Classical Around Town with the ABC+ Ensemble

Classical Around Town with the ABC+ Ensemble


Fri, 04/29/2022 – 10:23

Join us for a concert featuring the ABC+ Ensemble at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park.

This hour-long concert will feature a string quartet of leading BIPOC musicians performing family-friendly music, with a Q&A to follow. This will be a fun, informal, and intimate presentation geared toward families and those who enjoy and want to learn more about classical music in an informal setting.

Please follow all L.A. Parks COVID protocols.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park | 905 E El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90059

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