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:

2017 Programs
Concert Series @ Westwood Library

Don’t miss the last concert in the 2017 Season of our popular FREE Concert Series @ Westwood Library, featuring the Encore Saxophone Quartet!! If you have never heard a sax quartet, you are in for a wonderful treat – mellow, rich, versatile, and downright wonderful! We’ll be upstairs in the library on a Sunday afternoon when the library is not open for regular business.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
2:30 PM
@ WESTWOOD LIBRARY
1246 Glendon Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1739

The ENCORE SAXOPHONE QUARTET presents a fun eclectic program:
Bach – “Little” Fugue in G minor
Florio – Quartette (Allegro de Concert)
Piazzolla – Tango No. 2
Iturralde – Suite Hellenique
Calle – Pamplona
Zick – Nada Pero Maquinas
PLUS: Big Band, jazz, and other selections from The Great American Songbook

Admission is FREE, with FREE parking at the library.
Library garage and doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission.
After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by SIMPLE THINGS Restaurant and the Friends of Westwood Library.

Funding for the 2017 Concert Series is generously provided by:
Friends of Westwood Library
Westwood Homeowners Association
Westwood Village Rotary Club
Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association
Los Angeles Musical Salon
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth Council District

We look forward to seeing you on December 3!

Download the December 3, 2017 concert flyer here!


Join us for the third concert in the 2017 Season of our popular FREE Concert Series @ Westwood Library, featuring the FIATO STRING QUARTET, the library’s Quartet in Residence, who will be joined by guest violist TRAVIS MARIL. We’ll be upstairs in the library on a Sunday afternoon when the library is not open for regular business.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
2:30 PM
@ WESTWOOD LIBRARY
1246 Glendon Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1739

The Fiato String Quartet presents a wonderful program from the romantic era:
Alexander Glazunov – Five Novelettes, Op. 15
and
Johannes Brahms – String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111 (the “Prater Quintet”), for which Travis Maril will join the Fiato Quartet.

Admission is FREE, with FREE parking at the library.
Library garage and doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission.
After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS, DIDDY RIESE COOKIES, and the Friends of Westwood Library.

Funding for the 2017 Concert Series is generously provided by:
Friends of Westwood Library
Westwood Homeowners Association
Westwood Village Rotary Club
Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association
Los Angeles Musical Salon
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth Council District

Download the October 22, 2017 concert flyer here.


Pre-4th of July Concert! The second concert in our 2017 season features the BRASS PACIFICA QUINTET, back by popular demand, with a potpourri of American popular and patriotic favorites, by composer George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, George M. Cohan, plus Western and other film themes, and the Armed Forces Tribute honoring both veterans and current servicemen and women. Fun for the whole family!

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
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 garage and doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission.
After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by NAPA VALLEY GRILLE and the Friends of Westwood Library.

Funding for the 2017 Concert Series is generously provided by:
Friends of Westwood Library
Westwood Homeowners Association
Westwood Village Rotary Club
Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association
Los Angeles Musical Salon
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth Council District

Download the June 25, 2017 concert flyer here.


Join us for the first concert in the 2017 Season of our popular Free Concert Series @ Westwood Library, featuring the Fiato String Quartet, Westwood Library’s Quartet in Residence. We’ll be upstairs in the library on a Sunday afternoon when the library is not open for regular business.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
2:30 PM
@ WESTWOOD LIBRARY
1246 Glendon Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1739

The FIATO STRING QUARTET will present an eclectic and enticing program:

Ludwig von Beethoven – String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59, no. 1
(the first of the Russian-themed “Razumovsky” quartets)

Adam Schoenberg – String Quartet No. 2 “Motio”
(a study of motion, from racing to “slo-mo,” composed in 2015 and premiered that year by the Fiato Quartet)

Admission is FREE, with FREE parking at the library.
Library garage and doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission.
After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by SWEETFIN POKÉ and DIDDY RIESE and the Friends of Westwood Library.

Funding for the 2017 Concert Series is generously provided by:
Friends of Westwood Library
Westwood Homeowners Association
Westwood Village Rotary Club
Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association
Los Angeles Musical Salon
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth Council District

Download the flyer for the March 5, 2017 concert here.

SAVE THE DATE!
Future concerts in our 2017 Season

Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
June 25 – Brass Pacifica Quintet
October 22 – Fiato String Quartet
December 3 – Encore Saxophone Quartet


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 
 
 
Derik Nelson

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.