By Berenice Cisneros
Making Beautiful Music: Gustavo Romero Returns for the Athenaeum Mozart Festival II
Tickets are selling rapidly for the Athenaeum Mozart Festival, Part II, with Gustavo Romero, piano. After all, it’s an Athenaeum tradition: Gustavo Romero playing the complete piano works of a single composer at a summer festival. For four Sundays in July, 2004, Romero returns to The Neurosciences Institute for the second part of the Athenaeum Mozart Festival.
All concerts will take place in the acoustically superb 350-seat auditorium at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, on four Sunday afternoons in July, at 4 p.m. New this year is the opportunity for ticket buyers to have assigned seating.
The series begins on Sunday, July 4, with Fantasie and Fugue in C Major.
The program on Sunday, July 11 is: Adagio in b minor, K. 540, Sonata in C Major, K. 46d, Ten Variations on “Unser dummer Pöbel meint,” K. 455, Sonata in E-Flat Major, K. 282 and Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 570.
On Sunday, July 18, Romero will play the Fantasy in c minor, Sonata in F Major, K. 332, Rondo in a minor, K. 511 and Sonata in D Major, K. 576.
The series concludes on Sunday, July 25 when Romero will perform four Piano Concerti.
Tickets to the Mozart Festival, Part II are: $104 for the series of four; $29 for individual concerts. For reservations call (858) 454-5872.
“Tower After Hours”
Ballet Folklorico Nanahuatzin. The dance group will perform vibrant folk dances from throughout Mexico during the San Diego Museum of Man’s “Tower After Hours” event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.
Open to the public, the event is held in collaboration with the House of Mexico, and will feature regional food and drinks from Mexico, plus ongoing performances. The cost is $20 for non-members and $15 for Museum members and students.
The monthly Tower of Hours series spotlights world cultures and traditions highlighting a distinct country or area and its cultures, with music and dance performances, informative presentations, and samples of each country’s particular food and drink.
El Legado de Los Papas
** Desde el 15 de mayo pasado al 6 de septiembre, el San Diego Museum of Art hospeda más de 390 artefactos, documentos y obras de arte prestados por el Vaticano, incluyendo ejemplos por Giotto, Michelangelo y Bernini. La exposición intitulada San Pedro y el Vaticano: El legado de los Papas, hace su última presentación en el San Diego Museum of Art después de una gira por los Estados Unidos. Los pisos, muros, puertas y sótano del Vaticano se han recreado a fin de trazar los dos mil años de la historia del papado, co-menzando con San Pedro y culminando con el Papa Juan Pablo II. Recomendamos que calcule por lo menos una hora y media para disfrutar su visita. Los precios de entrada varían desde $18 para adultos hasta $9 para niños de 6-17, con descuentos especiales para personas de tercera edad, militares, estudiantes universitarios y grupos de 15 personas o más. El museo esta localizado en 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Para mayor información llame al (619) 232-7931.
Disney’s “Young Black Stallion”
** First live action adventure made expressly for the giant IMAX screen is a magnificent and thrilling tale that is a prequel to the 1979 motion picture “The Young Black Stallion.” It’s the most breathtaking and triumphant scenes ever visualized on the giant dome screen. This special limited engagement will run from April 21 thru June at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Tickets run for $11.75 adults; $8.75 ages 3-12; and $9.75 seniors (65+). For more information and show times call 619-238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.
Joe Garcia’s “Expressions”
** At Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, May 8 through June 13, is Expressions, an exhibit featuring nationally acclaimed artist Joe Garcia. On exhibit will be Garcia’s watercolors and oils, his famous wildlife art, plain air paintings and large studio landscapes. The Gallery is located at 30352 Highway 78 at Highway 79 in Santa Ysabel, seven miles below Julian.
Forces of Nature
** Opening Friday, May 28 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, showcasing the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes and severe storms. Audiences will learn what is being done to predict and prepare for these events. Forces of Nature examine the earth’s most inspiring and terrifying natural events with the trademark combination of scientific excellence. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located in Balboa Park.
