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The Geffen Playhouse

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Los Angeles Ballet

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Ambassador to the Arts

Los Angeles has become, without question, a cultural Mecca. We have it all: a world-class symphony led by Gustavo Dudamel that plays in Walt Disney Concert Hall—our acoustical wonder designed by Frank Gehry; a great opera led by Placido Domingo; more theatrical productions than New York or London; visual arts institutions and museums that span the landscape of our city and encompass the full history of art; and so much more. The cultural offerings in Los Angeles make our city a magnet for audiences and artistic talent alike. There are countless opportunities to support the arts. I hope you take full advantage of all we have to offer. From your neighborhood theater to the headline venues, enjoy the creative escape that the arts offer. They educate and enrich us in ways too numerous to list and enhance our lives beyond measure.

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An Instep Communications, LLC Publication founder & group publisher Kevin T. Wood art director Tristan Baliuag proofreading/copy editor Annabelle Day advertising Instep Communications, LLC Lin Carlson - National Account Executive McVey Michaels Group The Guide for the Arts features cultural event schedules for the Opera, Symphony, Ballet, Museums, and Performing Arts groups in Los Angeles. The Guide for the Arts is produced to service the fine arts & musical communities in the Los Angeles area and includes event schedules and important phone numbers. We wish to thank all of our advertising sponsors and patrons, a select group that values the arts in their communities. Their support contributes greatly to the success of this 2013 edition of the Guide for the Arts. We appreciate the cooperation of the participating art groups for their invaluable assistance with event schedules and information that helps us share the Guide for the Arts with their major donors, corporate sponsors, and valued members. To showcase your company, advertise in the next edition of the Guide for the Arts. guide for the arts (617) 275.4768 ktw@GuidefortheArts.com GuidefortheArts.com All Rights reserved Š2012 the Guide for the Arts Printed in China 12

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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, Angelinos 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. Be sure to visit www.GuidefortheArts.com for in-depth coverage, behind the scenes arts information, and our digital guides. We hope that you enjoy this year's Guide for the Arts. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in the coming season. Enjoy the show!

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enter theatre group, a nonAhmanson Theatre profit organization, is one of the largest and most active theatre companies in the nation, programming subscription seasons year-round at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and the 1,600 to 2,000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center of Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In addition to providing theatre of the highest caliber to the rich, diverse communities of Southern California and beyond, CTG supports a significant number of play development and arts education initiatives. Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre the ahmanson is proud to continue our 45-year tradition of contributing to the culture of our city and to the enrichment of the national theatre community, and we are grateful to our subscribers, donors and board whose generous support makes our work possible. Initially under the artistic direction of Robert Fryer, then Gordon Davidson and now Michael Ritchie, the Ahmanson has played host to a veritable who's who in the entertainment world from Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rex Harrison, to James Earl Jones, Lynn Redgrave, and Cherry

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Center Theatre Group Jones. A unique, state-of-the-art 1995 reconfiguration provides the Ahmanson with variable seating capacity from 1,600-2,000, allowing the theatre to accommodate a greater variety of plays, from the intimate to the spectacular. It currently enjoys the largest theatrical season ticket base on the West Coast in a year-round season from early fall through late summer. Anything Goes november 27, 2012–january 6, 2013 (opens november 28) Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton, and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall in anything goes, when the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set a course to true love ... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise, and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Cole Porter's roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You're the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It's De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” and, of course, “Anything Goes.” Backbeat january 16–february 24, 2013 (opens january 23) By Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys Directed by David Leveaux featuring the all-time rock 'n' roll classics that the Beatles cut their teeth on—“Money,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Twist and Shout,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “Rock 'n' Roll Music,” and more, Backbeat is set in 1960 when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best (the drummer before Ringo Starr joined the group), and Stuart Sutcliffe (the band's original bassist) embarked on their journey from the docks of Liverpool to the red light district of Hamburg. There they worked in the clubs of the tawdry Reeperbahn, performing rock 'n' roll covers night after night, all the while honing what would become the Beatles' sound. Backbeat is also the compelling story of Sutcliffe, who falls in love 20

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with the striking German photographer Astrid Kirchherr, and must choose between being with her and resuming his painting, or staying with his best friend, John Lennon, and playing in the band. This triangular relationship became an intrinsic part of the Beatles story, and the decisions made and the music played put them on an unstoppable trajectory onto the world stage.

(L to R) Andrew Knot as John Lennon and Daniel Healy as Paul McCartney in the West End(London) production of Backbeat. Photo Credit: Nobby Clark

End of the Rainbow march 12–april 21, 2013 (opens march 20) By Peter Quilter Directed by Terry Johnson the setting of End of the Rainbow is December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback ... again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity, and razor-sharp wit. This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. End of the Rainbow features some of Garland's most memorable songs, performed with the show-stopping gusto for which she will always be remembered. www.guideforthearts.com

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Center Theatre Group Fela! april 25–may 5, 2013 (opens april 26) Book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones Music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Additional lyrics by Jim Lewis Additional music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, Fela! is the true story of Kuti, who created a new type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk, and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. His songs of rebellion were an inspiration to millions. The Scottsboro Boys may 21–june 30, 2013 (opens may 29) Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb Book by David Thompson Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman the scottsboro boys, which Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press called “... a staggeringly inventive piece of musical theatre ...,” explores a shocking and pivotal chapter in American history with arresting originality, innovative staging, and

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(L to R) Catherine Foster, Sahr Ngaujah and Nicole de Weever in the Broadway production of Fela! Photo Credit: Monique Carboni

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Center Theatre Group piercing new songs. The show is based on the infamous “Scottsboro” case in the 1930s, and tells the story of the nine unjustly accused African American men whose lives would eventually spark the Civil Rights Movement. Contact Center Theatre Group 601 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.centertheatregroup.org Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets (213) 628-2772  Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum since it opened in 1967 the 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. Additionally, the Taper was distinguished by having two of its plays, The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One—Millennium Approaches) receive the Pulitzer Prize in consecutive years in Drama, marking the first time for this prestigious award. Other Desert Cities november 20–december 30, 2012 By Jon Robin Baitz Directed by Joe Mantello it's christmas eve in Palm Springs when Brooke Wyeth unleashes a most unwelcome gift on her family: the galleys of a tell-all confessional novel painting her Reagan-adjacent parents in a less-than-flattering light. Jon Robin Baitz turbo charges the

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Center Theatre Group family dynamic with repartee that dazzles and decimates, relationships that rock between love and hate, and a devastating secret (or three) that made Other Desert Cities one of the hottest tickets of last year's New York theatre season.  Contact Center Theatre Group 601 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012  www.centertheatregroup.org Mark Taper Forum 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets (213) 628-2772 

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz during the rehearsal for Other Desert Cities. Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz

Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre the kirk douglas Theatre in Culver City is the newest and most intimate of Center Theatre Group's family of theatres. The 317seat venue, located in a newly renovated historic theatre at 9820 Washington Boulevard in Culver City 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, and world premieres of new plays and musicals. The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! november 24–december 30, 2012 (opens november 29) By Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort

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Center Theatre Group with its trademark humor, irreverence, and originality, The Second City, in a creative collaboration with CTG, is taking the classic Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption and giving it a hearty twist. In addition to Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the fat, plucked goose, and those glum ghosts, the famous Victorian streets will spring to life with scheming politicians, sunbathing Santas, shoplifting celebrities, and hilarious improvs, all performed by a talented group of Second City alums and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. The Nether march 19–april 14, 2013 (opens march 24) By Jennifer Haley Directed by Neel Keller the nether is set in the not-too-distant future where a cyber detective investigates a highly interactive digital site in which taboo acts of secret desires are blurring the boundaries of right and wrong, and of virtual and real. The detective soon finds herself in a battle of wills with a charismatic suspect and wrestles with the question, is it a crime if the blood is just bits of computer code? This suspenseful police procedural ponders whether actions taken in the realm of fantasy have real-world consequences and whether being anonymous in a game means you can truly live for yourself and your deepest desires alone. The answers may reveal much more than we want to know about human nature. The Royale april 28–june 2, 2013 (opens may 5) By Marco Ramirez Directed by Daniel Aukin set in the boxing world of the early 1900s, Jay “The Sport” Jackson has talent and confidence and wants what he feels is owed to him: a shot at the championship. Even though blacks were not offered bouts with white boxers, Jay wants to be the first African American crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and is pushing hard to have that dream realized, no matter the consequences.

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Center Theatre Group The Royale is loosely inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American sports icon, and whose reign as the world heavyweight champion lasted from 1908 to 1915. Ramirez's potent story shows how the conviction of one athlete—his spirit of rebellion and his desire to be free to pursue his dreams—can have an impact on society far beyond the sport pages. Neva Co-produced with South Coast Repertory and La Jolla Playhouse. Performed in the Kirk Douglas Theatre rehearsal room, Upstairs @ KDT june 11–16, 2013 Written and directed by Guillermo Calderón neva takes place in 1905 in St. Petersburg where Anton Chekhov's widow, the actress Olga Knipper, is huddled with fellow actors in a dimly lit rehearsal room, while in the streets outside striking workers are being gunned down by the tsarist regime. “Neva,” said Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times, “... culminates in a cascading monologue of revolutionary fervor that is, in its critique of bourgeoisie stage pretension, unlike anything I've experienced in the theatre.” Steven Leigh Morris of the L.A. Weekly placed Neva at the top of his list of best theatre experiences in 2011, calling the piece “... nothing short of a conjuring.” Contact Center Theatre Group 601 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.centertheatregroup.org Kirk Douglas Theatre 9820 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 Tickets (213) 628-2772 

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The Geffen Playhouse

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he geffen playhouse has Geffen Playhouse been a hub of the Los Angeles packed with patrons. theater scene since opening its Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works, and second productions, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Honored with more than 40 regional theater awards, the playhouse is also a proud recipient of grants from the Edgerton New American Play Foundation and the Steinberg Charitable Trust, enabling the theater to continue contributing to the cultural canon by commissioning new works. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company was founded by Gilbert Cates, and is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice, and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts.

