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POP Artist Recital Series

Join us this spring and summer for the continuation of our Artist Recital Series! We’re beyond thrilled to showcase the incredible talents of our beloved artists at POP HQ, in the heart of Highland Park. From March through July this eclectic lineup of innovative recitals will journey through themes ranging from spirituals to madrigals to Japanese art song. We’re sure there’ll be something for everybody. Tickets/RSVP available now for all recitals!

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SERENADES OF ETERNITY

& THE POETIC RESONANCES OF PETRARCA'S SONNETS

Saturday, March 2nd at 2PM

125 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

TICKETS $30

 

Xaxier Prado (tenor), Catherine Miller (piano), and Catherine Litaker (harp) present a diverse program of divine duets for tenor and harp as well as Franz Liszt's beautiful take on Petrarca's famous sonnets. Immerse yourself in an evening of captivating melodies sung by an award-winning tenor, accompanied by the ethereal sounds of a harp. This spellbinding performance will transport you to a world of timeless beauty.

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REFLECTION OF BLACK EXPRESSION

ART SONG & SPIRITUALS OF THE PAST & PRESENT

Saturday, March 16th at 3PM

125 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Tickets $20

 

Join Thalia Moore (soprano) and Kestrel Rose (piano) for an incredible journey through 100 years of Black expression in a showcase of classic and new works of Black composers. Experience the power and beauty of art song and spirituals, reflecting on compositions of the past and their counterparts of the present. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the artistry and cultural significance of Black music. Featuring works by Bonds, Price, Powell, Wooten, and more, get ready to be moved, inspired, and uplifted!

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JOKES ON YOU!

(YOU MIGHT JUST LIKE OPERA)

Monday April 1st at 6:30PM

125 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

 

April Fools, grown ups - this one's for all the little opera fans! POP and Danielle Marcelle Bond (mezzo-soprano) present a family-friendly recital featuring fantastical opera hits. See some of POP's funniest characters from showstoppers like, The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute, Cenerentola, The Pirates of Penzance, and more! Enjoy classic opera fairy tales & help create some new operatic comedy gold! Play games, win prizes, and sip sparkling apple cider with a star-studded cast of singers: Julia Maria Johnson (soprano), Dominic Salvati (tenor), and Christopher Walters (baritone). WARNING: This show may cause a case of the giggles.

This recital is free, but donations are welcome. All money goes to supporting POP's Education & Engagement programs.

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MADRIGALS OF MAY

Sunday, April 21st at 6PM

125 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Tickets $20

 

Hark, noble POP folk! Pray, accompany the Adoro Music Ensemble in revelry, for 'tis the time of Madrigals of May (May-drigals), a joyous recital in merry welcome of Spring! This intimate gathering shall resound with melodies hailing from and inspired by the age of Renaissance and the days of yore in Medieval grace. Behold, the evening's repertoire shall include compositions by William Byrd, John Dowland, Josquin de Prez, Yoni Fogelman, and other minstrels of note! Partake in springtime sangria and other delectable tidings that shall be bestowed upon thee!

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SHIZEN

LOVE OF NATURE AND THE NATURE OF LOVE

Thursday, May 23rd at 7PM

125 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

THIS RECITAL IS FREE!

 

Shizen is the Japanese word used to describe all things natural. Deeper meanings of the word go to the heart of connection between human beings and the physical and spiritual worlds. This recital program will explore the concept of shizen through Japanese songs that reflect on nature and human connection, featuring music by Yoshinao Nakada, Makiko Kinoshita, Toru Takemitsu, and many more, performed by members of POP's Madama Butterfly/蝶々夫人 - mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka, tenor Taka Komagata, tenor Steve Moritsugu, and pianists Eiki Isomura and Naoko Suga.

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L'AMOUR FOU

Sunday, July 7th at 2PM

125 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Tickets $25
POSTPONED - DATE TBA

 

Mezzo-Soprano Rigby Jones and pianist Martin Borsanyi perform a dynamic, dramatic, multilingual program centered on the works of Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf. Embark on a trip from the Weimar Republic and to the streets of Pigalle as told through the unique political perspectives of lyricists Bertold Brecht, Marc Blizstein, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and more. Countries apart, but not in matters of the heart, these songs share a common theme of love - wild, fanatical, deranged, or ardent. Light refreshments served and wine available for purchase. Translations provided!

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