1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 90266
Tribute bands, rock and roll, salsa, country and dixie are just some of the sounds to hit the stage this summer in Manhattan Beach. It’s perfect for when you’re not quite ready to head home after a gorgeous Sunday at the beach – head to the park to unwind with a picnic to dance and relax to a free concert. Be sure to check the website to see who is playing each Sunday night!
The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series is an annual, summer-long event held each year at Polliwog Park. The performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues, or wheeled vehicles at any time in the concert area.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Frankfurt and Basel symphonies. In the United States he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu. He is an accomplished chamber performer, having played with such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario, as well as in the acclaimed series of 1993 chamber concerts, “André Watts and Friends.” He toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a founding member of the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. For decades, he performed with his friend and colleague, James Smith – guitarist extraordinaire and chairman of the classical guitar department at the USC Thornton School.
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA
Driven by soulful, Bossa based rhythms, colorful and exotic instrumentation, and the sensual voice and beautiful phrasing of multi-lingual lead vocalist Mari Nobre, Nobresil offers and unique, multi-cultural world jazz and Brazilian music vibe. The group works magic with a mix of classic Brazilian tunes, infectious new compositions and fresh twists such as on The Gershwins’ “Fascinating Rhythm” and the Oscar-winning ballad “Up Where We Belong.” Nobresil is part pop, part jazz, and part World music.