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Farnsworth Free Concerts

Farnsworth Free Concerts
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Much of the beauty of summer is being and “doing” outdoors. As Southern Californians, the outdoors is available to us almost every single day, but summer does provoke a feeling all its own. One of the elements that makes summer summer is concerts in the park. The 20th Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena […]

Artes Vocales

Artes Vocales

Artes Vocales comes to the beautiful and acoustically superior sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on June 4. This story of Jesus’ suffering and death as told in the Gospel of St. Matthew had its premier in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727. The Kapellmeister’s Magnum Opus in terms of length, […]

Tall Men Backstage

Tall Men Backstage

With two CDs titled 12 x 6 and 2 Tall, can you guess what the group’s name may be? Tall Men Group. We know of said group because we know the wondrously creative and industrious Kim Ohanneson, co-founder of the Poetry and Whisky Salon and sometime contributor to Hometown Pasadena. Her husband, Marty Axelrod, plays […]

CelloFest

CelloFest

Gloria Lum is a cellist. Since 1985, she’s been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College. Lum has recently returned from touring Europe with the L. A. Phil and has created the upcoming “CelloFest,” which is to be held on April 5. “I wanted to […]

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

As it is Valentine’s week, with a constant onslaught of pleas to call 1-800-Flowers or purchase Valentine pajama-grams and oddly configured edible arrangements, we are sticking with the soothing sounds of music to celebrate this commercially inundated pseudo day of love. On her 18th birthday, November 8, 1972, Rickie Lee Jones left Washington state and […]

Plenn & Friends

Plenn & Friends

David Plenn’s bio always includes the fact that he was signed to A&M Records in 1968—while he was still in high school. After that, he performed, recorded, and produced albums with singer-songwriter Jerry Riopelle. Plenn and Riopelle wrote “Easy Driver,” which was recorded for Kenny Loggins’ Nightwatch album, his second solo album, which reached number […]

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

Not many composers of the 19th century could say they’ve been to the moon. Practically speaking, Antonín Dvořák has not been and never will go to the moon, but his work has been. Neil Armstrong chose Dvořák’s New World Symphony as his music of choice before embarking on the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission to […]

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Built in 1816, it’s been described as the first water-powered grist mill in California, even though apparently the “mechanical marvel” of Franciscan Father José Maria de Zalvidea‘s horizontal, direct impulse water wheel left the subsequent flour damp and the mill only produced for seven years before a “superior” New England-style mill with a vertical waterwheel […]

Kings of 88

Kings of 88

It’s the 19th year that the Sherrif’s Support Group of Altadena is hosting a summer concert series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena. On August 15, the Kings of 88 will be live onstage. The park has a lovely amphitheater with comfortable bench seating and wonderful acoustics and one can watch and listen under the shade […]

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Swing, jive, feel alive. Muse/Ique artistic director and conductor Rachel Worby is taking Leonard Bernstein to another level during a jam session on August 8th with Dee Dee Bridgewater who, according to the Amsterdam News (3.26.2015), is “the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.” In this raucous evening—”Jazz/Genesis” on August 8th—the artists of MUSE/IQUE […]

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