The Corners of My Mind
Apr
30
6:30 pm18:30

The Corners of My Mind

  • CANVAS Presents

Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimers. One way or the other, Alzheimers disease will touch all of our lives. 

In passionate partnership, Canvas and Bettys Foundation offer a heartwarming evening exploring the connection between music and Alzheimers disease.

Neuroscientist Dr. Joshua Grill explains how brains process musical information and how music can be used in the treatment of Alzheimers patients. Letitia Rogers will speak about Music & Memory, a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. Host Lynn Hutchinson takes a tour through the musical landmarks of her generation and pays homage to musical contributions made by Alzheimers sufferers.

Join us before the program for light drinks and appetizers.

Full program length: 80 mins.

6:30 - Pre-program Reception

7:00 - Program Begins

Dec
4
7:00 pm19:00

MINNESOTA SNOW - Adult Show

  • CANVAS Presents

Snowy landscapes, fuzzy sweaters, tatertot hot dishes and a colossal music tradition. These are all things associated with America’s 32nd state. 

Join us for an evening of reflection and much-needed laughter as we welcome in the holiday season.

The show isn’t religious but will feature some traditional carols.

Please note: We love it when kids want to come to Canvas! That said, our evening show has quiet moments and requires a longer attention span than is comfortable for most children. Please respect our adult audience and their desire for a quiet concert environment. Instead, come join us at our family show!

Dec
4
4:30 pm16:30

MINNESOTA SNOW - Family Show

  • Canvas Presents

Which of our United States is known as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes”? Could you find it on a map?

Minnesota has a long-standing tradition of beautiful snowy winters, warm mushy food called ‘hotdishes,’ and lots and lots of choirs.

We’re going to bring a little Minnesota to California. Enjoy live music that celebrates the holiday season. We will listen, sing, play and let the sounds of December come joyfully in.

Oct
23
6:00 pm18:00

Diabolus In Musica

  • Canvas

Come celebrate All Hallow’s Eve and the haunting music that makes our skin crawl. 

Violinist Jessica King and pianist Lynn Hutchinson will play some spooky classics by Saint-Saëns, Bach, Bernard Herrmann and John Williams, plus a few Canvas surprises.

And if all that weren’t terrifying enough, Canvas founder Lynn Hutchinson explain the basics of why certain music gives listeners the creeps

and introduce you to a musical element that was at one point banned by the Roman Catholic Church on account of it being diabolus in musica (“the devil in music”). 

Don’t let the font fool you - This show is appropriate for ages five to eternity. Program will be 70 minutes long with no intermissions. There is easy access to a bathroom.

Dust off that Frankenstein mask

That’s right! This is a costume affair for all. For every attendee wearing a costume, Canvas will donate a portion of its proceeds to local charity.

25: CANVAS Rewind
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

25: CANVAS Rewind

  • CANVAS

Years ago, we set a goal: 25 Canvas concerts in our home.

Guess what? We’ve hit the mark! And we have you - our audience -  and 60 amazing musicians and artists to thank for it!

We’re ready to load up for the next 25. But before we do that, it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for a look back at our favorite moments from the first 25 Canvas concerts. Food and drink at 6. Show starts at 7. An all-star roster of musicians playing selections from Canvases past, plus a sneak peak at an upcoming show.

(Please note: This performance is not a designated children’s concert, but is open to those who are interested in watching and listening to live music.)