For more information and showtimes, call 619-238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.
I Do! I Do!
** The Fritz Theatre is proud to announce the opening of their new show, I Do! I Do! at the Sixth Avenue Bistro. With music by Harvey Schmidt and books & lyrics by Tom Jones, the authors of The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do! will play at the Sixth Avenue Bistro Cabaret, located at 1165 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of B Street, in downtown San Diego. Opening night was Saturday, May 22 with performances through June 26 on Fridays and Saturdays, with special Sunday matinees on June 6, 13, & 20. Tickets are $46, $41 for seniors/military/full-time students w/ID. For reservations and information, call the Sixth Avenue Bistro Cabaret box office at 619-239-4196.
Ethnic Food Fair in Balboa Park
** A variety of ethnic foods, lively music, spirited dancers in colorful traditional costumes representing countries from around the world will highlight this year’s Ethnic Food Fair each Sunday in June from 2-3PM at the House of Pacific Relations (HPR) in Balboa Park. This event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call (619) 466-0229.
Chicano Visions Exhibition at MCASD
** Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge is on display through September 12 at MCASD La Jolla (700 Prospect St). An accessible and powerful art form, printmaking has played an important role in the development and history of Chicano art. Tickets are $6 adults; $2 students and seniors. For more information call (858 454-3541.
** America’s most beloved musical and winner of 7 Tony Awards is delighting audiences of all ages at the La Jolla Stage Company from June 5 through June 27. Annie is based on cartoon strip Little Orphan Annie. This depression era rags-to-riches story goes down like the sweetest ice-cream treat. Tickets are $18 - $22. To purchase your tickets call (858) 459-7773. So don’t miss it!
Indian Fair at Balboa Park
** Performers ranging from popular flutist Troy DeRoche and Kumeyaay musician Lupe Dancin’ Bear to the dazzling Manuel Inter-tribal dancers will headline the non-stop entertainment line-up at the San Diego Museum of Man’s annual Indian Fair, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13. As a tradition they will showcase breath taking Native American dancers, skilled artisans, mouth-watering Indian fare and collector quality artwork and crafts.
“TGIF Jazz in The Parks”
** Eleven TGIF concerts will be held in Carlsbad parks over the months of June, July and August. All concerts will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8PM and are free of charge.
June 18, June 25 & July 2 @ Stagecoach Park, 3420 Camino de Los Coches.
July 9 & July 16 @ Magee Park in the heart of Carlsbad
July 23 & July 30 @ Poinsettia Park on Hidden Valley Road
Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 @ Calavera Hills Park
For more information see the City of Carlsbad website www.ci.carlsbad.ca.us.
Dora The Explorer Live!
** The popular Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Dora and her best friend, Boots, invite the audience to join them in an exciting adventure in Dora the Explorer Live! Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends. She teaches Spanish words or phrases to the audience and then asks them to use them to solve a problem and forge ahead. Showing June 16-20 at the Civic Theatre, located at 3rd and B Street, downtown San Diego. For tickets call (877) 225-9686.
Jazz at the Athenaeum
** Farrell Family Jazz at the Athenaeum series offers new faces, some welcome returns, and two double shows. It all promises to be a terrific lineup.
Sunday, June 13, The Tomasz Stanko Quartet @ 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 24, James Zollar Quintet @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 1, Curtis Sigers @ 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 10, Alan Pasqua Jazz Collective @ 7:30 p.m.
All concerts will be held at The Athenaeum Music Arts & Library located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. For tickets call (858) 454-5872.
Voz Alta Summer Revibe
June 18 and 19th, Evening Performances start at 8:00 6/18 $7.00; 6/19, $10.00 or $15.00 weekend. Voz Alta Project, 1544 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92110. 619-230-1869.
The Voz Alta’s Summer Revibe is a community arts event featuring an overview of the Voz Alta Project’s artists and performers, upcoming events and community projects. The Summer Revibe promotes artist dialogue by bringing together musicians and poets from different disciplines and styles. The Summer Revibe will include two nights of music, poetry, jazz, and cutting edge artists.