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Join the Santa Monica Public Library for a special concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica Strings section and guitarist Ricardo Escobar.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Orchestra Santa Monica To Perform Free Library Concert This Saturday

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.

Jacaranda will perform David Byrne’s “The Knee Plays” in Santa Monica this Saturday night.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy The “The Knee Plays” This Saturday In Santa Monica

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.

Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

A Night With Culture Clash Satirist Richard Montoya In Santa Monica On Thursday

Posted Mar. 31, 2014, 9:14 am

Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya will explore the controversial history of Chavez Ravine at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Westside Connections chamber music series this Thursday, April 3.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High School Jazz Bands Receive High Marks At Festival

Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am

Santa Monica High School’s Jazz Band 1, 2, and Combo competed at the Newbury Park High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 22.

Orchestra Santa Monica will present its next concert this Sunday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Experience “Chamber Orchestra Elegance” In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:51 am

Orchestra Santa Monica will present its third concert of its 2013-2014 season this Sunday, March 30, entitled “Chamber Orchestra Elegance.”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC Symphony Orchestra Concert Today Features Russian Music

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 9:21 am

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, under the sponsorship of the Westside Music Foundation and MTAC Santa Monica Bay, will present a special concert today, March 23, featuring Russian music and – an annual highlight of the SMC Symphony programs – guest performances by outstanding youth soloists from Santa Monica High School and Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy Giuseppe Verdi’s "Messa da Requiem" At New West Symphony This Sunday

Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:53 am

The New West Symphony will present Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem on the next 2103/2014 Masterpiece Series concert this weekend, which comes to Santa Monica on Sunday.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Masterpiece Series Concert To Be Held Next Weekend

Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:35 am

The New West Symphony will present Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem on the next 2103/2014 Masterpiece Series concert next weekend.

Santa Monica Singers Named YoungArts Winners: Quinn D’Andrea (left) and Jennifer Gsell.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Singers Named YoungArts Winners

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 9:04 am

Jennifer Gsell and Quinn D’Andrea have been named winners of the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2014 YoungArts competition in the discipline of popular voice. They are both seniors that attend Santa Monica High School and met in the high school’s choir department directed by Mr. Jeffe Hulls.

Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts was selected as a Spotlight Awards semifinalist based on his oboe audition in the classical instrumental category.

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Talented Santa Monica High Students Shine At Music Center Spotlight Awards

Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 8:08 am

The Music Center, one of the largest and most renowned performing arts centers in the nation, has announced 124 talented Southern Californian high school students as semifinalists of its 26th Annual Spotlight Awards.

Ricardo Escobar, one of Mexico’s most promising young guitarists, will be a guest guitar soloist at Orchestra Santa Monica’s second concert of its season this Sunday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Names Three New Board Members

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 9:04 am

Three leading community figures have joined Orchestra Santa Monica’s Board of Directors: Attorney George Collins, Public Relations Executive Barbara Bishop, and Publisher T.J. Montemer.

Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts will participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High Senior Ryan Roberts To Participate In National Youth Orchestra

Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 6:47 am

Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts and oboe player has been chosen, one more time, to participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

Cristina Ortiz will make her New West Symphony debut this weekend, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Brazilian Pianist To Make New West Symphony Debut This Weekend

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:19 am

Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz, a gold medal winner at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will be in Santa Monica this Sunday to perform with the New West Symphony. She will play “Momoprecoce” by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Broadway at the Broad will be held this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Celebrity, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Broadway At The Broad To Feature “Will & Grace” Star Megan Mullally

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:09 am

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Broadway at the Broad featuring “Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally at 5 pm and 8 pm this Saturday. What's Hot: Broadway At The Broad To Feature “Will & Grace” Star Megan Mullally

Ricardo Escobar, one of Mexico’s most promising young guitarists, will be a guest guitar soloist at Orchestra Santa Monica’s second concert of its season this Sunday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Experience “North & South Of The Border” Sunday At Santa Monica Orchestra Concert

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:00 am

Orchestra Santa Monica will highlight the musical contributions of Mexican composers and performers to the Southern California landscape at its second concert of its 2013-2014 season this Sunday, Feb. 23.

Violinist Arnold Steinhardt will be a special guest at a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra concert in Santa Monica this Thursday, Feb. 13.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Renowned Violinist Returns For "Westside Connections" In Santa Monica On Thursday

Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 9:43 am

Violinist Arnold Steinhardt’s career essentially began with a $2 deposit to his grade school music teacher.

The Stairway of Stars choir concert was held Friday night at Barnum Hall. A band concert will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11 while an orchestra concert will be held this Thursday, Feb. 13.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

One Stairway Of Stars Concert Complete, Two More To Go This Week

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will continue its 65th Annual Stairway of Stars concert series this Tuesday and Thursday nights at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Grammy-nominee pianist, composer, and arranger John Beasley.

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Grammy Nominee John Beasley To Perform At SMMUSD's Stairway Of Stars

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:19 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s coveted “Stairway Honor Award Recipient” is this year being awarded to the Beasley Family.

Left to right: Bruce Kiesling, Dr. Thomas Lee, and Dr. Albert J. Mcneil.

Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

65th Annual Stairway Of Stars Returns Tonight To Santa Monica High School

Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 6:57 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District presents the 65th Annual Stairway of Stars, a three-part series of concerts that starts tonight and will continue Tuesday and Thursday nights at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Los Angeles-based crooner Rory Partin.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy Soulful Big Band Tunes Tonight At Typhoon In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 12:31 pm

Los Angeles-based crooner Rory Partin and his All Star Big Band will perform at Typhoon (at the Santa Monica Airport) tonight, Jan. 27 at 8 pm and 9:30 pm.

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra performs on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Fills Auditorium For MLK Concert

Posted Jan. 25, 2014, 9:07 am

Honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a fresh yet meaningful manner on his birthday can be a challenge for any symphony orchestra. Yet, the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, led by Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor, met the challenge brilliantly Saturday night at the SGI Auditorium in SMSO’s traditional Martin Luther King holiday concert.

Danielle Belen will be the soloist at New West Symphony’s three performances this weekend.

Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Presents Santa Monica Concert On Sunday

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 9:24 am

New West Symphony concertmaster Danielle Belen will be the soloist for the third Masterpiece Series concert of the 2013/2014 season, which will be held in Santa Monica on Sunday.

Jacaranda’s “Hallucination” Concert will be held this Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 pm.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Jacaranda’s “Hallucination” Concert At Santa Monica Church

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 8:50 am

Jacaranda’s “Hallucination” Concert of Stockhausen & Xenakis will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica this Saturday night.

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated this Saturday night as the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra performs a special concert.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Presents Free MLK Concert This Saturday, Jan. 18

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:38 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual Martin Luther King Day weekend concert this Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 pm.

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Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Hosts Samohi Orchestra Senior Showcase

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:37 am

Five talented seniors from the Santa Monica High School Orchestras will present a special showcase performance featuring works by Mozart, Goossens, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Brahms, Gaubert and others tonight at 7 pm.

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