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Sunday, August 3

The Lyris Quartet

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Members of the Lyris Quartet perform Silvestre Revueltas's Musica de Feria and Brahms's String Quartet in A Minor, op. 51, no. 2.

The Lyris Quartet was founded in 2008. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds, the musicians chose to create a string quartet that could encompass their love for both standard and modern repertoire and to commission works from living composers. The Lyris Quartet have performed at many chamber-music venues in Los Angeles, including LACMA’s Bing Theater, the Broad Stage, Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, Royce Hall at UCLA, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Presented as part of LACMA's Sundays Live, a weekly chamber music series. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.

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FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: The Trip To Italy

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

“The dynamic duo of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for another highly entertaining round of travel and food in The Trip to Italy, a most welcome sequel to 2010’s The Trip that follows our intrepid armchair gastronomes on a carb-heavy tour of Italy, from northern Piemonte to the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast. Resolving not to fix what wasn’t broken, director Michael Winterbottom once again gives free reign to his stars’ improvisational gifts, juxtaposed with heaping plates, reflections on art and literature, and incessant celebrity vocal impressions. A hangout movie in the purest sense, the first Trip threw Coogan and Brydon — cast as slightly exaggerated, odd-couple versions of themselves — together in an SUV and sent them on a culinary odyssey through the north of England. This Trip more or less sticks to the same template; much of the pleasure comes from Coogan and Brydon interacting with their surroundings, using ancient history as rich comic fodder. But even when it’s just ambling about, The Trip To Italy casts a warm, enveloping spell, letting us ride along with two very funny men as they indulge in haute cuisine, serenely beautiful landscapes, and the pleasure of each other’s company.” — Scott Foundas, Variety

Dir. Michael Winterbottom, 2014, DCP, 108 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. 

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Omar Souleyman In Conversation with Henry Rollins

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

8:00pm

Omar Souleyman, famous for his Shaabi street sound, which he has showcased across the Middle Eastern wedding scene, has recently carried his talents to new realms, bringing his unique style to the West with late night festival slots. The Syrian native from the northeastern region of Jazeera, presents his first studio album entitled Wenu Wenu, produced by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). At a young age, Souleyman procured an appetite for music, growing up with Syrian folk music played on a long-necked lute called a bozouki and rebab, a single-stringed fiddle. Since then, Souleyman has modernized his native land’s traditional dabke dance music, a foot-stomping circle dance that remains popular throughout the Middle East. Souleyman describes Wenu Wenu as being "nearly live," attributing his keffiyeh to Hebden, who was able to capture the singer and musical partner Sa’id, at their purest. Souleyman describes his dabke style as particularly flexible. "It works with everything," he says. Often referred to as "Syrian Techno" and recorded primarily live in the studio, Wenu Wenu captures the passion and excitement of Souleyman’s sounds, featuring title track "Wenu Wenu," "Warni Warni," "Nahy," and "Khattaba," a much-covered Arab-world hit that aired on TV in 2006. Please join us as we welcome Omar Souleyman to the Clive Davis Theater for an in-depth conversation with Henry Rollins. Rollins boasts a unique style of his own, conquering the hard-core punk scene as a member of State Alert and Black Flag in the 80s, currently focusing on radio shows and speaking tours.

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