California Concerts

Torrance Summer Concerts

Charles Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
Free, torranceca.gov

2 p.m.

Saturday, May 21, 2022  Palos Verdes Symphonic Band
Patriotic music

The City of Torrance is proud to host the upcoming Patriotic Concert in the Park featuring the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band. In celebration of the 2022 Torrance’s Salute to the United States Armed Forces, the free concert will take place on  at  beginning at 2 p.m. The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band consists of nearly 60 musicians including former professional and amateur instrumentalists. The 75-minute concert will be led by Music Directors, Mark Hamamura and Eric Hankey. Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and chairs and come enjoy the sounds of your favorite patriotic tunes.

 

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

September 23-25, 2022

 Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, California
$20-47, kalakoa.com/

Kala Koa Entertainment presents

Celebrating the Ukulele bringing musical joy for over 100 years! Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival explores the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, and curious spectator.

The Festival includes

  • workshops for all levels of playing ability
  • work on technique
  • learn to play
  • live all-star performances by some of today's most popular ukulele players
  • vendors and popular Hawaiian food and beverage options
  • all-star performances all-day
  • today's hottest ukulele talent plus Workshops at the Programs for Beginners (in Japanese and English); Strum-alongs; Pop Songs; Artist Q&As; Reggae Strumming
    Scales
  • Intro to Hula
  •  Singing for Ukulele Players
  • Chord Melodies
  • Blues for Ukulele
  • Intros & Endings
  • Triplets
  • Get your Right Hand Grooving

 The ukulele originating in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores and is a member of the lute family of instruments. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone and generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.

 

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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