Monday, November 9, 2015

November 16th Music and the Art in the Studio

November Night  
this coming Monday, 
November 16th @ 8 p.m.  

Music & Arts in the Studio 

(and Potluck Party)

We are doubly lucky to have not one, but two esteemed LA Philharmonic violinists, Mark Kashper and Camille Avellano, performing Prokofiev's rarely heard Sonata for Two Violins - a preview of their Tuesday, Nov. 17 performance in the LA Phil's Chamber Music night at Disney Hall.

Pianist Anton Smirnoff has returned to LA after receiving a master's degree in music at Yale. He will show off the extra burnishing of his already considerable chops with Liszt's formidable Dante Sonata, inspired by The Divine Comedy.

Our dear friend and wonderful cellist Evgeny Tonkha will play 3 solo works, by Debussy, Bach and the Preludes for Solo Cello by the great living Russian composer, Sofia Gubaidulina.

Making their Classical Underground debuts, USC doctoral students Hung-Tao Lin and Daniel Linder will perform Debussy's delightful Petite Suite for piano duet.

Also making his CU debut, Santa Monica native James Hodges will perform the exquisite but rarely heard First Rhapsody for clarinet of Debussy, with Pepi Pilibossian once again taking the place of an orchestra with her ten impressive fingers on piano.
 As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.  


Our online reservations are closed.  Please dress warm!  It is chilly in the studio tonight.



We are most grateful to our supportive friends at

for graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument
Model D.



Classical Underground Showcase 
Candice Bohannon  "Long Valley" 33" x 33.5" Oil on mounted linen, 2015

Classical  Underground is proud and happy to showcase  the works of two of the most important and promising young forces  in the emerging movement of serious contemporary representational Art  - Julio Reyes and Candice Bohannon.
Julio and Candice's works are soulful, intensely personal and introspective, often melancholic and contemplative, and always exquisite in their precision of conception and  layered fluidity of execution.
Never stale and always exciting, they both in their own ways constantly introduce new technical approaches and variety to their use of painting and drawing materials that add and reinforce the restrained complexity of their haunting and beautiful pictorial poems.
It is precisely the relatively recent emergence of such bright and distinct artists as Julio and Candice that makes it impossible to deny that this new and vibrant movement within contemporary art is well on its way.

 Julio Reyes "Dark Waters" -- 30"x 45" oil on panel 2014

Julio's and Candice's new works can be seen during the month of November at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Culver City. Candice is soon to be represented by R J Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY.
In another bit of really exciting news, and as a form of public notice, we are very happy to welcome to Los Angeles in early 2016 the incomparable Arcadia Contemporary which represents Julio. Arcadia Contemporary is one of the foremost galleries representing a significant share of today's top realist artists and close artistic friends. Arcadia Contemporary's Los Angeles re-launch signifies a seismic shift in the art market and Los Angeles's emergence as a viable New York alternative. Serious California collectors can now feel confident that they don't really need to fly to New York to buy California artists. Just as I've been saying for the last fifteen years: "LA is the Paris of the 21st century"!

in ART we trust!
The doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.  Unassigned seating.  Potluck.  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


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Save the Date Nov 16th

Our next CU is November 16th.
Look for the invitation next week!