FRiAR, Green Pop education initiatives is Youth AmongLittle its wide-ranging HoLTeR, DrewCentral Her Portrait (World OrchestraMemory LA (YOLA). to YOLA is thePremiere) Philharmonic's mCinToSH, IV from Symmetry Etudes plan to build,Etude with community partners, youth orchestras in noRmAn, Try throughout (LA Phil Commission) communities Los Angeles.

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DECEMBER 5, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 7, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 8, 2013, 2:00 P.M. SCHeHeReZAde RAFAeL FRÜHbeCK de buRGoS, Conductor HAydn, Symphony No. 1 HAydn, Symphony No. 100, “Military” RimSKy-KoRSAKov, Scheherezade DECEMBER 10, 2013, 8:00 P.M. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN: THe bLind boyS oF ALAbAmA CHRiSTmAS SHoW DECEMBER 12, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 13, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 14, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 15, 2013, 2:00 P.M. in ConCeRT: THE NUTCRACKER WiTH GuSTAvo dudAmeL GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor LoS AnGeLeS CHiLdRen’S CHoiR, Directed by Anne TomLinSon TCHAiKovKSy, The Nutcracker (Complete) DECEMBER 17, 2013, 8:00 P.M. A Judy CoLLinS CHRiSTmAS DECEMBER 18, 2013, 8:00 P.M. HoLidAy oRGAn SpeCTACuLAR dAvid HiGGS, Organ LiSA CHRiSTine THeLen, Soprano DECEMBER 19, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 20, 2013, 11:00 A.M. DECEMBER 21, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 22, 2013, 2:00 P.M. RACHmAninoFF WiTH dudAmeL & WAnG GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor yuJA WAnG, Piano bJARnASon, Blow Bright (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission)

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RACHmAninoFF, Piano Concerto No. 3 STRAvinSKy, Petrushka DECEMBER 20, 2013, 8:00 P.M. A CHAnTiCLeeR CHRiSTmAS DECEMBER 21, 2013, 11:30 A.M. & 2:30 P.M. HoLidAy SinG-ALonG JuLie AndReWS, Special Guest DECEMBER 23, 2013, 8:00 P.M. A SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS: THe CounT bASie oRCHeSTRA DECEMBER 31, 2013, 7:00 P.M. & 10:30 P.M. CARnivAL AT THe HALL: neW yeARS eve WiTH SeRGio mendeS And SHeiLA e. JANUARY 10, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 11, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 12, 2014, 2:00 P.M. “neW WoRLd” SympHony WiTH eSCHenbACH CHRiSTopH eSCHenbACH, Conductor CHRiSTiAn TeTZLAFF, Violin beeTHoven, Egmont Overture SCHoenbeRG, Violin Concerto dvoRÁK, Symphony No. 9, “New World” JANUARY 14, 2014, 8:00 CHAmbeR muSiC SoCieTy pouLenC, Trio beeTHoven, Piano Trio No. 1 KRAuSAS, Sillages bARTÓK, String Quartet No. 4 JANUARY 17, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 18, 2014, 2:00 P.M. JANUARY 19, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Ax bRAHmS pRoJeCT: Ax & TiCCiATi Robin TiCCiATi, Conductor

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emAnueL Ax, Piano LiGeTi, Melodien SCHumAnn, Symphony No. 1, “Spring” bRAHmS, Piano Concerto No. 1 JANUARY 21, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Ax bRAHmS pRoJeCT: Ax & von oTTeR in ReCiTAL emAnueL Ax, Piano Anne SoFie von oTTeR, Mezzo-Soprano bRAHmS, Selected Songs mAZZoLi, New Work for Piano muHLy, New Work for Piano and Mezzo-Soprano JANUARY 24, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 25, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 26, 2014, 2:00 P.M. uRbÁnSKi ConduCTS CHopin & pRoKoFiev KRZySZToF uRbÁnSKi, Conductor KHATiA buniATiSHviLi, Piano KiLAR, Krzesany (West Coast Premiere) CHopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 pRoKoFiev, Symphony No. 5 JANUARY 25, 2014, 11:00 A.M. FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 11:00 A.M. ToyoTA SympHonieS FoR youTH: vivALdi’S FOUR SEASONS ben GeRnon, Conductor JANUARY 28, 2014, 8:00 P.M. GReen umbReLLA: ConTempoRARy LeGendS bRAd LubmAn, Conductor JoHAnneS moSeR, Cello bouLeZ, Éclat CARTeR, Triple Duo vAn deR AA, Up-close JANUARY 31, 2014, 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 2, 2014, 2:00 P.M.

