Performances and Films

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  • Friday Flights: Hosted by Mikael Jorgensen

    Friday August 8, 2014
    6 pm - 9 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Mikael Jorgensen began working with acclaimed alternative rock band Wilco as a tech-savvy and synth-wielding sound engineer. His contributions became so integral to the band's sound that he became a permanent member in the group in 2002. Continually involved with independent projects, Jorgensen's work explores the relationship between traditional instruments and music technology, and has featured visual and conceptual additions by his wife, artist and photographer Cassandra C. Jones.

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  • Saturdays Off the 405: BADBADNOTGOOD

    Saturday August 23, 2014
    6 pm - 9 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    BADBADNOTGOOD is a formally trained trio of young musicians who have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken a fresh look at the jazz tradition. Their songs marry jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material, and their notorious live performances bring fans across the whole musical spectrum together.

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  • Saturdays Off the 405: Kan Wakan

    Saturday September 13, 2014
    6 pm - 9 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    The Los Angeles-based group Kan Wakan arrive with a striking breadth of vision that immediately places them among modern pop's most beguiling and inventive new artists. For this concert they add strings to complement their startlingly original and utterly contemporary amalgam of psychedelic soul, electronica, and orchestral pop.

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  • Film Series: Tokyo Stories

    Saturday October 18, 2014
    4 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

    Saturday October 18, 4:00 p.m.: Tokyo Sonata (Japan, 2009, Blu-ray)

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  • Film Series: Tokyo Stories

    Saturday October 18, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

    Saturday, October 18,7:00 p.m.: Adrift in Tokyo (Japan, 2007, Blu-ray)

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  • Film Series: Tokyo Stories

    Sunday October 19, 2014
    2 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Each of the three films in this series—Tokyo Sonata, Adrift in Tokyo, and Lost in Translation—cast Tokyo as a leading player in their own distinct way. Shot on city streets and in neighborhoods that have a certain universal look to them, these films ultimately could not have taken place anywhere else. Together, they form a modern paean to this captivating city. Free; reservations required.

    Sunday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.: Lost in Translation (USA, 2003, Blu-ray)

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  • Gordon Getty Concert: Pomerium: Music for Rubens's Tapestries

    Saturday November 22, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the finest early-music ensembles in the country," a cappella ensemble Pomerium presents a special program inspired by Rubens's tapestries. Listeners will be transported to 17th-century Madrid and immersed in the soundscape of Mass at the Convento chapel, the original home to Rubens's masterpieces. Complements the exhibition Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

    Tickets on sale beginning October 1.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus (Preview Performance)

    Thursday August 28, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $25.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus (Preview Performance)

    Friday August 29, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $25.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus (Preview Performance)

    Saturday August 30, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $25.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus

    Thursdays September 4 - September 25, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $40; $36 students/seniors.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus

    Fridays September 5 - September 26, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $42.

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  • Persians by Aeschylus

    Saturdays September 6 - September 27, 2014
    8 pm
    The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
    Directed by Anne Bogart
    Created and Performed by SITI Company
    Translated by Aaron Poochigian
    New York based-SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $45.

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Performances and Films