Live! at the Museum

Live! at the Museum: Laguna Beach Live! and the Laguna Art Museum are partnering to present an evening of art and music on the second Thursday of each month. Laguna Beach Live! brings in talented musicians to perform classical and contemporary chamber music,7:00 to 8:00pm. The concerts are free for Museum members and to non Museum members with admission ($7/adult and $5/senior & student). The Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive. Visit our venues page for directions. 

May 12th, 2016
Oakwood Brass  

Oakwood Brass
Established in 2009, Oakwood Brass presents music that is fun and lively to audiences using the classical brass quintet sound. The group currently presents a wide range of exciting programming featuring music from a large assortment of genres including classical, jazz, Americana, and popular media. Oakwood Brass is a modern brass quintet aiming to revitalize chamber music performances using contemporary media to attract new listeners to classical instrumentation. The group seeks to connect the classical sound to music that children and adults know from their own life experiences.

Aaron Smith, trumpet
James Edwards, trumpet
Annie Bosler, horn
Danny Lawlor, trombone
Darren Dvoracek, tuba

June 9th, 2016
Lee Zimmer  

Lee Zimmer, Classical Guitar.
Lee Zimmer is a virtuoso performer who has delighted audiences with his elegance and sense of musicality both as a soloist and ensemble player. Lee has performed and taught guitar for most of his life. Currently, he is adjunct professor of guitar studies at both La Sierra and California Baptist Universities. Lee also is music department chairperson for the Fender Center’s Kids Rock Free program, where he developed the current curriculum for guitar, bass, and band studies.

Mr. Zimmer studied classical guitar for several years with Maestro Seiko Sesoko. Along with that, he has performed in Master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isben, David Russell, Michael Newman, and Jorge Morel. As well as performing and teaching, Lee has arranged music for one, two, and four guitars. His arrangement for two guitars of Le Tombeau de Couperin, by Maurice Ravel, is featured on a CD that he recorded along with guitarist Eric Brenton as Duo Sesoko.

July 14th, 2016
imagecomingsoonnew   Ko-Ni Choi and Hee Jin Yoon, harpists
Bios coming soon!

August 11th, 2016
quartetonuevo   Quarteto Nuevo effectively merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! The ensemble's razor-sharp precision is enhanced by its jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs, and challenging time signatures. They meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove.

Damon Zick - soprano saxophone
Kenton Youngstrom - acoustic guitar
Jacob Szekely - cello
Aaron Chavez – percussion

October 13th, 2016

The Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier performing ensembles. Formed in 1984 by internationally renowned saxophonist Douglas Masek, the Quartet’s extensive repertoire spans original compositions and arrangements that bridge styles from the Classical to Modern Jazz.

The Quartet’s unique blending of innovative and diverse programming, along with informational narrative, transports its listeners on a musical journey that exhibits the many colorful possibilities encompassing the sound spectrum of the saxophone in a quartet setting.

Douglas Masek - soprano saxophone
Ken Foerch - alto saxophone
David Brennan - tenor saxophone 
Damon Zick – baritone saxophone

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