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Simone Dinnerstein

Classical Roundup: Strings and Cinderella Stories

You can check 7x7's concert roll on the right-hand side of the homepage for concerts of the rock, pop and dance varieties, but for the more classical-music inclined, here's our roundup what we're anticipating to be the best performances of the month.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Masters at classical guitar genre-bending (their repertoire jumps from Bach to bluegrass to samba to African drum circle), the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet plays Herbst Theatre next weekend. Known on Youtube for its deconstructed version of Pachelbel’s Canon (check it out here), the group has been together for thirty years, playing inventive, critically acclaimed music around the world.

Classical Music in April

Bobby McFerrin: You probably recognize Bobby McFerrin and his irrepressible grin from "Don't Worry Be Happy" (and you're probably cringing at the memory of the two baggy neon-hued t-shirts you were wearing at the time). But he's not just an '80s hit - Bobby McFerrin joined the noble ranks of Those Who Alter Music History when his nimble vocal chords blasted through what used to be considered the boundaries of the human voice. Sounding in turn like a saxophone, an operatic soprano, or an avian chorus, Mr. McFerrin often performs alone onstage, singing multiple parts in a capella and providing rhythm with his voice or his body.

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