The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is one of California’s most treasured cultural, research and educational gems. The sprawling location is home to a diverse range of themed gardens. Two of them are the Japanese Garden and Liu Fang Yuan (“Garden of Flowing Fragrance”).
In honor of AAPI Month, the Chinese gardens will feature traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. with opera happening on select nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
As you traverse one of the largest classical-style Chinese gardens in the world during the afternoon, you’ll have a different solo musician performing each week, transporting you to another world. They’ll be playing traditional classical instruments like the dizi, pipa, and erhu as you surround yourself with the dreamy scents of springtime blooms. These musical escapes are covered with general admission to the gardens.
You can also stay in the gardens after dark and experience the outdoor opera “On Gold Mountain” based on the best-selling novel by Lisa See. Members of the LA Opera perform the piece with a captivating musical score by Nathan Wang.
There will be eight performances from May 5 to 8, and then again on May 12 to 15. Tickets are $135 for Members and $150 for Non-Members. Seating is first-come, first-served.