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CelloFest

CelloFest
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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 […]

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

Forty-seven years ago, professor, conductor, and Los Angeles native Albert McNeil created The McNeil Jubilee Singers and in 1968 the Singers went on their first European tour. What do they sing? “The vast body of folk music termed ‘African-American.’ Donna Perlmutter of the L. A. Times has reviewed the Singers, writing: “It doesn’t take strict […]

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Sunday, July 12th, seems to be the day for live music in West San Gabriel Valley. Here’s the breakdown—in order to choose the one that fits your mood… Jazz on Sunday Grey Beret – Pasadena The smooth sounds of jazz fill the evening air in Vroman’s courtyard to jump start the Playhouse District’s free summer […]

Earth Speaks

Earth Speaks

From the time I started composing, I was keenly aware that, at least visually speaking, I was the goose in a bunch of ducks. A Julliard graduate with a masters degree from the Yale School of Music, a Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship recipient, a 2011 INK Fellow, and an enthusiast of Hindustani vocal studies, Reena Esmail is […]

Make Some Music, Pasadena

Make Some Music, Pasadena

It’s not a triatholon, but surviving it may still take training. And there are only three days left. It’s Make Music Pasadena, a one-day, 12-hour, multiple venue, live music extravaganza on June 6th. On stages, along alleyways, aboard buses, and on rooftops, Make Music will have individual musicians, trios, quintets, ensembles, groups and choruses performing […]

POPS’ Music Under the Stars

POPS’ Music Under the Stars

It’s predicted to be a clear, cool evening—as would be expected during a “reverse spring,” we’ve learned*—when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS will play under the stars at Pasadena City Hall on June 6th. This year’s open-air concert is a tribute to “Ladies of the Great American Songbook,” celebrating music from film, theatrical musicals, and […]

Theodicy Jazz

Theodicy Jazz

One Sunday morning this past June,” wrote Retta Blaney in 2012 at Upon The Sacred Stage, “seven American revolutionaries staged an assault on the sensibilities of some 800 worshipers gathered at Canterbury Cathedral for the 11 a.m. service, causing them to react in a most un-British way. “They applauded. For several minutes. And Dean Robert […]

Singing Scientists

Singing Scientists

Have you heard the singing scientists? Fifty-three JPLers gather every Wednesday evening to rehearse under the tutelage of Donald Brinegar, the Pasadena Symphony’s Director of Choruses. These men of the lab, who actually include scientists, engineers, administrators, software and business folks, tackle tunes by Bernstein and Sondheim, Alan Menken, and Rodgers and Hart. On October 4th, the […]

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers

Since graduating from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013, with an impressively precocious and polished sound and wisdom, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has performed and recorded her own brand of folk rock in Los Angeles and Nashville. She’s already banked gigs at LA’s best music go-to spots, including the Troubadour, El Rey, Roxy, […]

Upstream & Dustbowl Revival

Upstream & Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis […]

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