COURIER Calendar: Senior art, Beethoven, Wilderness Park
Friday, April 29
COLLEGE SENIOR ART EXHIBIT Scripps and Claremont McKenna College 2016 senior art exhibit opens tonight at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery with a free artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show, “You Must Not Know,” features Scripps and CMC artists Noor Asif, Emily Wages, Chelsea Fusco, Chrysanna Daley, Jessica Jin, Grace Poole, Caroline Thomas and Tiffany Goncalves. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Scripps College, Eleventh St. and Columbia Ave. More information is available at rcwg.scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-4690.
GYPSY SISTERS ART SHOW The 21st annual Gypsy Sisters art show is happening from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Claremont’s UCC Church. More than 25 vendors will be on hand, offering quilts, boxes, jewelry, prints, ceramics, paintings, glass, cards, photographs, clothing, purses and more. Also open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 233 W. Harrison Ave. More information is available at (909) 626-7083 or (909) 626-0995.
MOZART FOR LUNCH Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium is the site of a free concert at 12:15 p.m. today by Quartet Euphoria, playing works by Mozart. The ensemble includes Rachel V. Huang and Jonathan Wright on violins, Cynthia Fogg on viola and Tom Flaherty playing the cello. 1030 Columbia St. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or (909) 607-2671.
LATIN JAZZ FOR DINNER Barb Catlin leads the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble tonight in free concert featuring Latin jazz works by Rebeca Mauleon, Tito Puente, Esperanza Spalding and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or (909) 607-2671.
Saturday, April 30
ANTIQUARIAN BOOK SALE The Friends of the Claremont Library’s spring sale of antiquarian and fine books takes place today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s community meeting room. Fine, old, beautiful, rare, historical, literary, classic, whimsical and glorious books, as well as several special collections, will be offered. All forms of payment will be accepted. Friends members receive a 10 percent discount. More information is available at claremontlibrary.org.
POMONA COLLEGE BAND CONCERT Conductor Graydon Beeks will lead Chihiro Tamefusa (alto saxophone) in “Diversions” by Bernard Heiden in a free concert at 11 a.m. today at Bridges Hall of Music. The Pomona College Band will also perform works by Holst, Kohn, Winges and others. The concert will repeat Sunday, May 1 at 8 p.m. The show has open seating, with no tickets required. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performances. 150 E. Fourth St. More information is available at pomona.edu/music-calendar or (909) 607-2671.
CARMINA BURANA Students of the joint music program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps colleges will present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” at 8 p.m. tonight at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St. Heard in many film soundtracks and in countless advertising campaigns, this epic piece is among the most popular choral-orchestral pieces ever written. Choral preparation by Charles W. Kamm and Gregory Norton. David Cubek conducts. Admission is free but tickets are required. Donations are appreciated. The show repeats Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. More information is available at jointmusic-carminaburana.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, May 1
FIFTHS OF BEETHOVEN Claremont Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Fifth Piano Concerto today in a free concert at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music. Music Director Robert Sage will play the concerto under the direction of associate conductor Ruth Charloff. Mr. Sage will then conduct Symphony No. 5 after intermission. Beethoven wrote the concerto in 1808-1809 in Vienna, and it was premiered in Leipzig, Germany in 1811. Because of his worsening deafness, it is the only one of his piano concertos he did not premiere himself. He would have found the subsequent addition of the title “Emperor” objectionable, since he would not have wished to honor the current emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, while he was composing the piece, Napoleon’s army was bombarding Vienna, forcing the composer to flee to his brother’s cellar to complete it. The Fifth Symphony—with its distinctive beginning of four notes, short-short-short-long—is one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies. No reservation required, open seating. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. More information is available at www.claremontso.org or at (909) 596-5979.
MALOOF SCULPTURE GARDEN OPENING The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts’ third biennial Sculpture in the Garden exhibition opens today in Rancho Cucamonga. Admission is free. The show features original sculptures by more than 60 California artists, whose works will be presented in artist-selected locations throughout the Maloof Discovery Garden, a drought-tolerant model garden planted on six acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Add sunshine, live music and the Discovery Garden in full springtime bloom, and opening day becomes a quintessentially southern California experience.” On May 1 only, open house tours of the Maloof Historic Home (which is listed in the national register of historic places) will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m., for $5 (regularly $15). Regular public hours are Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. More information is available at malooffoundation.org.
