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Friday, October 7

Cherry Rhodes in Concert

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W. Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm

Cherry Rhodes will return to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles to perform on the glorious Dobson pipe organ. (She gave an evening recital during the inaugural season of the organ in 2003.) Her varied program is designed to demonstrate a myriad of rare sounds this large instrument possesses. An exciting new piece written for her by Fr. Joseph Walter will be heard for the first time. Chorale, Diferencias and Glosas on “Puer Natus in Bethlehem” (A Child is Born in Bethlehem) is a major contribution to the organ repertoire. It is dramatic, tender, colorful, virtuosic and has a cadenza featuring the feet alone as well as some other surprises! Ms. Rhodes will be joined by organist, Ladd Thomas, and saxophonist/clarinetist, Douglas Masek for a work that was written for these musicians titled, Sonata for Organ Duet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone and Clarinet by Rayner Brown. Other works on this program include the charming Variations on a Noël bourguignon by André Fleury, the haunting Second Legend by Joseph Bonnet, the playful Impromptu by Louis Vierne, and the stirring Combat of Death and Life by Olivier Messiaen. Free with a suggested donation to the Music Program. Please join us in celebrating this exciting musical offering in a beautiful setting!

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Ravel & Stravinsky

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:00pm

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) ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE Filled with spectacular orchestral color, this weeks program paints a remarkable picture of the unique creative scene that was early 20th-century Paris. Brilliant French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is our soloist for Ravels Concerto in G, heavily tinted by early American jazz. And it was in Paris in 1910 that Igor Stravinskys breakthrough work, The Firebird, was premiered by Sergei Diaghilevs Ballets Russes. From that moment to the present day, it has remained Stravinskys most popular piece. Opening the [Saturday and Sunday evenings] is Ravels morning music of a jester, composed as a musical portrait of a friend and teeming with authentic flavors of Spain. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

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The ICELAND Concert

Ford Theatres

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

8:30pm

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the next phase of its epic new multidisciplinary production, ICELAND, in concert form, at the Ford Theatres’ stunning, newly renovated amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30pm. Written and composed by O-Lan Jones, in collaboration with critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Emmett Tinley, ICELAND is a modern love story, set in a mythical and timeless world, where ancient creatures challenge the hero and heroine on an archetypal journey. The work tells an intimate story, beginning in an Icelandic airport and journeying off the map of the known world, into the realm of “The Hiddenfolk” and the vast mythic inner landscapes of Iceland. The ICELAND Concert at the Ford, presented for the first time with full orchestration and complete score, will be directed and choreographed by local legend Ken Roht, with musical direction by David O, as well as additional creative scenic design elements and impressionistic costumes. Additional information can be found at fordtheatres.org.

The ICELAND Concert will feature a 10-piece chamber orchestra, 12-voice choir, acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Tinley as “Mundi” (the male lead), award-winning Los Angeles actress-singer Cesili Williams as “Vala” (the female lead), four operatic soloists as The Mythic Beasts, and staging by the incomparable Ken Roht, well-known for his unexpected and highly imaginative musical extravaganzas. The work is presented by Overtone Industries, a company that creates new myths in the form of music, theatre, and opera. Overtone’s work has been called “audaciously experimental entertainment” by the Los Angeles Times.

The ICELAND Concert will run for just under two hours, including one intermission. VIP tickets are $100 and include premium seating, pre-show reception, and an artist meet and greet. Tickets start at $30. Tickets are available online or by calling 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). The Ford is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068. Ford Theatres also encourages guests to bring picnics (including beer & wine) to enjoy on the majestic newly renovated grounds, for dining under the stars, starting two hours before show time.

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First Fridays Long Beach: October

First Fridays Long Beach Art Walk

4313 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 90807

8:30pm

The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.

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Ford Theatres Summer Season: The ICELAND Concert Presented by Overtone Industries

Ford Theatres

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

8:30pm

The ICELAND Concert is a live contemporary opera featuring a 10-piece chamber orchestra, a 12-voice choir, acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Emmett Tinley and Los Angeles local actress/singer Cesili Williams; presented by Overtone Industries, a company that creates new myths in the form of music, theatre, and opera and whose work has been called "audaciously experimental entertainment by the Los Angeles Times. ICELAND is written and composed by Overtone's founder O-Lan Jones and Emmett Tinley. It tells an intimate love story beginning in an Icelandic airport and journeying off the map of the world as we know it, into the realm of The Hiddenfolk and the vast mythic inner landscapes of Iceland.

- See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1047#sthash.IK6Q6FvC.dpuf

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