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February 2020

Thalea String Quartet & Michelle Cann

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Thalea String Quartet

The Athenaeum is pleased to continue the 2019-2020 season of the Barbara & William Karatz Chamber Series. Enjoy chamber music as it was intended--in a warm, intimate setting, where you are treated as a guest in our historic home. All concerts are followed by a private reception with the artists. Florence Price was disadvantaged as a classical composer in being both African American and a woman. Over the last decade, her music has been rediscovered, resulting in performances and recordings…

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Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and Camarada present FUSION: CLASSICAL MEETS JAZZ

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$30 – $35
Artistic Directors Beth And Dana Copy

SENTIMENTALE Embark on a sentimental journey with Camarada as they perform “Shuffle” from Opus di Jazz by Mike Mower; Pierre Sancan’s snazzy Sonatine for flute and piano; and the wild Malambo by Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila. Their rendition of Bottesini’s beautiful Elegy for bass and piano united with Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio highlights the lyrical and spirited side of classical music heightened by jazz. Beth Ross Buckley, flute Dana Burnett, piano Susan Wulff, bass Duncan…

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March 2020

Vera Quartet & Meng-Chieh Lu

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Vera Quartet

The Athenaeum is pleased to continue the 2019-2020 season of the Barbara & William Karatz Chamber Series. Enjoy chamber music as it was intended--in a warm, intimate setting, where you are treated as a guest in our historic home. All concerts are followed by a private reception with the artists. The award-winning Vera Quartet is the String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. They will play a composition written for their tour by David Hertzberg, a young…

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ATHENAEUM JAZZ AT SCRIPPS RESEARCH-Melissa Aldana: Visions for Frida Kahlo

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$35 – $40
Aldana

The spring series opens on Wednesday, March 11, with Melissa Aldana: Visions for Frida Kahlo, featuring Aldana on tenor saxophone, Sam Harris on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, and Tommy Crane on drums. Chilean-born Aldana returns to the Athenaeum series, having made her local debut at the library in 2014 just shortly after becoming the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Reporting her win, the Washington Post described…

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ATHENAEUM JAZZ AT SCRIPPS RESEARCH-Charles Lloyd and Gerald Clayton

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$35 – $40
Charles Lloyd

The series continues on Sunday, March 22, with Charles Lloyd and Gerald Clayton. Widely revered as one of the leading artists in jazz, tenor saxophonist Lloyd returns to the Athenaeum series for his first local performance since 2015. Named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, this country’s highest jazz honor, he also received France’s highest artistic accolade as a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, in 2019. Of a performance at New York’s Village Vanguard, JazzTimes wrote, “Lloyd remains…

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May 2020

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and Camarada present FUSION: CLASSICAL MEETS JAZZ

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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$30 – $35
Mike, Beth, Holly For Athenaeum

OVER THE RAINBOW Featuring Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford, the assembled musicians perform all-time favorites from the Great American Songbook, such as “Over the Rainbow,” “Quiet Now,” “Without a Song,” and “If Ever I Would Leave You. Hofmann and Ross Buckley join forces to play a “jazzy” classical Duo for two flutes by Robert Muczynski. Mike Wofford, piano and arranger Holly Hofmann, flute Beth Ross Buckley, flute Rob Thorsen, bass Duncan Moore, drums Jim Plank, vibes

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Pianists Andrew Rosenblum and Maria Sumareva

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Andrew Rosenblum

The Athenaeum is pleased to present the final concert of the 2019-2020 season of the Barbara & William Karatz Chamber Series. Enjoy chamber music as it was intended--in a warm, intimate setting, where you are treated as a guest in our historic home. All concerts are followed by a private reception with the artists. Some composers just don’t fit in with their contemporaries. Call them mavericks. Andrew Rosenblum and Maria Sumareva will play two powerful piano sonatas by Ustvolskaya and…

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