Experience the best in music from LA’s vibrant music scene, as well as from across the country and around the world. Also check out virtual concerts now streaming on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.
  • Jewish Children's Orchestra, 1935

    The Mandolin in Jewish Life (and Beyond)

    Online

    Thursdays, October 7–28, 11:00 am–12:30 pm (PT)

    $120 General; $100 Members

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, mandolin clubs and community orchestras were ubiquitous in Ashkenazi Jewish communities. Frequently associated with progressive social and political movements, the mandolin served a central role in music education at Jewish schools and provided one of the only outlets for pre-war Eastern European Jewish women to express themselves musically.

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  • Portrait of Jamie Baum with flute and Myra Melford

    An Evening with Jamie Baum and Myra Melford

    Angel City Jazz at the Skirball

    Friday, October 15, 8:00 pm (doors at 7:00 pm)

    $25 General; $20 Members; $15 Students; Advance reservations required

    The Skirball is honored to partner with Angel City Jazz for an evening with flutist Jamie Baum and pianist Myra Melford. Bridging elements of Arabic, Indian, and Jewish music through inventive jazz compositions, Baum has “played an essential role in bringing the flute from jazz’s margins to the center of the action” (The Mercury News).

    Opening the show, Melford has spent the last three decades making music that draws inspiration from the blues of her native Chicago, the poetry of Fernando Pessoa, and literature by Eduardo Galeano to create a sound NPR hails as having “an endless capacity for elasticity and surprise.” Together, Baum and Melford bring to the Skirball stage an evening of jazz that promises to be equal parts unexpected and engaging.

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