PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Jan262019

World Arts Day

World Arts Day is designed to give the community an opportunity to experience and interact with various art forms from around the world. Los Angeles is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, and this dynamic interaction has made it a vibrant and rich community.

This year, we celebrate the diverse spectrum of arts from around the Asian continent. With activities ranging from Indonesian mask making, to Japanese Taiko drumming, and  Sri Lankan traditional jewelry making, this season’s World Arts Day is certain to be fun for the whole family.

As the preeminent arts center east of Downtown Los Angeles, we provide a context for the development of imaginative and artistic expression and the discovery of new cultures while cultivating an appreciation for the arts.

All events are hands-on, interactive, and free of charge.

Saturday
Feb022019

Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars

Alongside his Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominations as an actor, Andy Garcia is a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning music producer and performer.

Celebrated around the world for their unique sound and riveting performances, Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars’ vibrant and energetic style is deeply rooted in the music of legendary Afro-Cuban bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez, who is credited, along with his brother Orestes, with inventing the mambo rhythm.

To honor his memory, Cachao’s original band members will be among the thirteen musicians that make up Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars.


General: $50, $65, $75

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Saturday
Feb162019

The Lyris Quartet

photo credit: Nikolaj Lund

The Lyris Quartet described as "radiant…exquisite... and powerfully engaged" by Mark Swed of the LA Times was founded in 2008. Members of the quartet have won top prizes at the Tchaikovsky International Competition and Aspen Music Festival and have collaborated with renowned artists Natalia Gutman, David Geringas, Martha Argerich, Alban Gerhardt, Boris Pergamenschikov, Guillame Sutre, Myung-Whun Chung, and Richard Stoltzman.

Lyris has collaborated closely with composers Krystof Penderecki, Andrew Norman, Oliver Knussen, Steven Mackey, John Adams, Bruce Broughton, Peter Knell, Kurt Rohde, Paquito D'Rivera, Wadada Leo Smith, and Gerard Schurmann. They appeared alongside composer/pianist Billy Childs as part of the LA Phil’s Jazz and World music series at Disney Hall and with Steve Reich at LACMA’s Bing Hall.

The quartet has appeared throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in a diverse range of ensembles including Grammy nominated groups Absolute Ensemble, Southwest Chamber Music, and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa as well as solo and chamber appearances in various festivals such as Ravinia, Brahms Festival in Madrid, Music Academy of the West, Banff Centre for the Arts, Czech SommerFest, and Oregon Festival of American Music among others. This season, Lyris was invited by the LA Philharmonic to perform on their Green Umbrella series and on their tribute concert to composer Steven Stucky. New projects include innovative multimedia concerts with artists Andrew Burke and Ana Prvacki as well as opening for Kraftwerk and Ben Harper. They also gave the west coast premiere of David Lang's "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field". This year will mark their fifth season as the resident ensemble for the critically acclaimed series Jacaranda: Music at the Edge.

The Lyris Quartet is the founding resident ensemble of the Hear Now Music Festival which focuses on the music of living Los Angeles composers. As part of this series, they have collaborated with and premiered works by Stephen Hartke, Don Davis, Arturo Cardélus, and Veronika Krausas, among others. The Lyris Quartet has recorded for Toccata Classics, ARS and Naxos.

General: $25

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Saturday
Mar022019

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala is, quite simply, the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. Passionate, profound, and immensely proud of his Spanish Romani heritage, El Cigala has been called “the Sinatra of flamenco.” 

His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the great singers of the last century. El Cigala’s various collaborations with world-renowned artists have earned him a reputation for seamlessly blending bolero, tango, son cubano, and Afro-Caribbean jazz into his signature musical style.

“He radiates a magnetic mix of winking charm and unpredictable vitriol reminiscent of a singer from an entirely different milieu.” — The New York Times

 

General: $45, $55, $65

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

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