CLASSICAL CONCERT The Pomona College Band plays a free 8 p.m. concert tonight at Bridges Hall of Music. The program includes works by Heiden, Holst, Kohn, Reeves, Rossini, Winges and others. Graydon Beeks conducts, and soloists are Chihiro Tamefusa on saxophone and Christine Moore on cornet. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is available at pomona.edu/concert-calendar or at (909) 607-2671.
Monday, May 2
WILDERNESS PARK MASTER PLAN DISCUSSION Pomona College hosts a sustainability dialogue tonight on the subject of the soon-to-be-adopted Claremont Hills Wilderness Park master plan. The draft plan is currently being revised, and is posted at ci.claremont.ca.us. Terry Grill and Meg Mathies, Claremont Wildlands Conservancy board members involved in creation of the plan, will discuss its history, evolution, community involvement and issues to be considered. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave. More information is available via email at email@example.com or at (909) 624 5823.
GAMELANS! Nyoman Wenten and Nanik Wenten direct Pomona College’s Balinese Gamelan Ensemble tonight as it brings traditional and contemporary Balinese music to Bridges Hall of Music in a free show beginning at 8 p.m. 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. More information is available at pomona.edu/concert-calendar or at (909) 607-2671.
GROUP ART OPENING The Center for Management in the Creative Industries hosts the free opening reception for “An Exploration: A Group Exhibition” from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening at Alexander Hughes Community Center. The exhibit features artists Cindy Genesious Garcia, Denisse Leung Liu, Iain Muirhead, Mayra Villegas and Jenny Ziomek. The show runs through July 31. 1700 N. Danbury Rd. More information available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 3
UNIVERSITY CLUB FOCUSES ON RUSSIA, CENTRAL ASIA The University Club of Claremont hosts Bill Forti at 11:30 a.m., who will present “Russia and Central Asia Today.” Mr. Forti traveled for five weeks last fall to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. He will provide his impressions of the life and politics in these countries today, 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The $15 meeting fee includes buffet lunch. Information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.
Wednesday, May 4
FORTE PIANO CONCERT Claremont Graduate University Professor Jenny Soonjin Kim will perform sonatas by Leopold Kozeluch at 4:15 p.m. today, sponsored by the department of music at CGU and the Claremont School of Theology. Kresge Chapel, 1325 N. College Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. More information is available at cgu.edu/concerts.
FINE ARTS LUNCHEON Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation hosts a luncheon and lecture at noon today in the Hampton Room of Malott Commons. David Svenson, a skilled craftsman in glass blowing and northwest coast totemic woodcarving, will speak about his newest projects collaborating with Tlingit artist Preston Singletary, casting massive totems in glass. The noon luncheon is $25. Additional seating is available for the free program at 1:15 p.m. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (520) 255-4775.
Thursday, May 5
CLAREMONT FILM FESTIVAL The Eighth Annual Claremont Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Laemmle Theater with the Buster Keaton silent classic The General, complete with live musical accompaniment. Formerly the Claremont 5 Second Film Festival, the event features award-winning short and feature-length films from throughout the world. On Friday, May 6, the musical documentary The Wrecking Crew will screen, featuring the story of previously unsung studio musicians from the 1960s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Ricky Nelson, Phil Spector and many others. Saturday, May 7 will include documentaries in the afternoon, followed by an evening of short films from around the globe. Friday and Saturday shows will be followed with a reception at Le Pain Quotidien. The festival is a production of Claremont Community College, a volunteer group dedicated to providing social, cultural and educational programs. More information is available at claremontfilmfest.com or (909) 477-1747.
Friday, May 6
CELEBRATING THE BARD Charles W. Kamm conducts the Claremont Chamber Choir at 12:15 p.m. today with music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Matthew Harris, Joseph Gregorio and others in a free concert commemorating the Shakespeare quadricentennial. Balch Auditorium at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. More information is available at (909) 607-3266.
Saturday, May 7
BIRD LA DAY Today is Bird LA Day, and Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden is taking part this morning with a docent-led tour from 8 to 10 a.m.