Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 23rd Music & Art in the Studio

Online reservations are now closed. 

March Night  

this coming Monday,
March 23rd @ 8 p.m. 

Music & Arts in the Studio

(and Potluck Party)

For our March program we are pleased to present for the first time the LA-based Argus Quartet (featuring Jason Issokson and Clara Kim - violins,  Diane Wade - viola, and Joann Whang - cello), who champion contemporary works in additional to traditional repertoire. They will play a new quartet by Grammy-nominee Eric Guinevan and commissioned for them thanks to a grant from Chamber Music America.
Pianist Danny Holt returns to CU with some Brahms Intermezzi and a work by LA classical and jazz composer Mike Garson (known also as a longtime pianist with David Bowie as well as No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins).
One of the most delightful CU debuts from last season was soprano Jennifer Lindsay, who returns with Arias from Gounod's Faust and Verdi's La Traviata, accompanied by Mary Au.

Mary will also accompany violinist Xika Huang in Schubert's violin sonata. 
Many are familiar with Marc-Andre Hamelin as one of the premiere performers of highly virtuosic piano repertoire, but he is undeservedly less well-known as a composer himself. Our "resident" virtuoso Harout Senekeremian is out to do something about that and will play Hamelin's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, as well as some preludes by Alexander Scriabin.    
 As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.  


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


Classical Underground Showcase 

George Carlson is one of the preeminent American representational artists of our time. Throughout his illustrious career, George has epitomized a kind of true Master rarely seen these days.
George possesses a unique Form Sense. This rare trained ability to grasp the dimensional subject in his mind opens the possibility to express form through various mediums. This is what gave the great Old Masters of Renaissance like Leonardo and Michelangelo their astonishing versatility.
Armed with such a sense, and not being limited to one particular technique or niche that many other even good artists might be exploiting their entire lives, George has left an equally important mark on both representational sculpture and painting.
Much like with giants of the Renaissance, the key to this seamless transition is a mastery of a very particular kind of dimension-focused figure drawing.  This is the secret to the unique and brilliant universality of his artistic perception that allows him to transfer his vast visual knowledge across different medium platforms, creating important contemporary works in all of them.
We are deeply honored to showcase this truly great living American Master.
Thank you to our good CU friends and artists Dan Pinkham and Tom Redfield for lending us George's magnificent works from their collections.

in ART we trust!
The doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.  Unassigned seating.  Directions and address are below:

405 South to the Harbor 110 South towards San Pedro; Exit Torrance Blvd., Turn Left at the Stop sign; Turn Left on Torrance Blvd /next light/; Continue pass Figueroa Ave, pass Carson Town Center North; 200 yards before next light /which is Main street/ make Left into a driveway to a large parking lot  and proceed to your right. Please note that the gate next to CU will be closed for safety.  The entrance is from the parking lot. The building is on the corer of Main and Torrance. 20795 Main St. Carson, Ca 90745

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Save the Date: March 23rd

Our March event  
Music & Art in the Studio 

Save the date!  
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Look for the email invitation next week,
or check back our website at that time 
February 16th: Tara Davison performing

after the last event: with Martha Argerich  

Please check your bulk folder, as many of you reported that you are not getting our emails.  We email everyone on the list!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
In ART we trust!