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British-born Wayne Marshall is a triple threat, appearing around the world as an organist, pianist, and conductor. His abilities in jazz, as well as classical music, make him particularly well suited for the glittering improvisations on Bernstein and Beethoven that will bookend this Disney Hall performance.
Create your own 12-bar blues song while listening to Lead Belly and Bessie Smith at this special heritage month program.
This well-known ensemble focuses on music from Cuba, exploring such genres as Son Cubano, rumba, cha-cha, and salsa. Their Fowler performance will feature dance music, so bring your dancing shoes!
In an 8-act one man show, Makinto educates the audience through a performance about the history of African and African-American music.
Beyond the Pale is one of Canada’s most innovative and exciting acoustic roots ensembles. The group’s boundary-busting sound is anchored in Klezmer and Balkan styles, but spills seamlessly into the cracks between folk, bluegrass, jazz and chamber music. Stellar musicianship, unique songcraft and exuberant energy are the foundation of Beyond the Pale’s richly-textured sound, which can range from a raucous roar to an intimate whisper.
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
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.
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.