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Coney Island Christmas (World Premiere Commission) run: november 20–december 30, 2012 opening night: november 28, 2012 Based on the short story “The Loudest Voice” by Grace Paley Written by Donald Margulies Directed by Bart DeLorenzo

Lily Holleman and John Sloan, far left, with ensemble cast memebers in the world premiere of Donald Margulies' Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Playhouse, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Photo Credit: Micahel Lamont

pulitzer prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in the world premiere of this new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. The Gift (American Premiere) run: january 29–march 10, 2013 opening night: february 6, 2013 Written by Joanna Murray-Smith Directed by Maria Aitken

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acclaimed australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith brings this comedic American premiere to the Geffen Playhouse. When two couples meet while vacationing at a ritzy resort, they instantly transition from strangers to the best of friends. Despite their almost comical differences—Ed and Sadie are middleaged, rich and traditional, while Martin and Chloe are young artists glowing with their potential to change the world—they find themselves spending the rest of their week together. When one seemingly inconsequential event throws both their lives into a tailspin, the couples find themselves wrestling with a moral dilemma: while it's human nature to want what you don't have, is it unnatural to abandon something that you do? This provocative new work draws audiences in with a beguiling hilarity that gives way to an unsettling twist, posing searing questions rather than providing comfortable answers. American Buffalo run: april 2–may 12, 2013 opening night: april 10, 2013 Written by David Mamet Directed by Randall Arney one of pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet's defining works, American Buffalo was instantly hailed as a new American classic when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Now, Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney takes a fresh look at these misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. As the time of the heist approaches, tension and anticipation build, revealing loyalties and testing friendships. Negotiating explosive humor, frenetic energy, and surprising tenderness, this play, which has not had a major Los Angeles production in more than a decade, promises a mesmerizing night whether seeing it for the first time or rediscovering this groundbreaking work. Yes, Prime Minister (American Premiere) run: june 4–july 14, 2013 opening night: june 12, 2013

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The Geffen Playhouse Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Directed by Jonathan Lynn this quirky comedy based on the acclaimed BBC television series draws liberally—and conservatively—from current events as well as age-old political gaffes. Join the mostly clueless Prime Minister and an always hilarious cast of characters, ranging from the morally questionable Kumranistan ambassador to the scheming cabinet secretary, as they sort out the world's problems despite their best intentions. Will this coalition of comedy manage to unite Europe under one currency, resolve the energy crisis, solve the debt crisis, and avoid a crisis in the press? Maybe not, but Brits and Yanks alike can bank on the laughs in this uproarious political satire. Build (World Premiere) The Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse run: october 9–november 18, 2012 opening night: october 17, 2012 Written by Michael Golamco Directed by Will Frears kip and will became Silicon Valley legends after the viral success of their blockbuster video game. But success has driven them apart: Will has become a suit obsessed with the bottom line, and the death of his wife has turned Kip into a total recluse. Now they've been thrown back together in a high-stakes gamble to complete and ship a new multibillion dollar game—but as Will re-enters Kip's life, he realizes that his old friend has built a whole other world complete with an artificial intelligence to whom Kip escapes to ease his loss. Now Will and Kip must work to resolve their differences, confront the past, and face the fact that technology's brave new world often leaves us with little else but a yearning for the old one. Miss Julie (World Premiere) run: february 26–april 7, 2013 opening night: march 6, 2013 Written by August Strindberg Adapted and directed by Neil LaBute august strindberg's classic play about sex, greed, and manipulation is adapted by the modern master of such tantalizing 32

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The Geffen Playhouse topics: Neil LaBute. This scandalous turn of the century play that chronicles the night-long flirtation and seduction between the wealthy lady of the house and one of her father's footmen was banned in Britain until 1936. Set in its original time and place and featuring one of theater's most commanding female characters, this world premiere adaptation couples provocateurs Strindberg and LaBute to capture the timeless consequences of passion and power. The Judy Show—My Life as a Sitcom (West Coast Premiere) Starring Judy Gold run: may 7–june 16, 2013 opening night: may 15, 2013 Written by Judy Gold & Kate Moira Ryan Directed by Amanda Charlton in association with Daryl Roth and Eva Saks judy gold has always dreamt big. Maybe because she is BIG (and by that, we mean tall). This six-foot three-inch Jewish mother of two is bringing her big, critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit to LA. A nonstop 90-minute ride, The Judy Show is Gold's chance to broadcast her hilarious life story through the sitcoms we all knew and loved. As an awkward kid growing up in New Jersey, Gold has fantasies of running away to The Brady Bunch house or climbing aboard the The Partridge Family bus, all while unabashedly recounting the mix of riotous, touching, and otherwise embarrassing moments that taught her The Facts of Life. Infused with pop-culture references as well as her signature irreverent humor, The Judy Show covers life, love, showbiz, and ultimately her quest for her very own show—all in a way that might make Rhoda proud. Contact The Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 www.geffenplayhouse.com Tickets (310) 208-5454 www.guideforthearts.com

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J. Paul Getty Museum

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he j. paul getty museum J. Paul Getty Museum courtyard seeks to further knowledge Photo Credit: Š J. Paul Getty Trust of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. To fulfill its mission, the Museum continues to develop its collection through purchase and gifts, complementing its impact through special exhibitions, publications, educational programs developed for a wide range of audiences, and a related performing arts program. The Museum strives to provide its visitors with access to the most innovative research in the visual arts while they enjoy a unique experience in viewing works of art at our Getty Center and Getty Villa sites. While benefiting from the broader context of the Getty Trust, the Museum also extends the reach of its mission via the internet and through the regular exchange of works of art, staff, and expertise.

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exhibitions The Sanctuaries of Demeter and Persephone at Morgantina april 14, 2012– january 21, 2013 a cache of votive offerings excavated from the sanctuaries of the ancient city of Morgantina is on loan from the Museo Archeologico of Aidone, Sicily. These objects, which date from 400 to 200 B.C., were given as gifts by worshippers Creator(s): Unknown Title/Date: Bust of Persephone, last to Demeter and her daughter quarter of the 4th century B.C. Persephone, goddesses of Culture: Greek (Sicilian) Medium: Terracotta and pigment agricultural fertility. Ranging Dimensions: Object: H: 35.5 x W: 24.8 x from terracotta figures of the D: 11.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.) deities to bone hair pins and oil Accession No. VL.2010.4 lamps used in nocturnal rituals, Object Credit: Museo Archeologico the artifacts reveal worship Regionale of Aidone practices and highlight the vibrancy of local craftsmanship. Several works have been conserved by the Getty, such as a bust of Persephone, for which treatment uncovered a painted scene of dancing women on her garment. Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw june 5, 2012–january 13, 2013 one of the most admired Netherlandish painters of the 16th century, Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574) worked in an expressive style influenced by his exposure to the work of contemporary Italian painters, particularly Michelangelo. His dramatic Ecce Homo (1544) altarpiece from the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, on view to the public for the first time following conservation and study at the Getty Museum, offers a rare www.guideforthearts.com

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J. Paul Getty Museum opportunity to experience a complete triptych by this Renaissance master. The exhibition provides insight into Heemskerck's materials and expedient technique and elaborates on the original location of the altarpiece in Dordrecht. Supported by the Getty Museum Paintings Conservation Council, this event also marks the 150th anniversary of the National Museum. Lion Attacking a Horse from the Capitoline Museums, Rome august 10, 2012–february 4, 2013 among the most storied works of art to survive from antiquity, the spectacular Lion Attacking a Horse was created in the era of Alexander the Great. A trophy of war in imperial Rome, then a symbol of justice in the medieval city, this image of savage animal combat was admired by Michelangelo and inspired generations of artists. On the Capitoline Hill, its presence heralded the Renaissance spirit, laying the foundation for the world's first public art collection. The extraordinary loan of this recently conserved marble group, presented in a special installation at the Getty Villa, signals a new partnership between the J. Paul Getty Museum and the civic museums of Rome. The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages august 28, 2012–january 27, 2013 manuscripts and their illuminations played a central role in fostering and expressing the devotion of Christian faithful during the Middle Ages. As the word of God, biblical phrases were introduced by elaborate initial letters; narrative stories about Christ or the saints were pictured in detailed miniatures; and borders brimming with fantastic scenes focused attention on important texts. Drawn entirely from the Getty Museum's collection, this exhibition looks at manuscripts that not only helped medieval viewers celebrate Christian beliefs but also—with their lavish decoration in precious pigments and gold—served as material testaments to the piety of their owners.

