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Thursday, March 5

Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet

Valley Performing Arts Center

Northridge, CA 91330

7:30pm

In a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, including 25 albums of his own, guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell is now firmly established as a visionary presence in American music. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists, filmmakers and legendary musicians. But it is his work as a leader that has garnered increasing attention and accolades. The New York Times described Frisell’s music this way. “It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." - See more at: http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bill-frisells-big-sur...

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Saturday, March 14

Great Opera Choruses

Valley Performing Arts Center

Northridge, CA 91330

2:00pm

LA Opera presents two free concerts featuring the renowned LA Opera Chorus at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Cal State University Northridge. Great Opera Choruses, led by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon, continues our citywide Figaro Unbound celebration with excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro and other popular works. Best of all, audience members of all ages—and any musical ability—will have the exciting opportunity to join in the fun for a few pieces by singing along with the pros! The Great Opera Choruses concerts will also include soloists from LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

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