Highlighting the importance of song in the Filipino community, vocal music groups The Harana Men's Chorus and The Filharmonic (The Sing-Off) will perform a variety of musical styles in vocal harmony including American Top 40 hits, doo-wop classics and OPM (Original Pilipino Music) sung in both English and Tagalog. The show opens with the guest vocalists Sharon Orosco, Cecile Rojas Azaret and Annie Nepomuceno who will join the vocal groups in collaborative performances. - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1025#sthash.uE1IdrwD.dpuf
Directed by sister and brother duo Mythili Prakash and Aditya Prakash, MARA - A Fantastical Journey to the Far Edges of the Mind is a collaborative performance featuring Shakti Dance Company and the Aditya Prakash Ensemble. Based on the story from Buddhist lore, MARA is a visual exploration of the human mind and all of its intricacies. Stunning synchrony of movement by dancers trained in classical Indian dance intersects with boldly innovative live music--a powerful, heady mix of Indian ragas, brass band jazz, modern funk and global rhythms--as well as multimedia projections and experimental staging. - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1026#sthash.xWDJVDuI.dpuf
Element Band brings their upbeat energy to the Ford with a performance of acoustic Armenian music featuring compositions from their new album, due to release at this concert. Founded in 2005 by music director Ara Dabandjian, Element Band is comprised of multi-instrumentalists who play a variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments, including the oud, guitar, accordion, cello and horns.
Part tent revival, part get down, part circus, Vaud & the Villains returns to the Ford with its raucous 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret show. Infusing music of the early jazz era with the showmanship of a rock 'n' roll concert, the show stays true to the Vaud & the Villains motto, "Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future." "Vaud & the Villains' exuberant fusion of vintage New Orleans jazz, R&B and gospel music, wildly inventive arrangements and dynamic theatrical performance is simply a wonder to behold." (Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times) - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1031#sthash.TYfOwnDy.dpuf
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) presents a playful evening of captivating orchestral music by LA Jewish composers from the film and video game industries. Under the baton of artistic director and conductor Dr. Noreen Green, the 60-piece orchestra will premiere a viola concerto by video game composer Garry Schyman (Bioshock), featuring violist Matthew Cohen, a concert suite of Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved by video game composer Inon Zur (Fallout 4) and a guitar concerto by film score composer Elmer Bernstein (To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters), featuring guitarist Max Brenner. - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1033#sthash.dUzM03wk.dpuf
Artivist Entertainment presents an unforgettable evening of music and art by exemplary women artivistas (artist/activists) whose work focuses on stories of resistance, empowerment, equality and social justice that have inspired positive social change in their communities and beyond. The evening's incredible line-up includes La Marisoul (of La Santa Cecilia), Alice Bag, Martha Gonzalez (of Quetzal), Medusa, Maya Jupiter, Oracle, Ceci Bastida, Irka Mateo, Ofelia Esparza and Georgia Ann Muldrow. - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1038#sthash.vOd2MTPX.dpuf