There’s a Free Late-Night Classical Concert Coming to Union Station on Sept. 16

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On Friday, Sept. 16 Union Station will transform from metro hub to music venue for a special late-night classical concert and party.

And the best part? It’s 100% free and open to the public.


Kaleidoscope, a conductorless 40-member chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles, will be on hand at the old ticketing hall to perform the world premiere of Mosaic by composer Charles Peck and “Pastoral,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

Tickets aren’t required for the show though donations are accepted.

Union Station Old Ticket Room
The old ticket room at Union Station. Credit: Steve and Julie via flickr cc

Festivities start at 9 p.m. with KUSC radio personality Brian Lauritzen hosting a pre-concert talk at 9:30 p.m.

The concert takes place from 10 to 11 p.m with an after party going until 1 a.m.

If you’re curious about what Kaleidoscope sounds like in action, check out a previous show at the L.A. Theatre Center from earlier this year:

via Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra on YouTube

If you can’t make it on Friday, Kaleidoscope will also perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for their third season opening.

The program is the same as the Friday concert at Union station with the pre-concert talk hosted by KUSC’s Rich Capparela starting at 2:30 p.m.

The concert goes from 3 to 4 p.m, and will be followed by a reception featuring light refreshments and a chance to meet the performers.

To see the full 2016-2017 season schedule for Kaleidoscope, head to


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