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HiLARy HAHn And THe LoS AnGeLeS pHiLHARmoniC AndRey boReyKo, Conductor HiLARy HAHn, Violin HiLLboRG, King Tide (U.S. Premiere) nieLSen, Violin Concerto SibeLiuS, Symphony No. 2 FEBRUARY 4, 2014, 8:00 P.M. CHAmbeR muSiC SoCieTy: ALL-bRAHmS bRAHmS, Horn Trio in E-flat, Op. 40 bRAHmS, String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 bRAHmS, String Quintet in G, Op. 111 FEBRUARY 5, 2014, 8:00 P.M. veniCe bARoQue oRCHeSTRA AndReA mARCon, Conductor pHiLippe JARouSSKy, Countertenor veRACini, Overture No. 6 in G Minor vivALdi, Concerto in C for Sopranino Recorder and Strings, RV 443 FEBRUARY 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. mARy CHApin CARpenTeR vinCe mendoZA, Conductor FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 7:30 P.M. 10TH AnniveRSARy CeLebRATion: HeRbie HAnCoCK, CHRiSTiAn mCbRide, diAnne ReeveS FEBRUARY 13, 2014, 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 15, 2014, 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 16, 2014, 2:00 P.M. bRAHmS, beRG & beeTHoven LioneL bRinGuieR, Conductor CAmiLLA TiLLinG, Soprano bRAHmS, Variations on a Theme by Haydn beRG, Seven Early Songs beeTHoven, Symphony No. 4

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FEBRUARY 14, 2014, 8:00 P.M. mARiA RiTA FEBRUARY 20, 2014, 8:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: CHAmbeR muSiC SoCieTy TCHAiKovSKy, String Quartet No. 1 TCHAiKovSKy, Souvenir de Florence FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 11:00 A.M. FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 23, 2014, 2:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: SympHonieS 1 & 6 GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor TCHAiKovSKy, Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams” TCHAiKovSKy, Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 8:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: vioLin ConCeRTo & SympHony no. 2 SimÓn boLÍvAR SympHony oRCHeSTRA oF veneZueLA GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor ALinA poGoSTKinA, Violin TCHAiKovSKy, Violin Concerto TCHAiKovSKy, Symphony No. 2 FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 11:00 A.M. MARCH 1, 2014, 11:00 A.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: ToyoTA SympHonieS FoR youTH: TCHAiKovSKy’S WoRLd SimÓn boLÍvAR SympHony oRCHeSTRA oF veneZueLA

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FEBRUARY 24, 2014, 8:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: SympHonieS 3 & 4 SimÓn boLÍvAR SympHony oRCHeSTRA oF veneZueLA GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor TCHAiKovSKy, Symphony No. 3, “Polish” TCHAiKovSKy, Symphony No. 4 FEBRUARY 25, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Ax bRAHmS pRoJeCT: Ax & yo-yo mA emAnueL Ax, Piano yo-yo mA, Cello bRAHmS, Cello Sonato No. 1, Cello Sonato No. 2 deAn, New Work (LA Phil Commission) HiLLboRG, New Work (LA Phil Commission) FEBRUARY 26, 2014, 8:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: SHAKeSpeARe SimÓn boLÍvAR SympHony oRCHeSTRA oF veneZueLA GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor TCHAiKovSKy, Hamlet Fantasy Overture TCHAiKovSKy, The Tempest Fantasy Overture TCHAiKovSKy, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture FEBRUARY 27, 2014, 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 28, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 1, 2014, 2:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: SympHony no. 5 GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor ALiSA WeiLeRSTein, Cello TCHAiKovSKy, Rococo Variations TCHAiKovSKy, Symphony No. 5 MARCH 2, 2014, 2:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKyFeST: FinALe SimÓn boLÍvAR SympHony oRCHeSTRA oF veneZueLA GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor TCHAiKovSKy, Capriccio Italien TCHAiKovSKy, Suite from Sleeping Beauty TCHAiKovSKy, Suite from Swan Lake TCHAiKovSKy, 1812 Overture and other tone poems

