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March 2019

Bruno Leone presents: The Colorful World of Rodgers and Hart

March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$17 – $22
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Pianist and storyteller Bruno Leone returns to the Athenaeum on March 12 to present The Colorful World of Rodgers and Hart. One of the most successful songwriting teams in the history of Broadway, for a quarter of a century Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart created many of Broadway’s most celebrated and pioneering shows. However, their musical collaboration and personal relationship was as tumultuous as their musicals were successful. Join extraordinary pianist and raconteur Bruno Leone as he plays, sings, and…

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Gustavo Romero: Two Pianos and Percussion

March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
$40 – $45
Gustavo Romero

Join us for a special concert of music from the 20th century performed by Gustavo Romero and Massimo Somenzi on piano, and Gregory Cohen and Andrew Watkins on percussion. When Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was first premiered in Paris in 1913, there were riots in protest. Over a hundred years later, the work continues to be provocative. On March 23, you can hear it played in Stravinsky’s arrangement for two pianos using the original percussion parts, along with one…

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Athenaeum Quarterly Book Sale

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
Book Sale

Spring for a book at the Athenaeum's quarterly book sale on Saturday, March 30 from 10 am to 4 pm! The Athenaeum’s book sale is always an enjoyable event. As usual, we will have a large selection of gently used books, compact discs, music scores, LPs, and more. Find a great bargain for yourself or a friend! We hope to see you there! All proceeds go to support the library’s ongoing mission to support the arts and music.

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April 2019

Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$3 – $45
Jefferson Jay

The spring Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum series begins on Friday, April 26, with the Jefferson Jay Band, Jamie Shadowlight, and Mikerotones. The Ocean Beach–based Jefferson Jay Band, composed of Jay (guitar, vocals), Paul Ruiz (trumpet), Leanne Pearl (drums, vocals), and J. Kipling Forde (keyboards), “blends classic rock, funk, blues, jazz and reggae into a powerful 21st century sound” (Eventful—Los Angeles). Based in Pacific Beach, violinist Jamie Shadowlight plays jazz and Latin-influenced music. Her ethereal energy soothes listeners and opens…

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May 2019

Athenaeum New Music Concert

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$5 – $25
New Music 5 2

Soprano Susan Narucki will be performing for this San Diego New Music concert, which is entitled “In the Land of Forgotten Dreams.” Grammy-award winning Narucki is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary music of her generation, recognized for her luminous tone, superb musicianship and distinctive artistry. The program will feature works by Alba Potes, Toshio Hosokawa, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Kaija Saariaho, as well as additional performers soprano Kirsten Wiest, flutist Michael Matsuno, and guitarist Pablo Gómez Cano.

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Athenaeum Mini-Concert featuring Caprice Strings

May 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
Caprice Strings

Caprice Strings will be performing for this noon Athenaeum mini-concert. Caprice Strings beautifully melds the string sounds of violin, viola, and cello. The group has performed widely in the San Diego area over the past 20 years with an extensive repertoire that embraces baroque, classical and contemporary works--from Bach to Mozart to Gershwin and The Beatles.

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Art Exhibitions Opening at the Athenaeum

May 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
May June Exhibitions

An opening reception will be held on May 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the Athenaeum exhibits for May and June of 2019. The event is free and open to the public. In the Joseph Clayes III Gallery, for the ninth consecutive year, we present the works of winners of the San Diego Art Prize, a project of San Diego Visual Arts Network. A panel of local arts administrators selects two artists, who each select an artist…

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Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum

May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$12 – $17
Hugh Gaskins

The spring Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum series continues on Friday, May 17, with Hugh Gaskins, Jim Earp, and Travis Oliver. Hugh Gaskins reinvents acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide, harmonica, and electric lead guitar every time he plays. His style is a powerful fusion of blues, rockabilly, and mountain music. Come celebrate his 70th birthday. Jim Earp is an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter whose original compositions have found their way to songbooks and guitar compilations. Guitar Player wrote that Jim…

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Chamber Music: LA Philharmonic Septet

May 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$40 – $45
LA Phil Septet

The Athenaeum is happy to announce the concluding concert of the 2018-2019 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. The concert will be followed by a private reception with the artists. Two years ago we premiered the LA Philharmonic Octet, and on Monday, May 20, 2019, we will present the LA Philharmonic Septet. An Athenaeum favorite,…

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Acoustic Evenings at the Athenae

