In 2018, ArtWalk Carlsbad makes its debut. This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San diego while promoting the experience of owning orginal art.
More than 175 visual artists will show and sell their work, alongside colorful chalk art that will fill the asphalt as you watch street paintings being created before your eyes on the pavement.
“When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope” tells the true stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live. Making breakthroughs and finding meaning by reaching out to those in need, they discover that what didn’t kill them really did make them stronger. The film shares the accounts of Gil, Ofer, and Elad – young war veterans whose unthinkable battle experiences leave them with life-altering mental and physical scars. Returning to society, their trauma disconnects them from all they once valued, turning their lives upside down. When all seems lost, a revolutionary idea gives them the hope, courage, tools and community to survive, and to embrace their identities as heroes both on and off the battlefield. Banding together in a family of wounded soldiers, they learn to face their obstacles together and discover that in conquering their pain, they might have more to offer than ever before.
- “When the Smoke Clears” will screen during the GI Film Festival San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center.
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library is pleased to present the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir on Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 pm at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. Under the direction of Ruth Weber, this accomplished ensemble will perform a varied program from their varied repertoire—from Yiddish and Israeli songs to opera, movie and Broadway music. They will be accompanied by Michael Munson with drummer Bob Weller and oboist Emilia Lopez-Yañez. Their recordings have won three Global Music Awards among other honors. The San Diego Troubadour has called the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir, “one of the finest vocal ensembles San Diego has to offer.”
There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd. Call (858) 538-8158 or visit www.srfol.org for information.
Steven Schick conducts chorus, orchestra and four soloists in the Mozart arrangement of Handel’s “Messiah.” Also on the program are noted African-American composer Florence Price’s “Violin Concerto No. 2,” performed by David Buckely, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Qingqing Wang. A pre-concert lecture is given by Steven Schick one hour before each performance. For more information or to purchase tickets call 858-534-4637 or visit our website at www.lajollasymphony.com.
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series is pleased to present the Grigorian- Gubenko Piano Duo on Sunday, December 9, at 2:30 PM at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. Their program will include Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” as well as works by Dvorak, J. S. Bach, and Debussy.
Comprised of Anna Grigorian and Natasha Gubenko, the Grigorian-Gubenko Piano Duo was the winner of the 2017 Cal State Fullerton Piano Duet Competition. Anna and Natasha have performed extensively since forming in 2016, including multiple venues in San Diego and Orange County. Both pianists lead busy piano teaching careers, with their students performing at state and national competitions and festivals. They enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of music with their audiences and students alike.
Meet the artists and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, although donations are appreciated. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd. Visit www.srfol.org or call (858) 538-8158 for information.
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series rings in the new year with “From Beethoven to Broadway, music for Horn and Piano” featuring the San Diego Chamber Music Society on Sunday, January 13, at 2:30 PM at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. The French horn/piano duo of Bruce Dorcy and Beverly Reese Dorcy will perform selections from famous composers of the past including Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens and Cherubini plus 20th century American composers like Alec Wilder, Burt Bacharach, Mitch Leigh, Jerry Herman and Henry Mancini—something for everyone to enjoy. There will be an interesting dialogue about the pieces and composers and perhaps an amusing anecdote or two. Come enjoy chamber music at its best in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center!
Beverly Reese Dorcy, piano/percussion, was formerly principal percussionist with the Fresno Philharmonic, Tacoma Opera, Bellevue (Washington) Philharmonic, Women’s Philharmonic, Monterey Opera, Golden Gate Opera and Classical Philharmonic. She has also performed extensively with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera and Sun Valley (Idaho) Summer Symphony.
Bruce Dorcy, French horn, was a member of the National Ballet of Canada and Canadian Opera Orchestras for 24 years and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for 11 years. He also played on Broadway in New York for 6 years (“Man of la Mancha”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Promises, Promises”) as well as occasional performances with the New York City Opera, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Toronto Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, among others.
Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert. There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd. Call (858) 538-8158 or visit www.srfol.org for more information.