Sunday, September 25, 2016

RSVP now for October 3rd - Opening Night. 9th Season!

Online reservations are now closed.  

October Night  - Season's Opening! 

this coming Monday, the 3rd @ 8 p.m. 

@ Alexey Steele Grand Atelier

October 3 marks not only the start of our ninth season, but we'll also celebrate the birthday of our dear amigo Eduardo Delgado (just returned from playing in Italy and Argentina and about to leave for concerts in China and Thailand), who will be bringing us gifts of Ravel and Granados. Join us in wishing "Feliz cumpleaños querido Eduardo"!

At our last concert in June, we witnessed the birth of a thrilling new partnership with Anton Smirnov on piano, Evgeny Tonkha on cello, and Dmitry Olevsky on violin playing an all-too-brief, luscious movement of the Mendelssohn Trio in D minor, and leaving everyone hungry for more.  We're in luck because they are back to serve up the whole ravishing thing.
Evgeny and Dmitry will be joined by Erik Boulanger for a special presentation of "newborn" instruments made by celebrated Ojai-based luthier Brian Lisus.
The exceedingly fine Russian pianist Alex Slobodyanik, now a Los Angeles native, returns to CU with a selection of Chopin works including the Scherzo in B-flat Major and 4 etudes.
And for the first time in CU history, we will present a piano CONCERTO! Well, not with an actual orchestra, but with a second piano playing a reduction of the orchestral score, as pianists traditionally do when readying for an orchestral performance (or anytime there isn't an orchestra handy).  CU's very own audio recording genius Noel Gould will play the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor K. 466, accompanied on second piano by Naomi Sumitami, winner of the USC Concerto Competition.  Noel is preparing for the Moments of Music Foundation Piano Concerto Competition for Amateurs & Teachers at Steinway Piano Gallery in Beverly Hills on October 9.  The winner will play with an orchestra for real at Zipper Hall on Nov. 5.  Go Noel!
 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 CD-706.


We are grateful for a continuous support     
of our founding patron
Classical Underground Showcase  

We will have a very special showcase at the opening night!  
Please watch for a separate email with details! 

in ART we trust!
20795 Main St. Carson, Ca 90745
Doors open at 7 p.m. No assigned seats - first come-first served. Potluck. Entrance from the parking lot.  Free parking.