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Pasadena City College Jazz Ensemble Holds One-Hour Concert

The Pasadena City College’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will hold a one-hour concert at the Center for the Arts’ 220-seat Westerbeck Recital Hall on Friday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. Most of the members of the group had not sung jazz in a choir setting before, the organizers said, but they were able to learn and memorize “a repertoire of five challenging songs at a very…

Contemporary Singer Kathy Kosins Brings Back ’50s Jazz Icons

Contemporary singer Kathy Kosins will give tribute to the 1950’s female jazz icons Anita O’Day, June Christy, Julie London and Chris Connor by performing her own rendition of the songs of “Ladies of Cool” at…

Indiana University String Quartet Wins 2014 Coleman Chamber Competition at Caltech

The Wasmuth String Quartet Wasmuth String Quartet of Indiana University took home the $7,500 grand prize for winning the 68th Annual Coleman Chamber Competition last Sunday, April 13, in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium. Coach Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson…

Children Musicians to Play Variety of Instruments During Annual Recital

Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena will present its musicians ages 5 though 17 years during its annual Student Music Recital at Club’s McCabe Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 14, from 6:30 to 7:30…

City Explores Plans for Major Rose Bowl Music Festival in 2015

  A 2013 concert in the Rose Bowl [Updated 3:28 p.m.]  Could a major music festival be coming to the Rose Bowl next year? According to a letter distributed by e-mail to prominent members of…

Music Events

Sunday, April 27 - 3:30 pm An Evening of Tchaikovsky and Mozart Featuring Misha Raffiee

Monday, April 28 - 8:00 pm John McEuen's A Life in Music

Saturday, May 03 - 8:00 pm South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk

Friday, April 18

Contemporary Singer Kathy Kosins Brings Back ’50s Jazz Icons

Contemporary singer Kathy Kosins will give tribute to the 1950’s female jazz icons Anita O’Day, June Christy, Julie London and Chris Connor by performing her…

Friday, April 18

Pasadena City College Jazz Ensemble Holds One-Hour Concert

The Pasadena City College’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will hold a one-hour concert at the Center for the Arts’ 220-seat Westerbeck Recital Hall on Friday, April…

Saturday, April 26

Caltech’s 14th Annual Jazz Festival to Take Place at Gates Annex Patio on Caltech Campus

The Caltech Jazz Bands, directed by Barb Catlin, present their 14th Annual Jazz Festival featuring the Caltech Monday Night Jazz Ensemble directed by Barb Catlin.…

Monday, May 05

Folk Music and Architecture Fuse in Blacker House Performance

Folk music legend Peter Seeger famously satirized suburban neighborhoods as “little boxes on the hillside” and bemoaned the “ticky-tacky” construction materials of which they were…

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Camera Pacifica Concludes its 24th Season of Concerts

Camerata Pacifica concludes its 24th season with two large ensemble pieces, and two works featuring the celebrated French-hornist Martin Owen, (biography follows) who made his Camerata debut last month. The program opens with Messiaen’s Appel Interstellaire. This piece for solo horn comes from a much larger work, Des canyons aux étoiles, commissioned in 1970 by the American philanthropist, Alice Tully, who wanted a new work to honor the upcoming American bicentennial. In 1999 Camerata Pacifica engaged the then unknown Jake Heggie to write a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble of 11 musicians. Commissioned by Richard & Luci Janssen,…

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