Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | February 4, 2010

Music + Museums

Once again, we have come to another full weekend of live music at LA museums. Check out the art and music awesomeness:

Hammer Bash!
Feb. 4, 7:00-11:00pm, Hammer Museum
Don’t miss your last chance to see The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis! Musical performance by Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys including Robert Armstrong and Tom Marion from The Cheap Suit Serenaders.
R. Crumb Life Drawing Workshop. Galleries open late. Cash bar.

Beyond the Pale: Klezmer Across Borders
Feb. 4, 8:00 pm, Skirball Cultural Center
From Toronto, Beyond the Pale is well known for its explosive acoustic sound infused with diverse cross-cultural influences, from klezmer, Balkan, and Romanian music to bluegrass, jazz, reggae, and funk. Executed with high energy and infectious joy by consummate musicians, the band’s brilliant live performances have delighted audiences worldwide. Presented in association with Yiddishkayt.
Admission: $30 General; $25 Members; $20 Full-Time Students

First Fridays
Feb. 5, 5:30-10:30pm, Natural History Museum
For this event, the entire Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and custom curatorial tours.
Performing in the diorama halls are Warpaint and Yeasayer. Warpaint’s hypnotic, layered, bass-driven music with ethereal vocals creates an atmosphere that seems to melt and float around the listener. This quartet is not to be missed. Hailing from Brooklyn, Yeasayer’s music is a genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub.
Also performing is resident DJ, Them Jeans (a.k.a. Jason Stewart) and headliner, Ana Calderon.
The price of First Fridays is the price of Museum admission — $9 for adults.

Repast: Music from Rembrandt’s Amsterdam

Feb. 6, 7:30pm, The Getty Center: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Hailed by The New York Times as a “graceful, energetic ensemble,” Repast delves into its repertoire of the Baroque era to present an evening of music from Rembrandt’s Amsterdam. As a cosmopolitan port city and publishing center, this capital of the Netherlands in its golden age enjoyed a musical life that included both native productions and rich contributions from abroad.
Complements the exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference.
Admission: Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors. Parking is free after 5:00 p.m.

Sundays Live: Duo pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg
Feb. 7, 6:00 pm, LACMA: Bing Theater
Duo pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg perform Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D. 940 for piano 4 hands, Carl Vine: Piano Sonata No. 1, Janáèek: Sonata I.X.1905, and Debussy: Selections from “Petite Suite” for piano 4 hands.
Free, no reservations.

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