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Friday, October 24

Metro Presents Neptune Winds

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Two 45-minute sets at 4:30pm & 5:30pm

Location: Waiting Room

Musicians from Neptune Winds come from around the world to study at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, located in downtown Los Angeles. The group formed as part of the Colburn’s chamber music initiative in 2014, which encourages collaboration and community-based performance among conservatory students. The ensemble—featuring musicians on flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon—performs classical and contemporary works, as well as popular tunes.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "HURRICANE MAMA": Salonen, Saariaho & Sibelius

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave, 111 S Grand Ave, CA 0

8:00pm

This far-reaching concert begins with the stirring, knife-edge fanfares of Janáček’s Sinfonietta, turns toward the future with Saariaho while celebrating the organ’s past, then plunges into the cool, Finnish mythic soundscapes of Sibelius.

Come for: A characteristically dramatic program from our beloved Conductor Laureate, Esa-Pekka Salonen.

And more: An awesome 10th birthday present for the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ with world-renown French organist Olivier Latry.

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L.A. Dance Project

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm to 3:00pm

(OCT. 24-26) The company, founded in 2012 by celebrity choreographer Benjamin Millepied, returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel for three days, starting Friday, October 24th. Dancers will perform the U.S. premiere of Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat’s work and a new work by Millepied. The L.A. Dance Project was founded by Charles Fabius, former program director at the Paris Grand Opera, and Millepied, who is most famously known for transforming wife, Natalie Portman, into a ballerina in the 2010 psychological thriller “Black Swan.”

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Saturday, October 25

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