Musical May

Musical May

With the Olson Trio

Live! at the Museum presents The Olson Trio, featuring Jenni Olson on flute (link), Marcia Dickstein playing the harp (link), and Christin Webb on bassoon (link). Adept at the classics, jazz and pop, these very talented women join together for an evening of solo, duo, and trio works. Jenni Olson performs regularly with the chamber group Orion Winds, which she co-founded, and has played with various orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, New West Symphony, and Pacific Symphony. Marcia Dickstein is Founder/Director of the Debussy Trio, which has played worldwide in the US, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. She plays with the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, and the Long Beach Symphony, and has over 375 film credits. Christin Phelps is a freelance chamber and orchestral musician in the Los Angeles area. She performs regularly with the Ceora Winds, teaches at Citrus College, conducts master classes, and maintains a private teaching studio.

The concert starts at 7pm on May 9th at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, and is free with museum admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please contact Jennifer Gardiner at 949-494-8971 x221.

Palette to Palate

Now in its eighth year, Palette to Palate has quickly become one of Orange County’s most anticipated art and dining experiences, named by Riviera magazine among its Top Ten must-attend events. This year Palette to Palate will feature the highly acclaimed wines of Copain Wines and delicious cuisine by Executive Chef Craig Strong of Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. Chef Strong will once again prepare an incredible four-course dinner on site at the museum with his team of chefs, creating a top-tier epicurean experience. The superb wine and cuisine will be complemented by the work of ten artists, presented at the ten dining tables and throughout the Steele Gallery, the museum’s largest exhibition space. Each artist is new to the event, and will join guests for dinner at the table he or she created. All of the artists’ works will be available for purchase. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to bid on high-end packages from Roberto Cavalli, Casas de Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Opera, among others, in a spirited live auction.

The event takes place on May 10th at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive. Tickets are $600, and all proceeds will benefit the extraordinary education and exhibition programs at Laguna Art Museum. For more information contact Deputy Director Ed Fosmire at 949-494-8971 x211.

The Alumni Shap Show

In celebration of the silver anniversary of Laguna Beach High’s famed Shap Show, a special alumni edition is being presented by SchoolPower Endowment. Showcasing the talents of former LBHS performers accompanied by the school’s most charismatic math teacher and skilled acoustic guitarist, Mr. Gary Shapiro, all proceeds from the show will benefit the LBUSD orchestral strings program. Dubbed “No Suits Allowed” to reflect the show and its namesake’s casual and welcoming style, the Shap Show has been a much-anticipated annual event since 1989 when Shapiro first hosted it as a fund raiser for the senior class. The Alumni Shap Show’s 20-plus musical acts will be an exciting display of talent spanning the years of this impressive legacy.

The show starts at 7:30pm on May 11th at the Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Avenue. Tickets are $25 for open seating and $50 for reserved section seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Laguna Beach Education Foundation’s website at or call 949-494-6811.