Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 27th Music and Art in the Studio

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April Night  

this coming Monday,
April 27th @ 8 p.m. 

Music & Arts in the Studio

(and Potluck Party)
Our program this Monday, April 27 falls on the 100th anniversary of the death of the mystical, romantic Chopin of Russia, Alexander Scriabin.  In tribute, CSUN piano professor Dmitry Rachmanov will perform Scriabin's Piano Sonata #5 as well as some of his shorter gems.

We are happy to welcome LA Phil cellist Tao Ni, making his CU debut with veteran Harout Senekeremian on piano. They will perform Robert Schumann's delightful Five Pieces in Folk Style Op.102 and David Popper's Elfentaze Op.39

Our good friend cellist Evgeny Tonkha returns to CU with a new friend, pianist Anastasya Terenkova on piano. An international soloist and chamber musician, Anastasya's impressive musical pedigree began at the famed Gnessin School in Moscow and continued at the Paris Conservatoire.

Pianist Anna Sarkisova is returning to CU with a violinist Yueun Kim, who is making her CU debut with Brahms Sonata No. 3.  
 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 

"The Grunion Hunters" oil on board 36" x 48" 
Figure and Color

Classical Underground is very happy to present the esteemed California plein air painter and passionate Undergrounder Stephen Mirich's new work "The Grunion Hunters". It is significant in a number of ways.
There are two great trends in California's serious contemporary representational art: a historically strong plein-air tradition, and a relatively recent classical figure movement.
California experience informs both venerable branches of the representational school. The strength of color tradition of the California plein air school informs the classical understanding of figure, while strong contemporary figurative representation influences the plein air approach, signifying the exciting phenomenon of this specifically Californian artistic "knowledge spill-over." Both trends inform each other, making them expand their boundaries and turning California today into the hotbed of a new representational movement.
Stephen's new work is an exciting example of such vibrant interaction. While successfully reconciling difficult coloristic problems, it ventures into capturing multiple figures embedded in moonlight. 

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