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The Beverly Hills Songbook

Rachmaninoff Was Here Opening Event
at The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Thu / Feb 2, 2023 - 7:00PM

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About this Performance

From Virginia Robinson’s lavish parties featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to George and Ira Gershwin’s weekly salons, Beverly Hills was the center of popular music in the early twentieth century. The American songbook was written in its living rooms, and collaborations that would shape music, film, and fashion got their start at its social gatherings. The Beverly Hills Songbook celebrates the immense musical legacy of the world-famous city, from Rachmaninoff and Horowitz's weekly at-home performances to the standards popularized by such acclaimed residents as Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Rosemary Clooney. 

Pre-program reception takes place from 7-7:30pm, followed by a panel at 7:30pm and performance at 8pm.

Rachmaninoff Was Here is a series of public programs exploring the creative communities that the composer either participated in or which were flourishing concurrent to his brief but important time as a Beverly Hills resident in the early 1940s.

The LA Phil Humanities Initiative is generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.

Presented in collaboration with The Maybourne Beverly Hills. Learn more about The Maybourne’s special overnight event package.

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