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Sunday, May 3

The Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, Conductor

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Members of the Colburn Youth Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, op. 64 and other selections to be announced.

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "charismatic and exciting," conductor Maxim Eshkenazy leads the Colburn Youth Orchestra. The 70-member Colburn Youth Orchestra consists of woodwinds, pairs of horns and trumpets, percussion, and strings. Comprising students age 13 and above, they perform classic symphonic literature as well as newly commissioned works.

Conductor Maxim Eshkenazy was recently promoted to associate conductor of the Pacific Symphony. He also holds posts as music director of the Bakersfield Youth Orchestra and at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he leads both the Chamber and Youth Orchestras. Eshkenazy regularly guest conducts Bulgaria’s major orchestras, including the Sofia Philharmonic. Committed to the promotion of new music, Eshkenazy frequently programs and performs the music of contemporary composers.

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Monday, May 4

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Autarky! Frontier Animation from CalArts

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

Celebrating five years of screening current work primarily from students in their second or third year in CalArts’ Character and Experimental Animation Departments, Autarky! is a show centered around bringing work from the students’ hands to the screen. Tonight’s pieces will include stop-motion animation, drawing, painting, video, flicker films, text-based films, and much more! - 

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The Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

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.

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