Weekly SoCal classical events

USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Baroque Sinfonia: In stile moderno

Friday, 10/7/2016
Rotem Gilbert leads the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia in a program of virtuosic music from seventeenth-century Italy.

Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:
Concert at the Cathedral

Friday, 10/7/2016
Cherry Rhodes in Concert With Special Guests: Ladd Thomas, Organ & Douglas Masek, Alto Saxophone Music by: Rayner Brown, Joseph Bonnet, Andre Fleury, Olivier Messiaen, Louis Vierne and Fr. Joseph Walter

USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Faculty Recital at the Cathedral

Friday, 10/7/2016
Faculty Recital: Cherry Rhodes with Ladd Thomas & Douglas Masek Organ Department faculty member Cherry Rhodes performs a recital at Los Angeles' iconic downtown cathedral with guest artists Ladd Thomas and Douglas Masek.

CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Kronos Quartet: Beyond Zero (1914-1918)

Friday, 10/7/2016
For 40 years, the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has redefined the string quartet experience. With films from Bill Morrison and compositions from Aleksandra Vrebalov, Kronos Quartet perform Beyond Zero, a multimedia work examining World War One.

Pomona College Department of Music - Claremont - Presents:
Pomona College Orchestra

10/7/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
The Orchestra offers two performances – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct 7 & 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 – with violinist Sarah Thornblade performing Barber's Violin Concerto, led by conductor Eric Lindholm. Also on the program is Mendelssohn’s "Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream," Op. 21 and Ravel’s "Le tombeau de Couperin."

LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Ravel & Stravinsky

10/7/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano PROGRAM Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (c. 8 minutes) Ravel: Concerto in G (c. 23 minutes) Stravinsky: The Firebird (c. 45 minutes)

Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:
Trio Céleste

Friday, 10/7/2016
Trio Céleste - Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano Iryna Krechkovsky, violin Ross Gasworth, cello Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine return to Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" series

USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

Friday, 10/7/2016
H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the Wind Ensemble in a program of classic repertoire, from Beethoven to Vaughan Williams, exploring a few contemporary classics along the way.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - - Presents:
“LACO à la carte” Fundraisers

9/10/2016 - 10/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/8/2016)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Fundraisers Pair Salon Performances with International Cuisine and Spectacular Homes Exclusive Evenings in Bel Air, Brentwood, Hancock Park and Santa Monica Salute Jeffrey Kahane in His Final Season as LACO Music Director, and Feature Musical Artistry of Kahane, LACO Musicians and Guest Artists

Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:
Ahn Trio

Saturday, 10/8/2016
These three sisters — born in Korea, Juilliard-educated — are now classical music’s hottest ensemble. Named to People’s Most Beautiful list, they balance artistic unanimity and individuality in a spirit that is at the heart of chamber music. “Exacting and exciting musicians,” says the Los Angeles Times.

The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Angela Gheorgiu

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Tiberiu Soare, conductor Calin Bratescu, tenor Possessing one of the "finest natural instruments in the world" (The Independent), superstar diva Angela Gheorghiu will perform with a full orchestra, joined by award-winning tenor and fellow Romanian Calin Bratescu.

The Encelia Chamber Ensemble - Yucca Valley - Presents:
Chamber Music at the Museum

10/8/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/8/2016)
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Chamber Music concert at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Chamber Music is considered “Music for Friends” with a small number of musicians performing for a small number of friends. Stringed instruments are considered the closest in quality to the human voice, they became a favorite choice for composers wishing to express their deepest emotion without using words.

CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Ludovico Einaudi: Elements

Saturday, 10/8/2016
An evening with Ludovico Einaudi: Elements Drawing on classical, rock, electronica and world musics, Ludovico Einaudi is the world’s most streamed classical artist. His latest album Elements claimed the #1 spot on the iTunes classical album charts in over 15 countries.

LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:
Macbeth at LA Opera

9/17/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/8/2016)
Plácido Domingo and James Conlon unite again in a powerful adaptation of Shakespeare's classic thriller. Returning home from battle, a victorious general encounters a coven of witches who predict his future—he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition, and spurred on by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth commits multiple murders to attain and keep the throne.

Hispanics for LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:
Meet & Greet Tenor Joshua Guerrero

Saturday, 10/8/2016
On October 8th Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera (HLAO) is hosting an event on the 2nd floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: Meet & Greet with tenor Joshua Guerrero, immediately following the performance of Macbeth, where he stars on his role as Macduff.

Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Saturday, 10/8/2016
The most lyrical of violin concertos, featuring acclaimed BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste. David Lockington, conductor Elena Urioste, violin Norman The Great Swiftness Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 4

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra - Santa Barbara - Presents:
Opening Night Concert

Saturday, 10/8/2016
The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra’s new season roars to life with one of the most popular symphonic works of all time, Czech composer Antonín Dvorák’s richly emotional “New World” Symphony, followed by George Gershwin’s genre-defying yet charmingly spirited Concerto in F, featuring acclaimed pianist Wendy Chen.

San Diego Opera and MTS - San Diego - Presents:
Opera on Track

9/3/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/8/2016)
“Opera on Track” is a partnership between San Diego Opera and MTS, which operates a light rail trolley service with three lines that cover the City of San Diego as well as the South Bay and East County cities of National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, El Cajon and Santee.

Guitarra del Mar - Pasadena - Presents:
Pepe Romero

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Solo guitar recital with Spanish guitar Master and member of the "Royal Family of Guitar" There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives.

Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:
Rock the Presidents

Saturday, 10/8/2016
A high-energy, multi-media-filled musical extravaganza spanning 223 years of the American presidency – from George Washington to Barack Obama. The 44 men who rose to the highest office in the land are brought to life through original songs that include a rockin’ Sons of Washington, a groovy/psychedelic I'm Not All Bad, and an ode to presidential pets.

Santa Barbara Music Club - Santa Barbara - Presents:
SB Music Club Free Concerts

Saturday, 10/8/2016
On Saturday, October 8 at 3 PM, the Santa Barbara Music Club presents a free concert at the Faulkner Gallery in the Downtown Santa Barbara Public Library. This concert features internationally known pianist Constantine Finehouse performing Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58 and Robert Schumann’s magnificent Fantasie in C major, Op. 17.

San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:
Season Opening Concert: Michael Feinstein and Patti Austin

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Thomas Wilkins, conductor Michael Feinstein, vocals Patti Austin, vocals San Diego Symphony Orchestra Fans of the Great American Songbook—and great entertainment—won’t want to miss this one-night-only event. Performer-impresario Michael Feinstein, famed for his great pipes and outright charisma, is teaming up with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra to launch the 2016-17 Downtown season.

Salastina Music Society - Pasadena - Presents:
Sounds Genius: Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Salastina takes you on a unique exploration through one of the most beloved works of Romantic chamber music. "Sounds Genius" (formerly Masterpiece Discovery) is perfectly summed up by Salastina's new motto "To know great music is to love great music". We share share how musical works of human genius throw open the doors of our hearts and connect us to the beauty of life and human potential.

The Music Academy of the West - Santa Barbara - Presents:
The Met: Live in HD: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

10/8/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/8/2016)
The Met season opens in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the 2014–15 double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting.

Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
University Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Kimo Furumoto, conductor

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra - Long Beach - Presents:
Vienna Splendor in Long Beach

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Music Angelica Baroque Orchestra Martin Haselböck, Music Director Andrea Carroll, soprano (from the Vienna State Opera) Joseph Haydn: Symphony Nr. 6 “Le Matin” Hob. I/6 W. A. Mozart: Famous Arias from Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb-Major, D 485

Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Wind Symphony & Intercollegiate Honor Band

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Patricia Cornett, conductor The University Wind Symphony will perform, as will winners from the Intercollegiate Honor Band competition.

