February Events At The Center


February at the Center
February Events At The Center – California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Go to ArtCenter.org for more info and ticketing.

Intimate Classics: Jiayan Sun, Piano
February 1, Sunday, 3:00pm
With an impressive performance index that includes Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Severance Hall in Cleveland and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Jiayan Sun has blown audiences away with his masterful playing. The Juilliard trained pianist has been the recipient of numerous international awards and has collaborated with prestigious conductors such as Michail Jurowski, Sir Mark Elder, Stefan Sanderling, Leon Fleisher, Xincao Li, David Hayes, Kerry Stratton.
Tickets: $30 – $25

Center Stage: Araceli Carrera’s Impulse Dance Youth Company
February 3, Tuesday, 9:30am & 11:30am
I Speak…Dance! is inspired by the Dr. Seuss quote, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.” This high energy hip-hop, modern and Afro-Caribbean dance group ignites the mind, body and soul! A spectacular array of colorful dance and storytelling is utilized to highlight the diversity that exists within each individual’s identity, culture and community. The interactive performance explores an honest, profound and exciting dance language where common humanity is recognized and celebrated.
Tickets: $4

WOW First Wednesdays: The Uptown Rhythm Makers
February 4, Wednesday, 4:00pm & 7:00pm
This seven-member group, The Uptown Rhythm Makers, came together in 2003 to play traditional jazz in the New Orleans Dixieland style. A favorite of San Diego swing dancers, the band “lets the good times roll” with a repertoire that also includes Mardi Gras tunes, spirituals, blues and the popular dance music of the ‘20s and ‘30s.
Tickets: Free; RSVP at our website.

An Evening With Garrison Keillor
February 5, Thursday, 7:30pm
True to his award-winning radio form, legendary humorist and author Garrison Keillor delivers hilarious anecdotes with his signature “down comforter voice,” dry sense of humor, charisma and wisdom. America’s favorite storyteller will entertain audience with his heartwarming anecdotes, comic monologues, and thought-provoking observations.
Tickets: $35-$75

1st Marine Division Anniversary Concert
February 11 & 12, Wednesday/Thursday, 7:00pm
The 1st Marine Division Band regales audiences with their masterful renditions of both well-loved and lesser-known patriotic tunes.
Tickets: Free

Harlem Gospel Choir
February 15, Sunday, 7:30pm
The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir’s dynamic vocals, infectious enthusiasm, and glorious harmonies will inspire audiences to tap their feet and clap their hands throughout this high-energy celebration of American gospel. Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The Harlem Gospel has been America’s premier gospel choir for over two decades and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.
Tickets: $25-$30

Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, Mandolin
February 27, Friday, 7:30pm
The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). They are nominated for their first GRAMMY for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for their recording of Porpora arias with Philippe Jaroussky, conducted by Andrea Marcon. Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Paisiello, Marcello, and Geminiani highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy-nominated soloist Avi Avital. The New York Times recognized Avital for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility.”
Tickets: $35-$65

At the Center Museum

Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation
In the Studio: Artist Dialogs
January 22, 2015 – February 22, 2015CCAE Museum Jan-Febr2015 2

Enjoy the return of contemporary with the exhibition, Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation highlighting contemporary artists from around the world in this diverse and thought provoking collection by Elliott Hundley, Kahn & Selesnick, Fred Wilson and more!

If you find yourself wanting to go ‘behind the scenes’ in the art world, enjoy In the Studio: Artist Dialogs, an inside look into the studio life of artists. Featured artists include Raul Guerrero with sculptures created in studio with Ed Kienholz and Sam Francis as well as works by Peter Phillips and Roy David Rogers who have worked on early performance and sculptural works with Eleanor Antin.

These two exhibitions encourage viewers to connect the dots between important relationships in the art world, drawing connections between creators and collectors, the process of art production, as well as the importance of the relationship between studio space and artists.
Tickets: $8

Museum Hours:
Mon – Wed: Closed
Thu – Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Regular admission is $8. Senior (60+), military, and student discounts are $5. Center Members and children 12 and under are FREE!

Go to ArtCenter.org for more info and ticketing.