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Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier seaside destination, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. A year-round retreat for art lovers, nature enthusiasts and beach goers, Laguna Beach features seven miles of soft sand and surf.

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Laguna Beach Music Festival

The 2014 Laguna Beach Music Festival pushes outward from classical chamber music to explore the indie-classical and post-genre worlds where classical art song meets the singer-songwriter tradition and contemporary music draws from the pop music vernacular. 

Featured are celebrated pianist Jeffrey Kahane and his composer-pianist-songwriter son Gabriel Kahane, along with the splendid Linden String Quartet and the new music vituousi of the yMusic sextet, in a week of concerts, discussions, salons and parties that break down the barriers between artist and audience and boundaries between musical genres. 


Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30pm
Opening Night Party at Laguna Art Museum

Join the Laguna Beach Music Festival for its Opening Night Gala on Monday, February 3. In the intimate setting of Laguna Art Museum, Festival artists Gabriel Kahane, the Linden String Quartet, and Rob Moose of yMusic will introduce themselves and present a preview of the performances occurring throughout the week. Coupled with a wine and appetizer reception, the opening night promises to be an eclectic and exclusive evening of music, food, drink, and conversation that will kick off the Laguna Beach Music Festival in style.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5pm
Festival Feast at Hotel Laguna

A Music Festival tradition: champagne reception at 5pm, gourmet dinner with wine pairings at 6pm, concert at 8pm and post-concert reception on stage with the artists.

Friday, Feb. 7 at 7pm
Salon Recital with Jeffrey Kahane, piano at a Private Home in Corona Del Mar
The chance to hear a world-class international artist in an intimate setting in a stunning private home in Corona del Mar. Gather at 7pm for the concert and stay for a private reception afterwards. Address and directions will be given after ticket purchase.

CONCERTS at The Laguna Playhouse:

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8pm
Jeffrey Kahane, piano & voice; Gabriel Kahane, piano & voice

A rare pairing of artists: father and son

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8pm

Bespoke music for a 21st century ensemble.

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8pm
World Premiere of "25 Addresses in Los Angeles"

Gabriel Kahane, piano & voice
Songs by Gabriel Kahane
*Co-commissioned by Laguna Beach Music Festival and Brooklyn Academy of Music. A song cycle inspired by the Los Angeles noir of Raymond Chandler, and Nathaniel West, Joan Didion, and John Gregory Dunne.

Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3pm
Jeffrey Kahane, piano - Linden Quartet

A stellar pairing performing Schumann's famous Piano Quintet.


Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1.30pm at Sage Hill School
How to Write a Song with Gabriel Kahane

A songwriting session for students; open for public observation

Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 4.30pm
Meet the Linden

A chance to meet the artists behind the Linden String Quartet and hear a short sample of their range.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7pm at Sage Hill School
Free Concert with Gabriel Kahane and Rob Moose

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 12noon at Laguna Art Museum
Young Composer Coaching with Gabriel Kahane and the Linden String Quartet

See the composition process in action as a Laguna Beach Live commissioned composer is coached by composer Gabriel Kahane and his work performed for the first time by the Linden String Quartet

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 4.30pm
Father & Son: Influences & Conclusions

With Gabriel and Jeffrey Kahane in conversation
A chance to hear a personal reflection on their shared passions and distinct paths in the world of music 

Friday, Feb. 7 at 4pm at The Laguna Playhouse
From Old to New: Music Today

Hear Brooklyn-based artists Gabriel Kahane and yMusic discuss the state of music and composition today -and where it's all headed.

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11am at The Laguna Playhouse
Open Rehearsal with Gabriel Kahane and yMusic

Hotel Room Specials for Music Festival Attendees:

Montage Laguna Beach
Music Festival attendees can take advantage of special rooms rate from $495, which includes a $60 breakfast credit, and is available from February 3- 10, 2014 only. ‘Laguna Beach Music Festival' or 'LBMF' MUST be requested during the booking phone call or the special will not be honored. If
booking online, please use the code: LBMF in order to receive the discount. (NOTE: The special offer will not be honored if it's not specified at the time of booking.)

The Retreat in Laguna
Festival goers will receive 20% off rack rates in any of their villas starting from $137/night for a 1-week stay any time from Feb. 1, 2014 to Feb 10, 2014. Book your room by calling 855-8-LAGUNA and mention the "Laguna Beach Music Festival." The Retreat will also include a free bottle of red or white wine from The Organic Cellars and breakfast at Mare Culinary Lounge for four with any stay of 5 nights or more.

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