Makoto’s Marimba

Makoto Nakura, the greatest Japanese import since sushi, will give Los Angeles a thrilling marimba performance this weekend with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  He is playing Strauss’ Serenade for Winds, Hadyn’s Symphony No. 31 in D Major, and a new piece by the Chamber Orchestra’s former resident composer Pierre Jalbert called Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra.  The marimba is a percussive instrument with wooden keys, arranged similarly to a piano, which are struck by mallets to produce sound.  To watch a master, like Nakura, play with the Chamber Orchestra will be a dynamic and exciting merging of east and west in music.

When:  Saturday December 13, 8:00pm at Alex Theatre in Glendale; Sunday December 14, 7:00pm Royce Hall at UCLA

Tickets: www.laco.org or 213 622 7001 (ext. 215); prices range from $18 – $95

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