Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:21 am
Starting this Sunday July 27, the end of the Santa Monica Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:18 am
Veteran music producer Peter Asher is no stranger to creating emotionally charged music over the past four decades while producing hit records for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and 10,000 Maniacs.
Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:47 am
The New West Symphony Board of Directors has appointed Alexander Gurevich as general manager of the New West Symphony. Effective immediately, he joins the Symphony staff led by executive director Natalia Staneva.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:08 am
One of Santa Monica’s most awaited summer night traditions returns to the Santa Monica Pier this week. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Concert Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting July 10.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:41 am
The League of American Orchestras presented Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony and Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the Helen M. Thompson Award earlier this month at its National Conference in Seattle.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:21 am
With the return of the Twilight Concert Series on July 10, the Santa Monica Police Department says it will be enforcing laws governing the beach and the Santa Monica Pier regarding alcohol, glass bottles, and smoking.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:17 am
The sound of music will fill Santa Monica’s parks on Summer Solstice, as a coordinated effort to celebrate International Make Music Day will welcome the first official day of summer.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:15 am
The Main Street Business Improvement Association (MSBIA) will throw its 14th Annual Summer SOULstice Festival on Main Street in Santa Monica this Sunday, June 22.
Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:24 am
Santa Monica will feature a variety of performances in parks across the City this Saturday, June 21.
Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 10:21 am
The line-up for the 30th annual Twilight Concert Series has been announced. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting in July.
Posted Jun. 10, 2014, 9:09 am
The Grammy Foundation, based in Santa Monica, announced Monday that 173 students -- 167 from the U.S. and six from abroad -- have been selected as participants in the 10th annual Grammy Camp program.
Posted Jun. 3, 2014, 9:07 am
Justin Chart loves Los Angeles. This native son has proven his love for his city in a logical manner for a singer/songwriter – with Los Angeles the song. To date, five versions of it.
Posted May. 31, 2014, 12:42 am
When it comes to rock n’ roll, many will tell you that only Yankee-made axes are worthy of consideration
Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:51 am
Every year, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts is given to five mid-career and risk-taking artists, each of whom represent one of five different categories.
Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:43 am
On a gloomy Sunday morning at the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade, Chelsea Williams–a pretty, young barefoot brunette in a peasant dress–sings Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to her own plaintive guitar accompaniment.
Posted May. 22, 2014, 6:27 pm
The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present a variety of spring concerts in June in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center.
Posted May. 13, 2014, 9:22 am
Members of the American Federation of Musicians will visit Lionsgate corporate headquarters in Santa Monica today to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 supporters of their Listen Up! campaign.
Posted May. 6, 2014, 9:07 am
Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts was named the first–place grand prize winner in the classical instrumental category (oboe) at the 26th Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards.
Posted May. 5, 2014, 8:54 am
Elemental Strings and Band invites all interested musicians currently in 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade to come audition for the upcoming season of Elemental Strings, Santa Monica’s oldest youth orchestra and band programs specifically for elementary school-aged students.
Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:33 am
For the next three Mondays -- May 5, 12, and 19 -- the community is invited to dance to live music courtesy of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.
Posted Apr. 29, 2014, 9:35 am
Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) will honor John Bohn with its first Virtuoso Community Leader Award at a Spring Benefit to be held on Thursday, May 22 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.
Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:50 am
The New West Symphony’s final concert of the 2013/2014 Masterpiece Series Season will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67 this Sunday in Santa Monica.
Posted Apr. 23, 2014, 9:29 am
The Folkworks Annual Benefit Concert will be held this Saturday, April 26 at the Santa Monica Woman’s Club starting with a reception at 7 pm.
Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:15 am
Santa Monica Public Library continues celebrating The Big Read with a free concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) Strings this Saturday, April 12.
Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:48 am
This Saturday night, Jacaranda will perform “The Knee Plays” by David Byrne, the famed driving force of the “art rock” band the Talking Heads at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica.