5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
With guest violinst Alexander Treger, members of chamber ensembles from the American Youth Symphony perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423 and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, op. 70.
Founded in 1964 by Mehli Mehta, the American Youth Symphony has trained over 2,300 musicians who now enjoy successful careers in orchestras, music schools, and recording studios around the world and have won top prizes in major competitions.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
For going on a decade now, Alter Bridge has been bringing hard-driving riffs, aggressive energy, and high-voltage stage shows to ticket buyers starving for real rock. With their fourth and latest record Fortress, the Orlando, Fla.-based foursome has further refined the alternative metal sound that has become their trademark, adding an emotional intensity that has stirred anyone lucky enough to catch them on tour. (It is no wonder that their live album and concert film Live in Amsterdam rose an astonishing 15,00 spots in 8 hours when it hit Amazon in 2009.) Fortress, which debuted at #1 on the UK rock chart, features the blistering lead off single "Addicted to Pain," a searing indictment of abusive relationships. It is the kind of song fans of Alter Bridge, which rose from the ashes of Creed when that band originally broke up in 2004, have come to expect yet can still find completely surprising. Indeed, while remaining a platform for singer-guitarist Myles Kennedy's soaring tenor and the epic guitar lines or Mark Tremonti (three-time winner of Guitar World magazine's Guitarist of the Year), Fortress is by far the band's most musically adventurous album. Expect their concerts to be no less expressive and expansive.
111 S Grand Ave, 111 S Grand Ave, CA 0
(OCT. 24-26) This far-reaching concert begins with the stirring, knife-edge fanfares of Janáček’s Sinfonietta, turns toward the future with Saariaho while celebrating the organ’s past, then plunges into the cool, Finnish mythic soundscapes of Sibelius.