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February 2024

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without any large stage or separation between the audience and the artists, allows the audience to feel the purity and essence of chamber music associated with the vibrations of each instrument and the connection to each artist. is performance, its fifth of the season, is an exquisite chamber music program for tenor, piano, and strings by Saint-Saens, Hahn, and Faure. e performance is followed by a Q&A between the artists and the audience, with a high tea buffet with French Champagne catered by e French Gourmet. lesalondemusiques.com Jazz at the Athenaeum February 4 & 28 Athenaeum Music & Arts Library e annual winter series hosted in the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room at the Athenaeum continues this month with two performances by artists making their San Diego debuts. e James Francies Trio features acclaimed pianist-keyboardist James Francies as a leader with Mike Moreno on guitar and Damion Reid on drums on February 4. complexities of family, identity, and self-discovery. e narrative unfolds through different stages of Bechdel's life, seamlessly blending humor, heartache, and poignant moments as it explores themes of acceptance and understanding. A powerful representation of one woman's quest for truth and connection within the confines of her family's home, Fun Home invites audiences to come to a fuller understanding of the journey of coming out and stepping up for yourself. newvillagearts.org Intimate Apparel rough February 4 North Coast Repertory eatre Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Lynn Nottage has stitched together a powerful tale with an array of characters whose intertwining relationships are told with humor, heartbreak, and resiliency. In this deeply affecting story, we are taken into the world of a lonely, talented Black seamstress living in a Manhattan boarding house in 1905 but dreaming of a more fulfilling life. is enduring favorite has enthralled, entertained, and touched audiences around the country. northcoastrep.org Romance in Paris February 4 | La Jolla Woman's Club Le Salon de Musiques, a chamber music series performed in an intimate space Chapatti February 2-25 Scripps Ranch eatre Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her 19 cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people rediscovering the importance of human companionship. scrippsranchtheatre.org Melissa Chandon: Paintings rough February 3 Tasende Gallery Eight recent works featuring slices of classic imagery evoking nostalgic scenes of enduring Americana will be on view at the La Jolla gallery. With a style self- described as "naive, slightly cubist with strong color confrontations and a very surprising approach to perspective" and "optimistic and intriguing minimalism with a strong touch of romanticism," Chandon's work is often noted for her clean, "less is more" aesthetic. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on February 3 from 3 to 5pm. tasendegallery.com Fun Home February 3-March 3 New Village Arts eatre Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this coming-of-age, Tony Award-winning musical delves into the CHAPATTI: PHOTO BY KEN JACQUES INTIMATE APPAREL: PHOTO BY AARON RUMLEY MELISSA CHANDON: PAINTINGS: COURTESY PHOTOGRAPHY Culture ranchandcoast.com 42 FEBRUARY 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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