Smokey Robinson California appearances this January

January 14, 2017 by  

The famous Smokey Robinson will be performing with the New West Symphony late in January. Mr. Robinson will be narrating Aaron Copeland’s “A Lincoln Portrait.”

Mr. Robinson will be narrating excerpts of Lincoln’s speeches and letters in this the musical portrait of the nation’s 16th president. Copeland’s music has adaptations of “Captown Races”, “Springfield Mountain” and cowboy song refrains.

The program will also feature the “Foxtrot for Orchestra” from John Adams “the Chairman Dances” from the opera, “Nixon in China.”

Completing the performance will be Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Many consider this symphony to be Dvorak’s greatest work.

Not only will Mr. Robinson be making his New West Symphony debut but so will guest conductor Maestro Donato Cabrera.

Of the three performances that are scheduled for California, the closest one to Studio City will be the one in Santa Monica on Sunday, January 29th at Barnum Hall/The Broad Stage, 600 Olympic Blvd. at 4:00 pm. The other performances will be Friday Evening, January 27th at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (8:00 pm) and at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Saturday, January 28th. Arts patrons will want to clear their calendars for one of these performances.

Mr. Robinson and his wife will be honored at the “Being with You” Gala after the Santa Monica concert at the Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, 530 W. Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. The Gala will begin at 6:00 pm.