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Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans
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The world—the beauty—of form, harmony, melody, and emotion may be found in numerous places this weekend. It will be difficult to pick, but here’s a rundown of some options…   Wednesday, Feb. 18th: The Threepenny Opera: (Official text) Before performance art and Cabaret, Brecht and Weill stretched the limits of theatre in a dark, daring, […]

Singing for Centuries

Singing for Centuries

It was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498 and Franz Schubert began his musical life with the Wiener Sängerknaben—or, as may be more familiar, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Today, this choir of altos and trebles is divided into four touring choirs and each sub-group is “named after famous Austrian composers associated with the choir’s […]

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

“We’re challenging ourselves to listen like Lincoln,” writes Muse/Ique founder, artistic director and conductor Rachael Worby. On February 8th, Muse/Ique presents “Liberty/Conceived” with Courtney B. Vance as special guest narrator, the Muse/Ique orchestra, opera singers, and gospel singers of the DkF vocal ensemble. The evening will be celebrating as well the re-opening of Pasadena Civic’s […]

Holly Near at NUU

Holly Near at NUU

Holly Near has built a distinctive career by using music to champion deeply felt political causes, often before anyone else had dared to do so. So comments Musician Guide about musician Holly Near who was born in Ukiah, California in 1949. Since childhood when she made up songs, Near has written and sung, increasingly topical […]

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

  From playing in his school’s marching band and joining a techno-pop group to earning a Grammy in 2012, Eric Whitacre elicits high, and sometimes fan-girling, praise. On Forums.Bands.org, comments call him “the nicest man you will ever meet,” and say he’s “a wonderful composer” and his music is “nothing short of amazing.” And, oh yes… “that tush…to […]

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, […]

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

The days are getting hot and will only become more so as we head further into July, then August and September. Sometimes it is so hot, it’s difficult to enjoy the wonders that are our world. So, how about getting out before the heat strikes and see what’s blooming at the Arboretum? Docent-led walking tours […]

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana is divided into three parts, titled Spring, In the Tavern, and Love. “Everything that’s important in life is in this piece. There you go,” says conductor Marin Alsop in a 2006 interview with NPR Music. Professional soloists and a chamber orchestra with two pianos and a “fleet” of percussion instruments will join Pasadena Master […]

Mozart & Memories: Pro Musica’s 50th

Mozart & Memories:  Pro Musica’s 50th

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Pasadena Pro Musica welcomes one of their most accomplished alumna. Mezzo-soprano Paula Rasmussen has not only had an international career, performing with L.A. Opera, New York City Opera, Glyndebourne, and Opèra National de Paris, she’s a litigation attorney. Luckily for audiences, Rasmussen, “who began her career as a young member […]

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

“We all kind of found that our individual ideas were surpassed by our idea of playing music as a collective,” says Cory of Moonsville Collective. Cory, along with members Ryan, Dan, Drew, and Seth will be performing at MUSE/IQUE‘s “Front/Porch” event at the Robert R. Blacker House on May 5th. Early twentieth century architects Greene […]

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