FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Harriet and Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
Date: Oct. 7, 1997
EXPLORES THE WORLD OF JAZZ FOR CHILDREN
AT LUCKMAN THEATRE ON NOVEMBER 8
This is the First of Four Performances in the Luckman
Children and their parents can experience the exhilarating rhythms
of Latin jazz as award-winning trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez guides
the audience on a dynamic exploration of its many facets. Bobby
Rodriguez and the Latin Jazz Connection appears at Cal State
L.A.'s Luckman Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. as the first
presentation of the Luckman Family Series. Tickets are
a great value at $7 each or $20 for the series of four performances
and a bonus performance by the American Youth Symphony. Call the
Luckman Ticket Office at (323) 343-6600 or TicketMaster at (213)
365-3500 or (714) 740-7878
The lively performance by Bobby Rodriguez and the Latin Jazz
Connection is preceded by interactive workshops for the whole
family, which explore the world of jazz and Latin jazz.
Rodriguez, a seasoned and acclaimed performer and instructor,
is widely recognized in Southern California schools for his educational
and entertaining approach to music.
The Luckman Family Series continues later in the season with
The Story of the Nutcracker, a delightful one-hour
narrated introduction - through dance - to the holiday classic
(December 20); A Winnie-the-Pooh Birthday Tail, the charming
musical story of Eeyore's very special birthday, performed in
spoken English and American Sign Language (February 14); and Animal
Crackers, the ingenious creations of nationally renowned puppeteer
Jim West whose puppets perform their antics to the music of Mozart,
Strauss and Rossini (April 25).
As an added bonus, those who sign up for the entire series will
receive a free ticket to see the American Youth Symphony, the
youth training orchestra directed by the illustrious Mehli Mehta,
on Sunday, February 15 at 8 p.m. It's a night of pure classical
music performed by some of Los Angeles' most talented young performers.
Luckman Theatre, part of The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine
Arts Complex, brings the performing arts of Los Angeles and the
world to Southern California. The Complex is located on the campus
of Cal State L.A. at the junction of the I-710 (Long Beach) and
I-10 (San Bernardino) freeways. For additional Luckman information
call (323) 343-6610 or access the Luckman through the Cal StateL.A.
home page at <www//calstatela.edu/>.