RECOMMENDED FOR APRIL 2013

LA Opera – Cinderella

‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ by John Steinbeck, A Noise Within, Directed by Michael Michetti, Feb 16 – May 11, 2013 WORTH THE RISK

A fundamental American tragedy.

‘Eurydice,’based on the Greek Orpheus Myth, By Sarah Ruhl, A Noise Within, Directed by Geoff Elliott  & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, Mar 9 – May 19, 2013 WORTH THE  RISK

Pulitzer Prize Nominee Sarah Ruhl retells the classic Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his new wife, Eurydice. ANW has handled Greek themes beautifully in the past.

‘Cinderella,’ L.A. Opera, March23-Apr 13, 2013, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

In her impoverished father’s castle, a kindhearted girl dreams of escaping the tyranny of her vain stepsisters. When the prince announces that he will choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny.

Salon de Musique, Sunday, April 14th 2013, 4.00 pm HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

Always a charming afternoon of chamber music, including conversation and a light dinner overlooking the Music Center plaza. This concert: RECITAL: ANDREW SHULMAN Cello , STEVEN VANHAUWAERT Piano CHOPIN: Cello Sonata op 65 in G minor

CAMILLO SCHUMANN: Cello Sonata in C minor n°2 op 99 (USA Premiere)

F.DELIUS: Romance for Cello and Piano

‘Alvin Ailey Dance,’ At the Music Center, Apr 17-Apr21, 2013 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

A staple at The Music Center since 1998, Ailey will return to Los Angeles for the first time under the leadership of its new artistic director Robert Battle.

‘Concertos: Handel and Mozart,’ Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saturday, April 20, 8PM Alex Theatre; Sunday, April 21, 7PM, 2013 Royce Hall  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Artists: Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Margaret Batjer, violin & leader

Program: Handel Concerto Grosso in A major; Mozart ; Andrew Norman Sound Investment commission (world premiere); Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes

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