Tehachapi Lifestyle, a monthly lifestyle magazine, became a friend of the performing arts this week by sponsoring the ?A Touch of Classical‘ series within Lancaster Performing Arts Center‘s 2011/2012 Season. The Lancaster Performing Arts Center has a long history of providing a broad spectrum of regional, national and world-class entertainment for the Antelope Valley. Tehachapi Lifestyle‘s commitment to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center ensures that the City of Lancaster can continue to build upon a rich cultural history in the Antelope Valley, enriching our quality of life.

Anthony McDemas, owner of Tehachapi Lifestyle, is -a firm believer that there is an organic relationship between the Tehachapi Mountains and the communities of the Antelope Valley. Tehachapi Lifestyle celebrates the unique lifestyle of the Tehachapi communities, and the Lancaster Performing Arts Center is a big part of that lifestyle.? McDemas adds, -...for that matter, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center is Tehachapi‘s primary venue for quality world-class entertainment.?

The 'A Touch of Classical' series has a variety of shows which showcase the most current trends in classical music. While classical music has evolved over the course of nearly 700 years, from medieval times to the 20th century, the genre isn‘t just for the well-seasoned listener anymore. Going electric and taking a note from the Beatles and even Justin Bieber, this season‘s line-up will help you develop your taste for great classical music in no time.

Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine - Sunday, October 16th at 3 PM
At just ten-years-old, Ethan Bortnick is already achieving accomplishments that many musicians work towards for an entire career. Ethan learned to play the piano at just three years old by mimicking any music he would hear. With a talent well beyond his years and the ability to play almost any song by ear, he has developed a repertoire spanning from Mozart to Rock and Roll, from Beatles to Bieber! This talent includes the outstanding ability to compose his own music, which he began doing at the age of five. He has recorded or opened for artists from Tony Bennett and Celine Dion to Katy Perry, Jay Z and Black Eyed Peas and many more. He is the youngest musician to have his own nationally televised PBS concert special. You won‘t believe your eyes or ears! Your kids will leave entertained and inspired that anything is possible.

Bond - Sunday, February 5th at 3 PM
THE ORIGINAL ELECTRIC STRING QUARTET These women aren't merely attractive, they're redefining classical music as we know it. Consisting of four classically trained musicians, Bond performs on electric violins, viola and cello. But don't expect to find Bond playing in the background of a stuffy reception - these women take center stage and are entrancing performers, grabbing the full attention of the audience, men and women alike. With the flair, good looks and attitude of a rock band and music that could easily play in dance clubs from London to Ibiza, Bond is a group that breaks boundaries.

Brasil Guitar Duo - Saturday, April 7th at 8 PM
A Classical Guitar Magazine exclaims: -The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity ...is simply outstanding? in describing the Brasil Guitar Duo, winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than ten years, perfecting a sublime synchronicity and effortless performance style. With a full touring schedule on two continents and recordings and innovative programming featuring a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, the Duo has quickly emerged as one of the preeminent guitar duos of its generation.

Lancaster Performing Arts Center opens its 21st Season this fall, beginning with Ron White on Sunday, September 18th - which is already SOLD OUT! Get your tickets now to the 'A Touch of Classical' series before it's too late!

For more information and to purchase tickets:
(661) 723-5950 / LPAC.org 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534

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