Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Season's Finale this coming Monday, June 1st @ 8 p.m.

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Season's Finale   
this coming Monday,
June 1st @ 8 p.m. 

Music & Arts in the Studio

(and Potluck Party)


For our season finale, dear friend and superhero piano virtuoso Jura Margulis is back in town with a prodigious set, including his own piano solo arrangement of the Toccata & Passacaglia from Shostakovich's Symphony #8, Valse Caprice #6 from the Schubert-Liszt Soirées de Vienne, and Scriabin's Poeme Op. 72 - Vers la Flamme.
Violinist Leonard Chong returns to CU with his cellist brother Erick Chong in tow to perform the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, a virtuosic transcription by Norwegian composer and violinist Johan Halvorsen of one of Handel's harpsichord suites.
Classical saxophonist Chika Inoue and flautist Dr. Rik Noyce will team up for Epitaphe by French composer Charles Koechlin, who isn't often heard today despite his prolific output and influence on many composers as varied as Poulenc and Cole Porter.  Chika and Rik will also take a jazzier turn through Chick Corea's classic Spain.
The delightful soprano Jennifer Lindsay makes her long-anticipated return to CU singing the lyrical and emotional fireworks of Violeta's aria  E Strano...Ah, fors e lui...Sempre Libera from Verdi's tragic opera La Traviata.  And then to ease us into our off-season break, Summertime from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, accompanied by Mary Au on piano.
Jura and Alissa  
 As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.  


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

Classical Underground Showcase 
Adrian Gottlieb   

Figure and Color II

"Aurora," 24"x36,""  

Reconciling two important aesthetic impulses, Form and Color, was for a very long time one of the most exciting areas of refined representational art as well as one of its most hotly debated topics.
At the last CU showcase, we explored the influence of the emerging strong California figure school on the venerable California plein air tradition.
For our second installment on the subject, we are fortunate to showcase the new work by one of the best living American figurative painters, Adrian Gottlieb. Within the classical representational vernacular he mastered, the human figure remains the highest and most complex expression of Form. Effectively depicting it with elusive and complicated outdoor lighting is crucial in order to achieve the authentic experience, as well as the specific mood, and requires a remarkable degree of artistic prowess.
Processing the great California plein air tradition of California's leading figure painters is  uniquely important in attaining such rare ability. In his recent paintings Adrian is exploring new levels of coloristic subtleties that greatly advance their impact.
Effectively combining the expressive potentials of both Form and Color was long considered the holy grail by generations of representational masters. It is remarkable and exciting to see the cutting edge California artists today writing a new chapter in this quest. 

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