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FEB 2017

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4 0 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUMS C O N C E R T S A R E A F T E R - H O U R S H I T S M G U I D E MUSEUMS T H E G E T T Y L O S A N G E L E S The Getty in Los Angeles enjoys worldwide renown for its art collection, but its offerings of free music programs are almost as impressive. From May through August, Saturdays Off the 405 allows guests to revel in an evening of outdoor entertainment that includes live music from a variety of bands, DJ sets, and views of the city skyline. Also during the summer, Friday Flights is a monthly series of "interdisciplinary happenings" that invite L.A.-based artists to use music, performance, film and other mediums in the galleries to forge new connections to the collections and exhibits. In the winter, Sounds of L.A. features two concerts each month with performances from up-and-coming classical masters. Throughout the year, the Getty also hosts Saturday Nights at the Getty, a contemporary performance series in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium. W W W . G E T T Y . E D U M USIC PL AYS A K E Y ROL E IN A RT, HISTORY A ND CU LT U R E, SO IT M A K ES SENSE TH AT M USEU MS A ROU ND THE COU N TRY A R E FINDING WAYS TO INCOR POR ATE M USIC IN TO THEIR OFFER INGS. W HETHER IT'S A CH A MBER ENSEMBLE PL AY ING A LONG W ITH SILEN T FIL MS OR A DJ SPIN NING FOR A SIL EN T DISCO, V ISITORS W ILL FIND A VA R IET Y OF WAYS TO ENJOY M USIC AT THESE M USEU MS. Photos courtesy e Getty SATURDAYS OFF THE 405 AT THE GETTY IN LOS ANGELES AN OUTDOOR CONCERT AT THE GETTY B Y R A C H E L C A RT E R B I R M I N G H A M M U S E U M O F A R T B I R M I N G H A M , A L A B A M A This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the annual Lavona Rushton Concert at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama. And because Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rushton III sponsor the event, it's always free to the public. This past fall, renowned 30-year-old Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko performed, and the concert featured pianist Sean Chen the year before. But guests don't have to wait a year to enjoy live music at BMA. The first Friday of every month, the museum hosts Art After 5, an evening that blends art and entertainment through live music, art classes, specialty cocktails and tapas tastings. Live music performances vary every month, featuring jazz duos, local songwriters and area bands. W W W . A R T S B M A . O R G

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