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Jul
17
Sat
Summer Music Strolls @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Jul
18
Sun
Summer Music Strolls @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Jul
23
Fri
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Dates and times
July 16: 11am and 1pm
Paul Livingstone Ensemble

July 23: 11am and 1pm
Yuval Ron Music

July 30: 11am and 1pm
SAKURA Cellos

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

Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Dates and times
July 16: 11am and 1pm
Paul Livingstone Ensemble

July 23: 11am and 1pm
Yuval Ron Music

July 30: 11am and 1pm
SAKURA Cellos

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

Jul
30
Fri
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Dates and times
July 16: 11am and 1pm
Paul Livingstone Ensemble

July 23: 11am and 1pm
Yuval Ron Music

July 30: 11am and 1pm
SAKURA Cellos

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

Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Dates and times
July 16: 11am and 1pm
Paul Livingstone Ensemble

July 23: 11am and 1pm
Yuval Ron Music

July 30: 11am and 1pm
SAKURA Cellos

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

Aug
1
Sun
{CANCELED} Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory Workshop with Jenny Yurhsansky @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this workshop is canceled.

Join artist Jenny Yurshansky in a Zoom workshop on Sunday, August 1 from 10am–noon that will focus on the histories of plants present in California and how their migration stories tie to human migration.

The Zoom workshop includes insights on the research that informed Yurshansky’s work on display in the Castle Garden exhibition, as well as hands-on opportunities to forage, work with plant material, and create small objects honoring the histories of the plants.

$25 for members, $35 for non-members. 

 

Aug
22
Sun
{CANCELED} Castle Garden Gallery Tour @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Please note that the Castle Garden Gallery Tour is canceled.

Join curator Debra Scacco for a walkthrough of the Castle Garden exhibition, currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

Free with registration. Admission is included with your reservation.

 

Sep
16
Thu
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tickets are sold out for the Sept. 16 performance of What You Will

Join us on September 16, 17 or 18 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater in the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required.

 

 

Sep
17
Fri
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tickets are sold out for the Sept. 17 performance of What You Will

Join us on September 16, 17 or 18 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater in the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required.