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MARCH 2, 2014, 7:30 P.M. HeSpÈRion xxi FOLÍAS: ANTIGUAS & CRIOLLAS FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE NEW WORLD JoRdi SAvALL, Music Director MARCH 4, 2014, 8:00 P.M. CHAmbeR muSiC SoCieTy pouLenC, Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone FAuRÉ, Piano Quartet No. 1 dvoRÁK, Piano Quartet No. 2, Op. 87 MARCH 6, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 7, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 9, 2014, 2:00 P.M. dudAmeL ConduCTS bRAHmS GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor CoRiGLiAno, Symphony No. 1 bRAHmS, Symphony No. 2 MARCH 9, 2014, 7:30 P.M. oRGAn ReCiTAL: Ann eLiSe SmooT MARCH 11, 2014, 8:00 P.M. KeALi’i ReiCHeL MARCH 15, 2014, 8:00 P.M. 60 + 60: neWpoRT And mASSey HALL MARCH 22, 2014, 8:00 P.M. HuGH mASeKeLA: 75TH biRTHdAy CeLebRATion MARCH 24, 2014, 8:00 P.M. evGeny KiSSin in ReCiTAL MARCH 25, 2014, 8:00 P.M. LiZA minneLLi

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MARCH 28, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 29, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 30, 2014, 2:00 P.M. duTioT & THibAudeT CHARLeS duToiT, Conductor JeAn-yveS THibAudeT, Piano beeTHoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” RAveL, Daphnis and Chloé

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MARCH 30, 2014, 7:30 P.M. AKAdemie FÜR ALTe muSiK beRLin: “iTALy vS. GeRmAny” xeniA LoeFFLeR, Oboe GeoRG KALLWeiT, Concertmaster CoReLLi, Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 bACH, Violin Concerto in G Minor vivALdi, Concerto in C for Strings, RV 114 mARCeLLo, Oboe Concerto in D Minor HAndeL, Concerto Grosso in F Major vivALdi, Oboe Concerto in C TeLemAnn, Overture No. 4 in A APRIL 1, 2014, 8:00 P.M. CHAmbeR muSiC SoCieTy HAydn, String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 5, “Lark” bRiTTen, String Quartet No. 1 moZART, Duo in B-flat for Violin and Viola, K. 424 SCHumAnn, String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41

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APRIL 2, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JoSHuA RedmAn QuARTeT & bRAd meHLdAu TRio APRIL 3, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 4, 2014, 11:00 A.M. APRIL 5, 2014, 2:00 P.M. moZART & bRAHmS JAmeS ConLon, Conductor GARRiCK oHLSSon, Piano SCHuLHoFF, “Scherzo” from Symphony No. 5 moZART, Piano Concerto No. 21 bRAHmS, Symphony No. 1 APRIL 4, 2014, 8:00 P.M. bRonFmAn & ZuKeRmAn in ReCiTAL yeFim bRonFmAn, Piano pinCHAS ZuKeRmAn, Violin/Viola SCHubeRT, Sonatina in A Minor, D. 385 beeTHoven, Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2 bRAHmS, Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 APRIL 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. APRIL 12, 2014, 11:00 A.M. minimALiST JuKebox: ToyoTA SympHonieS FoR youTH: FindinG pATTeRnS in muSiC ben GeRnon, Conductor APRIL 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. minimALiST JuKebox: CLASSiC ReiCH And pRemieReS JoHn AdAmS, Conductor CALdeR QuARTeT mAZZoLi, New Work for Ensemble (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission) LAnG, death speaks GRey, New Work for Ensemble and Electronics (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission) ReiCH, Different Trains

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APRIL 9, 2014, 8:00 P.M. minimALiST JuKebox: KATiA & mARieLLe LAbÈQue: minimALiST dReAm HouSe APRIL 11, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 12, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 13, 2014, 2:00 P.M. minimALiST JuKebox: GoRdon, RiLey & AdAmS JoHn AdAmS, Conductor CAmeRon CARpenTeR, Organ niCo muHLy, Piano SHARA WoRden, Soprano GyAn RiLey, Guitar AndReW THoLL, Violin GoRdon, Sunshine of Your Love (U.S. Premiere) RiLey, At the Royal Majestic (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission) AdAmS, Naïve and Sentimental Music

