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Sunday, October 5

BEETHOVEN, BAGELS & BANTER

Broad Stage

1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:00am

The popular Sunday series of musiclistening and music-sharing continues! Wrap up your weekend with world-class chamber music curated by renowned violinist Robert Davidovici. Following the hour-long concert in The Edye, enjoy bagels and conversation with your fellow music lovers. For those of you who are late risers, don’t wait to buy tickets-these intimate morning concerts sell out quickly!

OCT 5 PROGRAM

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola

Saint-Saens: Fantasie for Violin and Harp

Debussy: Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet

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Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00am

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.

 

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Andell Family Sundays—Draw It!

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

12:30pm

Drawing is one of the most basic methods of making art. Check out traditional and nontraditional drawings, such as Edward Moses's Rose Screen, for inspiration. Experiment with different drawing materials and techniques in artist-led workshops.

Special on October 12: Join Hervé Tullet, New York Times bestselling picture book author, as he reads from his new book, Mix It Up! and paints with families to create a giant collaborative floor mural.

While you're here, visit the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to see more than a thousand miniature cars zooming through Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, in action every Sunday at the following times: 10:30–11:30 am; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm.

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Talk: African Cosmos: Stellar Arts with Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

In this richly illustrated lecture, Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, curator of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, presents the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts. Drawing on a stunning array of arts and artists, Kreamer considers how the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars—and phenomena such as lightning and rainbows—serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of art in Africa from ancient times to the present. Far from abstract removed concepts, African notions of the universe are intensely personal and place human beings in relationship with earth, sky, and the heavenly bodies.

 

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer is deputy director and chief curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art.

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Pianist Nadia Shpachenko

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs Sergei Prokofiev: 10 Pieces for Piano, op. 12, and Alexander Scriabin: Sonata no. 9, op. 68, additional works to be announced.

 

Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist . . . spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of techinque,” pianist Nadia Shpachenko has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in major venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. She has given world and national premieres of dozens of works by composers such as Elliott Carter, Henry Cowell, George Crumb, Tom Flaherty, Yury Ishchenko, Leon Kirchner, Dave Kopplin, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, Peter Yates, and others. She has recently collaborated with such renowned artists as Emanuel Borok, Martin Chalifour, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Maia Jasper, David Korenvaar, Genevieve Lee, Julie Landsman, Ronald Leonard, Jerome Lowenthal, Victor Rosenbaum, Marek Szpakiewicz, and the Biava String Quartet. Dr. Shpachenko is currently associate professor of music at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; adjunct professor of music at the Claremont Graduate University; and piano faculty at the Montecito International Music Festival. In addition, she has recently served as faculty at numerous other music schools and festivals. Winner of many international piano competitions, Dr. Shpachenko frequently gives master classes in conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. She completed her doctor of musical arts and master of music degrees at the University of Southern California, where she was awarded the title of outstanding graduate.

 

 

 

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