We’ll post a trio of upcoming events here each Monday that we think you’ll enjoy, and one will be free! Welcome to Trio!

• Festival of Carols with LA Master Chorale

LA Master Chorale’s “Festival of Carols” returns this Saturday afternoon, with traditional songs for the season from around the world – folk and holiday music sung by more than 60 singers, and led by conductor Grant Gershon. “Fun for the whole family, children aged six and older are welcome to attend.” There are old favorites (including a couple of sing-alongs) as well as contemporary takes on seasonal music by composers like Matthew Brown, Reena Esmail, and Shawn Kirchner. The fun gets underway at 2pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Baritone Adrien Redford, courtesy Los Angeles Master Chorale


• Delirium Musicum

The chamber orchestra Delirium Musicum brings two “Cabinet of Curiosities” concerts this weekend to Pasadena and Santa Monica – with “fascinating works by composers from all around the world,” including Gianluca Bersanetti, John Adams, Thomas Mellan, Giannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt and J.S. Bach. They’ll be at the Neighborhood Unitarian Church in Pasadena at 7:30 on Saturday, and the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica Sunday afternoon at 3. On Friday evening at 7:30, they’ll be offering a free admission concert playing for and with the students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild.

• FREE: Chamber Music Festival at USC Thornton

This week, USC Thornton School of Music presents their Chamber Music Festival: “Four days and nights of chamber music from the exceptional students of USC Thornton.” The festivities kick off with Winds and Percussion on Monday afternoon at 2 at Newman Recital Hall, and again on Wednesday. Tuesday and Wednesday evening, the focus is on stringed instruments. There’s a Vocal Arts performance Tuesday evening at MacDonald Recital Hall, and students of Classical Guitar will present a concert Thursday evening at Newman Recital Hall. Admission to all of these concerts is free and open to the public.

Courtesy USC Thornton School of Music