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The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection september 12, 2012– january 7, 2013

Creator(s): Francesco Netti (Italian, 1832 - 1894) Title/Date: Gladiator Fight during a Meal at Pompeii, 1880 Culture: Italian Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Unframed: 115 x 208 cm (45 1/4 x 81 7/8 in.) Accession No. VEX.2012.2.40

pompeii and the other ancient cities destroyed and paradoxically preserved Repro Credit: Fototeca della by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius Soprintendenza Speciale per il PSAE e per il Polo Museale della in A.D. 79 are usually considered the città di Napoli places where one can best and most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than presenting these sites as windows to the past, this exhibition explores them as a modern obsession. Over the 300 years since their discovery in the early 1700s, the Vesuvian sites have functioned as mirrors of the present, inspiring foremost artists—from Piranesi, Fragonard, Ingres, and AlmaTadema to Duchamp, Dalí, Rothko, and Warhol—to engage with contemporary concerns in diverse media. The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design september 25, 2012–february 24, 2013 ray k. metzker (American, born 1931) is one of the most innovative photographers of the last half-century. Utilizing experimental techniques such as high-contrast printing, multiple

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J. Paul Getty Museum exposure, and composite images, he creates photographs that strike a unique balance between formal brilliance, optical innovation, and a deep human regard for the objective world. A graduate of Chicago's Bauhaus-inspired Institute of Design, Metzker studied with renowned photographers Harry Callahan (American, 1912– 1999) and Aaron Siskind (American, 1903–1991). An introduction to the climate of intense photographic experimentation fostered by teachers and emulated by students at the school accompanies this overview of Metzker's career. The exhibition, which originated at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City), is supplemented by selections from the Getty Museum's permanent collection and other key loans. Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico october 2, 2012–february 17, 2013 in the 1940s, an international circle of writers and artists from Europe, Latin America, and North America came together in Mexico City and created the unique journal Dyn. Many of them— including the journal's founder and primary editor, Wolfgang Paalen—had been part of Andre Breton's Parisian surrealist circle in the 1930s, before taking refuge in Mexico during World War II. This group shared a passion for the pre-Columbian past of the Americas, and their immersion in its artifacts transformed their art. Dyn is a record of their ideas and the art they made, an art that had ramifications far beyond Mexico City. In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe october 23, 2012–march 24, 2013 a tastemaker and provocateur, Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989) ranks as one of the great photographers of the second half of the 20th century. His highly stylized explorations of gender, race, and sexuality became hallmarks of the period and exerted a powerful influence on his contemporaries. Arranged chronologically, this one-gallery exhibition will present works— from his early mixed-media objects to his photographic portraits, nudes, and still lifes—that were jointly acquired in 2011 by the Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York City. 38

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J. Paul Getty Museum Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350 november 13, 2012–february 10, 2013 from 1300 to 1350, Florence witnessed rapid civic and church growth and was home to the revolutionary painter Giotto di Bondone and the iconic literary figure Dante Alighieri. In this 50-year period, which laid the foundation for the Renaissance, accomplished and prolific Florentine panel painters and illuminators developed such genres as devotional art and narrative painting, disseminating new religious and humanist texts composed in the city at this time. In a fresh approach to this material, the exhibition incorporates new findings about artistic techniques and artists' workshops based on conservation research and scientific analysis. This major international loan exhibition reveals a more complex and nuanced picture of the beauty and creativity of artistic production in Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance. Disegno: Drawing in Europe, 1520–1600 november 13, 2012– february 3, 2013 Creator(s): Attributed to Francesco Primaticcio (Italian, 1504 - 1570) Title/Date: Double Head, about 1543 Culture: Italian Medium: Bronze Dimensions: Object: H: 38.5 x W: 35 x D: 20 cm (15 3/16 x 13 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.) Object (with socle): H: 56 x W: 35 x D: 20 cm (22 1/16 x 13 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.) Accession No. 2011.45 Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California www.guideforthearts.com

contorted, elongated forms and dramatic, animated compositions characterized the new artistic style of the late Renaissance period (about 1520–1600). With an overriding concern for grace and virtuosity in the depiction of the human figure, it combined decorative effects with complex—often ambiguous—subject matter, which particularly thrived in courtly environments. This exhibition explores the various radical iterations of the style across 2013 guide for the arts

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J. Paul Getty Museum Europe, featuring rare Getty Museum drawings by Italian, French, and Netherlandish artists such as Jacopo Pontormo, Giorgio Vasari, Toussaint Dubreuil, and Hendrick Goltzius, together with a selection of works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Untold Stories: Cutting, Collecting, and Transforming Medieval Manuscripts february 12–april 28, 2013 for hundreds of years, manuscripts have been bought and sold, hidden and displayed, preserved and rearranged, loved and forgotten, cut into pieces, hung on the wall, and glued into albums. At times valued for their beauty, for their religious significance, or simply for the strength of their parchment pages, the manuscripts in this exhibition have been transformed again and again to suit the changing expectations of their various audiences and owners. Drawn from the Getty's permanent collection and including several outside loans, the exhibition reveals the ways in which manuscripts have been refashioned both conceptually and physically, and explores the long and eventful history of these books before their entry into the Museum. Looking East: Rubens' Encounter with Asia march 5–june 9, 2013 peter paul rubens was one of the most talented and successful artists working in 17th century Europe. During his illustrious career as a court painter and diplomat, Rubens expressed a fascination with exotic costumes and headdresses. With his masterful handling of black chalk and touches of red, Rubens executed a compelling drawing that featured a figure wearing Asian costume—a depiction that has lately been identified as Man in Korean Costume. Now in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the drawing is the focal point of an exhibition that explores for the first time what the Flemish artist could have known about Asia in general and Korea in particular. Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto march 26–august 25, 2013 40

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J. Paul Getty Museum this exhibition presents the work of two photographers whose careers spanned much of the 20th century, or the Showa Era (1926–1989) as it is known in Japan. Hiroshi Hamaya (1915–1999) and Kansuke Yamamoto (1914–1987) began as teenagers to experiment with various formal approaches and techniques in photography. As their work matured, however, they took very different paths. Through the display of works from Japanese as well as U.S. collections, the exhibition examines two important strains in Japanese photography: the documentary investigation of regional traditions and social issues, represented in the work of Hamaya; and the avant-garde movement that developed in the context of Western surrealism and advanced through the work of Yamamoto. These two trends not only reflect significant, though rarely shown, activity in the history of Japanese photography but also reveal the complexity of modern life in that nation since the Meiji Restoration. Sicily: Between Greece and Rome april 3–august 19, 2013 sicily: between greece and rome presents masterpieces of art from ancient Sicily, an island crossroads that forged a distinctive Hellenic identity. Occupying a pivotal position in Mediterranean history, former Greek colonies such as Syracuse, Gela, Akragas, and Selinos emerged as wealthy city-states, where innovation and experimentation flourished. This exhibition celebrates Sicilian culture during the 5th to 3rd centuries B.C., when its art, architecture, theater, poetry, philosophy, and science left an original www.guideforthearts.com

Creator(s): Unknown Title/Date: Statuette of a Dancer Playing the Lyre, 2nd century B.C. Culture: Greek (Sicilian) Medium: Terracotta with polychromy Dimensions: Object: H: 19.8 x Diam. (base): 8.3 cm (7 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.) Accession No. 73.AD.151 Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California

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J. Paul Getty Museum and enduring stamp on both mainland Greece and Rome. Over 150 objects bear witness to the military and athletic victories, religious and civic rituals, opulent lifestyles, and intellectual attainments that shaped the western Greek world. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 april 9–july 21, 2013 during the period 1940 to 1990, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. This dynamic exhibition provides an engaging view of the region's diverse urban landscape, including its ambitious freeway network, sleek corporate towers, whimsical coffee shops, popular shopping malls, refined steel-and-glass residences, and eclectic cultural institutions. Drawings, photographs, models, films, animations, oral histories, and ephemera illustrate the complex dimensions of L.A.'s rich and often underappreciated built environment, revealing this metropolis's global impact as a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design. Organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum. In Focus: Ed Ruscha april 9–september 29, 2013 photography has played an integral role throughout Ed Ruscha's career, most notably in the modest books he began to self-publish in the early 1960s. In 2011 the Getty Museum acquired a group of photographs related to several of these books. By featuring both iconic and previously unpublished images from this acquisition, this exhibition provides insight into the process by which Ruscha identified subjects for Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963) and Some Los Angeles Apartments (1965), employed a deadpan style to record examples for each, and made subsequent choices to edit the resulting images for presentation in book form.

