Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Our March Music & Art Event is on Tuesday - March 1st

Online reservations are now closed.
March Night  

this coming Tuesday, the 1st @ 8 p.m. 

Please note - as an exception it is a Tuesday!
Music& Arts in the Studio  


After a longer than usual holiday break owing to a worse than usual cold and flu season, we are happy to be back this coming TUESDAY with a trio of fantastic musicians.  

Longtime Classical Undergrounders no doubt remember the previous performances of the amazing cellist Boris Andrianov, a true master of everything from Bach to Sollima who has played in concert halls around the world and with the greatest names in classical and contemporary music.  When he is not on tour, Boris can be found teaching at the Moscow Conservatory, but luckily for us he is in Los Angeles this week.  He will be performing works of Bach, Piazzolla, de Falla, Tarrega, and Albeniz, as well as duos with guitarist Dimitri Illarionov - an acclaimed virtuoso in his own right and teacher at the famed Gnessin School in Moscow.  Making his CU debut, Dimitri will also perform a selection of solo guitar works.

Boris Andrianov 
Also for the first time at Classical Underground we are very pleased to welcome pianist Nadia Shpachenko, whose latest CD "Woman at the New Piano" was nominated for 3 (!) Grammys this year.  Particularly renowned for contemporary works, Nadia has given the premiere performances of piano pieces by many of the greatest living composers, some written especially for her.

 As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.   

       Please RSVP via Paypal at the top of this invitation. Online reservations are now closed.



We are most grateful to our supportive friends at

graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument Model CD-587 .


Classical Underground Showcase 

"Between Past and Present" oil on linen 40" x 60"
Classical Underground is proud to showcase "Between Past and Present," a new important painting by Jeremy Lipking -- one of the greatest painters of our generation, and a longtime Undergrounder.
It is an utter joy to witness the continuous development of Jeremy's extraordinary talent. He invariably pushes the expressive possibilities of the painting medium with his exceptional hyper-understanding of tonal subtleties, manifested in the delicate color transitions within any value range, and superbly shaped into clear harmonies of compositional masses.  
In this new masterful painting completed for the upcoming Prix De West show and which we are fortunate to preview at Classical Underground, Jeremy is displaying  an unmistakable artistic maturing of subject matter, thematic depth, technical execution and compositional design. 
In Jeremy's new works we see magnificent examples of exciting  developments in the use of 21st century realism as a tool of deeply personal contemporary artistic expression.  This emerging form of realism that I call Novorealism is drastically different from photorealism of the past in its mechanisms and objectives, as well as standing in direct opposition to all basic principles of tired establishment post-modernism, which by now has primarily degraded to not much more than manifested excuses for hyper-greed. 
It is exciting to see LA on the forefront of the artistic search in the first quarter of the 21st century, as part of a multi - threaded tapestry within newly pluralistic and rich contemporary expression. 
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