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The Family Affair Tradition Continues with the Next Coleman Concert

David Speltz (l) and Escher String Quartet (r) Family members have often been part of the Coleman Concerts, now in their 115th year. In the 1920s founder Alice Coleman performed works composed by her sister Sarah, while the 1930s the brothers of the Aguilar Lute Quartet of Madrid performed several times. More recently, the sisters of the Ahn Trio returned to perform on the series…

Pittance Chamber Music Presents Evensong with James Onstad

Pittance Chamber Music, known for featuring the extraordinary resident artists of the Los Angeles Opera pit and stage, presents Evensong with James Onstad, an evening offering of beloved works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johannes…

Performances à la Carte Presents Jazz ‘n Paz

'Black Market Reverie' with Lyman Medeiros & Renee Myara Photo courtesy of 'Black Market Reverie'Curated by Performances à la Carte, the Pasadena based collaborative arts and social conscience entity along with its alliance with Pasadena…

Camerata Pacifica’s “Why Beethoven” Project Continues with Two Notable C Minor Sonatas and Different Trains by Steve Reich

Camerata Pacifica continues its “Why Beethoven?” project with a program (perhaps too simple a word) that reveals music as a vehicle of compassion, mortality and humanity. The journey begins with Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano &…

Amidst “City as Wunderkammer” Festival, Fulcrum Arts Throws First Fundraising Gala

Fulcrum Arts, known formerly the Pasadena Arts Council, held its annual fundraising benefit Wednesday night in the midst of its biennial AxS Festival: City as Wunderkammer, which continues to run through this Sunday. The annual…

Sunday, February 24

The Caltech Wind Orchestra will Present “Pictures at an Exhibition” Featuring Trumpet Virtuoso Jens Lindemann

The Caltech Wind Orchestra will present their spring concert, “Pictures at an Exhibition”. This event will take place on Sunday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m.…

Sunday, March 10

Friends of South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series Presents Jazz and Violin Concert

Ben Powell Photo courtesy South Pasadena Public Library The Friends of South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series presents a Jazz and Violin Concert Featuring Ben…

Sunday, March 10

The Caltech Orchestra Presents its Winter Concert

Click on image to enlarge The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross, will feature Caltech graduate students and flute soloists Madison Douglas and Leah…

Friday, March 15

Classical Music Concert of the Pasadena Community Orchestra

Dr. Cameron Ghahremani Photo courtesy PCO Pasadena Community Orchestra (PCO) performs Boulanger’s D’un Matin de printemps, Beethoven’s celebrated Symphony No. 5, and Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto,…

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Forty Years Ago, An Eruption Out Of Pasadena: Van Halen Releases Its Debut LP

In the late ’70s, the writing seemed to be on the wall for hard rock. Punk had just exploded in the U.K., disco and soft rock reigned in the U.S. charts, and stadium bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Aerosmith were being torn apart by tragedy and excess. In 1977, Van Halen had already been together for some time. They were hometown boys who gigged at backyard parties and high school dances in the City of Roses before making their way to the Sunset Strip. They stuck out from the rest of the LA bands making the rounds at…

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