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APRIL 17, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 19, 2014, 8:00 P.M. minimALiST JuKebox: GLASS’S THe CiviL WARS GRAnT GeRSHon, Conductor LoS AnGeLeS mASTeR CHoRALe JeSSiCA RiveRA, Soprano SASHA CooKe, Mezzo-Soprano AndReW STApLeS, Tenor CRAiG veRm, Baritone STeve penCe, Bass GLASS, the CIVIL warS, the Rome Section APRIL 18, 2014, 8:00 P.M. minimALiST JuKebox: An eveninG oF AndRieSSen ReinbeRT de LeeuW, Conductor SuSAn nARuCKi, Soprano mARLieS HeueR, Speaker meoW meoW, Speaker THe CRoSSinG AndRieSSen, De Materie (West Coast Premiere) APRIL 23, 2014, 8:00 P.M. midoRi in ReCiTAL midoRi, Violin oZGuR Aydin, Piano debuSSy, Violin Sonata in G Minor SHoSTAKoviCH, Violin Sonata, Op. 134 beeTHoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96 SCHubeRT, Rondo Brilliant in B Minor, D. 895 APRIL 24, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 25, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 27, 2014, 2:00 P.M. denÈve & SHAHAm STÉpHAne denÈve, Conductor GiL SHAHAm, Violin bARTÓK, Violin Concerto No. 2 RACHmAninoFF, Symphony No. 2

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APRIL 26, 2014, 8:00 P.M. CHeyenne JACKSon: muSiC oF THe mAd men eRA APRIL 27, 2014, 6:30 P.M. CoLbouRn oRCHeSTRA APRIL 29, 2014, 8:00 P.M. CHAmbeR muSiC SoCieTy: ALL-moZART moZART, Flute Quartet in D, K. 285 moZART, String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465 moZART, Wind Serenade in C Minor, K. 388 moZART, String Quintet in D, K. 593 MAY 1, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MAY 2, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MAY 3, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Ax bRAHmS pRoJeCT: Ax & dudAmeL GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor emAnueL Ax, Piano bRAHmS, Academic Festival Overture noRmAn, New Work for Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission) bRAHmS, Piano Concerto No. 2

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MAY 4, 2014, 7:30 P.M. oRGAn ReCiTAL: pAuL JACobS bACH, Clavier-Übung III MAY 6, 2014, 8:00 P.M. GReen umbReLLA: viSion in muSiC JeFFRey miLARSKy, Conductor yeRee SuH, Soprano RALpH vAn RAAT, Piano biRTWiSTLe, Three Settings of Celan meSSiAen, Oiseaux exotiques LindbeRG, Joy (West Coast Premiere) MAY 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MAY 9, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MAY 10, 2014, 8:00 PM. MAY 11, 2014, 2:00 P.M. dudAmeL & LAnG LAnG GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor LAnG LAnG, Piano RAveL, Valses nobles et sentimentales pRoKoFiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 deSenne, Sinfonia Burocratica ed’Amazzonica RAveL, La valse MAY 15, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MAY 16, 2014, 11:00 A.M. SibeLiuS WiTH dudAmeL & JoSHuA beLL GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor JoSHuA beLL, Violin moZART, The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture SibeLiuS, Violin Concerto moZART, Symphony No. 36, “Linz” MAY 23, 2014, 7:30 P.M. MAY 25, 2014, 2:00 P.M. MAY 29, 2014, 7:30 P.M. MAY 31, 2014, 2:00 P.M. moZART/dA ponTe TRiLoGy: dudAmeL ConduCTS CoSÍ

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GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor CHRiSTopHeR ALden, Director moZART, Cosí fan tutte MAY 30, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JUNE 1, 2014, 2:00 P.M. RAveL WiTH dudAmeL & GRimAud GuSTAvo dudAmeL, Conductor HÉLÈne GRimAud, Piano moZART, Serenata Notturna RAveL, Piano Concerto in G moZART, Symphony No. 36, “Linz” TICKETS & CoNTACT Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 850-2000 www.laphil.org

