SUNSET CONCERTS 2007
Back for its eleventh season, this acclaimed series of free outdoor concerts celebrates musical traditions from around the globe.
Thursdays, July 19-August 23, 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Free. No reservations necessary.
Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis
Note new parking fees: $5 for cars carrying three or more people; otherwise $10 per car, Cash only, Carpooling encouraged
View the exhibitions: The Skirball galleries (except for Noah's Ark) are free and open during Sunset Concert until 10:00 p.m. Before the concert, take an "express tour" of the galleries and still have time for dinner! Docent-led tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and last thirty minutes.
Zeidler's Café offers a delicious dinner buffet starting at 5:45 p.m. Reservations required: (310) 440-4575. Or pick up lighter fare at Zeidler's Cart.
Note: No outside alcoholic beverages permitted.
Bring the kids! Music lovers of all ages are invited to kick back in our special family lounge, offering a chance to enjoy the music in a low-key, relaxing atmosphere. Art making, toys, and games will be available for all to enjoy.
Thursday, July 19
Zohar has earned a name for itself as an underground pioneer of the Middle Eastern-inspired, jazz-influenced dance scene from the United Kingdom. Led by Erran Baron Cohen (composer of the Borat soundtrack), this four-piece ensemble's blend of Jewish and Arabic music, ballads, electronica and deep ambient dance grooves creates a trance-like fusion of cultures.
"The cutting edge of ethno-ambient scene."--Evening Standard
Thursday, July 26
The brainchild of the band's leader, legendary Doors drummer John Densmore, Tribaljazz innovatively integrates African, Latin and Brazilian rhythms into acoustic jazz improvisations. The band also features co-founder and veteran jazz composer Art Ellis on alto saxophone and flute, master Senegalese drummers Aziz Faye and Marcel Adjibi, world-class percussionist Cristina Berio, pianist Quinn Johnson and Cuban bassist Carlitos del Puerto.
"Tribaljazz displays a lot of variety and versatility on their self-titled album...everything they attempt works out." --All Music Guide
Thursday, August 2
VIEUX FARKA TOURE
Thursday, August 9
Thursday, August 16
CECILIA NOËL & THE WILD CLAMS
Thursday, August 23
SUNSET CONCERTS ARE PRESENTED AS PART OF THE SERIES "THE WORLD NOW: GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ARTS AND CULTURE."
THE 2007 SUNSET CONCERTS SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY: LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION, HOTEL ANGELENO, MORGAN STANLEY, AND RHINO ENTERTAINMENT. MEDIA SPONSOR: KCRW 89.9.