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J. Paul Getty Museum Gardens of the Renaissance may 21–august 4, 2013 whether part of a grandiose villa or an extension of a common kitchen, gardens in the Renaissance were planted and treasured in all reaches of society. Due to their ephemeral nature, most gardens have changed or been lost since the Renaissance, but illuminated manuscripts of the period offer a glimpse into how people at the time pictured, used, and enjoyed these idyllic green spaces. Through a wide range of works drawn from the Getty Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition explores gardens on many levels—from the literary Garden of Love and the biblical Garden of Eden to courtly gardens of the nobility—and reports on the many activities both reputable and scandalous that took place there. Contact J. Paul Getty Museum 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687 www.getty.edu Tickets (310) 440-7330

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aunched in 2006 by Bianca Bulle in The Nutcracker. co-artistic Directors Thordal Photo Credit: Reed Hutchinson Christensen and Colleen Neary and Executive Director Julie Whittaker, Los Angeles Ballet enjoyed a successful first season as the city's own professional ballet company focused on capturing the creative aesthetic unique to Southern California. Los Angeles Ballet is committed to bringing world-class dance to audiences throughout Southern California by performing at venues in many different communities. Through touring LA County and presenting both classical choreography and new contemporary works, LAB aims to make dance more accessible and appealing to a diverse base of fans who will grow to become devoted, supportive patrons. The Company, a not-for-profit arts organization, makes its professional home at Los Angeles Ballet Center in Los Angeles, which also house Los Angeles Ballet School. The Nutcracker Alex Theatre Glendale, CA december 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. december 2, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 44

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Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Redondo Beach, CA december 29, 2012, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. december 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m. an original production choreographed by Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's illustrious score, The Nutcracker will see principal dancers Allynne Noelle and Allyssa Bross reprise their role as Marie at alternating performances, 46

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Los Angeles Ballet as well as principal dancers Christopher Revels and Kenta Shimizu as The Prince. Featuring sets with Los Angeles flair by LA designer Catherine Kanner and costumes originally designed by Mikael Melbye, The Nutcracker has become a staple for the city of Los Angeles, and LAB is excited to be able to bring this endearing ballet to broader audiences and new venues. Balanchine Festival 2013 los angeles ballet's Balanchine Festival, a celebration of the master choreographer's legacy, is a two-part series presented across Southern California. The festival will feature tour-de-force performances, interviews, discussions, and events. Featuring: Colleen Neary, LAB Co-Artistic Director/Répétiteur of The George Balanchine Trust; Patricia Neary, Répétiteur of The George Balanchine Trust; Lewis Segal, Special Reviewer for the Los Angeles Times; Sasha Anawalt; Victoria Looseleaf and others. Balanchine Festival Gold (Part One of a two-part series) Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Redondo Beach, CA march 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles, CA march 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Valley Performing Arts Center Northridge, CA march 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Alex Theatre Glendale, CA march 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Carpenter Performing Arts Center Long Beach, CA april 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. www.guideforthearts.com

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Los Angeles Ballet La Sonnambula love, jealousy, mystery, and murder combine to great effect in this powerful one-act dramatic ballet. Concerto Barocco where movement personifies music. Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux ballet bravura! The Four Temperaments a fusion of classical and contemporary movement, exploring the medieval “humors� attributed to the human body. Balanchine Festival Red (Part Two of a two-part series) Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Redondo Beach, CA may 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Carpenter Performing Arts Center Long Beach, CA may 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Valley Performing Arts Center Northridge, CA may 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Alex Theatre Glendale, CA may 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles, CA june 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

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Los Angeles Ballet La Valse a waltz of frenetic energy with a hint of doom. Agon twelve dancers in black and white in a contest of dance. Rubies the embodiment of the gem's elegance and appeal. Contact Los Angeles Ballet 11755 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 www.losangelesballet.org Tickets (310) 998-7782

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ince its inception in 1965, lacma Broad Contemporary has been devoted to collecting works Art Museum (BCAM) east facade; installation of art that span both history and of Urban Light, Chris geography and represent Los Angeles's Burden, Palm Green, Robert Irwin. uniquely diverse population. Today, the January 2008 museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, Photo ©: 2008 Chris Burden, Photo, ©: 2008 European, and American art, as well as a Museum Associates/ contemporary museum on its campus. LACMA With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing Transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection. exhibitions Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective september 16, 2012–january 6, 2013 for more than 50 years, Ken Price, born in 1935 in Los Angeles, California, has been making remarkable and innovative works that have redefined contemporary

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sculpture practice. Price has procured a Installation view, cult following among critics and scholars Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective since the 1960s. Price's work has been much talked about though not widely exhibited Photo © Fredrik Nilsen until relatively recently (and then only in group shows or in commercial gallery presentations). Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective charts the lyrical progression of the artist's work and illuminates the work of other artists who have been influenced by his groundbreaking and influential oeuvre. Architect Frank O. Gehry, who has enjoyed a friendship with Price for almost 50 years, has created an innovative design that accentuates the architectural nature of Price's sculptural forms. Following the presentation at LACMA, the show will travel to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas (February 9–May 5, 2013) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (June 17– September 22, 2013). Curator: Stephanie Barron, Modern Art, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It was made possible through major grants from the LLWW Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and The Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Foundation. Generous support for the catalogue was provided by The Shifting Foundation and Friends of Contemporary Ceramics.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art Daily Pleasures: French Ceramics from the MaryLou Boone Collection october 6, 2012–march 31, 2013 the exhibition will comprise approximately 135 works of French faience and soft-paste porcelain from the collection of MaryLou Boone. The show will emphasize not only the aesthetics of faience and soft-paste porcelain but also its functionality, which will be organized into three categories: Delights of the Table; Sickness and Health; and Small Pleasures. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 385-page catalogue, including essays on the collector/collection, 18th century French ceramics, faience and its makers, soft-paste porcelain and its makers, and a catalogue entry for each piece in the collection. Curator: Elizabeth Williams, Decorative Arts and Design, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Drawing Surrealism, 1915–1945 october 21, 2012– january 6, 2013 drawing was central to surrealism from the very beginning. Automatic drawing, “exquisite cadavers” and frottage, for example, are just some of the processes invented by surrealists as a means to tap into the subconscious realm. This exhibition examines how drawing, often considered a minor medium, became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the twentieth century. Taking into consideration the drawings' intrinsic qualities, as well as social and historical conditions of the day, Drawing Surrealism is the The exhibition Drawing first exhibition ever to view surrealism, Surrealism, on view at LACMA through arguably the most influential movement January 6, 2013. of the twentieth century, as a revolution of

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art the subversive line and wayward mark. It is also the first exhibition to examine the impact of surrealist drawing on a global scale. In addition to surrealist “icons” such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, André Masson, and Max Ernst, Drawing Surrealism includes artists from countries in Eastern Europe, the Americas, and beyond, where surrealism had a profound effect. Curator: Leslie Jones, Prints and Drawings, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum. Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ october 21, 2012–february 13, 2013 this exhibition is the first to examine the aesthetic and cultural significance of three crucial documents in the work of the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe: the X, Y, and Z Portfolios (printed 1978, 1978, and 1981, respectively). LACMA's exhibition offers audiences the opportunity to assess Mapplethorpe's bold, confrontational photographs—with their paradoxical mix of classicizing, austere form, and raw, uninhibited content—through three series of prints that not only defined his artistic career, but also defined a moment in American cultural politics. This exhibition, together with the Getty Museum's concurrent In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe, also celebrates the landmark joint acquisition, in 2011, of the Robert Mapplethorpe Archive by LACMA, the Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. Curator: Britt Salvesen, Photography, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Stanley Kubrick october 28, 2012–march 10, 2013 stanley kubrick is the first large-scale retrospective of the filmmaker's work in the United States. Developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmuseum, the exhibition provides access to Kubrick's extraordinary vision and working methods. Early photographs made for Look magazine in the 1940s suggest an obsession with historical research and visual

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art detail, which characterize Kubrick's groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1960s through the 1990s. Each of Kubrick's main film projects is examined in detail through archival material, costumes, set models, and props. The exhibition also includes sections dedicated to projects that were never completed as well as to the special effects (visual and auditory) developed by Kubrick and his team. Curator: Jarrett Gregory, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Christiane Kubrick, and The Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, with the support of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony-Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc., Universal Studios Inc., and SK Film Archives LLC. Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy november 11, 2012–february 10, 2013 born near milan in the town of Caravaggio, the painter first studied in Milan with Simone Peterzano, from whom he acquired knowledge of Lombard realism and Venetian colorism. Around 1592, he made his way to Rome, where he launched his independent career beginning as a painter of still lifes. Caravaggio's distinctive qualities of clarity of design, intense light with contrasting chiaroscuro, and precise rendering of details brought him attention and created a lasting impact on seventeenth century European art. This exhibition presents an overview of these many diverse artists who witnessed Caravaggio's work either firsthand or secondhand. Masters from Italy—notably Rome—in addition to Holland, Spain, and France will be represented, with many works that have never before been brought together. Featured artists, among others, include Italian artists Giovanni Baglione, Bartolomeo Manfredi, Guercino; Dutch artists Gerrit van Honthorst, Dirck van Baburen, Michael Sweerts; Spanish artists José Ribera, Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Zurbarán; and French artists Georges de la Tour, Claude Vignon and Simon Vouet. Curator: J. Patrice Marandel Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Musée Fabre de Montpellier Agglomération,

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art the Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange). It was made possible in part by the Annenberg Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, Sotheby's, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Ming Masterpieces from the Shanghai Museum march 3–june 2, 2013 this exhibition presents ten masterpieces of early Ming dynasty court painting executed in the 15th and early 16th centuries in the Forbidden City, in addition to a selection of related Zhe School paintings, all from the permanent collection of the Shanghai Museum. These paintings represent a type poorly represented in American museum collections (with rare exceptions), where the prevailing taste in collecting over the past century has been for literati (scholar-amateur) paintings. The exhibition explores the role of imperial patronage of Ming dynasty painters, the uses of paintings as political propaganda, and the revival of earlier Song dynasty (11th-13th century) painting styles for political purposes. Given that there are no paintings of this type represented in LACMA's collection, this will be the first introduction of LACMA's audience to early Ming court and professional painting. The type of professional and court paintings included in this exhibition have only recently been recognized as one of the leading and most popular types of Ming dynasty (15th-16th century) painting. Curator: Stephen Little Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Matisse: La Gerbe march 3–june 2, 2013 in 1952 Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody approached Henri Matisse, who was then creating colorful paper cut-outs, with the idea of commissioning a large ceramic wall for the patio of their new home designed by A. Quincy Jones in Los Angeles. Matisse worked on several proposals and sent 19 color samples, included in the exhibition, for experimentation; however, it was soon determined that the colors could not be duplicated accurately and that the

