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Sunday, March 29

Pianist Abbey Simon

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Pianist Abbey Simon performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A Flat Major, op. 110 and Johannes Brahms's 7 Fantasien, op. 116.

Abbey Simon has been hailed as a supervirtuoso, a "pianists' pianist," and he is recognized as one of the grand masters of the piano. Widely considered a specialist in the romantic and early 20th-century repertory, especially the works of Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Maurice Ravel, he has recorded all the concerti of Rachmaninoff, the complete works of Ravel and Chopin, and Schumann’s Carnaval and Fantasy in C. His Chopin collection encompasses some 20 disks. He has toured in Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, and appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Simon received part of his academic education and his major musical training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was accepted by Josef Hofmann when he was 11 years old. Shortly after his graduation from Curtis, he won the coveted Walter W. Naumburg award, which carries with it a Town Hall debut in New York City. The debut recital was followed by recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and extensive tours throughout the United States and Canada. Simon is a long-standing jury member of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Geneva International Piano Competition, the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Sydney International Piano Competition, and the South Africa International Piano Competition. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, and Houston, Texas, where he is Distinguished Cullen Professor of Piano at the Moores School of Music.

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A Sunday Kind of Love W/ Priscilla Ahn

Ace Hotel

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Hit City and Yours Truly Present A Sunday Kind Of Love - A monthly series showcasing independent music's best breaking artists set to the beautiful backdrop of Downtown Los Angeles's skyline at sunset.

These intimate shows Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA are an ode to community and fandom, presenting our favorite acts up close and personal in one of our city's finest locations. This month we will be graced by the effervescent Priscilla Ahn. Resident DJ Daniel.T. will be keeping things going after the performance and your very own Hit City DJs will be warming things up at the outset.

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Julia KANTOR and Moulin Russe

Catalina Bar Grill

Hollywood, CA 90028

7:30pm

We invite all French and Russian music lovers to a night of unforgettable music!
Now we bring you an exciting twist: an evening of the French music you love (Dassin, Brel, Aznavour, Piaf, Kaas and more) AND some of the most beloved and beautiful Russian songs ("Romances," Rozenbaum, Makarevich and more)!! This is a truly unique event you won't likely find anywhere else!
Performances by Jean-Louis Darville, Max Cohen, Veronika LaTour, Julia & Jacob Kantor and Eugene Alper

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Gil Shaham in Recital

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm

After several conversations with visual artist David Michalek regarding a potential collaboration, Gil Shaham thought it would be possible to add David's unique 21st century vision to the three-hundred-year-old Six Solos for Violin with the goal of opening up new avenues for listening and interpreting these great works while preserving Bach's message.

Come for: The Sei solo – “six alone” – as Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin, are iconic landmarks of European culture, not just the violin repertory. They opened new worlds of expressive and technical possibilities.

And more: The legendary violin playing of Gil Shaham, set to a video production by David Michalek.

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