5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
John Zorn, 2006 MacArthur Fellow, composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist presents a series of 10 chamber works in select permanent collection galleries at LACMA on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 3 pm in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.
Over the course of five hours, ensembles consisting of solo instrumentalists, duos, vocal trios, and string quartets perform selections from Zorn's vast catalogue in spaces shared with works of art. JACK Quartet, Kenny Wollesen, Dave Lombardo, William Winant, Tony Arnold, and others perform a different set every half hour in the Ahmanson and Hammer Buildings, creating poignant counterpoints with compositions hand picked by Zorn himself for their sonic and ethereal resonance with works by Tony Smith, Jackson Pollock, Paul Klee, and others.
2700 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Decemberists are an American folk rock band from Portland, Oregon. Hot off the heels of their latest release, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (available today), The Decemberists will perform at the Greek Theatre, LA on Saturday, May 2 with special guest Lucius.
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is The Decemberists' seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2011's The King Is Dead, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and featured the GRAMMY-nominated song "Down By The Water." Produced by The Decemberists and long-time collaborator Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Neko Case), it's the group's most varied and dynamic work yet. The album's lead single "Make You Better" continues its ascent of the Triple-A radio charts reaching #3 this week.