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art work would have to be created in France, shipped to Los Angeles, and assembled in situ. Matisse created a full-scale paper cut-out that he showed the Brodys when they visited him in Cimiez (Nice, France) later that year. They rejected this first design but accepted a subsequent proposal. The final ceramic La Gerbe (The Sheaf) was shipped to L.A. shortly after the artist died in November 1954 and installed on a patio wall, where it remained until shortly after Frances Brody's death in 2009. The ceramic was carefully removed from the original installation and brought to LACMA, where it was lightly cleaned and has now been installed permanently. This will be the first time that the maquette and the ceramic will be seen together. Original documents, correspondence with Pierre Matisse, son of the artist and his U.S. gallerist, and an extended description of the commission written by Mrs. Brody in 1955 will join the two versions of La Gerbe. Matisse's seminal print portfolio Jazz will also be on view. Curator: Stephanie Barron, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hans Richter: Encounters may 5–september 2, 2013 hans richter, polyartist, painter, filmmaker, and writer was above all an artist of social import, and the force and meaning of his art was attained by his interaction with those around him. The title Encounters comes from one of Richter's many books of reminiscences about artists and writers he knew and collaborated with. His essential and unique contributions to modernism spanned its crucial trajectory from Expressionism through Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, and entirely new genres of film. Most of his accomplishments came to fruition in creative collaborations with artists and writers. This exhibition will for the first time examine Richter's fascinating career as both an innovator and a collaborator, presenting around 160 of his works, complemented by approximately 60 works by his colleagues. Dozens of films by Richter and his colleagues will be presented in several viewing situations and using a comprehensive digital strategy. Curator: Timothy O. Benson, Robert Gore Rifkind Center for

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art German Expressionist Studies, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. James Turrell: A Life in Art may 26–october 18, 2013 the los angeles County Museum of Art will present, in the spring of 2013, the first major retrospective survey of the work of James Turrell. The Museum of Fine Art, Houston and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York will present concurrent and coinciding major solo exhibitions of Turrell's work, each focusing on different aspects of his oeuvre: a singular monumental installation in New York and work from the extensive permanent collection and commissions in Houston. James Turrell: A Life in Art will gather works from throughout the artist's career in one of the most complete overviews of his aesthetic project to date. The exhibition will comprise his early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional experimentations with holograms. A section will also be devoted to the Turrell masterwork in process, Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape just outside Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and films. Curators: Michael Govan, Wallis Annenberg Director and CEO, LACMA; Christine Y. Kim, Contemporary Art, LACMA Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Contact Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue) Los Angeles, CA 90036 www.lacma.org Tickets (323) 857-6000

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he grammy-nominated  Grant Gershon and the LA Master Chorale Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Music Director Photo Credit: Lee Salem Grant Gershon, is recognized as one of the city's cultural treasures and one of the world's premier choruses. The Los Angeles Times proclaims, “Under Gershon, the Master Chorale seems to be able to master anything.” The respected arts blog CultureSpot LA, states, “The Master Chorale is not just any ensemble—it is the nation's, and maybe the world's, most innovative choral group, thriving under its vibrant music director, Grant Gershon.” As part of our strategic planning process, a revised mission statement was adopted in 2009: We are an independent and innovative professional vocal ensemble that shares the traditional and evolving spectrum of choral music with the widest possible audience. We advance this art through performance, community education, collaboration, commissioning, and recording. Monteverdi Vespers november 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m. 40 singers, with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

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Los Angeles Master Chorale in its fifth collaboration with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in recent years, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, utilizing period instruments, appears with 40 members of the renowned chorus to present an historically informed performance of Monteverdi's seminal Vespers of 1610. This is the Chorale's first time performing the work. Filled with vitality and inventiveness, the Vespers was written at the height of Monteverdi's imaginative powers. Using novel compositional and theatrical techniques to create music described as “half opera, half dance,” Monteverdi helped lay the foundation for the stylistic conventions of the Baroque era. The 90-minute Vespers of 1610, written for choir, soloists, and orchestra, is considered to be the greatest work of sacred music prior to Bach's B Minor Mass. “This is probably the single most important choral work that the Chorale has yet to perform,” notes Gershon. “It is a virtual compendium of all of the different musical forms of Monteverdi's time.” Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols december 8 & 15, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 62 singers, pipe organ, brass Holiday favorites the los angeles Master Chorale serves up two matinees of its delightful seasonal feast, “Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols.” New arrangements of cherished holiday carols and traditional favorites, sung to delicious perfection by 62 members of the Chorale under Grant Gershon's baton, set a joyful tone, making this concert a highlight of the season. Tickets for children 6-12 are discounted in all sections. (Children under six not admitted.) Rejoice! Bach Magnificat december 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m. 48 singers, chamber orchestra, soloists Vivaldi Gloria Bach Magnificat two beloved holiday classics and Baroque masterpieces— Vivaldi's radiant Gloria and Bach's brilliant Magnificat—resound at

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Grant Gershon and the Rejoice! The Chorale presents the complete LA Master Chorale 1723 version of Bach's Magnificat, replete Photo Credit: Alex Berliner with thundering kettledrums, blazing trumpets, and poetic strings. Vivaldi's Gloria has garnered universal appeal since it was discovered in the early 1900s among some of his long lost manuscripts nearly two centuries after the composer's death.

Messiah Sing-Along december 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Chamber orchestra, soloists, You're the Chorus! Handel Messiah there's nothing like belting out the Hallelujah chorus during the holidays, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale's famed Messiah SingAlong is the ultimate must-do for Do-It-Yourself fans. Sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses of all levels—even those with absolutely no singing experience—are welcome to the 32nd Annual Messiah SingAlong, in which the 2,200-member audience becomes the choir. The performance features a professional orchestra and a quartet of professional soloists from the Chorale. (Scores are available for sale in the lobby.)

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Los Angeles Master Chorale Handel Messiah december 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m. 40 singers, chamber orchestra, soloists Handel Messiah to cap the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale presents a concert version of Handel's Messiah. Featuring 48 members of the acclaimed chorus, orchestra, and four gifted soloists from among the Chorale's ranks, the concert provides the opportunity to hear this riveting oratorio—rich with soaring high notes, powerful bass, majestic brass, and lush orchestrations— performed by what many critics consider to be the best chorus in the country. “Handel's Messiah is vocal equivalent of a holiday treetopper,” says Gershon. “It's always a thrill to conduct, especially in Disney Hall with its magnificent acoustics.” Brahms Requiem january 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. january 27, 2013, 7:00 p.m. 115 singers, symphonic orchestra, soloists Lieberson The World in Flower Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem capturing the shared human experience, the Los Angeles Master Chorale pairs Brahms' sublime Ein Deutsches Requiem with the West Coast premiere of The World in Flower, Peter Lieberson's lyrical and moving message of tolerance written in memory of his wife and muse, famed mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, with whom the Chorale performed Adam's El Niño in Los Angeles and New York. “Both works are truly universal, embracing and reflecting humanity in profound ways,” notes Gershon. Brahms' magnum opus, Ein Deutsches Requiem, has been called “a requiem for the living,” giving hope to those in mourning and compassion and comfort for all of mankind. Lieberson's The World in Flower, praised by the New York Times as “serene, sincere (and) radiant” was written for his ailing wife, who ultimately succumbed to breast cancer. It is set to the text of 11 different sources, each with a unique frame of reference, among them a traditional Navajo poem, a poem from an Inuit Shaman,

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Los Angeles Master Chorale the Bible, and works by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and American poet Walt Whitman. Lieberson, a Buddhist who completed the piece in the hospital while fighting lymphoma, draws from the similarities among these disparate texts, highlighting the common human experience and embracing the world as a sacred place. The cantata, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, is written for mezzosoprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra. Poulenc & Vaughan Williams april 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m. 62 singer, organ, soloist Poulenc Salve Regina Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs Poulenc Figure humaine the los angeles Master Chorale spotlights the English choral tradition and the distinctive harmonies of France with four works by British composer Vaughan Williams and French composer Poulenc, both of whom wrote for voices with unparalleled grace and beauty. The chorus performs Vaughan Williams' richly harmonic Mass in G minor, inspired by the Tudor music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, and Five Mystical Songs, hailed by Gershon, who conducts the concert, as “drop dead gorgeous.” They are bookended by Poulenc's exquisite Salve Regina and his towering masterwork Figure humaine, which, written during the Nazi occupation and last performed by the Chorale in 2005, ends with the word “liberté” sung quadruple forte in three octaves to profound effect. The concert features 60 singers, soloists from the Chorale, and organ. The American Concert june 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m. 115 singers, piano Whitacre Three Songs of Faith Barber Agnus Dei Barber Sure on this Shining Night Ives General William Booth Enters Into Heaven Carter Tarantella

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Los Angeles Master Chorale Betinis Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures (with classic spirituals of Jester Hairston, William Dawson and Moses Hogan) a celebration of American choral and roots music—classic and new—wraps the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 49th season with works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Elliott Carter, Abbie Betinis, and Eric Whitacre, as well as favorite spirituals by Jester Hairston, William Dawson, and Moses Hogan. Grant Gershon conducts Eric Whitacre's Three Songs of Faith, set to a trio of texts by E.E. Cummings and written in 1999 for the 100th anniversary of Northern Arizona University's School of Music. Two works by Barber are also featured—Agnus Dei, a 1967 transcription for eight-part choir of his deeply emotional Adagio for Strings, and Sure on this Shining Night, with text from James Agee's first published collection of poems, Permit Me Voyage. In addition, the Chorale performs Charles Ives' General William Booth Enters Into Heaven, based on a Vachel Lindsay poem, Elliott Carter's Tarantella, written for men's chorus by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer for the Harvard Glee Club in 1936, and Abbie Betinis' humorous and imaginative Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures, which captures the sonic essence of buzzing bees, spindly spider legs, and graceful butterflies. The program concludes with a show-stopping finale of “blow the roof off” arrangements by three masters of the American spiritual—Jester Hairston, William Dawson, and Moses Hogan. Special Event 24th Annual High School Choir Festival april 26, 2013 the chorale opens the doors of the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the city free-of-charge for its 24th Annual Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival. One of the largest high school choir festivals in the nation, it showcases the remarkable vocal talents of more than 800 high school students from some two

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dozen Southland schools in a massive choir conducted by Grant Gershon. The community is welcome to enjoy the vitality and power of these young voices raised in song in the splendid setting of Disney Hall.

