Classical Music News for May/June 2009:

LOS ANGELES -- The Goethe-Institut will honor the work of Franz Joseph Haydn with a concert and reception on Sunday May 31st at 6 pm. The affair is part of a ten-concert piano sonata series sponsored by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and presented concurrently with the Haydn tribute of the New England Conservatory.

The Austrian composer is recognized as a dominant force in the development of the musical style of the classical era. The program on the actual day of Haydn's demise includes two piano sonatas in G Major, Hoboken XVI:39 and CV Major, Hoboken XVI:50 performed by pianist Bruce Brubaker, with live electronic sounds by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. The concert will take place at Los Angeles County Museum's Bing Theatre and is free of charge.

The reception, which will be held at the nearby Goethe-Institut, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., costs $20. For reservations call (323) 851-4256.

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