Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | June 4, 2009

Music at LA Museums

Did you know that there are tons of museums around town who offer concerts and events for free (or at least for pretty cheap…)?

Here are some cool events for the next few days:

Color Chorus by OJO collective @ MOCA
June 4, 2009, 7:00 PM

MOCA Grand Avenue, Sculpture Plaza
For their first performance as residents of MOCA’s Engagement Party, Ojo will lead a participatory musical performance organized by primary colors.
INFO: 213/621-1745 or
FREE; no reservations required; cash bar

Nick Mancini Band @ LACMA
June 5, 2009, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Times Central Court at LACMA
As both a vibraphonist and as a bandleader, Nick Mancini enjoys a reputation as one of New York’s top players. Now an in-demand Angeleno, Mancini plays with a maturity that belies his youth. He has accrued both a band and a following that reflect his dual commitment to deep musical exploration and old-school entertainment.
FREE, no reservations

The Natural History Museum’s First Fridays with mashup artist, DJ Z-Trip
June 5, 2009, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Music Style: DJ, Eclectic
INFO: 213-763-3230

Afro Funké @ the Fowler
June 6, 2009, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fowler Museum at UCLA
Description: The producers of the local weekly funk invocation, Afro Funké, bring their magic to the Fowler. Open galleries, grooves by DJ Jeremy Sole, an African drum and dance performance, and a semi-acoustic set by Ghanaian star Rocky Dawuni help celebrate the Fowler’s Continental Rifts and Transformations exhibitions.
FREE, Cash bar.
INFO: (310) 825-4361 or

Grupo Falso Baiano @ LACMA
June 6, 2009, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater at LACMA, in Hancock Park north of the museum
Grupo Falso Baiano performs a blend of traditional Brazilian choro music with modern influences such as jazz, flamenco and samba.
FREE, no reservations

Music from Argentina featuring Antonio Lysy (cello) @ LACMA
June 7, 2009, 6:00 PM

Bing Theater at LACMA
Music from Argentina featuring Antonio Lysy (cello) with Phillip Levy and Julie Gigante (violins), Robert Brophy (viola), David Low (cello), Pablo Motta (bass), and Brian Pezzone (piano). Works by Ginastera, Piazzolla, Bragato, and Golijov.
FREE, no reservations


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