Discover the creativity of Northeast Los Angeles through this weekend of art, music, and poetry. The annual festival celebrates the legacy of legendary author, journalist, and historic Southwest Museum founder Charles Fletcher Lummis.
Location: Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus
Capping his 19th season as LACO music director, Jeffrey Kahane conducts Schumann's Symphony No. 2 and a world premiere by LACO 2016 Sound Investment composer, Matthew Aucoin. Only 24, Aucoin is already ‘one of the most sought-after voices in classical music,' with commissions from the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Praised for a ‘monstrously brilliant technique and his questing, deep-thinking approach,' Marc-André Hamelin brings his original blend of musicianship to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17.
The great choreographer Frederick Ashton's Romeo and Juliet is a classical work of genius. Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of star-crossed lovers is unforgettably expressed in dance, drama, and Prokofiev's timeless score.
Earth Day is an annual reminder to stop and smell the roses-to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer, to appreciate the outdoors! There will be kids activities, food trucks, interactive activities at each booth, live entertainment, a rock wall, raffles and giveaways, and much more!
Joshua Roman, named a 2011 TED Fellow for his ongoing creative initiatives in classical music, has earned a national reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with ‘virtuosic technique and quiet intensity.' The Mason Bates Cello Concerto marks Roman's LACO debut.
Find out if you have what it takes to tackle the San Gabriel foothills at the 3rd annual Foothill 5k Challenge, benefiting Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles! Participants are welcome to run or hike the course and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views of the San Gabriel Mountains.