May 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$12 – $17
Sue Palmer

The spring Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum series concludes on Friday, May 24, with Sue Palmer, Rob Deez, and Angelo Pizarro. Queen of Boogie Woogie Sue Palmer has amazed audiences worldwide with her unique style and phenomenal left hand. She has performed in the Netherlands, Russia, and Argentina—all just since 2017! In 2018, she released a retrospective album of her 40-year career and was inducted into the San Diego Music Hall of Fame. A dynamic performer, Angelo Pizzaro began playing…

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June 2019

Jazz at the Athenaeum: Parlour Game Quartet

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$4 – $112
Jenny Scheinman

The summer Athenaeum jazz series opens on Friday, June 7, with the Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller Parlour Game Quartet, featuring Scheinman on violin, Miller on drums, Carmen Staaf on piano, and Tony Sherr on bass. In their latest endeavor, Parlour Game, Scheinman and Miller dig into the rootsier elements of jazz, exploring swing, gogo, backbeats and ballads. Scheinman and Miller are both artists with eclectic backgrounds. In Parlour Game, they explore the classic format of the piano quartet and…

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Jazz at the Athenaeum: Fabian Almazan Trio

June 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$25 – $30
Fabian Almazan

The summer Athenaeum jazz series continues on Sunday, June 16, with the Fabian Almazan Trio, featuring Almazan on piano, Linda May Han Oh on bass, and Henry Cole on drums. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, Almazan has gained wide recognition for his role as pianist in trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s ensemble since 2007. The trio features the phenomenal Linda May Han Oh, bassist with Pat Metheny, who led her own date at the Athenaeum in June 2017, as well…

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Athenaeum Quarterly Book Sale

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
Book Sale

Look for just the right book at the Athenaeum's quarterly book sale on Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Athenaeum’s book sale is always an enjoyable event. As usual, we will have a large selection of gently used books, compact discs, music scores, LPs, and more. Find a great bargain for yourself or a friend! We hope to see you there! All proceeds help the library’s ongoing mission to support the arts and music.

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Jazz at the Athenaeum: Amina Figarova Sextet

June 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$25 – $30
Amina Figarova

The summer Athenaeum jazz series continues as Thursday, June 27, brings the return of the Amina Figarova Sextet, featuring Figarova on piano, Bart Platteau on flutes, Alex Pope Norris on trumpet, Wayne Escoffery on tenor sax, Alex Claffy on bass, and Brian Richburg Jr. on drums. Figarova began her musical career as a classical pianist trained at the Baku Conservatory in her native Azerbaijan. After immigrating to the Netherlands she turned to the study of jazz at the Rotterdam Conservatory…

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Athenaeum Summer Festival 2019 with Gustavo Romero

June 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 21, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$4 – $172
Gustavo Summer 2019

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 2019 Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature the first part of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas. (The second part will follow in 2020.) The festival will be set in the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum. Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young…

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July 2019

Athenaeum Summer Festival 2019 with Gustavo Romero

July 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 21, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$4 – $172
Gustavo Summer 2019

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 2019 Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature the first part of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas. (The second part will follow in 2020.) The festival will be set in the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum. Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young…

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Athenaeum Summer Festival 2019 with Gustavo Romero

July 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 21, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$4 – $172
Gustavo Summer 2019

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 2019 Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature the first part of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas. (The second part will follow in 2020.) The festival will be set in the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum. Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young…

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Athenaeum Juried Art Show Opening Reception

July 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
Juried Exhibition

Thirty-three artists and forty-nine works have been selected for the Athenaeum’s 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, on view in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries, July 20 through August 24, 2019. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 19, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The event is free to attend for both Athenaeum members and the general public. First, second, and third-place honors will be awarded by the jurors before the opening reception. This year’s jurors were Anthony Graham and…

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Athenaeum Summer Festival 2019 with Gustavo Romero

July 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 21, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$4 – $172
Gustavo Summer 2019

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 2019 Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature the first part of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas. (The second part will follow in 2020.) The festival will be set in the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum. Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young…

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Jazz at the Athenaeum: Harry Pickens Trio

July 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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$25 – $30
Harry Pickens

The summer Athenaeum jazz series concludes on Sunday, July 28, with the Harry Pickens Trio, featuring Pickens on piano, Marshall Hawkins on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums, joined by special guest flutist Holly Hofmann on several tunes. Equally brilliant as a pianist and an educator, Harry Pickens acted as the musical host of the Athenaeum Jazz series for the first three years of its history. The first series in the summer of 1989 featured Pickens in performances with Marshall…

