Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Calendar of upcoming events outside of CU

Our dearest friends and music and art devotees,
Thank you for making our 3rd season such a success! While we are taking a summer break, we think you can indulge your art thirst at these wonderful and meaningful cultural events.

We also hope that you will be able to attend, or at least to contribute to the Benefit Concert on June 27, which is raising funds for Rex special music education. Most of you met Rex, and heard him play, we wrote his story about him on our website last year - http://classicalunderground.blogspot.com/2009/09/rex-lewis-clack-is-exceptional-14-year.html

* June 6, Sunday - Sonic Fusion Duo
* June 10, Thursday - Timur and The Dime Museum
* June 27, Sunday - Sam McElroy - Benefit concert for Rex Lewis Clark

June 6, Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.
Sonic Fusion Duo
Piano and percussion extravaganza
The Herbert Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School of Music
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012

Mikael Oganesian - piano
Alexander Singer - percussion

Sonic Fusion Duo is a piano and percussion duet by two outstanding award winning musicians pianist Mikael Oganesian and percussionist Alexander Singer. The Duo arranges and performs classical music ranging from Renaissance motets to contemporary film scores and African beats. While preserving the spirit and composition of the famous classical pieces the duo is adding new dimensions to familiar melodies making them contemporary and edgy. The result is an amazing new world of sounds. Sonic Fusion Duo's electrifying performances have captivated audiences of all types.

This concert you will hear Sonic Fusion Duo's arrangements of:
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Stravinsky- Rite of Spring
As well as solo performances by both musicians.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students.
They can be purchased at the Duo’s website www.SonicFusionDuo.com or by calling 818-716-70-64 or at Zipper Hall one hour prior to the concert.

June 10, Thursday @ 7 p.m.
Timur and the Dime Museum
Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Operatic Vaudeville with a Bohemian Attitude
with Timur Bekbosunov, tenor; Daniel Corral, accordion; Matthew Setzer, guitar; David Tranchina, bass; Brian Walsh, clarinet; with special guests Cassia Streib, viola; Jennifer Lindsay, violin; Mary Au, toy piano and Alex Noice, guitar.

Blending a tenor's haunting vocals with cabaret-inspired reinventions of songs both old and new. Featuring selections by Russian Gypsy songwriter Vadim Kozin from the 1930s to songs by Radiohead, NIN and David Bowie, this eclectic performance will provide the eyes and ears with beautiful and slightly dark entertainment.

$7.00 Admission/Free to Library Associates

Purchase Tickets: http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/492/Timur-The-Dime-Museum
Directions: http://www.lfla.org/about/directions.php

Sunday, June 27, 2010 @ 6 p.m.
Sam McElroy, baritone. Rex Lewis-Clark Benefit Concert
Hollywood Forever, Masonic Lodge
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Imagine life in total darkness. Imagine life with extreme autism, and the endless restrictions this frightening condition imposes. Then imagine possessing an unfathomable musical genius, an ear so finely tuned it can memorize the great masterpieces on one hearing and reproduce them in minutes with the same hands that can not even fasten a button or tie a shoe lace.

Now meet Rex. Aged 14.

Rex Lewis-Clack does not need to imagine. His mind has been described by CBS's 60 MINUTES as ''an island of genius in a sea of disability''. He IS this extraordinary human being, a rare dichotomy in nature, a living cocktail of the entire gamut of human disability and extraordinary ability. He is one of the world's few living, musical 'savants'.


Sam McElroy, baritone, will sing a benefit recital in Rex's name, accompanied by the russian pianist Anastasia Nemirovich-Danchenko, with a special appearance and performance by Rex himself!

If you can not attend, but would like to make a donation of the ticket price, please do so, with our thanks. If you wish to attend the concert, please RSVP once you have purchased your ticket:

more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=345149726108

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