Summer Music Strolls

July 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
$20 members/$25 non-members
Descanso Gardens
(818) 949-4200

Come take a relaxing summer walk after-hours through Descanso and savor the sounds of live music in different parts of the garden. Enjoy classical music from SAKURA Cellos, the sounds of sitar from the Paul Livingstone Ensemble: AROHI, and mystical music from the Middle East performed by the Yuval Ron Music featuring Manuel Gutierrez and Andres Vadin.

Reservations required, tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Click here to book your tickets.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
July 17 and 18: 5:30–7:30pm

5:30 & 6:30pm: SAKURA Cellos 
A unique and versatile cello ensemble, hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” by Mark Swed in the LA Times, SAKURA Cellos is built on the artistry and virtuosity of its artists. Drawing from the rich heritage of a repertoire that spans eight centuries, inventive programs are constructed around conceptual threads, with a commitment to opening new vistas of beauty and expression by showcasing the great warmth and scope of cellos.

5:45 & 6:45pm: Paul Livingstone Ensemble: AROHI 
The music of Arohi Ensemble weaves the classical ragas and intricate rhythmic architectures of South Asia with the counterpoint of Western chamber music. Arohi brings a unique blend of sitar, cello, tabla and drums together. Paul Livingstone and Peter Jacobson featured on multiple Grammy-winning records are joined along with dynamic percussionists Neelamjit Dhillon on tabla and Dave Lewis on drums.

6 & 7pm: Yuval Ron Music
In a vivid program, the Yuval Ron Music – with guest flamenco artist Manuel Gutierrez and Andres Vadin – explores the Jewish and Gypsy traditions of Andalusia, Spain. The sublime and stirring guest gypsy-flamenco artists evoke Andalusia in the Middle Ages and explore a vision for the 21st century.