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Upcoming Virtual Events

October is Virtual Arts & Humanities Month!

The Cultural Arts October series is designed to coincide with National Arts & Humanities Month. The largest annual celebration for arts and humanities in the nation, this initiative was launched by Americans for the Arts and national partners through a national collective to further the recognition of the importance of culture in America.

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October Events

LIVE Artist Talk with Ron McCurdy | Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Experience the Langston Hughes Project at home, then join us for a live Artist Talk with Dr. Ron McCurdy on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.

The Langston Hughes Project | Poetry & Jazz. A multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic Jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz,” is Hughes’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Together the words, sounds and images recreate a magical moment in our cultural history, which bridges the Harlem Renaissance, the post-World War II Beat writers’ coffeehouse jazz poetry world, and the looming Black Arts performance explosion of the 1960s.

Recorded performance available Wednesday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 27, 2020

LIVE Artist Talk with Wu Man | Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Branden Muresan, journey through the minds of artists and discover what drives and inspires them through a live interview  during virtual Artist Talks. Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator, and composer giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents CMS Front Row | Music

CMS Front Row events include live, HD performance video from the CMS archive, featuring the thoughtfully curated repertoire that CMS audiences have come to expect and enjoy. Each concert will include introductions by CMS Artists, and end with a Q&A with the featured artist, hosted by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han.

  • Recorded performance available Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Nov. 1, 2020

Letters Aloud presents All Our Best: Perseverance in Times of Struggle | Theater

Featuring real letters from real people throughout history writing about their experiences in times of pandemics, civil rights activism and finding hope and meaning…and humor…when times are particularly tough, “All Our Best” proved to be the perfect show to experience live during these troubling times.

Recorded event will be available until Oct. 23, 2020.

Performing arts programs are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts and the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation's Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.