Join saxophonist Andrew Harrison and keyboardist Jason Lo as they perform at the museum.
Live! at the Museum is presented in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!
Please arrive early and enjoy the museum’s gallery and social time.
Advance tickets recommended.
FREE for Laguna Art Museum members and Laguna Beach Live! Members
Non-members: $14 per person
Acclaimed for his unique approach, virtuosic performances, and as a champion for both new and forgotten works, Indian-American Saxophonist Andrew Harrison has captured the hearts of audiences across the globe, while introducing the world to important voices, and showcasing the beauty and brilliance of the saxophone. Described as a “magician showing off his tricks” (Austin American Statesman), Andrew uses his fresh approach to the instrument to create a new environment for classical music, to reflect our lived experience and mixed culture, blending the known and the not yet explored. He has commissioned and premiered works by a diverse group of emerging and celebrated composers, including Jules Pegram, Giovanni Santos, Viet Cuong, Nina Shekhar, and Derrick Skye, among numerous others.
Andrew is passionate about mentoring the next generation of artists to find their unique perspectives and to craft a professional journey that is singular and meaningful. Currently he serves on the faculties of Sonoma State University, Mt. San Antonio College, and Cerritos College, and previously served at the French Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, and his teachers have included legendary saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and LA Philharmonic Saxophonists Jim Rotter and Douglas Masek. For more information, visit his website at www.andrewsharrison.com.
Pianist, teacher, and chamber musician, Dr. Jason Lo is an in-demand performer whose diverse talents bring him around the globe. Audiences enjoy his performances in Strasbourg, London, Chicago, Honolulu, New York, and throughout Southern California, where he is based. He is proud to have performed at Westminster Hall, the 2012 London Olympic Games, and on multiple occasions, Carnegie Hall.
As an educator, Dr. Lo has taught general music, piano, and choir programs from grades K-12 in public schools. At the college level, he has taught and coached private piano, group piano, private voice, choir, and group voice. Students are always enamored by his musical instincts, kind nature, no-nonsense attitude, and an enthusiastic passion for music by breaking down mechanics of learning. Outside of academia, he enjoys arranging music for his piano trio, baking, and weightlifting.
Dr. Lo is a graduate of University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance studying piano with Antoinette Perry, and conducting with Larry Livingston, with minors in Theory, Instrumental Conducting, and Arts Leadership, specializing in French Music. His Master of Music in Piano Performance is also from USC. Previously, he completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with High Honors, studying piano with Craig Richey from California State University, Long Beach’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Other piano teachers include Susan Azaret Davies (Cal Poly), Martin Canin (The Juilliard School), Boris Slutsky (The Peabody Institute), and Edie Orloff (The Pacific Trio). While at USC, he served as a Keyboard Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant, and received the Outstanding Keyboard Studies Teaching Assistant Award for 2015.
Dr. Lo currently serves on the Piano Faculty at the University of La Verne.
Holiday Glow (feat. Pacific Vocal Series)
Sip and shop as you step into the holidays with an evening of live music!
Interwoven within the festive evening will be two live musical moments featuring recognizable and beloved holiday classics. Presented in collaboration with Pacific Vocal Series, these moments will feature Laguna Beach local and international mezzo soprano Kayleigh Decker and pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding.
Celebrating Male Bodies in the Works of Paul Wonne …
Join art historian Daniell Cornell for his lecture about the evolution of the work and lives of Theophilus Brown and Paul Wonner. Cornell speaks about these artists’ perspective as Bay Area Figurative artists both prior to and following the development of queer art theory.
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