The LA Holiday Celebration, performed on Friday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center, is an opportunity to enjoy free music and dance of the season from the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles. The program appeals to children, teens and adults and has something for everyone. This year’s theme is “Childhood Holiday Memories” with almost 800 performers participating. If you are unable to attend in person, the next best option is as close as your radio, television or Web access. The program will be broadcast live on both KCET and KPFK 90.7 FM, and streamed live at KCET.
Some highlights of the show include:
· “Snowflake Boogie,” hip-hop version of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride by Antics Performance
· Classical chamber music blended with indie rock sounds from Loch & Key
· Toy soldiers in a Dixieland-style tap dance by the Gabriella Axelrad Education Foundation
· Songs in English and Hebrew from the Young Men’s Ensemble of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
· Contemporary gospel sounds from Christian’s Community Center Cathedral Choir
· Traditional “One Drum Dance” from Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy
· Folk music from the Caribbean coast of Colombia by Mr. Vallenato
· Hula fromHalau O Lilinoe accompanied by live music
· Classic holiday songs in barbershop style from the all-female Santa Monica Chorus.
· Mexican folk dances from Jalisco by the Pacifico Dance Company
· Spiritual holiday arrangements from the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers
Friday, December 24, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012
- Wristbands required for entry.
- Wristbands available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 11:30 a.m. on December 24 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center
- Limit: one wristband per person.
- Once wristband is obtained, attendees do not have to wait in line
- When all wristbands have been distributed, standbys will be tracked in order of arrival and admitted if seats are vacated.
- Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
FREE in the Music Center parking garage
Information hotline: (213) 972-3099 or HolidayCelebration