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Sun. 16 March 2014
2 & 4:30 pm

Blum & Poe Gallery
Art District of Culver City
Escher GunneWardena Architects (Redesign, 2009)

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano

Theme and Variations

A program exploring “theme and variations” fills a resonant, sleek, sky-lit gallery, showcasing the exceptional versatility of an artist who "captures the spirit of the music astonishingly” (Liberty Times, Taiwan). Cindy Wu – performing as violinist, violist and composer – curates a program organized around one of the mightiest works of the solo violin repertoire, Bach’s Chaconne (in d, BMV 1004), along with Messiaen’s sensuous Theme and Variations for violin and piano (1932), Britten’s haunting variations for viola and piano on a theme by Tudor lutenist John Dowland (Lachrymae), and a gravely beautiful Passacaglia for viola by Baroque master Heinrich Biber. Ms. Wu adds her own voice to “theme and variations” with the premiere of an original work.

Between the concerts, enjoy a light reception and the opportunity to explore the galleries' exhibits.

Culver City Art District Festival: Over the last 10 years, Culver City has transformed “into an urban hub of business and revelry” earning a “reputation as a pedestrian-friendly destination with upscale restaurants, gastropubs and a thriving art scene” (Los Angeles Times). Join us as we learn more about its stylish Art District through a gallery exhibit and reception — along with festival essays and articles which explore the history of this vibrant center for contemporary art! A festival packet with restaurant suggestions is available HERE.

This concert is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.