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Mark Taper Forum

SinCe iT opened in 1967, the Mark Taper Forum Mark Taper Forum has been honored for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre, and for its continuing commitment to serve the broadest possible audience. It has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony Award for theatrical excellence. With Michael Ritchie as its Artistic Director and Gordon Davidson its Founding Artistic Director, the 739-seat Mark Taper Forum is one of the top resident theatres in the country. The theatre has guided and developed an impressive number of Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prizewinning plays, including Children of a Lesser God, The Shadow Box, The Kentucky Cycle, and Angels in America. NoVEMBER 26, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 THe STeWARd oF CHRiSTendom Written by SebASTiAn bARRy Directed by STeven RobmAn IN THE WAKE of Ireland’s bloody struggle for independence, Thomas Dunne is a casualty of a vanished order. A Roman Catholic and former Dublin police officer still loyal to the crown, he is displaced and alone, save for visits by loved ones from his past in a parade of bittersweet reminiscences. This profound and poignant

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story is made unforgettable by an extraordinary performance from one of our greatest living actors. Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) renders a hauntingly tender portrayal of a loving father and devoted soldier at the end of his life—raging with delusions of grandeur one moment, humbled and begging for comfort in the next. The Steward of Christendom illuminates with remarkable grace and compassion an important character in Ireland’s past left out of the history books: a devout and principled man and his spiritual quest for consolation and redemption when everything he loves is taken away. JANUARY 29 – MARCH 9, 2014 vAnyA And SoniA And mASHA And SpiKe Written by CHRiSTopHeR duRAnG Directed by niCHoLAS mARTin REGRET AND SIBLING rivalry fan the flames of laughter in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up that equally tickles both the theatre neophyte and the ardent student of the Russian classics. Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his stepsister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit by Hollywood star sibling Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike. Will Vanya and Sonia ever find happiness? Will Masha sell the Bucks County farmhouse out from under them? And will Spike ever put his pants on? Master absurdist Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You) turns farce into high art when the original Broadway director returns to the Taper for this smash comedy. APRIL 15 – MAY 25, 2014 THe TALLeST TRee in THe FoReST World Premiere Written and Performed by dAnieL beATy Directed by moiSÉS KAuFmAn PAUL ROBESON WAS born the son of a runaway slave and died “the most well known black man in the world.” Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles his remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography. Embodying

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not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path, Beaty fills the theatre with the dreams, words, and songs (American classics like Ol’ Man River) of a man who sacrificed everything in the name of liberty. We marvel at Robeson’s triumphs—All-American linebacker and valedictorian while at Rutgers, NFL linebacker while in Columbia Law School, and eventually international star of stage and screen (Showboat; the longest running Othello in Broadway history)—and we gasp at the indignities he suffered as a civil rights and labor rights activist during the McCarthy era. This remarkable play, with music provided by a live combo on stage, is a powerful, unflinching account of a minister’s son who became the voice of the everyman around the world, daring to speak up and sing out for what was right. JULY 9 – AUGUST 17, 2014 buyeR & CeLLAR Written by JonATHAn ToLinS Directed by STepHen bRACKeTT IF YOU’VE EVER wondered what goes on in the basement shopping mall beneath a certain prominent Malibu residence, you’re not alone. Playwright Jonathan Tolins (Twilight of the Golds) and actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) team up for a fabulously fictitious imagining of what might transpire when an underemployed Hollywood actor finds the ultimate retail gig: sole sales clerk (and eventual confidant) to a mega-star in her subterranean sanctum sanctorum teeming with treasured mementos, career collectibles, and a frozen yogurt machine. The Funny Girl meets one funny boy when Urie animates the stage with a cast of characters above and below ground, taking us on the ultimate fan fantasy in an absurdly hilarious, yet surprisingly tender and affectionate, look at celebrity and its eccentricities. SEPTEMBER 10 – oCToBER 19, 2014 mARJoRie pRime Written by JoRdAn HARRiSon Directed by pAm mACKinnon WHAT IF IT were possible to bring your dearly departed back

