by Berenice Cisneros
An All-Shubert Piano Recital will be presented by University of California, San Diego Pianist Cecil Lytle at 3 p.m. January 20 in the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club on the UCSD campus. Proceeds from the event will go to the Lytle Memorial Scholarship at UCSD's Thurgood Marshall College. Lytle's program will feature both short and long form works, beginning with Twelve Waltzes. A master of the short form, Shubert's piano waltzes rival the equally elegant waltzes of Chopin in their lyricism and charm. He is an expert in the performance of 19th and early 20th century music. He has taught UCSD courses in classical music and black music history. He is also a recording artist who has performed on television and radio. To purchase your $35.00 tickets call (858) 534-0876.
The Vermeer Quartet has performed for audiences all over the world. Their performances are majestic in style, technically without flaw. Experience for yourself this wonderful performance Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 at UCSD's Mandeville Auditorium. Members of the Vermeer Quartet are Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin; Mathias Tacke, violin; Richard Young, viola; Marc Johnson, cello. Admission is $22 for general admission and student tickets are $10. Call (858) 534-TIXS for your purchase.
Something for the Young and Old
On Sunday, January 27th at 2:00 PM in Spreckels Theatre will kick off another season of high quality production that will transport young and older audiences alike on educational adventures leading to an appreciation of classical music. During your magical musical tour you will thrill to the soothing, sweet, resounding and smooth sounds of, among others, Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beeth-oven, Chopin, Joplin and Gershwin. A fantastic highlight will be Scott Paulson performing concerti for Toy Piano on Miniature Instruments from the Geisel Collection at the UCSD Library. Don't Miss It! Call 435-9111 for your tickets. $7 - $12 for Kids & $15 - $20 for adults.
Book This Performance
Schools, community centers and libraries interested in booking Ladybird, should call the La Jolla Playhouse's Education and Outreach Office at (858) 550-1070 ext. 101. This action packed new play for students tells of young Rosie Sanchez's adventure as she discovers the mysterious career of her roller derby grandmother. In Ladybird: The Life and Times of a Roller Derby Queen, a young girl has a big problem. Her unpredictable grandmother, a roller derby queen embarrasses her. It's a funny and heartwarming tale, where a young girl discovers the joy of finding and keeping a dream alive with the help of her roller derby grandmother.
Winter Dance Concert
The Dance Department of the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts will present its Winter Dance Concert on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Florence Johnson Grand Theater, located at 2425 Dusk Drive in San Diego. Tickets range in price from $4-$6. For more information, call the SCPA Box office at 470-0588.
SDSU Department of Theatre and The Center for Visual and Performing Arts present the 5th Annual Theatre of the World Festival February 1st and 2nd. Innovated Theatre for all ages. For information call 594-6884 or to buy tickets on-line http://theatre.sdsu.edu.
Wanna Be Wolf: a colorful and charming shadow puppet play, for few-year olds and up.
Langel and the Horse Named Blue: an engaging and magical story exploring creativity, longing and freedom, for few-year olds and up.
The Fable of The Fox: tender and charming, performed in Spanish, for all ages.
Underground Jungle: an imaginative physical theatre production with songs, poems, music and dance, all ages.
Kick: the words tradition, pride and spirit inspire an ordinary student to take action at Newman High, 6th grade and up.
Jettison Speaks: a bilingual show exploring adventures of a young man who falls victim to social and moral pressures, 3rd grade and up.
Maricela de la Luz Lights The world: a mythical adventure set in modern-day San Diego, all ages.
The Desert in The Sea: a mythical tale that combines traditional and ancient religious songs and poetry, 7th grade and up.
Images Theatre for Young Hearts and Minds: mélange of scenes exploring issues of importance to teens ranging from sex and drugs, relationships, peer pressure to self-esteem, 7th grade and up.
Abaa Koma: a moving combination of voices, instruments, dress of various ethnic groups of West African, in particular Ghana, all ages.
Imagination Express...All Aboard: mime performers sharing stories and reinforcing positive life-style choices using comedy slapstick and pantomime in a non-verbal, highly energetic format, all ages.