Sunday, January 30, 2011

February Night this coming Monday, the 7th


Classical Underground Showcase:

It is a distinct pleasure to introduce a long time friend and one of the most accomplished California figurative realist painters Jove Wang

A graduate of the prestigious China Academy of Fine Arts, a highly influential art training center in China, Jove studied under renowned master artist Guo Gang who in turn was trained by the leading artists of the Leningrad Academy of the Soviet Union in the 1950s.  The Russian Realism genesis of some of today's most exciting Chinese realist artists is a remarkable phenomenon in contemporary Chinese art and a vibrantly significant part in newly emerging Realist Movement of the contemporary American art. 

Bold and poetic all within the same confident and unsentimental brush stroke, Jove's work in all variety of subjects rides on the hieghtened sensibility and depth of his color harmonies and presents a rare sensation of exhilarating and refined force of paint.

  Jove Wang
       New Century, Old Century, oil on linen, 84" x 60"

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Dear friends, 

Our prelude to Valentine's Day is full of romance and opera, CU debuts, and old favorites. 

In a CU first, we are thrilled to welcome Andreas Mitisek, the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Opera, and  members of the Long Beach Opera performing arias from Philip Glass's Akhnaten, including a love duet between Akhnaten and his queen, Nefertiti.  The love connection was obvious, but we had no idea how timely the Egyptian connection would be!


Making his CU debut, violinist Radu Pieptea with pianist Bryan Pezzone will perform the Violin Sonata of Richard Strauss, a passionate early work written under the spell of his soon-to-be wife Pauline, and full of hints at his future operatic style.

Another rising local star, pianist Ryan McCullough, makes his CU debut with Liszt and Rachmaninoff, and talented young CU regular Pavel Petrov turns up the flames on the Steinway with preludes and impromptus of Scriabin.

Audience 12-13-10               Audience 10-25-10

 Ludmila Adzhemova, noted teacher and Grand Dame of LA violin, will give us a taste of the most romantic violin sonata of all, the Franck... or as Martha Argerich calls it, Franckenstein -- it is a monster for the pianist, too! In this case, CU's own Yulya Barsky.              
We are most grateful to our supportive friends at Steinway Piano Gallery West Hollywood for graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument.