Community Outreach — Free Events

The L.A. Musical Salon supports community outreach, bringing the magic of music to our local library and other community organizations for free, because we feel it is as important to nurture a new generation of audiences as it is to nurture a new generation of artists. Click on the links below to check out our past free offerings!

Here’s a short sampler of some of our past free public events:

2018 Programs
Concert Series @ Westwood Library

 

Don’t miss the first concert of our 2018 Season of the popular, FREE, Concert Series @ Westwood Library! We’re fortunate to be able to welcome 8 BRAZILIAN CELLISTS for this special, fabulous concert of catchy, rhythmic Latin American music.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
2:30 PM
Westwood Library
1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-474-1739

Admission is FREE, with FREE parking at the Library. Library and garage doors open at 2 PM. Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission. After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by Westwood restaurant Maharaja Cuisine of India and the Friends of Westwood Library.

Download the flyer here.


2017 Programs — Concert Series @ Westwood Library


2016 Programs — Concert Series @ Westwood Library


2015 Programs — Concert Series @ Westwood Library


 2014 Programs — Quartet in Residence @ Westwood Library  


 

2013 Programs

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA  “The Handsome Frog” – A Musical Adventure for Children Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 4 pm @ the Westwood Library 1246 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-474-1739 Free parking Join the Vientos Trio at the Westwood Library for a special story time!  Children will play musical games, learn about the instruments, and clap and sing along as they become part of Dan the Handsome Frog’s musical adventure! “The Handsome Frog” was specially commissioned by the L.A. Musical Salon from composer and clarinetist Jennifer Stevenson of the Vientos Trio. This performance will be the world premiere of “The Handsome Frog”! Free Guitar Lessons @ Westwood Library This FREE 10-week course sponsored by the L.A. Musical Salon offers teens ages 12 to 17 the chance for a hands-on interactive learning experience with the guitar. Classes will be held Thursdays at 5PM, starting February 7, 2013 and running through April 11, 2013. Each class will be an hour long, and will be taught in a group setting. Class size is limited to 10 students. The response was overwhelming—the class filled up, with a long waiting list, within 24 hours after an emailed notice was circulated to the surrounding neighborhoods! Whether you are an absolute beginner, know a few chords, or are a total shredder by now, there’s something here for you. Learn how to play the chords and riffs to your favorite songs, and gain the tools to start writing music of your own. Take those first steps towards that dream of rock superstardom! IMG_0065-RTaught by Jack Kovacs. For more info, download GuitarCourseDescription2013-1-14


 

 

2012 Programs

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Children & Pre-Teens — HOLIDAY CONCERT @ WESTWOOD LIBRARY FREE!  Refreshments! All on board! Next stop, the North Pole! Join Harpist CHARISSA BARGER as she brings the beloved Christmas story The Polar Express to life through narration, live music and a touch of holiday magic! DATE: Monday, December 3, 2012 TIME:  4 pm PLACE: Westwood Library 1246 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-474-1739 Free parking Concert sponsored by the Los Angeles Musical Salon. Refreshments by the Friends of Westwood Library.  
 

2011Season/FiatoQuartet-2010-12-20.jpgAdults — HOLIDAY CONCERT @ WESTWOOD LIBRARYFREE!   Refreshments! Featuring THE FIATO QUARTET Carrie Kennedy, Violin Ina Veli, Violin Charles Hebenstreit, Viola Ryan Sweeney, Cello Program: Haydn—”Emperor” Quartet No. 62, Op. 76 in C Major Mendelssohn—Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 in A Minor plus a Selection of Holiday Songs DATE:  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TIME:  6:30 pm – 7:45 pm PLACE: Westwood Library 1246 Glendon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-474-1739 Free parkingConcert sponsored by the Los Angeles Musical Salon. Refreshments by the Friends of Westwood Library.


2011 Programs

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December 2011 “WINTER CONCERT” @ Westwood Library Thursday, December 15, 2011, 6:00 pm Westwood Branch Library 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: 310-474-1739 FREE! Open to the public, all ages invited!Derik Nelson and his band were so popular in their February 2011 engagement at the Westwood Library, that they were invited back by librarian Annie Cipolla for a Winter Concert featuring Derik’s latest work, “Songs About Winter.” You may recognize Derik from numerous musicals including Sound of Music, Grease and Oliver, or you may know him from his role as an on-screen guitarist/band member on Fox’s hit TV show Glee.For a listen, go to www.deriknelson.com 
 
 
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Derik Nelson

Derik Nelson
February 2011 “DERIK NELSON LIVE AT THE LIBRARY!”
Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:00 pm Westwood Branch Library 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (one block south of Wilshire Blvd.) Free parking on-site Free, open to the public.
Meet Derik Nelson, a young singer/songwriter/guitarist who’s currently a student at USC Thornton School of Music. Derik’s music borrows heavily from jazz, funk and rock. The young musician will be showcasing his original music including highlights from the new Derik Nelson Band CD “North.”

To check out Derik’s music, please visit www.deriknelson.com


 

2009 Program

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“Lesanju the Elephant” – an interactive Musical Adventure for children, presented by the Vientos Trio.

Help nurture a new generation of audiences!  Your donations help fund our Community Outreach efforts.  For more info, click Memberships & Sponsorships.