Since 2008 Make Music Pasadena has brought amazing bands to LA’s best free festival! We hope that you have had a great time seeing Matt & Kim, Kinky, Best Coast and who can forget Grouplove’s insanely amazing performance!
Click below to see the free concerts presented by Boston Court Performing Arts Center.
Nancy Keystone’s Alcestis is a visceral exploration of the literal life-and-death struggle of a woman who volunteers to die to save her husband’s life, and the deals people make the with the gods to avert the death decree. Hilarious, heartbreaking, highly stylized and physical as only Keystone and Critical Mass can be, this piece freshly investigates the nature of sacrifice, death, and the overpowering will to live.
An evening of piano music inspired from painting, sculpture and the visual arts. Works by Andriessen, Zorn, Ung, Volans, Antheil and others.
The incomparable pianist, Josh Nelson brings a multimedia evening of music drawn from his latest CD, “Discoveries” to Boston Court. The concert is packed with nods to the vintage sci-fi of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne both in song titles, and the eye-catching film footage that illustrates the music. While, Josh’s unique compositional voice is grounded in the here and now, the ambitious program gives us a vision into the future of Jazz.
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” – Andy Warhol
Pianist, Victoria Kirsch and sopranos Suzan Hanson and Shana Blake Hill present an eclectic evening of music inspired by the iconic pop artist. Touching on themes from Warhol’s life and artistic sensibilities – from the longing for glamour and fame to urban living – the program features arias and duets from the American songbook, with music by Bernstein, Sondheim, Laitman and others, interspersed with excerpts from Warhol’s diaries.
The illustrious Grant Gershon and the radiant Elissa Johnston pair up for a rare husband and wife recital exploring the wonders of French chanson.
Featuring Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson, Ravel’s Five Greek Songs, the Canteloube Chants D'Auvergne, Poulenc Fiançailles pour rire and Bernstein’s La Bonne Cuisine.
Stripped to its very essence, Kubzansky’s Richard II is theatrical, raw, and performed with only three actors. As Richard says: “thus play I in one person many people—and none contented.” Shakespeare’s tale still resonates deeply today, posing the ultimate identity crisis. When arrogant King Richard is deposed by Bolingbroke, who has good reason to lead a rebellion and seize the crown, Richard is left bewildered as he struggles to find a new identity, and Bolingbroke is overwhelmed by how hard it is to be king. After all, who are we without our names or titles?
Piano Spheres: Transcendent Svrcek plays Charles Ives Concord Sonata
What do Emerson, Thoreau, Luisa Alcott and Hawthorne have in common? Writers who embraced transcendental philosophy, and each have a movement named after them in Charles Ives monumental musical ode to transcendentalism. Rarely performed, not to be missed.
Peabody Southwell, Mark Robson and James Darrah pair up for an evening of exotic musical landscapes, composed by Arnold Schoenberg. Beginning with his seminal song cycle, “The Book of the Hanging Gardens” with metaphors of love blooming and dying as the “garden” disintegrates, Ms. Southwell guides us on a vocal tour de force of gorgeous and inspiring Schoenberg tonescapes.
Peabody Southwell, Mezzo Soprano
Mark Robson, Pianist
James Darrah, Director
Tony nominated Broadway star, platinum selling recording artist and television actor, Sam Harris, has a lot going on. With his first book (published by Simon & Schuster) due out in January of 2014, and a tour following shortly thereafter, Music @ Boston Court offers a rare insider's seat for projects in development from this mutli-talented artist.