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Dúo del Sol - Tom Farrell, guitar & Javier Orman, violin - WAITLIST OPEN

Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

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Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email
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Please note that Back on the Beach Cafe closes at 3pm in the winter, and despite what Eventbrite says, you do not need to print out your ticket, just mention your last name when checking in.

6:30-7:30pm: Concert

Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman of Dúo del Sol create original music, transfiguring music all along the classical/jazz/rock spectrum. They have been called “avant-sonic acrobats” by LA Weekly and that they “live in the land of exceptional genius” by I Am Entertainment Magazine. On stage, this firebrand duo takes no prisoners, harnessing the raw energy of a rock band by wildly stretching their instruments beyond any traditional limits, mixing and engineering their unique sounds like two mad scientists. Their instruments become irrelevant and what’s left is evocative, powerful music. They will be performing a program of highly energetic and emotionally charged original music from their new album ‘hello Kaleidoscope’.

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Javier Orman - has been lauded as an “excellent musician, called for great things in his career” (Revista Sinfónica, Uruguay) and his performance on the violin called “exciting, vibrant” (La Industria, Peru) and “passionate, exuberant” ( Born in Israel, Javier grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he was introduced to the violin at an early age by Ludmilla Cavallaro. As a teenager, he played tango and rock & roll and trained in Venezuela's “El Sistema." Orman received his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Yehonatan Berick. Before, he studied with Lee-Chin Siow at the College of Charleston, where he received numerous awards for his academic achievements in Music and Mathematics.

Tom Farrell strides effortlessly across the worlds of Classical, Contemporary and music of the globe. As conductor of the Los Angeles Electric 8, Tom launched the group on a successful East Coast tour in the spring of 2011 where they were greeted with great enthusiasm at the Strathmore Guitar Festival and received a Critic’s Pick in Time Out Magazine in New York City. Rising opportunities in Los Angeles have continued to evolve Tom into an extremely versatile guitar player and composer. In 2011, Tom co-founded Dúo Del Sol with violinist Javier Orman. Recently Tom recorded Hermano for the soundtrack of the Will Ferrell movie Casa de mi Padre.

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Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch! 

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. 

Parking: October - April the parking rate is $5 after 5pm for Beach=Culture attendees at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. Display your receipt on your dash. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 3pm in the winter, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Have questions about Dúo del Sol - Tom Farrell, guitar & Javier Orman, violin - WAITLIST OPEN? Contact Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

When & Where

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! 

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit

See Getting Here & Parking for directions, parking fees, bike information, and more! 

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

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