1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Images from illuminated manuscripts depict farming, cooking, and feasting, as well as food’s symbolic meaning in Christianity A splendid compendium of French design, ornament, craftsmanship, and construction and gilding techniques
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The commission for Stravinskys ballet Apollo came from the Library of Congress for a contemporary music festival in 1928. Adolph Bolm choreographed that world premiere, but Stravinsky had reserved the European rights for Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes, whose version opened in Paris six weeks later. George Balanchine staged that performance, and his choreography quickly became a classic, though he made significant changes in it during more than 50 years of productions. (It was Balanchine who shortened the original title, Apollo musagte, in the 1950s.) Come for: In a co-production with American Ballet Theatre (celebrating its 75th anniversary), ABT Principal Dancer and international star Roberto Bolle joins Dudamel and the Phil to dance to Stravinskys exquisite score, based on the grand tradition of French 17th- and 18th-century music. And more: The inexorable drive of Shostakovichs Fifth brings the program to a delirious climax.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Become immersed in the world of the cradle of civilization through archaeological finds, sculpture, silver and clay vessels, painting, royal wall reliefs, and even an Egyptian sarcophagus in this 50-minute tour. Trace the beginnings of Western culture, from examples of the earliest writing through the illusionistic sculpture of the Greeks and Romans.