Monday, December 6, 2010

Our next event December 13 - Music and Art in the Studio - Sold Out!

December Holiday Night
this coming Monday, the 13th @ 8 p.m.

Dear friends,

At this special time of the year, I would love to express my deep gratitude to all of you, the extraordinary musicians, incredible artists and remarkable audience, who together and despite all, valiantly convey the Idea of ART in our turbulent world.

For our December night we are enormously excited to welcome back our great CU friend Jura Margulis, professor of piano at University of Arkansas, joined by his sister Alissa Margulis, an esteemed violinist and professor of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, who are coming to share with us their new program for their upcoming album of Liszt's magnificent but rarely heard works for violin and piano, including their "Grand duo concertant" that brought down the house at Martha Argerich's Lugano Festival last summer.
Alissa Margulis
The theatrical tenor Timur Bekbosunov and Eduardo Delgado will perform arias of Henry Purcell, including the haunting "Cold Song" from "King Arthur", which was popularized by the cult performance artist Klaus Nomi.

Our poet of the piano Eduardo will continue with one of Robert Schumann's most deeply passionate works, the Fantasy in C (first movement), dedicated to no less than Franz Liszt.  
 6 hands

To end the night in a holiday mood with sugarplums dancing in our heads, Mikael Oganes will perform selections from Mikhail Pletnev's virtuosic solo piano transcription of "The Nutcracker Suite". 

Let's celebrate the season with the Idea of Art in one of her most glorious forms!

Again we are most grateful to our supportive friends at Steinway Piano Gallery West Hollywood for graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument. 

Please bring an unwrapped toy for our good friends and neighbors Glory Christian International Church's toy drive in support of their extensive work with underprivileged inner city children.  

P.S. As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.  Please RSVP via Paypal (below). If you have problems with PayPal - don't wait - email us right away! And don't forget to dress warm - it is winter in the studio!



Classical Underground Showcase:
 Joseph Todorovitch

One of the important aspects of the young generation of American artists choosing serious figurative realism as ther favored mode of expression is a dedication to study visual reality in all its complex and subtle forms.  It often resides in concentrated examination of the tonal depth and richness that conveys the life-like persuasiveness and introspection of contemporary character.

It is remarkable to see such great new voices like Joseph Todorovitch making LA a new center of gravity in the art world.  We are thrilled to showcase one of the bright and very promising talents in the newly emerging Realist Movement of our time.
The Expert
Joseph Todorovitch
                                                    The Expert, oil on linen, 48 x 36

We are sold out!