The 2012 Fall Performing Arts Preview

Shangri-La Chinese acrobats at Caltech on Oct. 6

 

Compiled by Linda Fields Gold

 

PASADENA

AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM
131 S. Saint John Ave.
626-793-7172
Pasadena Symphony, Classics Series
Oct. 6: Rachmaninoff season opener
Nov. 3: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth
Jan. 12: Brahms and Sibelius

A NOISE WITHIN
3352 E. Foothill Blvd.
626-356-3100.
Sept. 29-Nov. 18: Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”
Oct. 20-Nov. 25: Shaw’s “The Doctor’s Dilemma”
Dec. 8-23: Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”
anoisewithin.org.

ARMORY CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Southwest Chamber Music
800-726-7147
Oct. 24: Opening night benefit
Nov. 6: Music from Cambodia and Vietnam, at Colburn School of Performing Arts, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. swmusic.org.

BOSTON COURT
70 N. Mentor Ave.
626-683-6883.
Oct. 13-Nov. 11: “Creation”
Oct. 19: Swedish Songbook: Night of Romanser
Oct. 20: O-Lan Jones
Oct. 27: Cellopera: A Night at the Opera
Nov. 2-3: China Forbes (of Pink Martini)
Nov. 9: Evening of Piano and Percussion
Nov. 10: Bruno Louchouarn: Voces en el Polvo
bostoncourt.com

CALTECH
332 S. Michigan Ave.

Various locations on campus
626-395-4652 or 888-222-5832.
Oct. 6: Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats
Nov. 17: Lunasa, Celtic music
Dec. 15: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Jan. 25: Wild Kingdom’s Peter Gros
events.caltech.edu

Beckman Auditorium
Coleman Chamber Music Association
Oct. 7: Emerson String Quartet
Nov. 4: Imani Wind Quintet with Anne-Marie McDermott
Nov. 17: Lúnasa
Jan. 20: Escher String Quartet
events@caltech.edu or colmanchambermusic.org

CALTECH FOLK MUSIC
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Caltech Folk Music Society
Oct. 13: Jez Lowe
Oct. 27: Cathy Barton & Dave Para
Nov. 10: Kristina Olsen
Dec. 8: Brocelïande
Admission: $15

In Beckman Auditorium (building 91)
Nov. 17: Lúnasa
Presented along with Caltech Campus Programs.
$19 to $29

 

CASTLE PRESS
1222 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
626-539-7085.
Muse/ique
Nov. 12: String Theory meets “String Theory”
muse/ique.com.

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Pasadena Community Orchestra
3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
626-445-6708
Nov. 9: Violinist Paul Stein, “Delius,” excerpts from “Swan Lake,” “Tristan and Isolde.”
pcomusic.org

LINEAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Parson’s Nose theater series:
Sept. 29-30: “She Stoops to Conquer”
Oct. 27-28: “Rip Van Winkle”
Nov. 17-25: “Tales of Hans Christian Anderson”
Dec. 22-23: “A Christmas Carol”

MUSE/IQUE
Rose Palace, 835 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena:
Oct. 8: Rock ‘n Roll Will Never Die
Castle Press, 1222 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena:
Nov. 12: String Theory meets “String Theory”
Tickets at 626-539-7085.
muse/ique.com


ROSE PALACE
835 S. Raymond Ave.,
626-539-7085.
Muse/ique presents:
Oct. 8: Rock ‘n Roll Will Never Die
muse/ique.com

NEIGHBORHOOD UNITARIAN CHURCH
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
310-458-4504
Nov. 12: In Memory of the Masters

PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM
300 E. Green St.
310-546-6222
Distinguished Speaker Series of Pasadena
Oct. 23: Steve Wozniak
Nov. 14: Vincente Fox
speakersla.com

PASADENA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
310-458-4504
Sept. 18: Handel, Mozart, Telemann and Vivaldi
musicaangelica.org

