THE CAPITOL ENSEMBLE! Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:00pm

The Capitol Ensemble will perform Saturday, July 14, 2018 on the Pomegranate Patio of El Molino Viejo. The program will feature two great melodic string quartets by Schubert and Dvorak.  The first by Franz Schubert, String Quartet in a minor OP. 29, is known as Rosamunde.  The second half will feature Antonin Dvorak's string Quartet in Major OP.96, The American.

The Capitol Ensemble is noted for a sound that is “richly upholstered and well balanced”, with a unique group of musicians dedicated to the live performance of an eclectic range of repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. The members have collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned artists, and performed live broadcasts on National Public Radio, and recorded new works by several California composers. The musicians of The Capitol Ensemble are Philip Levy, violin, Julie Gigante, Violin, Alma Fernandez, viola and Jacob Braun, cello. Violinist Phillip Levy has received worldwide critical acclaim performing and teaching at festivals across the U.S. and around the world. Since her Carnegie Hall debut, violinist Julie Gigante has been in demand as a chamber musician, soloist and recording artist. Violist, Alma Lisa Fernandez attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music and UCLA where she earned a Master’s Degree in Viola Performance. She is currently Professor of Viola at Pepperdine University. Cellist, Jacob Braun is a busy musician performing frequently with chamber ensembles and as a soloist. The ensemble is in its 16th season as Artists in Residence for the LA County Museum's "Sunday's Live" radio broadcasts and are featured on the programs theme music.

Kaleidoscope Trio! Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:00pm

The Kaleidoscope Trio is a unique ensemble that will bring the true meaning of FUN to the Old Mill's Pomegranate Patio on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8pm.  Playing a colorful wide range of music, from Bach to the Beatles and Schubert to Sinatra, and that's only in the first half of the evening! Kaleidoscope Trio will conclude the evening by taking requests from the audience! Can they be stumped? Kaleidoscope Trio is composed of violinist, Mann-Wen Lo, Micah Wright, clarinet and Adam Borecki, guitar. Join us for a fun musical evening that will include a plethora of musical styles including classical, jazz, pop, klezmer, and fusion.

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The California Art Club documents how nature has sculpted incomparable vistas – from the exquisitely expansive to those smaller in their splendor – with the exhibition Canyons to Coves, on view at the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill from May 22 to September 16, 2018.

 The exhibition will showcase more than 40 paintings that focus on the dramatic landforms created by natural erosion, juxtaposing canyons and their sheer size with small coves that often have narrow, restricted entrances. The display will feature not only national monuments – including the grandest of the canyon landforms, the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world – but also intimate coastal inlets that provide captivating views along the Pacific Ocean and other bodies of water around the world.

 “As the breathtaking views of both canyons and coves beg exploration, it only seems appropriate for the California Art Club to encourage our artists to explore the diverse range of imagery offered by these landforms for the Canyons to Coves exhibition at our gallery at the historic Old Mill,” says Bethany Lamonde, exhibitions manager for the century-old fine arts organization. “This theme is particularly well suited for our artist members, given the plein air heritage associated with the Club’s founding in 1909,” adds Lamonde.

 The participating artists in the exhibition are juried members of the California Art Club and include Charity Anderson, Cliff Barnes, Nanette Biers, Amery Bohling, John Budicin, Nikita Budkov, Larry Cannon, Gene Costanza, David Damm,  Rick J. Delanty, Karl Dempwolf, Linda DuPas, Esther Engelman, Terri Ford, Andrea Gaye, Ray Harris, Diana Hecht, Laurie Hendricks, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, David Jenks, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Emilie Lee, Calvin Liang, Simon Lok, Lee MacLeod, Patricia McGeeney, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Frank Ordaz, R.S. Riddick, Rodolfo Rivademar, Junn Roca, Susan Sarback, Liliana Simanton, W. Jason Situ, Robert Gantt Steele, Milly Tsai, Jove Wang. Marilyn Wear, Ellie Wilson and Karen Winters.

 Carolyn Hesse Low,  Delta Blues,  Oil 16x20

Carolyn Hesse Low, Delta Blues, Oil 16x20

2018 Summer Concert Tickets Are On Sale Now!

The 2018 Magical Music Summer Concert Tickets are now on sale! This summer's concert lineup includes all new musical ensembles performing on the Pomegranate Patio for the first time! Three Saturday evenings that you don't want to miss!  The series lineup includes Kaleidoscope Trio, Saturday, June 30th, Capitol Ensemble, Saturday, July 14, and finishes with Jazz! The Lappitt-Rocha Sextet on Saturday, August 25th. Advance reservations are strongly recommended, order on-line here;  Print the concert flyer or call the Old Mill office (626) 449-5458. With advance reservations tickets are $24 per seat or $30 at the door. Old Mill Foundation member tickets are $20 with advance reservation.  Not a member? Come join the fun and get the member special price.


If you are not yet a member of the Old Mill Foundation, the perfect time to join is now! Our 2018 Membership Drive is underway and you can support El Molino Viejo at various levels, beginning at just $50. There are many things happening at the Mill - join us! Members may purchase concert tickets at a special price.


California Art Club Exhibit:

Signs of Spring

The California Art Club pays tribute to its founding members and the California Impressionist movement they inspired. The organization's early artists influenced the first art movement to be defined as purely Californian, as they painted scenic vistas of the Golden State's natural beauty. This current exhibition features more than 40 paintings that will transport the viewer to a variety of exquisite settings from intimate backyard gardens and hiking paths dotted with wildflowers to beautifully manicured grounds of local landmarks and spectacular expanses of the desert.