The Program: Virtual Performances From August 13-30

Backstage LIVE at the Geffen on August 22
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Boston Court Pasadena
Behind the Concert: At Home with Amanda McBroom
Aug. 13.
Golden Globe-winning, Grammy-nominated singer Amanda McBroom invites you to an intimate performance and Q&A. Find out what the cabaret performer has been working on during the pandemic as she introduces new songs for her Shakespeare’s Heroine’s Cabaret, a preview to her Boston Court performance in Spring 2021. RSVP | Add to Calendar

Los Angeles Opera
Living Room Recital: Gabriela Flores, A Celebration of Spanish Songs
Aug. 13.
Tune in at 4 p.m. to join mezzo-soprano Gabriela Flores from L.A. Opera’s young artist program. Flores teams up with Gilberto Amaro for a program featuring music by Spanish composers Fernando Obradors, Joaquín Rodrigo and Xavier Montsalvatge and a selection of beloved Latin American songs. | Facebook. | Add to Calendar

Pacific Symphony
Shaham Plays Mozart
Aug. 13-Sept. 26.
Pacific Symphony’s virtual concert series Summer Replay presents an archival performance of classical favorites; internationally celebrated pianist Orli Shaham takes center stage in Mozart’s Concerto No. 17 online at 7 p.m. This performance was originally recorded on May 20. | Add to Calendar

Grand Park
B-Boy Summit 2020
Aug. 14-16
. Grand Park Presents B-Boy Summit 2020 celebrates Hip Hop culture with street dance, art and musical performances through educational workshops and a line-up of local art and talent. This three-day multifaceted digital festival provides a platform for educational panels and discussions rooted in social justice and change and serves to connect communities and generations. For a full schedule of events, visit site for details. | | Add to Calendar

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Christopher Jackson: LIVE From the West Side, a Livestream Concert Event
Aug. 15.
Tony Award-nominated actor and Grammy- and Emmy-winning songwriter/composer Christopher Jackson performs live in a special one-night livestream event. Jackson and his band perform Broadway show tunes, pop hits and original songs; viewers interact with him in real time. Tickets

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Fairyland Foibles
Through Aug. 15.
Join Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. for a surreal comedy. Part radio play, part soap opera, “Fairyland Foibles” reimagines fairy tales, mythology and legends into an irreverent, satirical contemporary comedy. Ages 14+ for adult content. | Facebook | Add to Calendar

Pacific Symphony
Beethoven’s Seventh
Aug 16.
KUSC and Pacific Symphony present a complete broadcast featuring music by composer Elliot Goldenthal and Vadym Kholodenko’s December 2019 performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Tune in to KUSC 91.5 FM. | Add to Calendar

Los Angeles Philharmonic artistic director Gustavo Dudamel

LA Phil
“Hecho en Mexico” (“Made in Mexico”)
Aug. 19, 21.
The first episode in a six-episode series hosted by artistic director Gustavo Dudamel highlights unforgettable performances at the Hollywood Bowl and the venue’s history and rich diversity. Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil perform Marquez’s El Nereidas de Dimas; performers also include Rodrigo y Gabriela, Natalia Lafourcade, Los Ángeles Azures, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and La Santa Cecilia. Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. on KCET | Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal.

Geffen Playhouse
Backstage LIVE at the Geffen
Aug 22.
Rory O’Malley (Book of Mormon, Hamilton) hosts a virtual benefit honoring Diane Keaton, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Frank Mancuso. Enjoy exclusive performances and behind-the-scenes stories from the Hollywood celebrities. Funds raised help support theater accessibility to more than 15,000 youth, seniors and veterans in communities across Los Angeles. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a pre-show virtual dinner party by Lucques Catering  with food delivered to your doorstep. Tickets | Add to Calendar

Impro Theatre
August Wilson in August: Improvised One-Acts
Aug 23.
Impro Theatre delves into the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s lasting legacy in a virtual co-production with Collaborative Artists Bloc. The ensemble takes audience suggestions then performs two completely improvised one-act plays inspired by Wilson’s work at 4 p.m.

Pacific Symphony
Beethoven and Dvorak
Aug 23.
The orchestra transports listeners to the Bohemian countryside via Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, then, joined by soloist Clara-Jumi Kang, canvases Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Tune into the KUSC 91.5 FM broadcast at 7 p.m. for the performance and interviews with musical director Carl St. Clair and other guest artists. | Add to Calendar

La Jolla Playhouse
The Wizards of Oakwood Drive
Through Aug. 30. Due to popular demand, this clever and funny production engages children of all ages through an interactive Zoom performance. Audience members embark on a scavenger hunt as sibling wizards enact mysterious spells to determine who shall be named the best wizard on Oakwood Drive. Ages 5-12.

Photo credit: Geffen Playhouse; LA Phil.


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