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Contact Los Angeles Master Chorale 111 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.lamc.org Tickets (213) 972-7282

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n just over a quarter-century A scene from Tosca. of existence, LA Opera has become, Photo Credit: Felix Sanchez 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 traces its roots back to 1948, when a company called the Los Angeles Civic Grand Opera presented a performance of Rigoletto in a church hall in Beverly Hills. The Company, under the directorship of Francesco Pace, staged productions through the 1950s, and in 1964 it presented the first opera performed in the Music Center's brand-new Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Shortly after its third production at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L'Italiana in Algeri starring Marilyn Horne, the Los Angeles Civic Grand Opera abandoned its own production projects and recreated itself as the Music Center Opera Association. For two decades, the Association brought opera from other cities to the Music Center. By far the lengthiest arrangement was with New York City Opera, which brought productions to the Music Center every fall from 1966 to 1982. 

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Los Angeles Opera Madame Butterfly Production from San Francisco Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles november 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. november 25, 2012, 2:00 p.m. november 28, december 1, 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m. december 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the play by David Belasco a love that knows no boundaries goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. What begins as an idyllic liaison in an enchanting land of cherry blossoms turns into the heartbreaking tragedy of an abandoned bride forced to make an excruciating decision. A stunning production by Ron Daniels melds sumptuous costumes with elaborate backgrounds. Conductor Grant Gershon leads a superlative cast, including soprano Oksana Dyka, who made a memorable LA Opera debut in 2011 as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, as Puccini's beloved Oksana Dyka as Cio-Cio San. geisha, with dashing tenor Brandon Photo Credit: Robert Milliard Jovanovich (The Birds, 2009) as the husband unworthy of her love.

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Los Angeles Opera Renée Fleming and Susan Graham in Recital Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Walt Disney Concert Hall january 19, 2013, 8:00 p.m. two of opera's greatest superstars join forces to present a very rare recital of duets. Soprano Renée Fleming, hailed as “the people's diva” (The London Times) and mezzosoprano Susan Graham, dubbed “America's favorite mezzo” Renée Fleming by Gramophone magazine, have thrilled audiences in the greatest opera houses and most prestigious recital and concert halls around the world. Through selections from the French, German, and American repertoire, the compelling and dynamic singers will combine their talents for an unforgettable evening of music and artistry. The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) Production from Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera. Sung in German with English supertitles march 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. march 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m. march 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. march 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m. march 27, 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner the legend of a ghostly ship condemned to wander the oceans forever has fascinated opera lovers since its premiere in 1843. James Conlon, one of the foremost conductors of our time, leads a world-class cast in a mesmerizing production staged by the great Nikolaus Lehnhoff. An enthralling score, illuminated by striking stage imagery, powers a thrilling journey into an unsettling, mythic

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Los Angeles Opera world. A dark, surging evocation of a violent sea storm launches an impassioned quest for redemption through true love, as a tormented soul encounters the one person who can offer him a glimmer of hope. Cinderella (La Cenerentola) A co-production of Houston Grand Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona). Sung in Italian with English supertitles march 23, 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. march 31, 2013, 4:00 p.m. april 3, 2013, 7:30 p.m. april 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. april 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti in her impoverished father's castle, a kind-hearted girl dreams of escaping the tyranny of her vain stepsisters. When the prince announces that he will choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny. Disguises are donned and confusion ensues, but true love and goodness triumph in the end. Rossini's warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story is a delightfully romantic comedy, brought to life by the dazzling vocal fireworks of an exciting young cast. Mezzosopranos Kate Lindsey and Ketevan Kemoklidze share the role as the heroine whose rapid rise from hearth to throne has become one of the most beloved tales ever told. Tosca Production from Houston Grand Opera Sung in Italian with English supertitles may 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. may 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. may 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m. june 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m. june 5, 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa

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a volatile prima donna is forced to A scene from Tosca. play a role she never imagined, trapped Photo Credit: Felix Sanchez between allegiance to her lover and the machinations of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hairraising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas. Set amidst the conflicting impulses of repression and rebellion in Napoleonic Europe, Tosca is a passionate tale of love and lust, murder, and betrayal. The electrifying Sondra Radvanovsky (Suor Angelica, 2008) returns in the title role, joined by Italian tenor Marco Berti as Cavaradossi and Lado Ataneli as Scarpia. Contact Los Angeles Opera 135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012 www.laopera.com Tickets (213) 972-8001

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Los Angeles Philharmonic

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he los angeles philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel is reinventing the concept of a Photo Credit: Mathew Imaging 21st century orchestra under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel. Now in its 93rd season, the Philharmonic is recognized as one of the world's outstanding orchestras and is received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. Both at home and abroad, the Philharmonic is leading the way in innovative programming and re-defining the musical experience. This view is shared by more than one million listeners who experience live performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic each year. The Philharmonic demonstrates a breadth and depth of programming unrivaled by other orchestras and cultural institutions, performing or presenting nearly 300 concerts throughout the year at its two iconic venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, a popular summer tradition since 1922. The orchestra's involvement with Los Angeles also extends far beyond regular symphony concerts in a concert hall, embracing the schools, churches, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community. Among its wide-ranging education initiatives is Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA). Central to YOLA is the Philharmonic's plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in communities throughout Los Angeles. 74

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Toyota Symphonies for Youth december 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m. The Firebird (Igor Stravinsky) Los Angeles Philharmonic december 1, 2012, 8:00 p.m. december 2, 2012, 2:00 p.m. Lutosławski 100th Anniversary Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor Lindberg Chorale Lutosławski Symphony No. 4 Bruckner Symphony No. 4, “Romantic” Green Umbrella december 4, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group Lionel Bringuier, Conductor TBD, Soprano Lutosławski 100th Anniversary Lutosławski Partita Stucky Ad Parnassum Salonen Homunculus Lutosławski Chantefleurs et Chantefables World Music december 5, 2012, 8:00 p.m. La Llorona: The Rebel Spirit of Chavela Vargas Ely Guerra, Eugenia León, Tania Libertad, Special guests mexican vocalists Ely Guerra and Eugenia León perform one-ofa-kind acoustic sets in tribute to the legendary musical rebel Chavela Vargas. The 94-year-old singer of Mexican boleros, rancheras, and corridos, Vargas is a major influence throughout the Americas with her songs of struggle, defiance, and triumph. Los Angeles Philharmonic december 7, 8, 2012, 8:00 p.m. december 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. Lutosławski 100th Anniversary

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor David Fray, Piano Gerald Finley, Baritone Salonen Nyx (West Coast premiere) Schumann Piano Concerto Lutosławski Les espaces de sommeil Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini Toyota Symphonies for Youth december 8, 2012, 11:00 a.m. The Firebird (Igor Stravinsky) Chamber Music Society december 11, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Deck The Hall december 12, 2012, 8:00 p.m. A Chanticleer Christmas Chanticleer the grammy-winning “orchestra of voices” returns with a fresh take on seasonal classics, from serene chants to vibrant spirituals, for a uniquely radiant holiday experience. Los Angeles Philharmonic december 13, 2012, 8:00 p.m. december 14, 2012, 11:00 a.m. december 15, 2012, 8:00 p.m. december 16, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 50th Anniversary of Music Directorship Zubin Mehta, Conductor Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni Hindemith Symphony: Mathis der Mahler Dvořák Symphony No. 7 Deck The Hall december 14, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Holiday Organ Spectacular

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Los Angeles Philharmonic David Higgs, Organ Lisa Vroman, Soprano the beauty and majesty of the versatile Walt Disney Concert Hall organ are showcased in a wide-ranging and invigorating program of devotional and festive holiday music. Deck The Hall december 18, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Aaron Neville: A Christmas Celebration ringing in the season with New Orleans holiday cheer, Aaron Neville brings his angelic falsetto to Christmas carols, R&B favorites, and some classic pop tunes. Deck The Hall december 20, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Don Tiki's Hot Lava Holiday Show featuring hawaii's top musicians, Honolulu lounge meisters Don Tiki give the holidays a real boost of exotica with this special show. Deck The Hall december 21, 2012, 8:00 p.m. “A Swingin' Christmas” With Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hollywood hipsters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy turn yuletide classics like “Blue Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” into rollicking big band extravaganzas in a holiday show that's cool enough to keep a snowman from melting. Deck The Hall december 22, 2012, 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. audiences can lift their voices and sing along to all their favorite Christmas and holiday songs. Entire families are invited to celebrate a cherished holiday tradition. Lyric sheets provided to all. Deck The Hall december 31, 2012, 7:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. New Year's Eve Concert With Idina Menzel 78

