Jacaranda named one of L.A.’s “Best of”

LA Weekly’s annual “Best of” issue features one of classical’s local treasures this year, as Jacaranda has been named “Best Contemporary Classical Series” for 2016.

This series of “awards” has been criticized over the years for capricious and overly narrow categories (“Best Commuter Eye Candy“?) and for being unduly influenced by grassroots campaigns and other factors.  Indeed, Jacaranda is actually the only representative of classical music in this year’s Music & Nightlife section (where they’re mentioned) or in Arts & Entertainment, which kicks off with a tweeting baseball player.  But don’t let these dubious factors in the fun-focused annual ritual diminish the fact that Jacaranda has proven themselves for more than a decade now, with creative programming and an ongoing series of exceptional performers.  With an Advisory Council that reads like a litany of today’s SoCal-rooted classical glitterati, it’s no surprise that this beach-dwelling series continues to garner praise and attract high-level talent.  From the looks of the upcoming season, there’s plenty more great music to come.

Press clipping follows.

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Be sure to visit Jacaranda’s website:  their 2016-17 season starts on October 29!

Congratulations, folks!


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