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in the form of a computer-generated simulation that you had to “program” by sharing your memories of the person you lost? What would you say? What would you leave out? This profound new drama moves into uncharted theatrical territory when Marjorie is visited by her daughter, son-in-law, and the Prime. Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) directs, as momentum continues to build for award-winning playwright Jordan Harrison, making his CTG debut with this exquisitely crafted and compelling story of memory, loss, and love that transcends the passing of life. NoVEMBER 12 – DECEMBER 21, 2014 WHAT THe buTLeR SAW Written by Joe oRTon Directed by JoHn TiLLinGeR DON’T YOU LOVE farce? It’s your typical boy-meets-girl story, only the boy is a wily psychoanalyst married to a nymphomaniac. And the girl is his secretary…once she passes a not-so-routine physical. Mix in a little blackmail, a lot of sexual innuendo, a government inspector, a lusty bellboy, and voilà! This classic comic masterpiece has all the ingredients of a thoroughly enjoyable romp—manic action, twisting plotlines, mistaken identities, slamming doors, disappearing clothes, and, above all, Orton’s subversive wit, breakneck dialogue, and outrageous lack of appropriateness. Decried as scandalous in 1969 for its character’s raging libidos and rampant mockery of morality, What the Butler Saw is a timeless tale of sex and repression in a culture gone mad (it takes place in a mental hospital, after all), never slowing down long enough to let you catch your breath from laughter. TICKETS & CoNTACT Mark Taper Forum 135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-2772 (Tickets) www.centertheatregroup.org

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

FOUNDED IN 1979, MOCA MOCA Pacific Design Center, is the only museum in Los Photo by Marissa Roth Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation’s most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. Room To Live: ReCenT ACQuiSiTionS And WoRKS FRom THe CoLLeCTion oCToBER 5, 2013 – JANUARY 13, 2014 WITH AN EMPHASIS on recent acquisitions, Room to Live features selected large-scale works or single-artist presentations from MOCA’s renowned Permanent Collection. Organized by Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition will include works in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, and slide-projection by Fischli & Weiss, Nan Goldin, Samara Golden, Rodney McMillian,

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Ryan Trecartin, and Marnie Weber, among others. Themes of existential questioning and extravagant subjectivity weave among the individual works, many shown at MOCA for the first time. bob miZeR & Tom oF FinLAnd NoVEMBER 2, 2013 – JANUARY 26, 2014 MOCA PRESENTS BOB Mizer & Tom of Finland, the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Bob Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991), two of the most significant figures of twentieth century erotic art and forefathers of an emergent post-war gay culture. The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s masterful drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, in which drawings by Tom were first published in 1957. miKe KeLLey MARCH 23 – JULY 28, 2014 CinemA veZZoLi APRIL 27 – JULY 28, 2014 mAGdALenA FeRnAndeZ SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – FEBRUARY 2, 2015 SeLeCTionS FRom THe peRmAnenT CoLLeCTion oNGoING ORGANIzED BY MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, Selections from the Permanent Collection presents a chronological installation of significant works from MOCA’s collection from the 1940s to the present. Representing important historical movements such as abstract expressionism, minimalism, pop art, conceptual art, and postmodernism, as well as recent works by Los Angeles-based artists, the exhibition includes works by Richard Artschwager, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Bell, Hanne Darboven, Willem deKooning, Mark Grotjahn, Franz Kline, Sherrie Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Rodney McMillian, Cady Noland,

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Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Ray, Mark Rothko, and others. TICKETS & CoNTACT MOCA 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-6222 www.moca.org

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The Pasadena Playhouse

The Pasadena Playhouse THe pASAdenA pLAyHouSe was established in 1917 and is the official State Theatre of California. In recent years, The Playhouse has become instrumental in launching new works and landmark revivals for the American Theatre. The Playhouse has displayed a commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity, which is reflected in seasons featuring Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays.

DECEMBER 11 – 29, 2013 ALAddin And HiS WinTeR WiSH Produced, Directed, and Written by THe LyTHGoe FAmiLy Choreography by SpenCeR LiFF AN UPDATED VERSION of the classic Arabian Nights tale in the style of a traditional British family Panto, Aladdin And His Winter Wish is a singing, swinging, and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with "So You Think You Can Dance" alumni), a live pony, and contemporary music from “Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire) to “Treasure” (Bruno Mars) and many more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102!

