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Wednesday, February 12th at 4-5:15pm

Opera newcomers will thrill to the captivating music of this beloved work by Georges Bizet, featuring the alluring but dangerous Gypsy girl Carmen, the Spanish soldier who loves her and the brave bullfighter who wins her heart. Created from San Francisco Opera’s performance of Carmen for Families in 2011, this screening will feature the Company’s one hour movie version produced for Bay Area school and community programs. The production is in English, with English subtitles, and is recommended for ages 10 and up. A 15-minute live introduction will precede the screening.

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MUSE/IQUE, known for its inspired, unexpected live music events curated by noted artistic director/conductor Rachael Worby, launches its 2013-14 season with “Free For All,” a free family-friendly concert in which jazz, hip hop and orchestral music collide to create a rocking dance party held in conjunction with “ArtNight Pasadena,” on Friday, October 11, 2013, 6 to 9 pm, on the plaza of the Pasadena Civic Center. The annual evening features members of the MUSE/IQUE Orchestra and Double G NineNet, comprised of members of the daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, a genre-bending, culture-blending “United Nations of music” led by Geoff Gallegos (Double G). Adding to the lively musical mix of jazz, hip hop, Beatles tunes and more, are a crew of dancers, as well as face painting and other special activities for children. Parsons Corporation is sponsoring all of MUSE/IQUE’s education and community programs, including this concert.

“Double G NineNet will have people dancing in the street, literally, perfectly embodying MUSE/IQUE’s own unique sensibilities with its tremendous energy, genre-defying sound and infectious music that appeals to people of all ages,” says Worby.

The LA-based daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, founded in 1999, presents hip-hop in symphonic form by musicians from wildly diverse musical backgrounds, cultural experiences, artistic tastes and lifestyles who share outstanding musical dexterity and a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. They include formally trained musicians as well as those who are self-taught and others from jazz and contemporary traditions. The orchestra’s first studio album is Unfinished Symphony.

Reservations for “Free for All” are not necessary. The Pasadena Civic Center Plaza is located at 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA, 91101. For more information about MUSE/IQUE, please call 626-539-7085 or visit

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The Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual Family Concert on January 13 is truly fun for the whole family—kids are invited to get up and march and even conduct the orchestra! Afterward, they can try out instruments at at the “Instrument Petting Zoo.” The best part: Kids get in FREE!

WHO: The Greenwich Village Orchestra, founded by local musicians in 1986, has captivated audiences and critics alike with world-class soloists and emotionally charged concerts for 26 years.

WHAT: Kid-friendly concert featuring lively music, including excerpts from Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Bizet’s “Carmen Suite.” The theme is “MUSIC CAN . . .” What can music do? It can do so much! It can make us want to dance, sing, march in a parade or conduct an orchestra. It can make us feel excited or quiet—and can even make people howl at the moon.

WHERE: NEW LOCATION! Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E. 15th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), Manhattan

WHEN: Sunday, January 13 at 3pm

TICKETS: Kids get in FREE. Suggested donation of $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door on the day of the concert.

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Long before hip-hop and line dancing became popular crazes, Baroque court dances were all the rage, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) along with members of the acclaimed American Contemporary Ballet brings to life this fascinating 18th-century art form at the second of the Orchestra’s popular Family Concerts, “Fool for Dance,” on April Fool’s Day, Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2 pm. LACO musicians, led by guest conductor Lucinda Carver, who is also a prominent pianist and harpsichordist, present selections from Ravel’s delightful Le tombeau de Couperin and Respighi’s evocative Gli uccelli (The Birds), both of which, though written in 1919 and 1927 respectively, took their cues from Baroque court dances. Carver has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with LACO over the years having previously led concerts on the Orchestra’s Family Concerts and Baroque Conversations series.

LACO Family Concerts, recommended for ages 5 to 105, are designed for children with little or no previous musical experience and include a performance prefaced by creative activities to amuse, enrich and engage them. Beginning at 1 pm, these include crafts with California Science Center, physics-related activities offered by Kidspace Children’s Museum as well as an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where youngsters handle and play brass, woodwind and string instruments with the assistance of students from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

The final LACO Family Concert this season takes place on Sunday, May 6 (“Mozart & Me”).

Tickets are priced at $12 and $20 and may be purchased online at or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Tickets to individual concerts will also be available at the venue box office on the day of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

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Sunday, December 18 at 3 pm, the Garden State Philharmonic will be presenting our Holiday Pops Spectacular.

Enter the spirit of the holidays with the Garden State Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Anthony LaGruth, featuring the vocal talents of Tenor Christopher Macchio. Holiday classics, old & new, performed in true POPS style.

This concert will be held at the Strand Theater in Lakewood N.J., a Historic National Landmark, built in 1922. Tickets start  $45 for a family of four (4).

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Holiday Pops Garden State Philharmonic
Holiday POPS Spectacular

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:00 pm
Historic Strand Theater
Lakewood, New Jersey

Enter the spirit of the holidays with the Garden State Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Anthony LaGruth, featuring the vocal talents of Tenor Christopher Macchio.

Holiday classics, old & new, performed in true POPS style, promise to make the Yuletide merry for the entire family. An event NOT to be missed!

Call 732.255.0460 for tickets!

Mass transit to Lakewood is available, please visit for more information. Bus service from New York Port Authority: 137 or 139. From Newark: Bus 67.

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