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Los Angeles Philharmonic audiences can spend New Year's Eve with one of today's biggest Broadway stars, Idina Menzel. A Tony-winner for originating Elphaba in the smash hit Wicked, she is also an actress best known for her recurring role on Glee. This will be a high energy performance with vocal fireworks. Los Angeles Philharmonic january 4, 5, 2013, 8:00 p.m. january 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor Martin Grubinger, Percussion Tan Dun Percussion Concerto (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission) Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Organ Recital Series january 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Nathan Laube chicago native and Fulbright recipient Nathan Laube is a rising star in the organ world. He has garnered acclaim for performances throughout Europe and North America, receiving top honors at some of the most prestigious organ competitions. He performs Liszt's famous Les Preludes, as well as works by Bach, Widor, DuruflĂŠ, and Mendelssohn. Chamber Music Society january 8, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles Philharmonic january 10, 11, and 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor Leonidas Kavakos, Violin Liadov Eight Russian Folk Songs Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Holst The Planets Green Umbrella january 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m. www.guideforthearts.com

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor David Gately, Stage director David Adam Moore, Prior Walter, Baritone TBA, Louis Ironson, Tenor Omar Ebrahim, Joseph Pitt, Baritone Brian Asawa, Mr. Lies, Countertenor Janice Hall, Hannah, Soprano Kelly Anderson, Roy Cohn, Baritone Julia Migenes, Harper Pitt, Mezzo-soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Angel, Soprano Eötvös Angels in America (West Coast premiere) Opera in two parts by Peter Eötvös Based on the play by Tony Kushner Libretto by Mari Mezei Commanded ü Théatre du Chatelet Los Angeles Philharmonic january 18, 2013, 8:00 p.m. january 19, 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor Midori, Violin Kodály Háry János Suite Eötvös “DoReMi,” a Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Bartók Concerto for Orchestra Colburn Celebrity Recitals january 19, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Renée Fleming, Soprano Susan Graham, Mezzo-soprano two of the world's foremost stars of opera join together for a recital of duets. Through selections from the French, German, and American repertoire, the compelling and dynamic singers will create a memorable evening of collaboration. Los Angeles Philharmonic january 24, 2013, 8:00 p.m. 80

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Los Angeles Philharmonic january 25, 2013, 11:00 a.m. january 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Ludovic Morlot, Conductor Emanuel Ax, Piano Dutilleux Shadows of Time Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Toyota Symphonies For Youth january 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. The Composer is Dead (Nathaniel Stookey; text by Lemony Snicket) Sounds About Town january 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. USC Thornton Symphony Carl St.Clair, Conductor Chamber Music Society january 29, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Lise de la Salle, Piano Program To Include: Schumann Piano Quintet Colburn Celebrity Recitals january 30, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Yefim Bronfman, Piano grammy-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman is among the most celebrated keyboard virtuosos performing today. His commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Los Angeles Philharmonic january 31, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor Lise de la Salle, Piano Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 Los Angeles Philharmonic Casual Fridays february 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor Lise de la Salle, Piano Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 Toyota Symphonies For Youth february 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. The Composer is Dead (Nathaniel Stookey; text by Lemony Snicket) Los Angeles Philharmonic february 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor Lise de la Salle, Piano Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 World Music february 5, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Kodo—One Earth Tour: Legend celebrating over 30 years of performance, Japan's premier drumming ensemble reaches new heights of precision, excellence, breathtaking physicality, and discipline. Their show features both the classical and new modern elements of this mesmerizing percussion art form. Jazz february 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Wayne Shorter Quartet with Esperanza Spalding Los Angeles Philharmonic improvisational sparks fly with a world-premiere commission by Wayne Shorter for Grammy-winning bassist and vocalist

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Esperanza Spalding and the LA Phil. An aural painter of subtlety and vision and a jazz master of our time, Shorter and his Quartet also perform several new works with orchestra. Songbook Series february 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Ann Hampton Callaway—The Streisand Songbook acclaimed singer, pianist, composer, and lyricist Ann Hampton Callaway blends jazz and pop in a journey through the timeless songbook of Barbra Streisand, including her own songs written for the legendary artist. Colburn Celebrity Recitals february 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Itzhak Perlman, Violin itzhak perlman is undeniably the violinist of a generation. Beloved for his charm and remarkable artistry, he is a true superstar in every sense. Los Angeles Philharmonic february 14, 15, and 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Charles Dutoit, Conductor Gautier Capuçon, Cello Carrie Dennis, Viola Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture Mozart Symphony No. 29, K. 201 Strauss Don Quixote World Music february 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m. The Chieftains the emerald isle's premier traditional music group, fresh from a 50th anniversary tour, celebrates its adventurous new album Voice of Ages, produced by T Bone Burnett, as well as timeless Galician classics. Sounds About Town february, 19, 2013, 8:00 p.m. 84

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Colburn Orchestra Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Chamber Music Society february 20, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles Philharmonic february 21 and 23, 2013, 8:00 p.m. february 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Gil Shaham, Violin Wagner Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung Brahms Violin Concerto Schumann Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish” Los Angeles Philharmonic Casual Fridays february 22, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Gil Shaham, Violin Wagner Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung Brahms Violin Concerto Green Umbrella february 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. LA Phil New Music Group Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor John Adams, Conductor Adams Chamber Symphony Chin New work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Stravinsky The Firebird (complete) Los Angeles Philharmonic Casual Fridays march 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Debussy La mer Stravinsky The Firebird (complete) Los Angeles Philharmonic march 2, 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Vivier Zipangu Debussy La mer Stravinsky The Firebird (complete) Los Angeles Philharmonic march 7, 8, 2013, 8:00 p.m. march 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Peter Sellars, Director Kelley O'Connor, Mary Magdalene, Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, Martha, Mezzo-soprano Russell Thomas, Lazarus, Tenor Daniel Bubeck, Narrator, Countertenor Brian Cummings, Narrator, Countertenor Nathan Medley, Narrator, Countertenor Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, Music director Adams The Gospel According to the Other Mary Organ Recital Series march 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. James O'Donnell james o'donnell is organist and master of the choristers of Westminster Abbey, where his duties include daily services and music for national occasions, such as the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. In addition, he performs solo recitals

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Los Angeles Philharmonic internationally and directs the choir for concerts, broadcasts, recordings, and tours. Jazz march 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis one of jazz's pre-eminent jazz orchestras—15 of the finest soloists and ensemble players—returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a night of swing, good humor, and the very best in jazz. Baroque Variations march 13, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Tafelmusik House of Dreams through the use of superb projected images, the listener is taken on a magical journey to five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Telemann, Vivaldi, and others were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. Colburn Celebrity Recitals march 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Yuja Wang, Piano with technique described as “astounding” and “superhuman,” Yuja Wang's performances are spontaneous and fearless. This marks her recital debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Jazz april 3, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Spirit, You All Bobby McFerrin matchless vocal improviser with a breathtaking range, McFerrin returns with his latest project influenced by the spirituals his father sang. Expect soulfulness, poignancy, beauty, and joy. Los Angeles Philharmonic 88

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Los Angeles Philharmonic april 5, 6, 2013, 8:00 p.m. april 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. David Robertson, Conductor Orli Shaham, Piano Britten Four Sea Interludes Mackey Stumble to Grace (West Coast premiere, LA Phil co-commission) Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Baroque Variations april 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Scottish Ensemble Alison Balsom, Trumpet Geminiani Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor 'La Follia' Albinoni (arr. balsom) Oboe Concerto in B-flat, Op. 7, No. 3 Handel Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 6, No. 7 vivaldi (arr. balsom) Violin Concerto in D, RV 230 Bach (arr. Balsom) Concerto in C minor (after Marcello) purcell Dance of the Furies, Chacony in G, Fantasia on one note Handel (arr. Balsom) Suite in D for Trumpet and Strings in D major Chamber Music Society april 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Songbook april 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Max Raabe and Palast Orchester the musical glory of the 1920s and '30s is captured with debonair charm and wit by Max Raabe and Palast Orchester. They present original arrangements of hits, dance hall songs, and chansons, from Kurt Weill to Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, alongside Cuban rumbas, happy foxtrots, and stylish tangos. Los Angeles Philharmonic Casual Fridays april 12, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Susanna M채lkki, Conductor Leila Josefowicz, Violin www.guideforthearts.com

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Stravinsky Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 4 Toyota Symphonies For Youth april 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Pictures at an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky) Los Angeles Philharmonic april 13, 2013, 8:00 p.m. april 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Susanna Mälkki, Conductor Leila Josefowicz, Violin enno poppe Markt (U.S. premiere) Stravinsky Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 4 Green Umbrella april 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Brooklyn Festival LA Phil New Music Group Alan Pierson, Conductor Tyondai Braxton, Guitar Samuel Adams Tension Studies Marks New work (West Coast premiere, LA Phil co-commission) Braxton Central Market Colburn Celebrity Recitals april 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Bach Keyboard Cycle Andrås Schiff, Piano Bach French Suites Bach French Overture Los Angeles Philharmonic april 18 and 20, 2013, 8:00 p.m. april 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Brooklyn Festival Joshua Weilerstein, Conductor Cameron Carpenter, Organ

