Enjoy February at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! These diverse and wonderful shows have limited seating still available. Enjoy a night out… dinner in historic downtown Escondido and a some great live entertainment – cheers!
- Black Violin: Hip-Hop Meets Classical Violin, Thursday, 2/2
- Pablo Sáinz Villegas: Soul of the Spanish Guitar, Saturday, 2/4
- Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Stevie Wonder Dance Tribute, Thursday, 2/9
- The Villalobos Brothers: Fast-Chatting Violin, Thursday, 2/23
For tickets and more information, click on the links above or go to artcenter.org
Black Violin: Hip-Hop Meets Classical Violin, Thursday, 2/2
Virtuoso violinists Wil B. and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R & B. The dynamic duo has opened for 2Cellos, Kanye West, Aerosmith, 50 Cent, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alicia Keys, Linkin Park, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, and the 2Cellos who performed a sold out show at the Center. Joining the classically-trained violinists is turntable wiz DJ TK; together the trio smashes musical stereotypes and enthralls lovers of Bach and Beyoncé alike.
Pablo Sáinz Villegas: Soul of the Spanish Guitar, Saturday, 2/4
The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Sáinz Villegas’s blood. A native of La Roja, Spain, Villegas is distinguished by his passionate performances, charismatic stage presence, and stunning technical abilities that embody the playfulness and drama of his homeland’s rich musical heritage.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Stevie Wonder Dance Tribute, Thursday, 2/9
Founded by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, both alumni of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexion Contemporary Ballet is known for its athletic, push-it-to-the-max style, employing choreography that delights audiences while keeping them on their toes. This company celebrates differences – different cultures, different genres, different ideas – which is the inspiration for their varied and exciting repertoire.
The Villalobos Brothers: Fast-Chatting Violin, Thursday, 2/23
Hailing from Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers are acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. The violin trio draws on many genres including Son Jarocho, jazz, rock, and blues. These classically-trained virtuosos deliver a signature style known as “Fast-Chatting Violin,” for a mesmerizing brew of brilliance, cadence, and virtuosity.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
Ticket Office Hours:
Sunday: 12:00–5:00 PM
About The California Center for the Arts, Escondido:
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, The Center is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, Holiday Tree Lighting, Día de los Muertos, Independence Day, and First Wednesdays performances.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.