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JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 Above THe FoLd Written by beRnARd WeinRAub Directed by STeve RobmAn JANE, AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN New York reporter, flies to a Southern university where three white fraternity boys have been accused of raping a young African-American woman. Taking place amidst the shift from print to digital journalism, Above The Fold asks tough questions about the exploitation of tragedy, the cost of success, and the dangers that come when ambition collides with truth. MARCH 18 – APRIL 13, 2014 A SonG AT TWiLiGHT Written by noËL CoWARd Directed by ART mAnKe AN ELDERLY WRITER hesitantly accepts a visit from his former mistress, leading to a confrontation of past secrets, forbidden affections, and surprising confessions. Following this season’s smash-hit production of Noël Coward’s comedy Fallen Angels, Art Manke returns to The Playhouse to direct Coward’s rarely produced and final play of his illustrious career. TICKETS & CoNTACT The Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 356-7529 www.pasadenaplayhouse.org

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Pasadena Symphony and POPS

THe pASAdenA SympHony Pasadena Symphony Association was founded in 1928 Photo by Kay Kochenderfer by conductor Reginald Bland, and was funded entirely by the City of Pasadena. Because of the tremendous support it continually received from the local community, the Pasadena Symphony grew into a nationally recognized, fully professional orchestra. The Pasadena Symphony Association officially fused The Pasadena Symphony and POPS in 2007. The mission of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS is to provide orchestral performances of the highest quality and to benefit the community through its music, community engagement, and education programs. JANUARY 11, 2014, 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. mCGeGAn’S dvoRÁK niCHoLAS mCGeGAn, Guest Conductor umi GARReTT, Piano CHopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 dvoRÁK, Symphony No. 6 FEBRUARY 15, 2014, 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. beeTHoven’S ninTH KAZem AbduLLAH, Conductor THe donAL bRineGAR SinGeRS

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TRACy Cox, Soprano LAuRA HARRiSon, Alto LAuRidSen, Mid-Winter Songs beeTHoven, SYMPHONY NO. 9 MARCH 29, 2014, 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. bRuCH vioLin ConCeRTo AndReW GRAmS, Conductor Simone poRTeR, Violin boLCom, Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra bRuCH, Violin Concerto No. 1 SCHumAnn, Symphony No. 4 MAY 10, 2014, 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. TCHAiKovSKy piAno ConCeRTo JAHJA LinG, Conductor SHAi WoSneR, Piano TCHAiKovSKy, Piano Concerto No. 1 SHoSTAKoviCH, Symphony No. 5 JUNE 7, 2014 FeinSTein’S FAvoRiTeS miCHAeL FeinSTein, Conductor JUNE 28, 2014 TenA CLARK & LeAdinG LAdieS oF SonG TenA CLARK, Composer, Songwriter, Producer LARRy bLAnK, Conductor JULY 19, 2014 miCHAeL FeinSTein SinGS GeRSHWin miCHAeL FeinSTein, Soloist LARRy bLAnK, Conductor AUGUST 16, 2014 HuRRAy FoR HoLLyWood miCHAeL FeinSTein, Conductor

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 neW yoRK, neW yoRK! miCHAeL FeinSTein, Conductor TICKETS & CoNTACT Pasadena Symphony Association 2 North Lake Avenue, Suite 1080 Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 793-7172 www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org

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Contact Information AHMANSON THEATRE: (213) 628-2772 BROAD MUSEUM: OPENING LATE 2014 GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE: (310) 208-5454 J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM: (310) 440-7300 KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE: (213) 628-2772 LOS ANGELES BALLET: (310) 998-7782 LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART: (323) 857-6010 LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE: (213) 972-7282 LOS ANGELES OPERA: (213) 972-8001 LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC: (323) 850-2000 MARK TAPER FORUM: (213) 628-2772 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES: (213) 626-6222 THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE: (626) 356-7529 PASADENA SYMPHONY AND POPS: (626) 793-7172

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Los Angeles- Guide for the Arts-2014  

The Guide for the Arts is the only publication featuring the complete annual schedules of Los Angeles' opera, symphony, ballet, theatres and...

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