Join Jenni Olson and Friends, a flute, bassoon and harp trio, as they perform in the museum. Please arrive early to enjoy the museum’s exhibitions and social time.
Live! at the Museum is presented in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!
Laguna Live! concerts are partially funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.
Advance tickets recommended.
Laguna Art Museum members & Laguna Beach Live! Members: FREE
Non-members: $14 per person
Dr. Jenni Olson is an active orchestral performer and recording artist in the Los Angeles area. She is a member of the Long Beach Symphony and subs regularly with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra Santa Monica and South Bay Chamber Orchestra. You can hear her on recent soundtracks such as Star Wars 7, 8, 9, Encanto, Avatar and Indiana Jones 5. In addition to having played on over 100 movies and television shows, Jenni’s album of premier recordings titled “Dreams of Birds” was released through the Delos label and is distributed by Naxos. She has several other albums available through itunes and spotify. Jenni teaches at California State University Long Beach and is a Powell Artist.
Marcia Dickstein, renowned harpist, is enticing new audiences to harp in chamber music and harp solo with orchestra, and inspiring composers to write new works in classical and jazz genres. As Founder/Artistic Director of The Debussy Trio, she has performed worldwide, in the United States, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan, over NPR radio, on commercial & PBS television.
Adjunct Professor of Harp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, Marcia holds master classes throughout the United States and maintains a private studio in Los Angeles. Her transcriptions and scholarly editions of solo and chamber music for professional and student harpists are published by Fatrock Ink .
Marcia has been featured as solo and chamber music harpist at festivals, in film and television, and as a recording artist. Her most recent recordings are “Look Ahead” (Klavier label), which features 10 new works especially written for The Debussy Trio (Klavier label) and “Chill Dog” (Pupsnap Music).
Bassoonist, Christin Webb, is a freelance chamber and orchestral musician based in Los Angeles. While she is in demand as a studio musician and regularly performs with several Southern California orchestras, including the Santa Barbara and Long Beach Symphonies, Christin’s passion is performing chamber music. As a member of Ceora Winds, Christin was featured on the trio’s album “Postcards” and was praised for her “perfectly even fast articulations and rich even tone” by The Double Reed. She is also noted for playing bassoon and contrabassoon on the critically acclaimed album by Jenni Olson, “The Dreams of Birds,” released on the Delos label.
Christin is the Professor of Bassoon at Pepperdine University, conducts masterclasses and maintains a private teaching studio in the San Fernando Valley. She will soon publish several of her chamber music arrangements, including those performed and recorded by Ceora Winds.
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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