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Two Concert Series

Pacific Electric Railroad Bridge spanning Torrance Blvd.
Crossroads: The historic 1913 Pacific Electric Railroad Bridge crossing Torrance Blvd.

Free Admission - Donations Appreciated

Contribute online by clicking the "Donate" link above, or mail a check to:
Classical Crossroads, Inc., P.O. Box 1822, Manhattan Beach CA 90266

For concert information, call Jim Eninger at (310) 316-5574 or click here.

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Concerts Are Performed in Front of a Live Audience
and Simultaneously Livestreamed at the Scheduled Concert Time

Advance Reservations Requested to Attend in Person
Email: by a day ahead and request to be included on the check-in list with the names of your guests.

Watch the Livestream at the Scheduled Concert Time by clicking here

With consent of the artists, the concerts may be made available for on-demand streaming from Classical Crossroads' Vimeo Showcase for about a month, beginning a few days following the concert.

To appreciate the livestreamed concerts, you are encouraged to set aside time as you would for a live-audience concert, get comfortable, and watch on a large-screen TV with a high-quality soundbar. Alternatively, watch on an iPad or other quality computer screen with headphones.

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On First Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m
September through June

(except December)

1. First Fridays at First! ~ fff
~ at ~
2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503
(on the south side of Carson Street just east of Maple)
For a Google map, click here.

The popular Bach's Lunch Recitals, a favorite in the South Bay community for two decades, are now First Fridays at First! ~ fff, graciously hosted as a gift to the community by FirstServe Community Services, the nonprofit community service partner organization of First Lutheran Church & School. The finest artists from Southern California and around the world perform half-hour lunchtime recitals.

Click to see the
First Fridays at First! ~ fff
concert series

On Second Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
September through June

(except December)

2. Second Sundays at Two
~ at ~
26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
For a Google map, click here

The Second Sundays at Two concert series, graciously hosted as a gift to the community by Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, sprang to life in January 2009. The near-perfect acoustics and excellent sight lines of the Church's sanctuary soon made the series a favorite of aficionados and performing artists alike. Word spread on the classical music scene, and the series now draws leading artists from Southern California and around the world.

Click to see the
Second Sundays at Two
concert series

THE MISSION OF CLASSICAL CROSSROADS, Inc. is to support the great art of classical music by presenting inspired performances of chamber music concerts of the highest possible artistic quality. The concerts are free and welcoming to all regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic strata, sexual orientation, and age. They provide a meeting place where performing artists and diverse community members share their appreciation of classical music. For those unable to attend in person for myriad reasons including advanced age, physical or mental challenges, illness, transportation, and geographical location Classical Crossroads provides access by simultaneously live-streaming the concerts, striving for the highest possible audio and video quality with a simple, audience-member's view that doesn't distract from the artistry of the performances. In addition, Classical Crossroads advances diversity and inclusiveness in classical music with outreach concerts for youths in underserved areas, to inspire lifelong involvement.

Sunsetting of The Interludes
(formerly, The Previews
in Manhattan Beach)

Talented rising artists from around the world are selected at the Beverly Hills National Auditions and in the past have been presented monthly on Saturday afternoons in the South Bay on The Interludes concert series at First Lutheran Church & School. These concerts have also been presented on Friday evenings on the Music By The Sea recital series and, from January through June, on Beverly Hills' Music In The Mansion recital series in Greystone Mansion.

Plans for the Beverly Hills TV Department to videotape these concerts at Greystone Mansion and premiering them on BHTV proved infeasible because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Classical Crossroads' Board made the difficult decision to sunset The Interludes series. However, as a member of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters, Classical Crossroads' will continue to draw artists and ensembles from winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions for its First Fridays at First! ~ fff and Second Sundays at Two series.

Click to see the past seasons of
The Interludes

concert series

See Concert Schedules for:
First Fridays at First! ~ fff

Second Sundays at Two

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