Performances

4 shows found
Sonnets and Sonatas presents Animals!
7:30 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

How do artists and composers evoke, imitate, mock, or pay tribute to animals, which are both our best companions and our radical "other"? This lecture-concert attempts to answer this question through a presentation by Laure Murat, professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, and performances of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Faure, Rameau, Rossini, Cage, Gershwin, and others. With special guest Vincent Penot, clarinetist of the Opera de Paris, in his U.S. debut.
2/24/2018 7:30 PM
Sounds of L.A.: Hermanos Herrera
Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 4:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

The six siblings who comprise Hermanos Herrera have performed together since childhood, drawing deeply from the lively, string-driven traditions of Mexican music. Their signature sounds are played on the regional instruments of Veracruz: the harp, five-string jarana guitar, and distinctive requinto jarocho. These passionate musicians-who are continuing a family legacy-are poised to write a new verse of their region's musical history and bring it to new audiences around the globe.
3/17/2018 To 3/18/2018
Selected Shorts: A Feast of Fiction
Saturday 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM; Sunday 4:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Tickets: $20

Open up and say “Mmm," as longtime public radio staple Selected Shorts whets your appetite for an evening of mouthwatering food fictions. Whether the stories take place over steak au poivre on the crisp, white tablecloth at a five-star restaurant or huddled above a can of beans on the camp stove, they prove George Bernard Shaw’s contention that “there is no love sincerer than the love of food.” Noted actors from TV, film, and the Broadway stage bring every catty celebrity chef and avowed Spam connoisseur off the page. Be warned, these decadent fictions will make you forget your calorie count and order two desserts.
3/24/2018 To 3/25/2018
VTL: The Madness of Love Mixtape
Friday 7:30 p.m. | Saturday 3:00 & 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Tickets: $7

Q Brothers are internationally known for their hip-hop adaptations of the classics. Previous works include: Othello: The Remix, Rome Sweet Rome (Julius Caesar), Liz! (Lysistrata), and Long Way Home (The Odyssey). The Madness of Love Mixtape is their first time remixing one of Plato's dialogues. Phaedrus is a conversation between Socrates and Phaedrus exploring the themes of madness, the soul, love, and the art of discourse itself. In this version, it is a musical conversation between two Q Brothers. GQ is a right-brained, spiritually inspired individual who moves through the world with his gut and his heart as a guide. His brother J is the left-brained, reason-based pattern recognizer who moves through the world with his logic and his common sense as a guide. Can two brothers who access the world and their place in it with seemingly opposite approaches find common ground in a black-and-white world? That's the question they ask as they explore Plato's themes in the form of a hip-hop mixtape. As we alternate between tracks from "side A" and "side B" we'll see and hear the brothers make their cases, trying to convince each other and prove that their personal view is closest to the truth. Perhaps there is a way, through bridging the two brothers' respective musical styles, that we can find a way to bridge their world views, redefine some terms in the process, and see eye to eye in this current climate that seems obsessed with picking sides.
4/27/2018 To 4/29/2018
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