The following events are part of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Jan. 18 to 25 at various locations. Tickets can be purchased at www.lagunabeachmusic festival.com.
?"The Cello Goes to the Opera," sponsored by Claes Restaurant; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Laguna Room, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy.
Hear favorite opera arias come to life in an intimate setting reminiscent of 19th century European salon traditions. Lynn Harrell, accompanied by Victor AsunciÃ³n will perform.
Cost: $50 per person, includes hors d’oeuvres and wine.
?Festival Feast: Fine Wine, Dine and Music, Sponsored by Claes Restaurant, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Claes restaurant, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy.
Enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings at Claes Restaurant and VIP seating at the opening concert, “The Romantic Cello," see below. $165 includes dinner, concert, and shuttle.
?"The Romantic Cello:" 8 p.m Jan. 22, Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre, 650 Park Ave.
Lynn Harrell, cello; Victor AsunciÃ³n, piano; string quartet from Colburn School of Music will play Debussy, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Boccerini.
?"The Cello In Brazil, Broadway and Beyond," 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Artists’ Theatre, 650 Park Ave.
Lynn Harrell, cello; Victor AsunciÃ³n, piano; UCI Piano Trio; Frances Young, soprano; Cello octet comprised of LA-area professional cellists and cello performance students perform pieces from Bernstein to Ravel.
?"The Captivating Cello & Friends," 3 p.m Jan. 25, Artists’ Theatre, 650 Park Ave.
Lynn Harrell, cello; Victor AsunciÃ³n, piano; string quartet from Colburn School of Music play Bach, Berg and Schubert.
?Los Angeles Philharmonic, 8 p.m. Jan. 23, at Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa.
Stravinsky, Khachaturian and Rachmaninoff.
Adults: $35 for center orchestra and center sides; $30 for rear orchestra and far sides; students (21 and younger), $15.
Special offers available at www.Philharmonic Society.org
Observe the young musicians as they hone their musical expression and technique with Lynn Harrell.
Questions encouraged. Jan. 20 through Jan. 22; times to be posted on Jan. 19 at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy.
Listen to the artists as they prepare for a concert.
Jan. 22 and Jan. 25
Times to be posted Jan. 19 at the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave.
School Outreach Programs
? 8:45 to 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Thurston Middle School
? 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Top of the World Elementary School
? 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. Jan. 21, PTA Coffee Break, Surf & Sand Hotel.
? 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21, Master Class, UCI