joomla visitor

Cultural Cocktail Hour- Top Picks May 9th, 10th, & 11th

This week’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 3 Tablespoons of a well-aged bottle of Bach, a soupçon of Sicily, and a shot of Schoenberg- enjoy!

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS

Thurs, May 9, 7pm

Zipper Concert Hall. Colburn School. 200 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012

Margaret Bajtier, leader & violin;Allan Vogel, oboe d’amore;

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Sinfonia in D minor, “Adagio and Fugue,” FK 65; Johann Sebastian Bach Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major (orig. Harpsichord Concerto No. 4), BWV 1055; Johann Christian Bach Sinfonia in D major, Op. 3, No. 1; Johann Sebastian Bach’sViolin Concerto No. 2 in E major

For more information about tickets, please see: http://www.laco.org/

SICILY: ART AND INVENTION BETWEEN GREECE & ROME

Getty Villa.  17985 Pacific Coast Highway. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 310. 440-7300.

http://www.getty.edu/

 

read more

LA Cultural Events May 3rd, 4th, & 5th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail includes a Splash of Rodin, A Dash of Van Gogh, and a New World Symphony. Enjoy!

Rodin

SEGERSTROM HALL, Costa Mesa

Dates: May 3 – 5

Choreography and staging by Boris Eifman

Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet and Maurice Ravel

Fri May 3: 7:30; Sat May 4 2:00 + 7:30; Sun May 5th 2:00

600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

For tickets and information, visit SCFTA.org or call (714) 556–2787

 

Lecture: Van Gogh under the Microscope: Investigating the “Portrait of a Peasant; (Patience Escalier)”

Sat May 4. 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Speakers: Devi Ormond, Associate Paintings Conservator, J. Paul Getty Museum &Lauren Bradley, Assistant Conservator, J. Paul Getty

Theater | Free with admission |

From the Norton Simon Website: We encourage you to arrive no later than 3:00 p.m., when stickers for ensured seating are distributed in Main Entrance gallery. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.”

Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/

Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas. Norton Simon Art Foundation. M.1975.06.P © 2012 Norton Simon Art Foundation.

The Colburn School Orchestra

Sunday, May 5: 6 pm

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, New World, and Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2.,

Bing Theater | Free, no reservations

LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036. 323 857-6000

http://www.lacma.org/

read more

Stradivarius violins and Madrid’s Palacio Real

By Leticia Marie Sanchez

All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

One of the largest collections of Stradivarius violins in the world can be found in…Madrid.

Madrid’s Palacio Real houses a collection of antique instruments by Antonio Stradivari that includes two violins, two cellos, and a viola. Four of the five instruments were commissioned at the same time, and this collection dubbed the Spanish Quartet is valued at more than 100 million euros.

During the eighteenth-century, Madrid boasted more than fifty Stradivarius violins and a royal court of internationally acclaimed musicians including Italian composer Luigi Boccherini.

King Carlos IV had a passion for the violin, an instrument that he studied as a young man in Italy. Alas, His Majesty’s musical enthusiasm did not translate into execution. Boccherini found the king’s technique rather like nails on a chalkboard. Moreover, the king’s tempo proved quite erratic. At a rehearsal, one of Carlos IV’s musicians gently suggested that the king should rest for three bars to let the others catch up. Robert Hughes, in his tome Goya, reveals Carlos IV’s swift reply:

“Kings never need wait for anyone.”

read more

Cultural Cocktail Hour Photography: Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Cultural Cocktail Hour Photography: Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

read more

Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography:Almudena Cathedral

Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography:Almudena Cathedral

All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

read more

Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography: Palacio Real- April 2013

Cultural Cocktail Hour Madrid Photography: Palacio Real- April 2013

All Spain Photography © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark

read more

Cultural Cocktail Hour Heads to Spain!

Cultural Cocktail Hour is heading to Madrid and Andalusia. Check back in Mid-April for cultural reports on museums, architecture, and the landmark Cordoba cathedral!

In the meantime, check out April Highlights Calendar for LA Cultural Events.

During these two weeks , take the time at your leisure to peruse the categories to the right to explore ART CRIMES and ART ANECDOTES for your reading pleasure!

Editor-in-Chief. Leticia Marie Sanchez

Detail: Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas. 1656. Museo del Prado. Madrid, Spain.

read more

April Cultural Events LA: Highlights

Cultural Cocktail Hour April Highlights: Los Angeles

This month’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes 2 Oz of Ballet, A Dash of Bach, A Sprinkle of Violins, and an Audible Feast. Enjoy!

 Youth American Grand Prix Presents the Film “Ballet’s Greatest Hits”

April 2

The film showcases Don Quixote, Flames of Paris, Giselle, La Bayadère, The Nutcracker, & Swan Lake & includes interviews with Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, and Edward Villella

Laemmle’s Playhouse Pasadena; Laemmle’s Noho 7 North Hollywood; Laemmle’s Santa Monica; Laemmle’s Town Center 5 Encino;

For film & showtimes, please visit: http://www.yagp.org/wordpress/?page_id=2895

Photo by Liza Voll Photography

 

SALASTINA SOCIETY

Printemps: An Audible Feast: Sounds of Spring

APRIL 14TH 5:30 PM 

Food and wine pairings, inspired by music, performed in a contemporary take on the salon tradition.

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

Vivaldi: Spring; Piazzolla: Primavera; Porteno, Mihaud; Concertino de Printemps

For more information, please visit:

http://www.salastinasociety.org/ 

 

 


András Schiff at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Wed April 17th- 8pm

Bach Keyboard Cycle III BACH: French Suites BACH: French Overture

http://www.laphil.com/

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

LA Music Center

Apr 17, 7:30 p.m;Apr 18, 7:30 p.m;  Apr 19, 7:30 pm; Apr 20, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Apr 21,  2:00 p.m.

For information on programming and tickets, please visit: http://www.musiccenter.org/

 

CAMERATA PACIFICA

Thurs, Apr 18 8pm

Zipper Hall, Los Angeles;.

Mozart: Duo in B-flat Major, K. 424, for Violin and Viola; Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No 1;

http://www.cameratapacifica.org

read more

Easter March 31 at the Huntington

Easter at The Huntington

Easter Sunday, March 31

Music and brunch accompanied by the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt

For information on tickets, reservations, and seating times please visit:

http://huntington.org/

 

Photography: Temple of Love at the Huntington  © 2013  by Leticia Marie Sanchez

read more

Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein


Creativity is contagious

Pass it on.”

– Albert Einstein

read more