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BERNSTEIN AT HEART

August 3 at The Huntington

August 6 at The Skirball

Doors open at 6:30pm | Music begins at 7:30pm

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BERNSTEIN AT HEART: Learning is Living

Leonard Bernstein's legendary "Young People's Concerts" helped define our modern imagination. One year after the Broadway debut of West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein's groundbreaking educational series with the New York Philharmonic was delivered to audiences worldwide via television. Inspired by Artistic Director Rachael Worby's idol, we learn how these famed telecasts became a blueprint for learning and a lesson in the power of knowledge that still resonates today.

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Anna Schubert Described as "luminously expressive" with a "silvery voice" that "moves from innocence to devastation with an actor's ease," Anna is passionate about bringing new voices, stories, and musical ideas to life. She enjoys an eclectic career that takes her all over the world - premiering new works, performing old favorites, and recording a wide variety of sounds for film and television. 

 
A lover of new music and performance, Anna made her debut on the new music scene with the LA-based company The Industry, singing the ethereal soprano role of L in scenes from Anne LeBaron's LSD: The Opera.  Since then, she has performed in a stunning array of new productions and premieres, including the role of the Controller in Opera Omaha's production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, Bernstein's Mass with the LA Phil, and she created the role of Bibi in the world premiere of Ellen Reid's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera p r i s m with LA Opera and Beth Morrison Projects. Her performance in p r i s m was described as "revelatory" (Catherine Womack), and subsequently led to a successful run at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo. Most recently, she debuted the role of Lady Reason in the world premiere of Kate Soper's opera The Romance of the Rose.

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Ashley Faatoalia is a versatile and inspirational singer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Opera News calls his singing “hauntingly beautiful”crediting him with “a voice of winning purity and variety of expression” and The San Francisco Chronicle calls him “Sweet-toned” Ashley's recent engagements include performances as: Simon in the world premiere of Las Tres Mujeres de Jerusalén with LA Opera, Tenor Soloist in the world premiere of We Hold These Truths, a digital short presented by LA Opera,  Antron’s Father in the world premiere of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Central Park Five, with Long Beach Opera, The Crab Man in Porgy & Bess, with Seattle Opera, Lyric Tenor in EUROPERAS , with LAPhil, and his debut as Marco Polo in the Emmy-Award-winning, Pulitzer-Prize-nominated, Invisible Cities with The Industry.

James Birch is a 16-year-old Australian/British violinist. Born in Sydney, Australia to an English father and Chinese mother, he began playing the violin at the age of four and a half and piano at five. He relocated to England with his family in 2019 to further his musical studies.

James is currently a full-time student at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles, California studying with Robert Lipsett. While in England, he was granted an exceptional scholarship to the Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Here, by special arrangement, he studied under the renowned Professor David Takeno, becoming his youngest student. He also studied with So-Ock Kim from the Royal Academy of Music and was mentored by Nicola Benedetti, Rachel Podger, Shlomo Mintz. In Australia, he was a scholar in the Rising Stars program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he studied under Dr. Evgeny Sorkin and was mentored by Simon James.

He made his first orchestra solo debut at age twelve, playing Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 with the Reddam Philharmonic Orchestra, and his debut in America with The Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra in September 2022. An avid orchestral and chamber musician he performs with various orchestras and chamber music groups as Concertmaster and First Violin.

Competition accolades include the 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart competition, the First Prize at the 2020 London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, New Talent Award at the 2021 British International Youth Music Competition & Festival, First Prize Winner at the 2022 ISA Young Musician of the Year, and the Hattori Foundation 2022 and 2023 Junior Award Winner.

VENUE

August 3 at The Huntington

Outside at The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

August 6 at The Skirball

Indoors at The Skirball

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

PARKING

August 3 at The Huntington

Guests may take advantage of free onsite parking at The Huntington

August 6 at The Skirball

Guests can park in the North Parking Lot and take the elevator up to the venue. MUSE/IQUE staff and signs will guide you on a short walk to the venue!

FOOD & DRINK

August 3 at The Huntington

There will be a cash bar where you may purchase beverages and other light snacks such as popcorn and chips.

August 6 at The Skirball

There will be a cash bar where you may purchase beverages and other light snacks such as popcorn and chips.

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