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MARINA CULTURE JAM (PART III)

2024 Marina Culture Jam

The Marina Culture Jam series returns to Burton Chace Park this Spring! This special 3-part series, presented by the Department of Beaches and Harbors and The Music Center, features live performances, arts and crafts, cultural learning activities, and much more!

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Part III - Sunday, June 9, 2024

Performers

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | String Family Players – All Strings Considered

String Family Players break down the stereotype that classical music is inaccessible by offering the audience an unforgettable experience as they connect with students through their music. This dynamic string quintet ensemble, led by director David Young, includes two violins, a viola, a cello and a double bass create fun and memorable performances.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Beth Sussman – A Touch of Classical

In A Touch of Classical, Juilliard trained pianist Beth Sussman takes students on a journey around the world with classical music. Her program begins with famous classical music compositions that audiences recognize from cartoons, commercials, movies and video games. Students participate throughout the performance as they imagine what the mischievous “Little Troll” is up to in a humorous piece by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, guess how many notes she plays in a brilliantly fast piece by Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos, and marvel as she performs a work by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce which is for the left hand alone. Students also learn the rhythm and dance of the Juba Dance by African-American composer Nathaniel Dett and use Italian musical terms to help her interpret a piece by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. The performance ends with Beth’s own composition, “The Wizard” which is a dazzling piece inspired by “The Wizard of Oz

Cultural Workshop

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Multimedia Mini Posters inspired by Classical Instruments led by Instructor Beth Peterson

Contact Us

P: (424) 526-7900
E: events@bh.lacounty.gov

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