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Program to include: Hearne New work (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission) Copland Organ Symphony Toyota Symphonies For Youth april 20, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Pictures at an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky) Organ Recital Series april 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Cameron Carpenter a virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron Carpenter has generated a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. He is the first organist ever nominated for a Grammy for a solo album. Drawing on his expansive repertoire, Carpenter will announce his program from the stage, including some collaborative works with Brooklyn-based composers. Jazz april 23, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Herbie Hancock the la phil's Creative Chair for jazz continues to expand the boundaries of jazz in a one-of-a-kind evening especially for Walt Disney Concert Hall. Los Angeles Philharmonic Casual Fridays april 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Lionel Bringuier, Conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano Saint-SaĂŤns Piano Concerto No. 5 Ravel Daphnis et ChloĂŠ Suite No. 2 Ravel La Valse Los Angeles Philharmonic april 27, 28, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Lionel Bringuier, Conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Messiaen Les offrandes Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 Ravel La Valse Baroque Variations april 30, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Handel and Haydn Society Harry Christophers, Conductor Rob Murray, Jephtha, Tenor Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Storgè, Mezzo-soprano Joélle Harvey, Iphis, Soprano William Purefoy, Hamor, Countertenor Handel Jephtha (complete oratorio) Los Angeles Philharmonic may 2, 3, and 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m. may 5, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Lang Lang, Piano Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Nielsen Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable” Colburn Celebrity Recitals may 8, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Hilary Hahn, Violin hahn returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with music by Mozart and the second set of her remarkable In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores. Los Angeles Philharmonic may 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m. may 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Martin Chalifour, Violin Bach Cantata No. 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort” Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles Philharmonic may 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m. may 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m. may 23 and 25, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Jean Nouvel, Architect Azzedine Alaïa, Designer Cast to include: Christopher Maltman, Count Almaviva Dorothea Röschmann, Countess Almaviva Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, Music director Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Los Angeles Philharmonic may 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor TBD, Oboe TBD, Clarinet TBD, Bassoon TBD, Horn Penderecki Ciaccona Mozart Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, “Reformation” Chamber Music Society may 28, 2013, 8:00 p.m. All-Mozart Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles Philharmonic may 30, 2013, 8:00 p.m. may 31, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Juanjo Mena, Conductor Program to include: Brahms Symphony No. 3

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Los Angeles Philharmonic june 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m. june 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Juanjo Mena, Conductor Program to include: Brahms Symphony No. 3

Gustavo Dudamel Photo Credit: Mathew Imaging

Contact Los Angeles Philharmonic 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.laphil.com Tickets (323) 850-2000

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Pasadena Playhouse

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he pasadena playhouse 2012-2013 Kristy Johnson and season is a fascinating and exciting Vanessa Williams in a scene from mixture of diverse theatrical styles, Intimate Apparel at The combining time-honored classics with Pasadena Playhouse. new material that we are honored to help Photo Credit: Jim Cox nurture and develop. The issues of working through the intricacies of relationships and their inherent challenges— both serious and ridiculous—are at the heart of much of this material. That will always be a timely and resonant subject, and one that makes for the possibility of satisfying theatre. Built on a tradition of innovation and excellence, The Pasadena Playhouse is committed to continue to be the premiere theatrical experience in Southern California showcasing the most exciting theatrical entertainment in the state and being an amazing forum for launching new work onto the national stage.

Intimate Apparel november 6–december 2, 2012 A Striking Historical Masterpiece By Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Prize-winner for 2011's Ruined) Directed by Sheldon Epps

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Pasadena Playhouse in 1905 new york, Esther—a black seamstress—makes a respectable living sewing for the wealthy elite. As she dreams of investing her savings in a beauty parlor for black women, she finds herself torn between two suitors: a mysterious Caribbean man who, sight-unseen, writes her beautiful love letters, and the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth. Esther must reconcile her dreams with a harsh reality, as she learns that all choices come with a price. In the tradition of past favorites such as Blues for an Alabama Sky and Fences, come experience this unique and powerful play that honors The Playhouse's commitment to diversity in theatrical storytelling. “…Nottage's play has a delicacy and eloquence that seem absolutely right for the time she is depicting… New York has no richer play…”—New York Times Fallen Angels january 29–february 24, 2013 A High-Comedy Opus By Noël Coward before carrie bradshaw and those “Desperate Housewives,” there were Julia and Jane...best friends now happily married to others. Julia and Jane both once counted the dashing Frenchman Maurice as their lover. Guess who's back in town and requesting the pleasure of the ladies' company? Coward at his inimitable best, the story is a champagne cocktail of wit and charm. In the mirthful tradition of Playhouse hits such as Private Lives, Blithe Spirit and Enchanted April, you'll thrill to the foibles and folderol of these fabulous Fallen Angels. “Since it was written, it has become one of Coward's more popular comedies.”—New York Times A Surprise Production (To Be Announced) march 19–april 14, 2013 in the tradition of past surprise productions such as Sister Act, Looped and Twist—An American Musical. This show will be officially announced at a later date. Sleepless In Seattle—The Musical june–july 2013 A World Premiere Musical 98

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Pasadena Playhouse the pasadena playhouse presents the long-awaited world premiere of Sleepless in Seattle—The Musical. Based on Nora Ephron's beloved motion picture, with a book by Sleepless screenwriter Jeff Arch, this World Premiere presentation will give Playhouse audiences the special gift of experiencing this timeless story like never before. Inspired by the classic film An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, Sleepless in Seattle tells the story of Sam and his young son Jonah. Still grieving his wife's untimely death, Sam's heart is given a second chance at romance when his son calls a talk radio show to help him find new love. Our audiences will be the first to enjoy this hotly-anticipated musical premiere. Come savor the once-in- a-lifetime theatrical affair that you'll remember forever. In addition to the 2012–2013 season, The Playhouse will host a special holiday presentation of: A Snow White Christmas december 13–23, 2012 A Lythgoe Family Production Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe an updated version of the classic tale, in the style of the traditional British family Panto, A Snow White Christmas features family-friendly magic, a comedic twist, and modern music. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to fairytale fans of all ages. “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.”—Los Angeles Times Contact Pasadena Playhouse 600 Playhouse Alley, Suite 300 Pasadena, CA 91101 www.pasadenaplayhouse.org Tickets (626) 356-7529

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Pasadena Symphony

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he pasadena symphony The Ambassador Association was founded in 1928 Auditorium at Night. by Conductor Reginald Bland. Photo Credit: David Sosnow Originally named the Pasadena Civic Orchestra, its first members were mostly volunteer musicians, many of whom were students of Bland. The annual operating budget was a mere $3,500, which was funded entirely by the City of Pasadena. Over the past 80 years, the Pasadena Symphony has artistically matured into one of the top performing symphonic ensembles in southern California, comprised of the most gifted and sought after musicians from the motion picture film industry. A hallmark of its robust education programs, the Pasadena Symphony Association has served the youth of the region since 1972 through the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra comprised of gifted middle school students from all over the Southland.

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Pasadena Symphony Tchaikovsky's Fourth november 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Edwin Outwater, Conductor Rueibin Chen, Piano Huang Li Spring Festival Overture Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Holiday Candlelight All Saints Church in Pasadena december 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Grant Cooper, Conductor Lisa Vroman, Soprano Los Angeles Children's Chorus The Donald Brinegar Singers LA Bronze Handbell Choir from london's Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields to Notre Dame in Paris, Europeans have long cherished the tradition of hearing fine classical music in a beautiful cathedral setting. Join the Pasadena Symphony as we ring in the holidays with an elegant Old-European style in a concert of holiday music amidst the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous setting of All Saints Church across from Pasadena City Hall. Soprano Lisa Vroman joins an array of choruses in this festive concert of traditional holiday melodies performed by candlelight—an aural respite that is sure to summon the spirit of the season! Brahms and Sibelius january 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Tito Muñoz, Conductor Carolyn Goulding, Violin Boyer “Apollo” from Three Olympians Sibelius Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 1

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Pasadena Symphony McGegan Conducts Mahler february 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Nicholas McGegan, Conductor Yulia Van Doren, Soprano Donald Foster, Clarinet Mozart Clarinet Concerto Mahler Symphony No. 4 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto april 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Jose-Luis Gomez, Conductor Peter Boyer, Composer-in residence & Conductor Chee-Yun, Violin Boyer Festivities Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Boyer Symphony No. 1 (world premiere) Contact Pasadena Symphony 2 North Lake Avenue, Suite 1080 Pasadena, CA 91101 www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org Tickets (626) 793-7172

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Contact Information Center Theatre Group:

Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center: (213) 628-2772

Mark Taper Forum: (213) 628-2772

Kirk Douglas Theatre: (213) 628-2772

The Geffen Playhouse: (310) 208-5454 J. Paul Getty Museum: (310) 440-7330 Los Angeles Ballet: (310) 998-7782 Los Angeles County Museum of Art: (323) 857-6000 Los Angeles Master Chorale: (213) 972-7282 Los Angeles Opera: (213) 972-8001 Los Angeles Philharmonic: (323) 850-2000 Pasadena Playhouse: (626) 356-7529 Pasadena Symphony: (626) 793-7172

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2013 Los Angeles Guide for the Arts  

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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