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Sunday, February 14

Tuesday, February 16

Wednesday, February 17

An Evening with Jeffrey & Gabriel Kahane

Valley Performing Arts Center

Northridge, CA 91330

8:00pm

Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient flora in this tour of the gardens Jeffrey and his son Gabriel will share the VPAC stage intended to stretch musical boundaries, and to celebrate the similarities embedded within contrasting musical styles. More than widespread renowned, what is common to this father and son duo is an ease of virtuosity and an ebullient spirit. VPAC welcomes all ages to this multi-generational exploration of musical style.

Jeffrey Kahane, equally at home at the keyboard, or on the podium, has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.

Jeffrey and his son Gabriel will share the VPAC stage intended to stretch musical boundaries, and to celebrate the similarities embedded within contrasting musical styles. More than widespread renowned, what is common to this father and son duo is an ease of virtuosity and an ebullient spirit. VPAC welcomes all ages to this multi-generational exploration of musical style.

Jeffrey Kahane, equally at home at the keyboard, or on the podium, has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.

- See more at: http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/an-evening-with-jeffr...

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Thursday, February 18

Friday, February 19

City of Light: Pelléas et Mélisande

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:00pm

Paradoxically perhaps, a psychologically expressive and structurally articulate silence is one of the most revolutionary aspects of Debussy's music for Pelléas et Mélisande, as the composer noted in a letter to his colleague Ernest Chausson: "Quite spontaneously I've made use of means of expression that seems to me quite special, which is silence – Don't laugh! It acts as an agent of expression and perhaps is the only means of giving full value to the emotion of a phrase."

Come for: Debussy's highly influential and mysterious opera of tragically entangled love is revisited by the creative team behind Salonen's resoundingly successful London production, which "gave Esa-Pekka Salonen the opportunity to sculpt a performance of great transparency and lightness." (The Telegraph)

And more: Salonen and the LA Phil also have a distinguished history with the work, performing it in an acclaimed Peter Sellars' production for LA Opera in 1995; an extended suite from the opera was part of The Tristan Project in 2004.

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