November 2019 Field Trips
The Magic Flute
November 14, 2019
- $5.00 per student
- $10.00 per adult
- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- 135 N. Grand Ave.
- Los Angeles, CA 90012
PARKING: Music Center Garage – $20
Deadline: until full
There will be a meeting before the opera so students can learn about the opera and its historical background, also, to understand the rules for attending the opera. Date/time TBA.
A dazzling celebration of love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports you into an enchanted world where good battles the forces of darkness.
LA Opera’s animation-driven production of Mozart’s fantastical masterpiece created a sensation when it was previously seen here in 2013 and 2016. The Magic Flute returns to delight audiences in four performances conducted by James Conlon and two performances conducted by Grant Gershon. Created by Barrie Kosky and the British theater company 1927, the production has now been presented by dozens of theaters on three (soon to be four) continents. In a breathtaking vocation of the silent film era, the onstage cast members —including superstar bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Sarastro—interact seamlessly with projected animations that brilliantly capture the masterpiece’s delightful blend of high comedy and adventure.
COMPOSED BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
CONDUCTED BY JAMES CONLON
IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
For questions: email@example.com
Rancho Vasquez Tour
November 18, 2019
8:30 am – 11:00 am
- $15.00 per person
- 8 years old and up
- Rancho Vasquez
- 1703 Ranch Rd.
- Azusa, CA 91702
PARKING: Limited, more parking on the street (Follow the driveway approximately 50 yards up to our packing house)
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2019 (or until full)
Please join us for a walking tour of the only Avocado Orchard left in the San Gabriel Valley. With 3700 avocado trees, we will learn the history of the area, history of avocados and much more. We will also have the opportunity to purchase Fuerte Avocados (no picking). Please wear sturdy shoes as there will be lots of walking, there will be a steep hill to travel – approx. 150 yds (we will be stopping to discuss things along the way)
A FAMILY HARVEST TRADITION
Rancho Vasquez is a local family owned and operated business dating back three generations. Originally we harvested organic avocados to supply the Vasquez family restaurant. Since then we have grown into an approximately 100-acre organic avocado orchard in the foothills of Azusa, CA where the Vasquez family all reside together.
Still committed to family, and the orchard, harvest time is an event in the Vasquez household where every family member is involved – big and small. Depending on the season we harvest Hass, Fuerte and Lamb Hass avocados by hand, and deliver them to local restaurants and markets throughout Los Angeles.
PLANTING THE SEEDS
Art and Geri Vasquez are the proud owners of Rancho Vasquez. Art has been harvesting avocados since childhood. Art always had avocado trees in his yard and shared the passion of fruit growing with his children just as his father and grandfather had done with him. At one point or another all five of Art and Geri’s children have shared in the growth of the ranch. Today on the ranch, harvest time is a family affair. Art and Geri can be caught in the ranch with one or all of their 10 grandchildren, sharing the family tradition of organic fruit growing.
THREE GENERATIONS IN THE MAKING
Art and Geri’s third son, Vincent Vasquez is vice-president of the ranch. His cousin, Damien Vasquez is chief of operations. Together they attend to the daily operations and participate in every aspect of the ranch, from planting to harvesting to delivering the avocados. They are the arm in the trade-mark and the backbone of the ranch.