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SoCal classical music listings, May 26-June 2: Pianist Jeffrey Kahane, Numi Opera and more

LOS ANGELES, CA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - Jeffrey Kahane, Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Or
Pianist Jeffrey Kahane performs at the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall on Tuesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Bohemian Rhapsodies Orchestra Santa Monica performs Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta” and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 featuring cellist Eric Byers. Moss Theater, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Sun., 2:30 p.m. $30. (310) 525-7618.

Caltech Symphony Orchestra Retiring conductor Allen Robert Gross is celebrated in a concert featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, “London,” plus selections by Wagner. Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Sun., 3:30 p.m. Free. (626) 395-3295.

Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra Works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, John Williams, et al. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $40, $46. (909) 624-3614.


Culver City Symphony Orchestra Season closer features New Hollywood String Quartet and chamber music by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W 80th St., L.A. Sun., 3 p.m. $15, $20; students K-12 free with paying adult.

L.A. Masters Violist and artist-in-residence Richard Yongjae O’Neill and guests play pieces by Brahms, Stravinsky and Schoenberg. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sun., 2 p.m. $35-$65. (310) 434-3200.

Masses by Haydn & Beethoven Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil, Los Angeles Master Chorale and guest vocalists in Beethoven’s Mass in C and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 2 p.m. $71-$215. (323) 850-2000.

St. James Sunday Concerts The program includes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet and Hungarian Dance No.5 plus Schubert’s Quartettsatz in C Minor. St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Sun., 4 p.m. Free; donations accepted. (818) 345-2057.


Sounds Complete: Brahms String Quartet Cycle Salastina Music Society presents Brahms’ String Quartets Nos. 1-3. Private residence, address provided to ticket holders, Pacific Palisades. Sun., 3 p.m. $10-$40.

Sundays Live Honors ensembles from the Colburn School perform works to be announced. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sun., 6 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6234.

Varsovia by the Sea Benefit concert co-presented by Jacaranda and the Polish Consulate features music by Lutoslawski, Chopin and others. First Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica. Sun., 4 p.m. $75, $200.

Jeffrey Kahane Piano Spheres presents the pianist and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s music director laureate in a program that includes Copland’s “Piano Fantasy” plus works by Schumann, Timo Andres and son Gabriel Kahane. Zipper Hall, the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Tue., 8 p.m. $20, $30.

Contemporary Adventure Ensemble Los Angeles Youth Orchestra debuts this new ensemble featuring advanced students, alumni and professional musicians in a concert of works by Copland, Shostakovich and others; with Brightwork newmusic and mezzo-soprano Geeta Novotny. First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $25.

Der Zwerg For its inaugural production, Numi Opera stages Alexander Von Zemlinsky’s one-act musical drama based on a story by Oscar Wilde about a dwarf who falls in love with a Spanish princess. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway. Thu., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $35-$75. (888) 929-7849.

Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s Eighth Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and guest vocalists in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $88-$251. (323) 850-2000.

Emerging Artists Series Third annual showcase gets underway with performances by soprano Kaileigh Riess (Thu., 8 p.m.); baritone David Castillo (Fri., 8 p.m.); and pianist So-Mang Jeagal (Sat., 8 p.m.); concludes June 9. Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. $10; students: free. (626) 683-6801.


Forward Music Project 1.0 and 2.0 Cellist Amanda Gookin performs works for solo cello and electronics by 12 female composers in two separate multimedia-enhanced performances. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Studio Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m. $40. (310) 746-4000.

The Music Man in Concert Pacific Symphony is joined by Broadway veterans for a semi-staged production of Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a conman who falls for a small-town librarian. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $46 and up. (714) 755-5799.

Considering Matthew Shepard Metropolitan Master Chorale, guest vocalists and a full orchestra perform this three-part oratorio that remembers the gay university student who was murdered in Wyoming in 1988. Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $5-$35.

La Traviata LA Opera puts an Art Deco-style spin on Verdi’s tragic tale of a beautiful but ill-fated courtesan; with soprano Adela Zaharia; in Italian with English supertitles. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends June 22. $19 and up. (213) 972-8001.

Music Under the Stars Pasadena Symphony and Pops, the JPL Chorus and guest vocalists celebrate the music of Broadway and the movies. Pasadena City Hall Centennial Square, 100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m. Free. (626) 793-7172.

Noon to Midnight Daylong festival includes David Lang’s interactive vocal work “crowd out”; pop-up performances in and around the venue with the Calder Quartet, the Lyris Quartet, Sō Percussion, Wasteland and others; and a separate-admission evening program conducted by John Adams that features the LA Phil New Music Group and Mivos String Quartet and four world premieres. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sat., noon to midnight. Festival, minus Adams concert: $10. Adams concert: Sat., 8 p.m. $20-$60 (includes entire festival). (323) 850-2000.

Tesserae Harpsichordist and guest conductor Christophe Rousset joins the early-music ensemble and guest vocalists for pieces by Handel and Rameau in this Da Camera Society presentation. The Art of Living Foundation (former Second Church of Christ Scientist), 948 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $45, $50. (213) 477-2929.

The Belrose Duo Cellist David Garrett and pianist Junko Ueno Garrett perform works by Schumann, Ysaye and Beethoven. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Next Sun., 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. (818) 761-6124.


Le Salon de Musiques The intimate chamber-music series concludes its season with “Viennese Romances,” a program of works for piano and strings by Beethoven and Brahms. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 5th Floor Salon, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 4 p.m. $45, $85. (310) 498-0257.

SummerFest 19 The Music Guild presents the Haussman String Quartet performing works by Beethoven, Haydn, Montgomery, Walker and Shaw. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $45-$56; discounts available. (310) 558-3500.

Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome Violinist Roger Wilkie, cellist Cécilia Tsan and others play pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Britten. Mount Wilson Observatory, L.A. Next Sun., 3 and 5 p.m. $50.

Sundays Live Past and present performers, alumni and emerging musicians celebrate the series’ 29th anniversary with a program that includes works by Bloch and Mozart. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Next Sun., 6 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6234.