Metro Art Presents continues its series of live performing arts programs at Union Station this Friday, May 20, with a concert by internationally-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based, Echo Park-born artist Dorian Wood performing XAVELA LUX AETERNA. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:30 p.m.
Dorian Wood will be accompanied by Isaura String Quartet and guitarist Michael Corwin.
XAVELA LUX AETERNA is a chamber orchestra tribute to legendary Costa Rican and Mexican singer Chavela Vargas (1919-2012), an influential song interpreter and trailblazing LGBTQ icon known for her renditions of Mexican rancheras and impact on popular Latin American music. XAVELA LUX AETERNA debuted in April 2019 at Festival de Arte Sacro in Madrid and had its US premiere at REDCAT in Downtown Los Angeles later that year.
The concert will take place in Union Station’s historic ticketing hall and welcomes Angelenos to once again enjoy live music, free of charge, in the restored space. Even those just passing through the station will be able to enjoy a few moments of live music.
Initially scheduled for May 2020, this Metro Art Presents program at Union Station has been over two years in the making. A few readers out there might even recall a live remote performance by Dorian Wood from their living room on Metro Art’s Instagram channel in May 2020.
Seating is limited so arrive early! Prioritized seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for Eventbrite RSVP holders when the doors open at 8 p.m. However, an RSVP does not guarantee a seat.
Union Station is easy to reach via numerous Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines as well as Metrolink and Amtrak. To plan your trip, use Transit app — Metro’s official smartphone app. Friendly reminder: masks are required when riding transit and inside indoor stations, including Union Station and at this concert.
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Click here for more information about Metro’s art program.