Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SOLD OUT Dec 12th Holiday Event and Toy Drive

We are completely sold out.  We closed our RSVP last night.  If you did not make the RSVP by yesterday through Paypal - we are very sorry - we will not be able to accommodate you this time. 
We welcome you to a Russian-themed holiday night at Classical Underground, featuring a program of Russian favorites and the CU debuts of some outstanding young Russian talents, as well as returning good friends.

Cellist Alexander Buzlov is an exciting young cellist with an international career that was burgeoning even before he was a prizewinner at the most recent Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.  He will perform Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata, featuring one of the composer's most beautiful and memorable tunes in the 3rd movement, with Anton Smirnoff on piano, and a few surprise solo pieces.
Azerbaijan-born and USC-bred soprano Liya Khaimova will sing songs of Rachmaninoff, accompanied by Daniel Linder on piano.
Pianist Vladimir Khomyakov will display two aspects of his virtuosity with the heavenly clarity of the Bach/Siloti arrangement Prelude in B minor and the grand inferno of Liszt's Dante Sonata.
Our own cello regular Evgenny Tonkha and Anton Smirnoff will perform L.A. composer Juan Colomer's "The existential tourist." 

Longtime CU friend Roberto Cani, distinguished concertmaster of the LA Opera, joins the program, preparing an extra treat for us with the phenomenal cellist Alexander Buzlov.
And for a festive finale, Natasha Rubin-Marin and Marina Demina will play piano 4-hand arrangements of selections from Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker Suite.

Classical Underground Showcase:
Peter Adams  

"Windy Afternoon, Convict Lake"    

California occupies a special place within a resurgent realist movement in American Art. One of the fortunate reasons converging around Southland is its venerable Plein Air tradition. Giving impulse to study the impact of color and light, it greatly expanded the palette of California representational artists, refreshing and modernizing the feel of their work. A uniquely Californian voice, shaped by its plein air tradition is the artist Peter Adams.
His prolonged interest in mystical sensation delivered through expressive use of color gives his works a thoroughly individual and authentic presence, while making his landscapes in particular distinctly personal.
Peter also dedicated almost two decades of his life to raising the profile of the California Art Club, and as its president built it into one of the leading organization dedicated to support of representational art in the US.
We are very happy to showcase Peter's new work "Windy Afternoon, Convict Lake" that is going to be exhibited at the Masters of The American West Art Exhibition at The Autry Museum.
 As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy and unwrapped toys for the children from the neighboring church.   

We are most grateful to our supportive friends at

for graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument CD 213!



We are grateful for a continuous support     

of our founding patron 


in ART we trust!


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