- Thursday, 01 Mar 2012
- The Broad Stage
- 7:30 pm
- Michael Ruhlman, author, food blogger, cook & journalist
- Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
- Josefina Vergara, violin
- Jacqueline Brand, violin
- Giovanna M. Clayton, cello
- Nico Abondolo, bass
- Roland Kato, viola
- Margaret Batjer, violin
- Andrew Shulman, cello
- Rossini String Sonata No. 1 in G major
- Giacomo Puccini Crisantemi (“Chrysanthemums”)
- de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole (arr. for Violin and Piano from “Popular Spanish Songs” by Kochanski)
- Paul Schoenfield Café Music
Acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman’s main goal is to get people into the kitchen to cook, try new things, learn and have fun. His newest book is Ruhlman’s Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook.
Like tapas, three opening works tempt with a variety of tastes and textures: Spanish spice from Falla, Puccini’s dark-hued elegy and a confectionery delight from Rossini. Schoenfield’s Café Music was inspired by his one-time employment as house pianist at Murphy’s steakhouse. It’s “tounge-in-cheek musical ghoulash with a little of everything thrown in … witty musical jokes, burlesque, Gershwin, Broadway melody, Gypsy scales and bouncy rhythms … at times languid and sentimental, other times madcap.” (John Windh)
part of the
Concerts in this series are presented without intermission.
For the Westside Connections series, the introduction of the music from the stage takes the place of program notes.
Wondering where to grab a bite to eat near The Broad Stage?
Try one of the nearby restaurants in Santa Monica.
box office info
Call Nicole or Megan in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.
Single tickets are $45
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