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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

July 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
Murals Walk

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to host walking tours of the Murals of La Jolla. Tours start at the Athenaeum the last Wednesday of every month and take around 90 minutes. Join fellow art enthusiasts and learn more about the artists and their artworks created specifically for Murals of La Jolla during a guided walking tour led by project curator Lynda Forsha. During the tour you will learn more about each artist and the type of work…

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August 2019

Flicks on the Bricks at the Athenaeum

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Flicks On The Bricks

The Athenaeum’s popular outdoor film series, “Flicks on the Bricks,” returns in August for its 14th year. Guests are invited to join us on the outdoor patio for balmy summer nights and screenings of classic cinema al fresco. The film series will again be curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and writer D. A. Kolodenko, This summer our focus on vintage crime and mystery continues with “La Jollans of Noir: Vintage Crime Thrillers Starring Actors with a…

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Flicks on the Bricks at the Athenaeum

August 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Flicks On The Bricks

The Athenaeum’s popular outdoor film series, “Flicks on the Bricks,” returns in August for its 14th year. Guests are invited to join us on the outdoor patio for balmy summer nights and screenings of classic cinema al fresco. The film series will again be curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and writer D. A. Kolodenko, This summer our focus on vintage crime and mystery continues with “La Jollans of Noir: Vintage Crime Thrillers Starring Actors with a…

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The Night Owls Members’ Choice

August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Night Owls

Mix it up with friends and art lovers at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Vote on your favorite artwork as the Night Owls presents Members’ Choice. One of the best-loved events, Night Owls guests and members put their stamp on the Annual Juried Exhibition by voting for their favorite work of art from the popular exhibition featuring 49 works of art. Mix and mingle with the 33 local artists in the show while you enjoy mixed drinks, delicious bites,…

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Athenaeum CD Sale

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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August CD Sale

Come join us for the Athenaeum CD Sale on Saturday, August 24. In the last year the Athenaeum has been the beneficiary of many gifts of discs in good or like-new condition and, after we selected those we wanted to keep for the library, thousands remain, waiting for good homes. Included in the collection are all the classical standards, from symphonies to operas, chamber music to vocal music. There will also be a good selection of jazz and popular music…

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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

August 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Murals Walk

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to host walking tours of the Murals of La Jolla. Tours start at the Athenaeum the last Wednesday of every month and take around 90 minutes. Join fellow art enthusiasts and learn more about the artists and their artworks created specifically for Murals of La Jolla during a guided walking tour led by project curator Lynda Forsha. During the tour you will learn more about each artist and the type of work…

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Flicks on the Bricks at the Athenaeum

August 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Flicks On The Bricks

The Athenaeum’s popular outdoor film series, “Flicks on the Bricks,” returns in August for its 14th year. Guests are invited to join us on the outdoor patio for balmy summer nights and screenings of classic cinema al fresco. The film series will again be curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and writer D. A. Kolodenko, This summer our focus on vintage crime and mystery continues with “La Jollans of Noir: Vintage Crime Thrillers Starring Actors with a…

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September 2019

Martino and Lent: Clara Schumann and Her Loves

September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Clara Schumann

Join Victoria Martino and James Lent on Clara Schumann’s 200th birthday in a special concert highlighting the illustrious career of one of the most renowned virtuoso pianists and composers of the Romantic era. In this special concert, Martino, on violin, and Lent, on piano, will perform a program inspired by the many recitals of Clara Schumann and Joseph Joachim, including several of the works for which the duo was most renowned. The Three Romances for Violin and Piano will be…

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Charissa Noble lectures: the art mythology of California

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 3, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Charissa Noble

This fall Charissa Noble presents a series of lectures on the mythology of California entitled Scene Makers and Cultural Renegades at the Edge of “The West.” Bringing cutting-edge research, fresh perspective, and dynamic challenges to the historical status quo, she presents her original work in the field of musicology and art history. Her lectures at the Athenaeum are the stories not yet told: people, ideas, and events retrieved from the margins of our prevailing historical narratives, connected to each other…

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The Salk Institute & Multiplicity in Architecture

September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Free
Salk Institute

