The Swiss Winter
In the Bay Area
January 2012, Issue 40
In This Issue
Swiss Film THE SANDMAN Opens San Joaquin Intl. Film Festival
Stockton, CA, January 12
[ruidobello] a.k.a. Jorge Bachmann in Electronic Music Program at The LAB
San Francisco, January 6
Piano Recital with Frank L�vy at Stanford University
Palo Alto, January 21
World-Premiere Performance of Jarrell Cello Concerto at Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, February 3-4
Swiss Short Film Competes at Sundance
Park City, UT, January 20-27
Documentary MAX BILL - THE MASTER'S VISION at Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, February 2
Documentary BATTLE OF THE QUEENS at Cinequest Film Festival
San Jos�, CA, February 28-March 11
Architecture Presentation and Bubble Ballet Design Installation at swissnex San Francisco
San Francisco, January 5
Monika Steiner Exhibits New Paintings
Santa Clara, Seattle, San Luis Obispo, Ongoing
|Featured Event: Swiss Film THE SANDMAN Opens San Joaquin Intl. Film Festival|
Swiss director Peter Luisi's quirky comedy The Sandman, an audience triumph at San Francisco's recent Berlin and Beyond Festival, will have its San Joaquin Valley premiere next week as the opening night film of the 5th Annual San Joaquin International Fiilm Festival. Director Luisi will also be on hand in person to receive the Festival's Independent Award.
The screening will be followed by a live Q&A session with the director.
The Sandman with Director Peter Luisi
January 12, 7 p.m.
Stockton Empire Theatre
1825 Pacific Avenue
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://sjiff.org/sjiff2012/f-thesandman.html
Supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco
|[ruidobello] a.k.a. Jorge Bachmann Performs Live at The LAB|
Swiss sound artist, photographer, and installation artist Jorge Bachmann will contribute a performance to this Friday's concert of new and electronic music at San Francisco's The LAB. Drawing from his extensive library of field recordings, featuring sounds from the natural and "everyday" worlds, Bachmann, performing as [ruidobello], creates soundscapes "meant for deep listening."
Bachmann appears on a lineup that also includes Simon Whetham, Jim Haynes, and Andrea Williams.
For more information, visit: www.thelab.org
January 6, 8 p.m.
2948 16th Street
|Swiss Pianist Frank L�vy Performs at Stanford University|
International touring artist pianist Frank L�vy, who recently relocated to the Bay Area, will be performing an evening of classical music at Stanford University's Campbell Recital Hall on January 21. The program will include favorites of the Classical and Romantic periods, including pieces by Scarlatti, Mozart, Schumann, and Liszt, as well as a special appearance by award-winning young violinist Minjung Cho.
January 21, 7 p.m.
Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University
541 Lasuen Mall
Tickets available at: http://www.stanfordtickets.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=4257
|Utah Symphony Performs World-Premiere Cello Concerto|
Maestro Thierry Fischer
In a program that includes Beethoven's Fifth and pieces by Faur�, the Utah Symphony will be presenting the world-premiere of a specially commissioned Cello Concerto by Swiss composer Michael Jarrell, under the baton of Maestro Thierry Fischer. The piece, whose commission was supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, will be performed by internationally renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras.
Utah Symphony: Beethoven, Faur�, and Jarrell
February 3 and 4, 8 p.m.
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Tickets and more information at www.utahsymphony.org
This world-premiere performance supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
|Swiss Short Film at Sundance Film Festival|
Switzerland is represented at this year's Sundance Film Festival with a short film from Swiss director Ivan Hurzeler. In Famous Person Talent Agency: Pearls of Asia, Jackie Diamond is a luckless talent agent who never stops dreaming. He believes in show business, so he reaches for the stars from a shabby office in Queens.
|Documentary MAX BILL - THE MASTER'S VISION in Seattle|
This film about Max Bill (1908-1994) moves between the dynamic fields of art, aesthetics and politics. Max Bill, one of the most important Swiss artists of the 20th century, was the most famous student to come out of the legendary Bauhaus in Dessau. He was an ardent anti-fascist and all his avant-garde work as an artist, sculptor, architect and typographer showed a social responsibility and environmental awareness right through his life. His views have become incredibly topical. Director Erich Schmid will be in addendance.
Max Bill - The Master's Vision
|BATTLE OF THE QUEENS at Cinequest San Jos�|
The Swiss documentary Battle of the Queens, soon to be released in Switzerland, will receive its US premiere in competition at the San Jos�'s Cinequest Festival in the presence of director Nicolas Steiner. The film, shot on location in Steiner's native Valais region, follows the rural Swiss tradition of setting cows--not bulls--off against each other in single combat.
Battle of the Queens will be shown preceded by Steiner's award-winning short Ich bin's Helmut.
Cinequest runs February 28 - March 11 in downtown San Jos�. For screening times, visit www.cinequest.org as the festival approaches.
Supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland.
|Architecture Presentation and Bubble Ballet at swissnex San Francisco|
Join Zurich-based architects Sarah Graham, Marc Angelil, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a presentation of their latest book, Another Take, which tells the unusual story of 17 buildings.
This evening also provides the last public opportunity to experience the weirdly mesmerizing Bubble Ballet, a kinetic art installation with, yes, bubbles, from Swiss design firm Greutmann Bolzern.
Another Take: 17 Stories on Architecture
and Bubble Ballet
January 5, 6 p.m.
swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
More information and RSVP here.
|Monika Steiner: Exhibitions in the Bay Area, Central Coast, and Seattle|
Prolific Bay Area Swiss painter and sculptor Monika Steiner has a busy season ahead, showing work in group shows in Santa Clara and Seattle as well as a two-person exhibition in San Luis Obispo.
Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition
Through February 12, 2012
1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA
Group Show: Journeys
Seattle Art Museum Gallery
January 12th to February 11th, 2012
Opening Reception January 12th 5-7pm 2012
1220 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA
April 6th - 30th 2012
Opening Reception April 6th
1010 Broad Street San Luis Obispo