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City will Kick-Off Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concert Series

Post Date:November 07, 2018 10:51 AM

Winter SoundsExperience Winter weekend evenings filled with classical, jazz, and world music as the City of West Hollywood presents its 2018/2019 Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concert Series, which will take place on the second Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. from December 2018 through February 2019 at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The series will kick-off on Saturday, December 8, 2018 with the California String Quartet, which was formed in 2002 by members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as a way to express and explore the endless diversity and beauty of the more intimate chamber music repertoire. The Quartet’s collaboration earned them LA Weekly’s “Most Outstanding Chamber Ensemble” award. They’ve been guest performers at some of the most prestigious chamber music series such as LACMA Live, Chamber Music at Greystone, the Norton Simon Museum, The Music Guild, and the South Bay Chamber Music Society. This concert will honor and celebrate the memory of violinist and concertmaster Katia Popov. Check them out on YouTube. RSVP is requested at https://wintersounds-dec2018.eventbrite.com.

The next concert in the series will feature multi-instrumentalist and composer Danny Janklow on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Janklow is quickly gaining international recognition for his passionate, highly energetic, soulful and innovative musical style. His live performances, often described as “emotionally charged” and “vibrant celebrations,” leave his listeners wanting more. Danny has had the pleasure of sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Jose James, Wynton & Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, Eric Reed, John Beasley, Ben Williams, Jason Moran, Savion Glover. Check him out performing live at Blue Whale on YouTube. RSVP is requested at https://wintersounds-jan2019.eventbrite.com.

Winter Sounds closes its run on Saturday, February 9, 2019 with the delightful Zetz Klezmer Ensemble whose show weaves together music, stories, history, educational demos, and jokes. Their original and traditional music is rooted in klezmer traditions of European Jews, but also fuses sounds from across the globe. These creative musicians draw upon a range of music including the haunting melodies of the synagogue, entertaining Yiddish vaudeville songs, boisterous Russian and Ukrainian dances and even a klezmerized Irish jig. Fans of the ensemble will be excited to know that this year they have new tunes including Yiddish 101, a beautiful Palestinian song, and a witty arrangement of the traditional song, Odessa Bulgar. Check out a music sample on Band Camp.  RSVP is requested at https://wintersounds-feb2019.eventbrite.com.

The 2018/2019 West Hollywood Winter Sounds Concert Series is organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. Winter Sounds concerts are free to attend and while RSVPs are not required, they are requested. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available in the Council Chambers.

For additional information and to hear additional music samples, please visit www.weho.org/wintersounds.

For more information, please contact Joy Tribble, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Technician, at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

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