Category Archives: Music

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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Philip Springer, 96, Nominated for Webby Award 

Composer Philip Springer, playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano, has been nominated for a Webby Award and a Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Individual Performance. His playing has ended up with more than 25 million views, worldwide. Now, 96, … Continue reading

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Palisades Resident Gracie Abrams Releases First Album

Gracie Abrams, 23, the daughter of director J.J. Abrams and producer Katie McGrath has just released her first full-length album, Good Riddance. The Daily News ran a March 22 story (“Are Your Ready for Gracie Abrams?”) and wrote that she … Continue reading

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Pianist Inna Faliks Will be Featured on March 24

Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks will join St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s, under the director of Dwayne S. Milburn, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Called the “high priestess of piano” by Chicago PBS Station WTTW, Faliks has … Continue reading

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Opera Talk, “Pelleas et Melisande,” Will be Held at Library

  A volunteer of the LA Opera will give a talk at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, in the community room of the Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real. The L.A. Opera’s presentation of Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisande has been described … Continue reading

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Lives Well-Lived: Organists Retire after 68 and 69 Years of Playing

Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy wrote (“Church Organ Player Says Poignant Goodbye,” January 28) that Canoga Park Lutheran Church’s Christine Benich is retiring. At 97, she has been playing the organ for services since they joined the congregation in 1955. … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Palisades Presents Pacific Trio on March 1

Chamber Music Palisades will present the “Pacific Trio” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at St. Matthew’s Parish. This concert will feature the trio, violist Roger Wilke, cellist John Waltz, pianist Edith Orloff, and will be joined by flutist … Continue reading

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