Classical music meets Burmese art courtesy of Jacaranda

A beautiful fundraiser had an unusual focus when Jacaranda, the decade-old Los Angeles contemporary classical music series, hosted an exquisite program of chamber music in a super-cool private home on a recent autumnal Sunday. Rarely viewed works of contemporary Burmese art lent visual, cultural, even political, impact to the event.

Jacaranda board chairman Thomas Aujero Small and his wife Joanna Brody hosted the party at their urban oasis in Culver City. It came as no surprise that the home, customize-designed by music-loving architect Whitney Sander, beautifully ratcheted up in artfulness with the sound of great music and presence of fine art.

  1. New works from Myanmar hung in the beautiful home of board chair Thomas Small before the event
  2. Board chair/host Thomas Small welcomes guests
  3. Curator Paula Tin Nyo, pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, music director Mark Alan Hilt, artistic and executive director Patrick Scott, and Lyris Quartet violinist Shalini Vijayan
  4. Curator Paula Tin Nyo and board chair/host Thomas Small
  5. Curator Paula Tin Nyo of Yone Arts, Emerging Contemporary Art introduces the featured works and artists
  6. Pianist Aremen Guzelimian and tenor Ashley Faatoalia perform
  7. Tenor Ashley Faatoalia, artistic and executive director Patrick Scott, and pianist Armen Guzelimian
  8. Featured new works from Myanmar
  9. Music director Mark Alan Hilt, composer Anne LaBaron, and artistic and executive director Patrick Scott

photo credit: Bonnie Perkinson

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