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Concerts

November 28, 2002

The Magic of Christmas The Young Americans' theatrical holiday extravaganza with singers, dancers, a tap-dancing reindeer and singing Santas. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m. $20-$30. (866) 921-2345.

Long Beach Symphony and Magic Circle Mime Company Guest conductor Mark Mandarano presides over "Spirit of the Holidays," which includes music by Tchaikovsky, Rossini, Leroy Anderson, Bach and others. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $15-$20. (562) 985-7000.

All Saints' Choir Advent Procession with carols, conducted by Thomas Foster, with organist Craig Phillips. Music by Palestrina, Poston, Jacques, Howells, Phillips, Gardner and J.S. Bach. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. Sun., 4 p.m. Offering. (310) 275-2910.

Ray and Jodi Benson: A Romantic Holiday Two Broadway talents -- Jodi Benson (the voice of "The Little Mermaid") and her husband Ray -- perform holiday favorites as part of the cabaret series Club Carpenter. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Wed.-Thu., 7 p.m. (complimentary buffet at 6 p.m.); ends Dec. 12. $40. (562) 985-7000.

Hanukkah Celebration Stephen Wise Youth Orchestra performs a holiday program; guest narrators include Ed Asner, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis and Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin. Sun., 4 p.m. $8-$10. Skirball Cultural Center, (310) 440-3500, Ext. 3344.

Pacific Symphony Guest conductor-violinist Jean-Jacques Kantorow leads a program including Mozart's Overture to "Don Giovanni" and the Violin Concerto No. 4 and Bizet's Symphony in C. Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Wed.-next Thu., 8 p.m. $19-$59. (714) 755-5799.

USC Holiday Choir Festival Thomas Somerville conducts the Thornton Chamber Choir; Jenelle Westerebeck leads the Thornton Concert Choir and Thornton Madrigal Choir; Seyon Park conducts the Thornton Oriana Choir. St. John's Episcopal Church, 514 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. Wed., 7:30 p.m. Free. (213) 740-2584.

Santa Clarita Master Chorale "Let It Snow!" features Vivaldi's "Gloria," Robert Shaw's "Many Moods of Christmas" and more holiday favorites. Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. $12-$17. (661) 254-8886.

Home for the Holidays Larry Carlton, Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler offer a smooth jazz holiday alternative. Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $30-$60. (800) 300-4345.

Smooth Jazz Christmas with Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Brenda Russell & Peter White Long Beach Terrace Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $35-$75. (562) 436-3661.

Bobby Rodriguez's Latin Jazz Christmas Cal State Los Angeles, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive, L.A. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $22.50-$32.50. (323) 343-6600.

Smooth Jazz Christmas with Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Brenda Russell & Peter White McCallum Theater, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. Dec. 8, 7 p.m. $35-$65. (760) 340-2787.

Pasadena Pops Orchestra The Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" will be part of "A Joyful Noise." Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. $10-$100. (626) 792-7677.

Choral Society of Southern Californa; Debut Orchestra The 25th annual Christmas Celebration, with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor. Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, 505 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. $25-$40. (310) 859-7668.

A Christmas Story The Waverly Consort recounts the events of Christmas in song and drama. Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. $25-$35. (800) 300-4345.

Windham Hill's Winter Solstice Will Ackerman, Liz Story and Jenna Mammina perform songs of the season and other material. Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $25-$35. (800) 300-4345.

Michael Feinstein and the Pacific Symphony Pops Richard Kaufman conducts for pianist Feinstein's "Holiday Romance". Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Dec. 13-Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $36-$99. (714) 755-5799.

Jesse Colin Young's Acoustic Christmas The former lead singer of the Youngbloods performs holiday favorites and his greatest hits. Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $25-$35 (800) 300-4345.

Christmas With Dale Kristien and Friends Presented by Musical Theatre West. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Dec. 14, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $35. (562) 985-7000.

Heroes for the Holidays Pacific Symphony celebrates Orange County's finest, including teachers, doctors, firefighters and police with a holiday program for children 4-11 and their parents. Dec. 14, 10 & 11:30 a.m. Orange County Performing Arts Center. $10-$18. 714-740-7878.

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