“Ani Gogova and Friends” series is inspired by the tradition of the salons of the Belle Epoque, where important public figures, artists, writers, and musicians would gather with friends and admirers to exchange ideas, share their art, and inspire each other while creating lasting memories of decadent evenings (think Gertrude Stein’s salons in Paris where you would find on any given night Picasso, Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, Matisse, Dali, and the likes).

An experience like no other in the city, our evenings will seduce all your senses by presenting the art of fascinating visual artists, delicious music from the classical repertoire, and unique culinary experiences designed to match the theme of the art. Says Ani, "For years, I have dreamed about showing the work of my uber-talented friends and collaborators in an intimate setting in this type of multi-sensory experiences."

Olé!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Salon des Artistes

410 S Michigan Ave, Studio 535

Chicago, IL

Carlos Rodolfo Chinchilla, photography
Ani Gogova, piano
With Special Guests
Amaia Gabantxo, voice
Sergei Kvitko, piano
Act I
Exhibition & Dinner
Act II
Music Concert

Manuel de Falla

Danza Ritual del Fuego

Ani Gogova, piano

Selections from Canciones Populares

Amaia Gabantxo, voice

Ani Gogova, piano


Enrique Granados

Selections from Escenas Romanticas

Sergei Kvitko, piano

Selections from Danzas Españolas

Ani Gogova, piano


Claude Debussy

Sarabande from Pour le Piano

Ani Gogova, piano


J S Bach

Sarabande from French Suite No.6 in E major

Ani Gogova, piano


Domenico Scarlatti

Two Sonatas in D minor

Ani Gogova, piano


Rodion Shchedrin

A La Albéniz

Ani Gogova, piano

Act III
Sweets & Meets

Enjoy sweet bites and meet the artists

Me I eM
Act I
Exhibition & Dinner

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Red Caviar


Spinach-Graviera Quiche without Crust


Blinis with Smoked Salmon


Frisée Salad with Lardons and Quill Egg in Balsamic Vinegar


Goat Cheese Crostini with Red Onion Jam


Toast on Country Bread with Avocado and Radishes


Seared Tuna with Cabernet Whipped Potatoes


Brussels Sprout Bruschetta with Burrata

Cheese, Lemon Honey and Hazelnuts


Marsala Zabaglione with Gorgonzola

Act II
Music Concert

Maurice Ravel

Oiseaux Tristes from Miroirs / Sad Birds from Mirrors


Modest Mussorgsky

Selections from Pictures at an Exhibition:
The Ballet of Unhatched Chicks 
Limoges. Market Place
Catacombae
Con Mortus in Lingua Morta


György Ligeti

 Selections form Musica Ricercata


Sergei Prokofiev 

Selections from Visions Fugitives, Op. 22


Dmitri Shostakovich

Selections from Preludes, Op. 34
Fantastic Dances, Op. 5


Robert Schumann

Selectons from Carnaval, Op. 9
Pierrot
Arlequin
ASCH | SCHA: Lettres Dansantes
Chiarina
Chopin
Pantalon et Columbine

Malescapes

Friday, June 9, 2017

Salon des Artistes

410 S Michigan Ave, Studio 535

Chicago, IL

Act I
Exhibition & Dinner
Sergei Kvitko, photography
Ani Gogova, piano
 
With Special Guests
Ola Rafalo, voice
Sergei Kvitko, piano

Olive and Walnut Twisty Bread


Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup 


Pasta with Aubergines  


Braised Oxtails with Polenta 


Fennel, Radicchio and Pear Salad

Act II
Music Concert

George Gershwin

Prelude  No. 2 for piano  

Ani Gogova

Maurice Ravel

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

II. Adagio assai

Ani Gogova and Sergei Kvitko

Enrique Granados

Selections from Escenas Románticas

Sergei Kvitko

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Etude Tableau in G minor, Op. 33 No. 8

Ani Gogova

Vocalise 

Ola Rafalo and Ani Gogova


Robert Schumann

At Night from Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12

Ani Gogova

Act III
Sweets & Meets

Enjoy sweet bites and meet the artists

Act III
Sweets & Meets

Enjoy sweet bites and meet the artists

Aceitunas marinadas queso Manchego

Marinated Spanish olives with Manchego cheese 

 

Gazpacho de remolacha con queso de cabra

Classic chilled Spanish soup made of beets and tomatoes with goat cheese and pistachios 

 

Manzanas con hinojo y queso Manchego

Sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts and sherry dressing

 

Garbanzos con espinacas

Moorish stew of chickpeas and spinach (Add a fried quail egg)

 

Papas arrugás

Canary Island-style wrinkled baby potatoes served with mojo verde sauce

 

Trigueros con romesco

Grilled asparagus with romesco sauce

 

Espinacas a la catalana

Sautéed spinach, pine nuts, raisins and apples

 

Pulpo a la Gallega

Boiled octopus with peewee potatoes, pimentón and olive oil

 

Gambas con gabardina

Batter-fried shrimp with caper mayonnaise

 

Solomillo al cabrales

Ibérico pork tenderloin with blue cheese sauce

 

Butifarra casera con mongetes 

Grilled home-made pork sausage with sautéed white beans

 

Chorizo casero con puré de patatas al aceite de oliva

Home-made traditional chorizo with olive oil mashed potatoes and cider sauce

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