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Fiesta Friday Nights at the de Young Presents an Abundance of Music and Art Inspired by Picasso

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Come early and enjoy the galleries! Friday Night programming begins at 6:00 p.m.

Wilsey Court
DJ Music at 6:00–8:30 p.m.
DJ Sandina, a.k.a. La Positiva, plays tribute to Picasso’s many muses with the sounds of Spain and France and the blending of rhythms from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Claudio Santome

Live Opera
Performances 6:30–6:45, 7:30–7:45, and 8:15–8:30. 
Live opera with tenor Claudio Santome and soprano Laurel Sprigg Soprano with piano accompaniment by Susana Mariles.

Hands-on Art Making
6:00 p.m.  Every week, engage in an all ages art project. This week, join our special guest artist, Kurt Stoeckel, featuring one-line drawings inspired by Picasso. Create your own one-line drawing greeting card for a special someone.


Koret Auditorium (free tickets required: see below for information)
Live music begins at 7:00–8:30 p.m.   

Known for its elegant performances, the Cypress String Quartet has a sound has been called “beautifully proportioned and powerful” by The Washington Post and has been singled out by Chamber Music magazine as “a Generation-X ensemble to watch.” The Cypress (Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; and Jennifer Kloetzel, cello) formed in 1996 in San Francisco and created its signature sound through intense readings of J.S. Bach’s Chorales. Built up from the bottom register of the quartet and layered like a pyramid, the sound is clear and transparent, allowing the texture of the music to be discerned immediately.

The Cypress String Quartet’s unusual approach to its career is informed by each member’s fierce dedication to the ensemble. From the beginning, the foursome made a commitment to each other to only perform together as a quartet. They realized early on that they needed to create their own performance opportunities and organized as a nonprofit, the Cypress Performing Arts Association.

Members have trained individually at institutions such as the Juilliard School, Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music. They play exceptional instruments, including violins by Antonio Stradivarius (1681) and Carlos Bergonzi (1733), a viola by Vittorio Bellarosa (1947), and a cello by Hieronymus Amati II (1701). The Cypress Quartet takes its name from Cypresses, a set of twelve love songs for string quartet by Antonin Dvořák.



Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Printmaking demonstration by Juan R. Fuentes, cultural activist, artist, and printmaker

Open Studios
Kimball Artist Studio/Education Gallery

6:00–8:45 p.m.
Meet 2011 de Young Artist Fellows Todd T. Brown, multidisciplinary artist; Kevin Epps, filmmaker; and Campo Santo theater company, directed by Sean San José; and enjoy artist talks, salons, and performances each Friday Night presented in collaboration with Red Poppy Art House, the African American Art and Culture Complex, and Intersection for the Arts.

Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries
6:30–7:30 p.m. (special exhibition tickets required)
Docent available within the special exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris



July and August 2011 at the de Young Museum

Ticket Information

Programs are free. Museum and special exhibition admission required to visit the galleries. For more information on membership, please click here.

For Cypress String Quartet in Koret Auditorium: Free tickets will be available at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Auditorium. No reservations will be taken. Limited seating. Free tickets will be null and void at 7:15 p.m. 

Contact Information
Gregory Stock