Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.
A concert celebrating the artistry of 1950’s female jazz icons, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Julie London, and Chirs Connor.
Virtuoso violinist, Armen Anassian evokes the heart of Armenia with music by Komitas, Khatchaturian, Babajanian, and Bagdasarian.
What's Next? teams up with special guest pianist and Grammy nominee Vicki Ray in a program exploring multiple generations of minimalist composers, including Los Angeles native and Bang on a Can founder David Lang's rarely heard Child, as well as the stark 1-bit electronic minimalism of Tristan Perich.
The inimitable Mr. Robson brings us a joyful survey of Bach arranged by Liszt, Busoni, Siloti, Grainger and himself.
Stacy returns in a gorgeous evening of songs by Ellington, Gershwin, Miles Davis, Sondheim, Porter, and Laura Nyro.
A rarely performed, masterpiece Glass conceived without a fixed plot or words. Presented as part of the LA Philharmonic Minimalist Jukebox Festival.
USC graduate students in vocal performance, writing, and composition join forces in creating another songbook of brilliant world premieres.
An exceptional concert featuring James Tenney’s “Koan for String Quartet” and Luigi Nono’s “Fragmente-Stille: An Diotima”
A Co-production with Circle X Theatre Co.
With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats Chekhov's The Seagull to a bloody fucking pulp.
Newly commissioned works from Angelino favorites, Steven Stucky, and Joseph Pereira (timpanist with the LA Phil).
Conductor Christopher Rountree brings the exciting modern music collective wild Up to Boston Court for a thought provoking concert of new music designed as the catalyst for shared community experiences.
A rare duo performance featuring sophisticated and elegant music from two of Southern California’s most outstanding harpists.
Drummer/Composer Matt Slocum and his superb jazz quartet play music inspired by Native American leader, Black Elk.
Renowned director Andrei Belgrader re-examines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom.
A feast for the ears and eyes, matching music with stunning visual elements designed to accompany each composition.
Grant makes his singing debut at the Branson in a self-accompanied vocal quartet that brings the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale to life.
Two for the price of once as Bill and Alison create a mash up of Gershwin, Milhuad and their own jazzical improvisations.
A vocal program about the pleasures of dining including the cantata “Clean Plates Don’t Lie,” inspired by renowned chef Dan Barber.
French virtuoso Apap brings his European sensibility to a concert of classical, folk, and down home fiddle music.