June 13, 2012
Summer sneaks calendar
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THU, AUG 2
SKIRBALL SUNSET CONCERTS
Israel-based musical ensemble the Alaev Family, Orquestra Sarabia — featuring Jewish, Cuban and Arabic musicians — and bands that explore Quebecois music, South American rhythms and American folk highlight the Skirball’s live music series. Tonight, the Alaev Family performs. Arrive early to dine under the stars, tour Skirball galleries and explore the museum’s architecture and hillside setting. Visit skirball.org for dates of all performances. Thu. Through Aug. 30. 8 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
SAT, AUG 11
The Grammy-winning pop-rock icon played a series of sold-out shows at the Greek in the summer of 1972, which led to the multiplatinum double live album, “Hot August Night.” Forty years later, Diamond returns to the Greek stage to celebrate the anniversary of those concerts, performing such hits as “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Solitary Man” and “I Am…I Said.” Sat. Through Aug 25. 8 p.m. $49-$250. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 665-5857. greektheatrela.com.
TUE, AUG 14
The Russian-born singer-songwriter puts her multi-instrumental chops on full display on new singles “All the Rowboats,” a haunting sample-driven number, and “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas),” an upbeat piano-pop tune, from her new album, “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.” Spektor has proven that she hasn’t lost her touch even after six albums. Tonight, she performs with special guest Only Son. Tue. 8 p.m. $39.50-$55. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 665-5857. greektheatrela.com.
SUN, AUG 26
The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony celebrates its 18th anniversary. Held at the outdoor Ford Amphitheatre, the event features the orchestral ensemble performing fiery Spanish sonorities, dark laments, riotous folk and much more. L.A. Jewish Symphony founder and conductor Noreen Green, concertmaster Mark Kashper, cellist Barry Gold, clarinetist Zinovy Goro, the Jewish Community Children’s Choir and special surprise guests also appear. Sun. 7:30 p.m. $25-$36. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. fordtheatres.org.
THU, SEPT 13
The Israeli-American master violinist performs Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto.” One of the world’s most renowned classical musicians, Perlman has won more than a dozen Grammy awards, took part in the inauguration of President Barack Obama and has played with every major orchestra. Conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the final classic concert of the season with Johannes Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances Nos. 10, 4, 5” and Antonin Dvorák’s “Symphony No. 8.” Thu. 8 p.m. $1-$133. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.
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