Category Archives: Music

Clare College Choir, Cambridge Performs at St. Matthew’s December 8

By LIBBY MOTIKA In a special one-night concert, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge University, will perform a program in celebration of Advent and Christmas on Friday, December 8, 8 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church. The selections survey five centuries … Continue reading

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Three Separate Holiday Concerts Will be Held this Weekend

Three Westside holiday concerts this weekend can put even the grumpiest and bad-tempered person in a festive mood. As an added bonus, all concerts include Palisades performers. A Santa Monica Christmas Concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Absolutely Delightful Afternoon of Music Included Peter and the Wolf

There was something magical when Alan Chapman read the script for Peter in the Wolf at the November 19 afternoon concert at the Community Methodist Church. Chapman is an educator, radio host (Classical KUSC, Los Angeles), composer/lyricist and pianist, and … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS! Afternoon Concert to Feature “Peter and the Wolf”

Chamber Music Palisades will present a family concert featuring Peter and the Wolf at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, at the Pacific Palisades United Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz. This concert will feature a glorious afternoon of music … Continue reading

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Jacob Rock’s Symphony Premieres to Critical Acclaim

By CHAZ PLAGER Diagnosed with severe autism when he was three, Jacob Rock only knows how to say two words – ”food” and “yes” –  he has also written a symphony, which debuted September 30 in Alex Theatre in Glendale. … Continue reading

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Renowned Trumpeter Jens Lindemann Opens Music Guild Season

Now in its 39th year, the Music Guild concert will open its season on Friday, October 6, with renowned trumpeter and Palisades resident Jens Lindemann. He will be playing the Trumpet Concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn and Allen Vizzutti’s evocative … Continue reading

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Punk Band 2 Dust Will Perform September 29

By CHAZ PLAGER High school is a time of self-discovery, where students learn what they like and how to express themselves. Some do that through rebellion against established authority, while others express it through music and other creative endeavors. In … Continue reading

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Ice Cream and Music This Saturday

It has been a few tough years. First, Covid and now ongoing political shenanigans. What to do? Relax, take the afternoon off and enjoy music and ice cream at the Oceanaires first public performance since the pandemic. This Saturday, September … Continue reading

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Chanticleer Will Perform at St. Matthews April 28

The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer will perform “Labyrinths” at St. Matthew’s Music Guild at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28. Chanticleer’s Music Guild program will bring a rich and varied line-up of more than 500 years of music, from Josquin … Continue reading

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Pianists Duo Blaha and Fitz-Gerald Will Play for Chamber Music Palisades

The final concert of the 22-23 season of Chamber Music Palisades will feature duo pianists Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald who are highly acclaimed international performers who give masterclasses all over Europe and have been piano professors at USC for … Continue reading

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