- By Cynthia Lum
In the midst of a global pandemic, musicians have come together to create a new form of storytelling for the Skirball community, music fans across LA and beyond. During this extraordinary time, when opportunities to perform on stage are rare, Skirball Stages has re-imagined its musical programming to create a new form of storytelling. Skirball virtual concerts filmed spectator-free in the Skirball’s beautiful courtyard and stages around the world will be presented free on YouTube. Featuring both striking musical performances and heartfelt behind-the-scenes interviews, each event is a testament to music’s ability to connect across cultures, honor generations past, and inspire perseverance through challenging times. Premiering Saturday October 24, 8:00 pm, LA darlings Dustbowl Revival return to the Skirball with special guest Lashon Halley for a spirited and celebratory performance. Following the release of their ambitious 2020 album, Is It You, Is It Me, the funky folk band delights with big, orchestral arrangements and cool harmonies. Across the Atlantic, Mames Babegenush takes audiences on a tour of the Port of Copenhagen before setting a lively outdoor performance. Get ready to dance along to the popular klezmer band’s innovative mix of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and Eastern European folk.
To complete the evening Angelenos can preorder a curbside pick-up three-course meal prepared by the Skirball’s hospitality team. Preorders are required, click here. For streaming details and to RSVP, click here.