From Harlem to Hermits to Haydn: Fairfield Arts Preview

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on February 3, 2012

Image: Meadowlark LemonFor 22 years, he was known as the “Clown Prince” of basketball, a beloved member of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. In fact, Meadowlark Lemon played in an astounding 16,000 games and was a 2003 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

But basketball’s only half the story. These days Lemon is also an author and motivational speaker, with a string of basketball camps and an inner city youth outreach initiative he hopes will prepare kids for the job market, not the gang lifestyle.

Want to know more about a man the Los Angeles Times called “an American institution?” Come see Lemon in person at the next Open VISIONS Forum, Fairfield’s signature lecture series. He’ll be here at the Quick Center on Monday, February 13 at 8 p.m. Buy your tickets today!

And what comes after February 13? Why, Valentine’s Day!

Image: Peter NooneAnd what better way for you and your special someone to spend it than with the ever-charming Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone? Having ridden the wave of the British Invasion, graced Broadway stages, and conquered screens big and small, Noone brings his disarming wit and extraordinary talent to the Quick Center for a concert of unforgettable hits from “There’s a Kind of Hush” to “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am.” Now that’s ‘something good!” Snag your tickets today.

On February 16, travel to the piazzas of Milan – in the comfort of the Kelley Theatre via HD!  The Quick is proud to present Leonardo Live, a fascinating tour of the National Gallery of London’s sold-out exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. Art historian Tim Marlow guides you through the eye-popping exhibit, which features the largest-ever number of da Vinci’s works in one place and a never-before-seen piece.

The show starts at 7 p.m., but arrive early for “De-Coding Da Vinci – Seeing is Believing,” a 6:30 p.m. talk with Philip Eliasoph, Ph.D., Fairfield art history professor and author.

Image: Chamber Orchestra KremlinRound out the week on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m. with the stirring Chamber Orchestra Kremlin with Maxim Kozlov. Since its formation in 1991 in Moscow, the orchestra has performed more than 1,400 concerts around the world and recorded more than 30 CDs.

And the critics have noticed: Their recordings have won the Diapason d’Or in France, critic’s choice nods from London’s Gramaphone and The New York Times, and Record of the Year in Hong Kong.

Joined by masterful cellist Maxim Kozlov, they will soar through a program of Dvorak, Haydn, and works by their own principal second violinist Eskender Bekmambetov. Buy tickets for this concert and any other Quick Center events today!

 

Special Treatwatch our guests at the Open VISIONS Forum appearance of Rex Reed make their Oscar picks!

 

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