The recently remodeled and still fabulous Laemmle Monica Film Center isn’t just a place to catch the coolest independent flicks in a world dominated by uninspired, special effects-driven films catering to the comic book loving demographic. It’s also a concert venue showcasing the highly talented youth of Santa Monica’s many award-winning music programs.
For the next two months (March 5 and April 30) you can attend a series of FREE concerts at The Laemmle and hear the sounds of amazingly gifted youngsters from the ranks of the Lincoln Middle School Madrigal Singers and the Street Symphony.
“In our inaugural year, LAEMMLE LIVE’s free monthly Sunday morning performances will turn the Monica Film Center’s mezzanine lounge into a salon style venue and serve as a potential pilot for live performance programs at other Laemmle locations throughout Los Angeles — delivering an alternative community arts experience — inviting our Los Angeles neighbors into our Laemmle living room.”
— Greg Laemmle, Laemmle Theatres President
Laemmle Live will be a place for cultural intersection and engagement with social issues that matter to the community. Mindful that Santa Monica can be a place where privilege lives next door to a growing homeless population — Laemmle Live invites high school performers to inspire underserved neighbors and welcomes Street Symphony musicians who state “…we bring music to lift up the brave stories and voices of people who, although living in an impoverished situation, are in no way impoverished in spirit.”
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11 AM — Samohi Chamber Orchestra
Joni Swenson, Jason Aiello, Directors
Sun Feb 5, 2017 11 AM — Sol-La Music Academy Chamber EnsembleMargaret Lysy, Founder and Artistic Director
Sun Mar 5, 2017 11 AM — Lincoln Middle School Madrigal Singers
Vanessa Counte, Director
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11 AM — Street Symphony
Vijay Gupta, Founder and Artistic Director
If You Go
Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA