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Sunday, November 16

Meet the Composer: Tobias Picker!

Colburn School's Thayer Hall

200 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012

1:00pm

MEET THE COMPOSER: TOBIAS PICKER!
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 1-3PM
Thayer Hall - The Colburn School
200 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012

What better way to prepare for our season opener than with the composer himself! Tobias Picker, called “our finest composer for the lyric stage” by The Wall Street Journal, is one of the most prolific and most performed American composers of opera today. Join us for an afternoon in conversation with Tobias and enjoy sneak-peak excerpts of his Emile Zola adaptation Therese Raquin. Students and current Long Beach Opera subscribers can attend free of charge by reserving a ticket through our box office!

Tickets are $15 general admission online. Free tickets are available for LBO subscribers and students (must have valid Student ID and/or a 2015 Season subscription. Tickets subject to availability). To reserve your complimentary ticket call our box office at 562.432.5934.

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Tuesday, November 18

Aquarius – signature hits of the late 60s

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

8:00pm

Biography:
Forty years ago a musical revolution swept America! Sandwiched between the Monterey Pop Festival (1967) and Woodstock Festival (1969), the music of the time and the charisma of its most iconic artists- from Jimi Hendrix to Sly and the Family Stone to Janis Joplin to Grace Slick – still resonate today. Aquarius is a unique, colorful and authentic tribute that captures the excitement of this magical era — a six-member band that brings alive the spirit and signature hits of the late 60s. Whether performing for a concert in the park, street festival, casino or private event, audiences both large and small have enjoyed this journey back to an earlier era of change in our country!

Through the media, which focused this past year on the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love and on the upcoming 40th anniversary of Woodstock, the 60′s has resurged into the mainstream and perhaps may be one reason that the band has sold out more than one venue prior to performing, based on the concept alone! The colorful costumes, fast-moving show and groovy on-stage banter invoke nostalgia in those who experienced the late 60s, and offer a sense of recognition for a younger generation just now discovering this great music. Complete with wardrobe changes, Aquarius re-creates dozens of well-known songs with full rock instrumentation (two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums) and rich vocal harmonies.

The AQUARIUS repertoire includes timeless classics of the era including songs from The Mamas & the Papas, Roy Orbison, Steppenwolf, The Moody Blues, The Guess Who and Joe Cocker, and offers up charismatic performances in the likes of Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Sly Stone, John Fogerty and Jimi Hendrix.

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