29 at 8:15 p.m. at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, with tickets on sale now. Tickets for the Oct. 29 show start at $45 and are on sale through AXS.com or by calling (888) 929-7849. The orchestral concert performance of Elfman’s scores, a first for the composer in the U.S., will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. TIMELINE: Summer’s must see concerts The show will include tunes from Elfman and Burton’s 15 film collaborations from 1985’s “Pee-wees Big Adventure” to 2012’s ” Frankenweenie , spliced with Burtons art and film clips. Elfman will be on hand to perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (the four-time Oscar nominee also served as Jack Skellington’s singing voice in the 1993 film). The concert will premiere Oct. 7 at London’s Royal Albert Hall , then tour Britain ahead of its L.A. dates.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA MAY 11: Ricky Martin gestures during a promotion for his Greatest hits release at Westfield Southland on May 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: Getty Images Musica Latina: In Performance at the White House will be held at 7 p.m. in the White House East Room in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, according to the White House. Obama will deliver remarks at the event. This is the 12th such concert since Obama has taken office. The last concert was on April 9 with a Memphis Soul theme. It will be the 52nd overall In Performance at the White House event, a program which began under President Jimmy Carter in 1978. The White House said the concert is about reflecting the influence of richly diverse Latino communities from throughout the Americas. The program celebrates the beauty and diversity of that music. The concert will be broadcast Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationally and on Oct. 13 on the American Forces Network. Artists performing will be Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Raul Malo, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marco Antonio Solis. First Lady Michelle Obama will host a special daytime event at the White House for Washington, D.C. area student about the history of Latin music.
The People’s Concert
Never before had two parallel concerts on a single day involve an entire population. The national media was full of news about the protests in the Valley against the performance of Zubin Mehta. A lot of people put forward the argument that Srinagar should be honored that the maestro had chosen it for his performance. Indeed, Kashmir was blessed to have a man of the maestros stature showcase his art here. The problem lay not with the music, as was largely portrayed by a lot of people. It was about the way the entire event was orchestrated and projected. Was the event not projected as a peace concert in Kashmir for the benefit of Kashmiris? The question and the objection lay within this very projection of the concert. Where were the Kashmiris?The organizers of the concert had given out limited passes to a select audience comprising mainly of dignitaries and elites of society from outside the state. There were numbered Kashmiris attending the concert, most of who were from the elite strata and the rest being from the bureaucratic set up or the media. The very people, for whom the concert was supposedly held, were conspicuous by their absence. The ominous presence of the Kashmiri people loomed large on the concert by their sheer absence from it. People were ferried by a shuttle service to the venue, passing through concertina wires and eerily silent, empty roads. The entire city had come to a standstill.
LCC guitar concert to feature international flair
Lily Afshar is a musician of great depth. She gives stirring renditions of classical favorites like Bach, traditional Spanish music like Albeniz, as well as her own transcriptions of Persian ballads. The concert will have unique international atmosphere, Bishop said. Born in Teheran, Iran, Afshar has achieved critical success around the world with her exciting concert programs. She has performed in some of the most prestigious stages worldwide, including Wigmore Hall in London, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and Salle Cortot in Paris. Afshar has recorded six albums and has earned numerous accolades throughout her career, including Top Prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition. She is a three-time winner of the Annual Premier Guitarist Award given by the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and is the first woman in the world to gain a Doctorate of Music in Guitar Performance. She is head of the University of Memphis guitar program and was chosen as Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency to Africa. In addition to the concert, Afshar will head a masterclass on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Martinez Fine Arts Center, room 102. The class is free and open to students and the public.