Southern California Philharmonic - Newport Beach - Presents:
A Musical Tasting

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Branden Muresan conducts Schubert, Respighi, and Schumann featuring pianist Wan-Chin Chang

Second Saturday Series - Glendale - Presents:
Second Saturday Series

Saturday, 10/8/2016
The Trio Accento will perform at the Second Saturday Series. The featured work will be Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, Opus 50. They will also perfrom "Autumn" by Astor Piazzolla.

Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles - Presents:

Saturday, 10/8/2016
Jazz with Dwight Trible Beloved L.A. jazz musician Dwight Trible performs in Murphy Hall. Trible uses his music to bring people together, to bridge the gap between the races, and to heal the human heart. He has received numerous awards for his humanitarian efforts.

El Camino College - Torrance - Presents:
Americus Brass Band

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Celebrate America with the Americus Brass Band! In new show, TOP BRASS, the 17-piece Americus Brass Band salutes the Services, performing the rousing music and song from a century of the American military bands. From the fields to the canteen, from Civil War quicksteps and Sousa marches to WWI Ragtime and Glenn Miller’s Swing, experience music that inspired the troops and the public.

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra - Ventura - Presents:
Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Ventura County's premiere homegrown orchestra performs an afternoon concert. Serenade to Music, R. Vaughan Williams Appalachian Spring: Suite, Aaron Copland The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave), Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 in A Major (Italian), Felix Mendelssohn

California Chamber Orchestra - Temecula - Presents:
Classics at The Merc

9/11/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 10/9/2016)
Join us in The Merc Sunday afternoons for chamber performances by the region’s best professional musicians. The intimate setting of The Merc allows the audience and musicians to interact with each other so you can learn about the musicians, their instruments, their careers, and the music they perform. A great classical experience for a great price!

SDSU School of Music and Dance - San Diego - Presents:
Concert on the Plaza

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Bring a blanket or a folding chair, a picnic, and even your music-loving pet on leash to enjoy an afternoon of wind band classics, outdoors on Performing Arts Plaza. All ages welcome. Free admission.

Los Angeles Musical Salon - Los Angeles - Presents:
Concert Series @ Westwood Library

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 - the Fiato String Quartet presents Beethoven Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, no. 2 & Prokofiev Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92, in the free concert series at Westwood Library.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church - Rolling Hills Estates - Presents:
Ensemble from Los Angeles’ Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Second Sundays At Two Ensemble from Los Angeles’ new conductorless Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Kaleidoscope is a conductorless chamber orchestra dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences, artistic excellence, musician leadership, and connecting with the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

Music Guild - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Hommage à Martial Singher: The Mélodie and the Maître

Sunday, 10/9/2016
David Costello, baritone Victoria Kirsch, piano Songs and readings in honor of the French baritone, Martial Singher, including music of Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, and Claude Debussy.

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:
Nixon Library Family Concert Series

7/10/2016 - 1/8/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 10/9/2016)
FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public.

Orchestra Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Presents:
Orchestra Santa Monica

Sunday, 10/9/2016
"Summer into Fall" Chen Yi: Caramoor’s Summer (Southern California premiere) Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453 Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

Pasadena Conservatory of Music - Pasadena - Presents:
Pepe Romero Guitar Master Class

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Watch Pepe Romero coach PCM guitar students

Pittance Chamber Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Pittance Chamber Music

10/9/2016 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 10/9/2016)
Featuring Members from the Grammy Award-Winning Los Angeles Opera Orchestra First Concert of the Season takes place on October 9, 2016 Special Guests include Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artists Summer Hassan, Soprano and Theo Hoffman, Baritone, and L.A. Opera Richard Seaver Music Director, James Conlon

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra - Santa Monica - Presents:
Santa Monica Symphony 72nd Season Premier Concert

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Join the Santa Monica Symphony for their 72nd season premiere concert, as they serenade audiences with pieces inspired by water. The orchestra will play Bedrich Smetana’s Moldau, followed by the thought provoking Waterless by Ben Boone. The evening will end with the cascading sounds of La Mer, by Claude Debussy.

Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:
Spreckels Organ Society - Free Concerts in Baboa Park

7/10/2016 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 10/9/2016)
The Spreckels Organ is located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park. Concerts are held every Sunday at 2 p.m. (for one hour) and on Monday evenings in summer (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.). No tickets are issued to concerts, because all concerts are free and open to the public.

Friends of Sundays Live & LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Sundays Live

7/10/2016 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 10/9/2016)
Sundays Live presents FREE weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Irvine - Presents:
The Naughton Sisters: Piano Duo

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Hailed for their "stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry" (San Francisco Examiner), twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton offer a delightful program for two pianos and four hands.

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra - Los Angeles - Presents:
Vienna Splendor at Colburn School

Sunday, 10/9/2016
[now with a 2-for-1 discount this concert] Music Angelica Baroque Orchestra Martin Haselböck, Music Director Andrea Carroll, soprano (from the Vienna State Opera) Joseph Haydn: Symphony Nr. 6 “Le Matin” Hob. I/6 W. A. Mozart: Famous Arias from Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb-Major, D 485

Loyola Marymount University Department of Music & the Paderewski Society in Los Angeles - Los Angeles - Presents:
Peter Toth Piano Recital

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Hungarian pianist Peter Toth performs a program of Schubert, Brahms, Bartók, and Liszt.

Riko Method School of Piano - Los Angeles - Presents:
Social Hour Unplugged: Family Edition! 

Sunday, 10/9/2016
Finally! A classical concert you can attend without booking a babysitter! We are excited to announce a family-friendly version of our popular Social Hour UNPLUGGED concert series. On Sunday, October 9, join us as Riko performs a suite of short pieces by Johan Burgmüller. We will have adult beverages for the adults, kid-friendly snacks and beverages for the youngsters, and great music for all!

USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Jazz Honors Combo

Monday, 10/10/2016
The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, presents an evening of original compositions for sextet.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:
Organ Recital at the Cathedral - Free

12/23/2015 - 12/21/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/12/2016)
Experience organists from around the Archdiocese, as they play on the Cathedral's acclaimed forty-two ton organ, which has the power to make the Cathedral vibrate, enabling the assembly to not only hear the music, but also feel it, making the experience all the more powerful, emotionally, as well as physically. Check Cathedral website to confirm performances

USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Violin Masterclass with Pamela Frank

Wednesday, 10/12/2016
Award-winning violinist Pamela Frank leads a masterclass with some of the outstanding students of the Strings department.

LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dudamel & Joshua Bell

10/13/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/13/2016)
ARTISTS Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Joshua Bell, violin PROGRAM Matthias PINTSCHER towards Osiris (West Coast premiere) BRAHMS Violin Concerto STRAUSS Don Juan STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

LA Opera - South Gate - Presents:
LA Opera at South Gate Park- Macbeth Live Simulcast

Thursday, 10/13/2016
LA Opera presents Opera at the Park, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Hilda Solis. MACBETH starring Plácido Domingo, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at South Gate Park.

LA Opera - Santa Monica - Presents:
LA Opera at the Beach- Macbeth Live Simulcast

Thursday, 10/13/2016
LA Opera presents Opera at the Beach, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Our season opener of MACBETH, starring Plácido Domingo, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
L.A. Signal Lab presents "Water and Power"

Thursday, 10/13/2016
L.A. Signal Lab, a Los Angeles-based composer/performer collective with backgrounds in Western classical new music, jazz, popular, and world music, presents their Fall 2016 program, "Water and Power," featuring piano duo, HOCKET, and violin/viola duo, Aperture Duo.


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Nixon Library Family Concert Series
Every Sunday
Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public. 

LACMA Sundays Live
Every Sunday
Sundays Live presents FREE weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.