duke and the renaissance
Museum of African American Art
4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, 90008 (3rd floor of Macy's Bldg.)
Tickets are $25 general admission or $20 for LBO subscribers and MAAA members
LBO is collaborting with the Museum of African American Art for a glamorous afternoon of art, jazz, and dessert as we gear up for Ellington's only opera. A guided museum tour of the Palmer Hayden collection, Ellington song standards, an introduction to the Harlem Renaissance, and Queenie Pie opera excerpts are paired with bubbly drinks and pie (what else?) for our spectacular tribute to an American icon and a rich, brilliant era of art, literature, and music. Tickets are available through the box office (562.432.5934) or at the door.
The politics of culture: an interfaith discussion
LBO has partnered with All Saints Pasadena to help you prepare for John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer, one of the most controversial operas of the 20th century.
Delve into the ongoing debate with our interfaith panel, moderated by UCLA history dept. Chair David Myers. We will explore Adams' work together, Klinghoffer director James Robinson will discuss the genesis of the work, and opera excerpts will be performed by the Klinghoffer cast.