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February 04, 2015

Getty's Sounds of L.A. continues with Yuri Yunakov and the Yunakov Ensemble Bulgarian wedding music comes alive at the Getty Center


February 7 and 8, 2015
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

   

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LOS ANGELES—Sounds of L.A., the free weekend concert series at the Getty Center, continues this month with Yuri Yunakov and the Yunakov Ensemble, on February 7 & 8, with their virtuosic technique, dynamic key changes, and eclectic influences. Turkish-Bulgarian Roma saxophonist Yuri Yunakov is one of the pioneers of Bulgarian wedding music, a NEA National Heritage Fellow, and a tireless champion of the music and the extraordinary culture from which it comes. Simply put, Yunakov’s concerts are an untethered celebration of what makes life worth living. Complements the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful on view through March 22, 2015.

“Sounds of L.A. reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles,” says Laurel Kishi, performing arts manager for the J. Paul Getty Museum. “This annual series continues to celebrate extraordinary local musicians as well as those from around the world who connect to communities here at home. We’re proud to be able to present these truly world-class events free of charge.”

SOUNDS OF L.A.
2015 SCHEDULE
All events are free, unless otherwise noted; reservations required. Limit of four seats per reservation. For tickets and information, visit www.getty.edu or call (310) 440-7300.

Sounds of L.A.: Yuri Yunakov and the Yunakov Ensemble
Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 7 & 8, 2015.
Time: Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium , Getty Center
Admission: Free; reservations required. Reservations available beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu for reservations. Limit of four seats per reservation.

Sounds of L.A.: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca
Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, 2015
Time: Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free; reservations required. Reservations available beginning Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu. Limit of four seats per reservation.

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