Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Holiday Night Dec 15th, Annual Toy Drive

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December Holiday Night  

this coming Monday, the 15th @ 8 p.m. 

Music & Arts in the Studio

Annual Toy Drive and Potluck Party

We are delighted to be part of the overdue U.S. debut of the esteemed Colombian pianist Teresita Gomez, who will give us a preview of her upcoming Dec. 14 recital at Old Town Music Hall to benefit Fundacion Unidas, on behalf of the underprivileged in her native Medellin.  For CU, Ms. Gomez will perform a selection of dances ranging from Bach (Partita #2) to Colombian composers Adolfo Mejia and Moises Moleiro. 
Coloratura soprano Delaram Kamareh has been making a beautiful noise on the local music scene since arriving from Tehran to study opera at UCLA, including in "Invisible Cities," the opera inventively staged at Union Station this year.  She will sing a wonderful variety of arias and lieder by Bach, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky and Vivaldi, accompanied on piano by Georgi Slavchev.
Georgi, a talented composer in his own right as demonstrated by his Etudes last year at CU, will also play two of his fantasies based on songs of Sting, and the introspective Fur Alina by the great Estonian composer Arvo Part.  Please listen to his performance of Chopin at CU last year.  
Cellist Peter Myers, a graduate of Colburn and USC and a prizewinner at chamber music competitions around the world, will perform songs of Benjamin Britten arranged for cello and piano, accompanied by Mary Au.

As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy, and the unwrapped toys for the children from the neighboring church.     

We are most grateful to our supportive friends at Steinway Piano Gallery Los Angeles for graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument Model D. 

CU Showcase Exhibition:

Reexamining the tradition of figurative painting has been sweeping the Nation in the last decade. A growing group of young talents is choosing this venerated ART form as the perfect vehicle to express their contemporary experience.   

Aaron Westerberg is part of the new generation of California figurative painters.

Aaron grew up in San Diego.  It was a class in traditional life drawing that drew him to continue his art training.  He studied with Jeff Watts and attended the California Art Institute, where he himself later taught.

His work received the attention of such publications as Fine Art Connoisseur, Artist's Magazine and American Art Collector, and has been exhibited in fine art galleries throughout the United States and abroad.

Aaron Westerberg, oil on canvas 34 x 22 
In art we trust! 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Save the Date - December 15th - our Holiday event and a toy drive

Save the Date

December 15th

Our Festive Wintery Night
right in time for the Holiday Season!
Music and Arts in the Studio
Holiday event, Toy Drive and Potluck

Look for the information next week!