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Levitt Pavilions Presents The Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts 2010/11 Season


The Wild Beast Concert Series, presented by Levitt Pavilions, launches its inaugural season. Photo: Scott Groller.

Levitt Pavilions Presents
The Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts
2010/11 Season

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.
STRAUSS, MOZART AND GABRIELI UNDER THE STARS
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 4:00 p.m.
WEST COAST PREMIERE OF IANNIS XENAKIS' ORESTEIA
Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
CALARTS JAZZ CONCERT
Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
CALARTS WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Valencia, September 22--California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to announce that The Wild Beast Concert Series, presented by Levitt Pavilions, will launch its inaugural season on October 23, 2010. Hosted by the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, the series of four free outdoor concerts spans classical, jazz, world music and the West Coast premiere of Iannis  Xenakis' opera Oresteia--with performances by extraordinary emerging and established musicians, along with special guest artists. The series kicks off on October 23 at 7 p.m. with STRAUSS, MOZART AND GABRIELI UNDER THE STARS.  See below for more information about tickets and directions.

The Wild Beast music pavilion, on the CalArts campus, has been dubbed a "mini Hollywood Bowl" for its delightful outdoor amphitheater setting.  With open lawn seating, families are welcome and picnics encouraged at Santa Clarita's newest open air concert venue.

Designed by Hodgetts + Fung, an architectural firm that also played a critical role in the redesign of the Hollywood Bowl, The Wild Beast houses a highly flexible, acoustically optimized performance and rehearsal space that allows The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts to better serve its growing student population and support an expanded curriculum. Additionally, with its capacity to accommodate more than 750 guests on the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard grounds, The Wild Beast affords CalArts the opportunity of sharing and engaging its world-class talented musicians and musical performances with the broader Santa Clarita Valley community.

The Wild Beast Concert Series is presented by Levitt Pavilions, a national nonprofit organization that inspires and strengthens communities through free live music experiences.  Lifting the lives of hundreds of thousands, the national Levitt program brings joy to diverse communities coast to coast.  Central to Levitt Pavilions' mission is the development and support of Levitt pavilions as community gathering spaces, forming the only national network of outdoor venues with free programming, with two Southern California locations - Old Pasadena and MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.   With exceptional entertainment and welcoming spaces for families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds, Levitt pavilions are community treasures.  "We are thrilled to present the inaugural season of the Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts, taking our program beyond the performances presented in Levitt Pavilions around the country," noted Sharon Yazowski, Executive Director of Levitt Pavilions. "This is a natural partnership. We are committed to providing communities with high quality live music experiences and making the arts accessible to all.  We are extremely excited to expand our efforts into the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond."

More Information:
What:
Levitt Pavilions Presents The Wild Beast Concert Series at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
2010/11 Season

Where:
California Institute of the Arts  (CalArts)
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2340
Click here for directions.
Tickets:
Admission is free. Advance registration is suggested.
For information only (no reservations):
661 253 7816




Last edited by dthatt on Oct 05, 2010
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