Pianist Abbey Simon performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A Flat Major, op. 110 and Johannes Brahms's 7 Fantasien, op. 116.
Abbey Simon has been hailed as a supervirtuoso, a "pianists' pianist," and he is recognized as one of the grand masters of the piano. Widely considered a specialist in the romantic and early 20th-century repertory, especially the works of Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Maurice Ravel, he has recorded all the concerti of Rachmaninoff, the complete works of Ravel and Chopin, and Schumann’s Carnaval and Fantasy in C. His Chopin collection encompasses some 20 disks. He has toured in Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, and appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Simon received part of his academic education and his major musical training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was accepted by Josef Hofmann when he was 11 years old. Shortly after his graduation from Curtis, he won the coveted Walter W. Naumburg award, which carries with it a Town Hall debut in New York City. The debut recital was followed by recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and extensive tours throughout the United States and Canada. Simon is a long-standing jury member of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Geneva International Piano Competition, the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Sydney International Piano Competition, and the South Africa International Piano Competition. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, and Houston, Texas, where he is Distinguished Cullen Professor of Piano at the Moores School of Music.
Come paint with us! Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.
Discover the breadth of LACMA’s collection of European art on this 50-minute tour. Focus on 17th-century Dutch painting, works by French and Italian Baroque artists, and French 19th-century painting, including costumes and decorative arts that are installed with two-dimensional works.
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Featuring stunning photographs of hand-painted billboards that dominated the Los Angeles landscape for almost two decades, this exhibition brings to life a unique period in the history of rock & roll and the fabled Sunset Strip, whose nightclubs were the birthplace of rock & roll royalty. Photographer Robert Landau traces the billboard phenomenon from the breakthrough promotion for the debut album by the Doors in 1967 to the advent of MTV in the 1980s, which signaled the end of an era.