This spring Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present North Patio, a music performance series over the course of three Sunday afternoons inspired by and taking place on the North Patio, one of Union Station’s most intimate, verdant courtyard spaces that was originally designed as an outdoor waiting room in 1939.
Sunday, April 15
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Union Station North Patio
Featuring artist el rio
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Los Angeles-based El Rio, a musical partnership and quintet founded by Melissa Uribe and Bryan Diaz, is inspired by the urban and natural landscape of the Los Angeles River, the Arroyo Seco, and its environs. El Rio describes its work as “revolutionary love music,” combining traditional Latin American folk rhythms with lyrics of social justice. Backed by an array of winds, percussion, and both acoustic and electric instrumentation, their vocal melodies and spoken poetry form a visceral spirited dance.
— NEXT IN THE SERIES:
Sunday, April 22 (2-5:30pm):
Shenkar / Randy Gloss / Jim Santi Owen / Neel Agrawal
— PARKING / DIRECTIONS:
Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at metro.net for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Preferential seating for Metro TAP card holders (first-come, first-served)!
— ABOUT THE «NORTH PATIO» SERIES:
We welcome you to join us and enjoy the weather as it begins to warm for sounds that will evoke varied and layered influences drawing from the architecture, history, and energy of the station as it exists in the city today. Performances in the series will include a musician's experimentation with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, Latin American folk rhythms inspired by the urban and natural landscape of the Arroyo Seco and Los Angeles River, and a cross-generational collaboration of a groundbreaking world musician with roots in classical Carnatic music on vocals and double violin together with prominent global percussionists.
— Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. For more information: Metro.net/art or unionstationla.com