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
39 E. El Molino Ave.
626-356-7529
Sept. 11-Oct. 7: Under My Skin
Nov. 6-Dec. 2: Intimate Apparel
Dec. 13-23: A Snow White Christmas
Jan. 29-Feb. 24: Fallen Angels
pasadenaplayhouse.org

ROSE PALACE
835 S. Raymond Ave.,
626-539-7085.
Muse/ique presents:
Oct. 8: Rock ‘n Roll Will Never Die
muse/ique.com

NEARBY

ALEX THEATRE
216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
818-243-2539

Los Angeles Ballet
Dec. 1-2: The Nutcracker

Musical Theatre Guild
Sept. 24: Death Takes a Holiday
Nov. 19: Call Me Madame
musicaltheatreguild.com

COLONY THEATRE
555 N. Third St., Burbank
818-558-7000.
June 16-July 8: The Savannah Disputation
Aug. 11-Sept. 2: Blame It on Beckett
Sept. 29-Oct. 21: American Fiesta
Nov. 17-Dec. 16: The Morini Strad
colonytheatre.org.

FREMONT CENTRE THEATRE
1000 Fremont Ave.,
South Pasadena
626-441-5977.
Through oct. 7: How Obama Got His Groove Back
Oct. 12-Nov. 18: Slice
fremontcentretheatre.com

GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE
324 N. Orange St., Glendale
818-244-8481
Through Oct. 6: Little Shop of Horrors
glendalecentretheatre.com

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
805-884-8410
Camerata Pacifica; concerts are at 8 p.m.
Sept. 25: Beethoven, Berio, Huang, Tomasi
Oct. 16: Brahms, Chopin, Crumb
Nov. 13: Caplet, Debussy, Jolivet, Ravel
Jan. 15: Brahms, Mozart, Ravel, Rubinstein
cameratapacifica.org

SAN GABRIEL MISSION PLAYHOUSE
320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel
626-308-2868
Oct. 1, 2: Flower Drum Song
Oct. 7, 8: The Golden Era
Oct. 15: Seussical the Musical
Oct. 30: Organ concert
Nov. 4: Charlotte’s Web
missionplayhouse.org.

OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
323-259-3011; $7 youth, $20-26 adults
Nov. 18: “Triumph”: Beethoven, Brahms; Robert Thies, piano
Feb. 10: “Celebration”: Corelli, Vivaldi; Melissa Phelps, violin; Catherine Biagini, cello
scorchestra.org

SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre
626-355-4318
Sept. 21-Nov. 10: Ruddigore
Nov. 23-Dec. 23: A Christmas Carol
sierramadreplayhouse.org

SOUTH PASADENA LIBRARY
Restoration Concert Series
1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena
626-799-6333
Sept. 16: Pantoum Trio
Oct. 21: Chamber Ensemble
Nov. 11: Pete Christlieb + 10, Jazz
friendsofsopaslibrary.org/concerts

LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES MUSIC CENTER
135 N. Grand Ave.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles Opera
213-972-8001
Through Oct. 9: The Two Foscari
Sept. 22-Oct. 14: Don Giovanni
Nov. 17-Dec. 9: Madame Butterfly
laopera.com

Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at the Music Center:
Sept. 22: L.A. Dance Project
Oct. 19-21: National Ballet of Canada with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
musiccenter.org
centertheatregroup.org

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

1531 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Los Angeles Philharmonic
323-850-2000.
Dec. 8: Master Chorale, Festival of Carols
Dec. 12: A Chanticleer Christmas
Dec. 14: Holiday Organ Spectacular
Dec. 15: Master Chorale, Festival of Carols
Dec. 16: Master Chorale: Rejoice! Bach Magnificat
Dec. 17: Messiah Sing-Along
Dec. 20: Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show
Dec. 21: Swingin” Christmas with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Dec. 22: 11:30 and 2:30, Holiday Sing-Along and 7:30 Master Chorale, Handel’s Messiah
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve, Idina Menzel
L.A. Phil:
Oct. 17: Bach Keyboard Cycle, Andras Schiff
Nov. 7: Helene Grimaud, piano
musiccenter.org
wdch.laphil.com