Fine Arts Complex Announces The Luckman 2005-06 Season
ÂTHE LUCKMAN EXPERIENCE Â
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT!Â
The Luckman 2005-06 Season*: ÂThe Luckman ExperienceÂ
The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Box Office: (323) 343-6600 /
Ticketmaster: (213) 365-3500 or
Los Angeles Â The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal
State L.A., is proud to announce its upcoming 2005-2006
season, ÂThe Luckman Experience,Â beginning October 1,
2005. The seasonÂs performances represent world-class
achievement in jazz and dance, with additional theatrical
programming to be announced later in the year for the Luckman
Intimate Theatre. The season also includes three visual arts
exhibitions in the Luckman Gallery.
The Jazz Experience opens the season with a free outdoor
ÂBest OfÂ concert by the Luckman Jazz Orchestra on
Saturday, October 1, 2005. The five-year-old 17-piece
orchestra, founded by Luckman Executive Director Clifford Harper,
and conducted by award-winning musician and educator James Newton,
has toured internationally in Europe and South America. The
orchestraÂs unique sound will be enhanced by the outdoor setting
of the Luckman Street of the Arts, showcasing the highlights of
the groupÂs repertoire, including Ellington, Mingus, and more. The
next LJO concert, Old Wine, New Bottles, on
Saturday, January 28, 2006, will take an innovative approach
to compositions from the 1920s through the 1950s. On Saturday,
April 8, 2006, the Luckman is honored to present the world
premiere of James NewtonÂs Suite for Elizabeth Catlett in
an LJO concert which will also include rediscovered works by
various composers from the Library of Congress and Smithsonian
collections. The annual Latin Jazz and Winter Blues
programs will round out the Luckman Jazz Experience series.
Seven-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, once dubbed Âthe Latin
Monk,Â returns to the Luckman for Latin Jazz on Saturday, February
18, with guest TolÃº. On Saturday, March 4, R&B queen Ruth
Brown headlines the Winter Blues, performing with the same zest
and zeal which made her a star in the 1950s with smash hits such
as ÂTeardrops in My EyesÂ and Â(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter
Mean.Â Opening the concert will be soul and blues artist Otis
Clay. Media sponsor for Luckman Jazz Experience 2005-06 concerts
is KKJZ 88.1 FM.
A unique new series, the Interactive Jazz Experience,
will debut in the Luckman Intimate Theatre on October 16, 2005.
The concerts feature members of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra and
other well-known jazz musicians. These jazz gatherings will allow
the audience to experience the music in the unique black-box
environment of the Intimate Theatre and have an interactive
conversation with the artists. The first performance will be
Drums in Good Company on Sunday, October 16, 2005,
produced and moderated by drummer Kenny Dennis. Joining Dennis
will be Albert ÂTootieÂ Heath, Leon ÂNduguÂ Chancler, and others.
The Bennie Maupin Ensemble program, Penumbra, on
Sunday, November 6, 2005, will feature Maupin as well as Darek
Oles, Michael Stephans, and Munyungo Jackson. On Sunday, April
9, 2006, the brass ensemble Purple Gums, with William Roper,
Bobby Bradford, and Francis Wong, will be joined by cellist Erika
Duke-Kirkpatrick to jam in a wild session of jazz, ragtime, and
The International Dance Experience at the Luckman is an
extraordinary series of modern dance programming from Spain, Great
Britain, and Canada. On Saturday, October 8, 2005, the
sensuous energy of Tango Flamenco as performed by MadridÂs
Talent Danza swirls into the Luckman Theatre, accompanied by the
heart-stirring live music of two Argentinean bands, Ensemble
Nuevo Tango (Tango) and Jarcamora (Flamenco). The
Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre has become one of
BritainÂs premier dance troupes; the company was the inaugural
performer at the Luckman in 1994. With the support of British
Council, USA, Phoenix Dance returns to the Luckman for two nights
in April. On Friday, April 28, 2006, Phoenix Dance will
perform a mixed bill, including Robert CohanÂs Forest; on
Saturday, April 29, 2006, the company will present its
acclaimed political tour-de-force, Planted Seeds, a pointed
commentary on the horrors of civil war in the Balkan States.
MontrÃ©al Danse will perform on Saturday, May 13, 2006,
with three works from Big Bang, a signature program which
incorporates shorter pieces by emergent international
The Luckman Gallery will present three major exhibitions
during the season, with a fourth to be announced. Marnie Weber:
From the Dust Room will be on view from September 6
Â October 29, 2005. Weber creates works of fantasy and fiction
using collage and mixed media installation. The highlights of the
exhibition include a full-color catalogue and the special premiere
performance of WeberÂs The Spirit Girls: Songs that Never
Die, a modern, surreal opera, in the Intimate Theatre on
October 22, 2005. The traveling Altoids Â® Curiously
Strong Collection will be exhibited at the Gallery,
November 10 Â December 17, 2005, as part of the national tour.
Highlights include recent works by James Gobel, Katie Pell,
Randall Sellers, and many others. Another nationally traveling
exhibition, Leave Yourself Behind, which traces the works
of abstract painter David Reed, is scheduled for May 13 Â July
Again this season, the Luckman will offer special dinner
packages in conjunction with the campus University Club
restaurant, as well as a series of free pre-show lectures, to
be announced. More information about the Luckman and how to order
tickets is available by calling the Box Office at (323) 343-6600,
or on the web at www.luckmanarts.org. Tickets are also available
through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or (213) 365-3500).
*All programs subject to change.
The Luckman 2005-06 Season
Â Luckman Jazz Orchestra Â ÂBest OfÂ outdoor concert (free to
the public) Saturday, October 1, 2005, 6:00 p.m.
Â Tango Flamenco, Saturday, October 8, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
Â Interactive Jazz Experience Â Drums in Good Company, Sunday,
October 16, 2005, 3:00 p.m.
Â Interactive Jazz Experience Â The Bennie Maupin Ensemble:
Penumbra Sunday, November 6, 2005, 3:00 p.m.
Â Luckman Jazz Orchestra Â Old Wine, New Bottles, Sat.,
January 28, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Â Annual Latin Jazz Â Eddie Palmieri, TolÃº, Saturday, February
18, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Â Annual Winter Blues Â Ruth Brown, Otis Clay, Sat., March
4, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Â Luckman Jazz Orchestra Â Suite for Elizabeth Catlett,
Sat., April 8, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Â Interactive Jazz Experience Â Purple Gums, Sun., Apr. 9,
2006, 3:00 p.m.
Â Phoenix Dance Theatre Â Mixed Program, Fri., Apr. 28, 2006,
Â Phoenix Dance Theatre Â Planted Seeds, Sat., Apr.
29, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Â MontrÃ©al Danse Â Big Bang, Saturday, May 13, 2006,
Â Marnie Weber: From the Dust Room, September 6 Â
October 29, 2005 Special premiere performance, The Spirit
Girls: Songs that Never Die October 22, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
Â Altoids Â® Curiously Strong Collection, November 10 Â December
Â David Reed: Leave Yourself Behind, May 13 Â July 16,
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