Summer Sounds

Summer Sounds

All the great music in the Greater Pasadena area

By John Sollenberger 05/08/2014

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Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena
(626) 683-6883
bostoncourt.com
May 9 — USC Collaborative: The New and the Newer — The Sequel
May 10 — Microfest: The Formalist Quartet Re-Examining Tenney and Nono  
July 11 — Piano Spheres: Vicki Ray performing “Just Born in LA: The Newest Works of Stucky and Pereira”
July 19 — Wild Up: Shaking up the World
July 25 — All Strung Up: The Dueling Harps of Ellie Choate and Paul Baker
July 26 — Matt Slocum’s Black Elk’s Dream
Sept. 19 — Piano Spheres: Susan Svreck Visualizing the Contemporary Piano
Sept. 20 — Grant Gershon and Friends 

California Philharmonic
Santa Anita Park
285 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia
(626) 300-8200
calphil.org
June 28 — John Williams and Friends
July 12 — Cowboys and Copland
July 26 — Magic, Fantasy and Adventure
Aug. 9 — Movie Masterpieces
Aug. 23 — Broadway and Bolero

Descanso Gardens Music on the Main
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
(818) 949-4200
descansogardens.org
June 19 — Sara Gazarek
June 26 — Dave Tull
July 3 — Mitchell Long and Café Atlantico
July 10 — Katie Thiroux
July 17 — Betty Bryant
July 24 — Nolan Shaheed
July 31 — New West Guitar Group
Aug. 7 — Sammy Miller
Aug. 14 — Louie Cruz Beltran
Aug. 21 — Aubrey Logan

Descanso Gardens World Rhythms Series
June 24 — Kayamanan Ng Lahi
July 1 — Omo Ache
July 8 — Masanga Marimba
July 15 — Conjunto Jardin
July 22 — On Ensemble with Chieko Kojima
July 29 — Hula Halau ‘O Lilinoe Na Pua Me Ke Aloha
Aug. 5 — Samba Society       

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
Memorial Park
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena
(626) 683-3230
levittpavilionpasadena.org
Free concerts featuring a wide array of musical styles are Wednesdays through Sundays June through August. Check the Web site for updates. 
June 15 — Barbara Morrison
June 18 — Pasadena Symphony
June 19 — The Album Leaf and Bell Gardens
June 21 — Afro Funke
June 22 — Lao Tizer
June 25 — Funky Punks
June 26 — Janiva Magness
June 28 — Pistolera
June 29 — Kenny Burrell Big Band
July 2 — Rhythm Child
July 3 — The Duhks
July 4 — Night Train
July 5 — Vaud and the Villains
July 6 — Billy Mitchell and Friends
July 9 — Party Animals
July 10 — Cecilia Noel
July 11 — BMI Presents
July 12 — Carlos Nuñez
July 13 — Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz
July 16 — Lythgoe Productions
July 17 — Teebs and Kamasi Washington
July 18 — Johnny Tillotson & Bryan Hyland
July 19 — Jimmy LaFave
July 20 — Open Hands
July 23 — Kiddle Karoo
July 24 — Richard Bernard’s Oy! Stars
July 25 — David Lindley
July 26 — 4 Preps   
Aug. 1 — Karla Bonoff
Aug. 2 — Laith Al-Saadi
Aug. 3 — Scott Healy Quintet
Aug. 6 — Bob Baker
Aug. 7 — Echocell
Aug. 8 — BMI Presents
Aug. 9 — Mariachi Divas
Aug. 10 — Hot Club of Detroit
Aug. 13 — Lucky Diaz
Aug. 14 — Dwight Trible and SK Kakraba
Aug. 15 — Blame Sally
Aug. 16 — Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Aug. 17 — Richard Smith
Aug. 20 — Birdie’s Playhouse
Aug. 21 — Omega String Quartet - Classic Rock
Aug. 22 — Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
Aug. 23 — Closing night celebration    

Make Music Pasadena
Various locations, Pasadena
makemusicpasadena.org
June 7 — The annual free event features more than 150 performances by dozens of bands on stages in Old Pasadena and downtown Pasadena. Visit the Web site for the full schedule. 

Pasadena Symphony & POPS
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia
(626) 793-7172
pasadenasymphony-pops.org    
June 7 — Feinstein’s Favorites
June 28 — Tena Clark and Leading Ladies of Song
July 19 — Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin 
Aug. 16 — Hooray for Hollywood
Sept. 6 — New York, New York

Southwest Chamber Music Summer Festival 
at the Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
(800) 726-7147
swmusic.or
Summer Festival at the Huntington is on hiatus this year, due to construction at the Huntington. n

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