Jeffry Kieffer, who has written and lectured extensively about the architecture of Louis Kahn, presents this special lecture about the buildings of the Salk Institute. The lecture is an exploration of the composition of the Salk Institute master plan, including the built Laboratory building along with the unbuilt Meeting House and Visiting Fellows residences. Kieffer is interested in the “cross-over” spatial and formal relationships among these three components of the complex. The archival drawings for the development of the Institute…

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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Murals Walk

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to host walking tours of the Murals of La Jolla. Tours start at the Athenaeum the last Wednesday of every month and take around 90 minutes. Join fellow art enthusiasts and learn more about the artists and their artworks created specifically for Murals of La Jolla during a guided walking tour led by project curator Lynda Forsha. During the tour you will learn more about each artist and the type of work…

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Charissa Noble lectures: the art mythology of California

September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 3, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Charissa Noble

This fall Charissa Noble presents a series of lectures on the mythology of California entitled Scene Makers and Cultural Renegades at the Edge of “The West.” Bringing cutting-edge research, fresh perspective, and dynamic challenges to the historical status quo, she presents her original work in the field of musicology and art history. Her lectures at the Athenaeum are the stories not yet told: people, ideas, and events retrieved from the margins of our prevailing historical narratives, connected to each other…

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October 2019

Cornelia Feye Lectures on Surrealist Art

October 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 22, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Surrealism

This four-part lecture series presented by Cornelia Feye explores the Surrealist movement that began in Paris in the 1920s, while also acknowledging its influences from 16th to 19th-century artists, such as Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya. The original Surrealist artists and writers were inspired by Sigmund Freud’s dream analysis and the exploration of the subconscious mind. Under the leadership of André Breton, Surrealists aimed to express themselves without restrictions of reason, moral, or aesthetic considerations. October 1 lecture >> Early…

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Charissa Noble lectures: the art mythology of California

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 3, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Charissa Noble

This fall Charissa Noble presents a series of lectures on the mythology of California entitled Scene Makers and Cultural Renegades at the Edge of “The West.” Bringing cutting-edge research, fresh perspective, and dynamic challenges to the historical status quo, she presents her original work in the field of musicology and art history. Her lectures at the Athenaeum are the stories not yet told: people, ideas, and events retrieved from the margins of our prevailing historical narratives, connected to each other…

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Cornelia Feye Lectures on Surrealist Art

October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 22, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Surrealism

This four-part lecture series presented by Cornelia Feye explores the Surrealist movement that began in Paris in the 1920s, while also acknowledging its influences from 16th to 19th-century artists, such as Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya. The original Surrealist artists and writers were inspired by Sigmund Freud’s dream analysis and the exploration of the subconscious mind. Under the leadership of André Breton, Surrealists aimed to express themselves without restrictions of reason, moral, or aesthetic considerations. October 1 lecture >> Early…

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Cornelia Feye Lectures on Surrealist Art

October 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 22, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Surrealism

This four-part lecture series presented by Cornelia Feye explores the Surrealist movement that began in Paris in the 1920s, while also acknowledging its influences from 16th to 19th-century artists, such as Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya. The original Surrealist artists and writers were inspired by Sigmund Freud’s dream analysis and the exploration of the subconscious mind. Under the leadership of André Breton, Surrealists aimed to express themselves without restrictions of reason, moral, or aesthetic considerations. October 1 lecture >> Early…

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Cornelia Feye Lectures on Surrealist Art

October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 22, 2019

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Surrealism

This four-part lecture series presented by Cornelia Feye explores the Surrealist movement that began in Paris in the 1920s, while also acknowledging its influences from 16th to 19th-century artists, such as Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya. The original Surrealist artists and writers were inspired by Sigmund Freud’s dream analysis and the exploration of the subconscious mind. Under the leadership of André Breton, Surrealists aimed to express themselves without restrictions of reason, moral, or aesthetic considerations. October 1 lecture >> Early…

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November 2019

Anne-Marie McDermott and The McDermott Trio

November 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Anne Marie

The Athenaeum is happy 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. For Clara Schumann’s bicentennial, Anne-Marie McDermott researched the collection at the Library of Congress for a recital there. She’ll play the same all-Schumann program at the Athenaeum, bringing her “high-octane…

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January 2020

The Maxwell String Quartet

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, 92037
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Maxwell 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. We loved the Maxwell String Quartet’s concert in January 2019 so much that we invited them back for this season. Their performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 130 with the…

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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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