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Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride with special guest Rubin Kodheli Walt Disney Concert Hall TUE JAN 21, 8:00PM Artist Laurie Anderson, violin and synthesizers Christian McBride, bass Rubin Kodheli, cello About This Performance Individually, Laurie Anderson and Christian McBride are titans in their respective fields: Anderson as an award-winning visual artist and innovative musician working in pop’s avant-garde and McBride as a Grammy®-winning jazz polymath equally adept at leading anything from small ensembles to big bands. Together, complemented by cellist…
The Bass Family and Friends Choir presents God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson featuring Dr. Jolie A. Rocke
The Bass Sisters honor their African American Heritage by presenting an afternoon of music and spoken word. The concert is based on author and songwriter James Weldon Johnson’s classic book of poetry “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse.”
“Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands is a musical talent show organized to give musicians, an opportunity to showcase their talents.
Artistic director for jazz at The Kennedy Center, Jason Moran returns to The Soraya following his raucous Fats Waller concert. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, the composer and jazz pianist will perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran will be joined by New West Symphony. Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film…
The play takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar, during one of her last performances before her death in July 1959. She sings, accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, and also tells stories about her life. Purchase tickets online
Celebrating Samba is Viver Brasil’s signature family program that takes audiences on a cultural journey to Salvador, Bahia, with electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Audiences will experience a jolt of joyful color, thrilling rhythms, and communal celebration. This performance includes the royal orixa dances, riveting capoeira, samba, and Bahian carnival.
For more than 50 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. Check online for ticket prices
Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares have come together to create Aguas Trio, an inventive and engaging mix of the artists’ Afro-Cuban roots, Western classical music and jazz.
Power to the People! Herbie Hancock Walt Disney Concert Hall THUR MAR 5,8:00PM Artist Herbie Hancock, keyboards Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor About This Performance From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the continuation of Power to the People!, a celebration of the music that moves mountains. Programs, artists, dates, prices…
Power to the People! The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard Walt Disney Concert Hall SAT MAR 14, 8:00PM Artist Terence Blanchard Quintet Los Angeles Philharmonic Special guests to be announced About This Performance The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard showcases the long and fruitful collaboration between the uncompromising filmmaker and the brilliant trumpeter and bandleader whose lush scores augment the humanitarian spirit and political heart of Lee’s movies. This incredible music comes to life…