Music News for May/June 2006:
MOZART PIANO TRIBUTE
GLENDALE, CA -- Jeffrey Kahane conducts, from the keyboard, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in two Mozart piano concertos: No. 15 in B-Flat Major and No. 22 in E-Flat Major. Performances are Sat. May 20, 8 PM at Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sun. May 21, 7 PM at Royce Hall, UCLA.
The concert includes the world premiere of a new work for two pianos and chamber orchestra by LACO composer-in-residence, Uri Caine, described by the New York Times as "ferociously versatile...at home in jazz but fluent in many musical languages and capable of juxtaposing them in a virtuoso collage."
Call (213) 622-7001 or visit laco.org
LOS ANGELES -- The Getty Center is not only a repository of famous European and American paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculptures, decorative arts and photographs, but the site of lectures, panel discussions, film showings, play readings and musical events.
The Gordon Getty Concerts, for example, is an ongoing series featuring leading musicians in performances that complement special and continuing exhibitions at the Center.
In recent months Gordon Getty Concerts presented the Hilliard Ensemble, Paris Piano Trio and L'Ensemble Pennetier in chamber-music settings. May will see the New York Chamber Soloists offering a special evening of works inspired by Degas' Paris--the beating heart of artistic innovation in Europe at the time--featuring works by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Satie and others. Complements the exhibition Degas at the Getty.
The newly opened and reimagined Getty Villa in Malibu will also present its share of concerts and recitals in the months and years to come. To date, the Villa has offered the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, which performed Henry Purcell's first operatic masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas.
Also staged at the Villa was a reading of The Wasps, a musical adaptation of Aristophanes' classic comedy, written and directed by Meryl Friedman, with music and arrangements by David O.
Degas at the Getty will run through June 11 at the Center (North Pavilion, plaza level). In the same building, don't miss The Cult of Saints, an overview of the importance of the Saints in medieval and Renaissance society through images created in its services.
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive, off the 405 Freeway. The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. For more information call 310-440-7300 or 310-440-7305 TTY for deaf and hearing impaired, or visit getty.edu
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