02/25/2017
  • 7:00 PM
    Second Take: Bonnie and Clyde
    Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA

    Music by Andrew McIntosh
    Libretto by Melinda Rice
    Conducted by Christopher Rountree

    Second Take launches with the concert premiere of Bonnie and Clyde by composer Andrew McIntosh and librettist Melinda Rice

    Bonnie and Clyde takes a fresh look at Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s 1930s crime spree through the eyes of those who witnessed it. The work is a tense and complex emotional reading of the often contradictory historical records created by family, collaborators, bystanders, and law enforcement. The result is a portrait of the notorious couple’s lives outside their legendary status.

    https://theindustryla.org/projects/bonnie-and-clyde/

  • 8:00 PM
    Los Angeles Philharmonic: world premiere by James Matheson
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the world premiere of UNCHAINED by James Matheson. In writing the piece, the composer was influenced by the struggles of an estranged friend experienced with the criminal justice system. The work was commissioned by the LA Phil. James Gaffigan conducts.
    http://www.laphil.com/tickets/helene-grimaud-plays-brahms/2017-02-25

02/26/2017
  • 2:00 PM
    Los Angeles Philharmonic: world premiere by James Matheson
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the world premiere of UNCHAINED by James Matheson. In writing the piece, the composer was influenced by the struggles of an estranged friend experienced with the criminal justice system. The work was commissioned by the LA Phil. James Gaffigan conducts.
    http://www.laphil.com/tickets/helene-grimaud-plays-brahms/2017-02-25

02/27/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    USC Thornton Electro-Acoustic Showcase
    Newman Recital Hall, USC

    The Composition department presents the annual electro-acoustic showcase, led by DMA student Eric Pham, featuring works by student composers that combine electronic instruments and signal processing with acoustic instruments

03/01/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    Thornton Edge
    Newman Recital Hall

    Thornton Edge presents a program featuring two
    concertos—one for violin and large Ensemble by Daniel
    Temkin and a concerto for viola and six instruments
    by Donald Crockett, "to airy thinness beat"—as well
    as Jeffrey Holmes' virtuosic microtonal work for nine
    players, "Hagall."

03/03/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    WasteLAnd: missa beati pauperes spiritu
    Art Share Los Angeles Inc, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Klaus Lang’s missa beati pauperes spiritu for ensemble with live electronics

03/06/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    USC Jazz Orchestra collaborates with classical and contemporary musicians
    USC Carson Center

    The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra premieres a new composition by music director Bob Mintzer in a special collaboration between Thornton's Classical and Contemporary Music Divisions. The three-movement work, "People Music," strives to find a "meeting place between jazz and groove music and an orchestral sensibility, where both genres are acknowledged in a respectful way."

03/07/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    Paul Dresher and the Dresher/Davel Instrument Duo
    USC Newman Recital Hall

    Composer and musician Paul Dresher and percussionist Joel Davel join forces for an electro-acoustic performance on extraordinary instruments of their own invention. Dresher and Davel will create otherworldly music on the four-stringed, fifteen-foot-long quadrachord, the seven-stringed, 10-foot-long hurdy grande, and electronic-music pioneer Don Buchla’s magical Marimba Lumina.

03/10/2017
  • 8:30 PM
    Burning Ghosts / Evil Genius / RAGE Thormbones
    REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER, 631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents three brass-led experimental outfits at the forefront of L.A.’s creative music scene, Burning Ghosts, Evil Genius and RAGE Thormbones Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm. This triple bill will serve up a high-powered program—ranging from lo-fi complexity and rambunctious improvisation to blistering musical expression and emphatic new takes on “heavy metal.”

    The groups feature three of the most expansively virtuosic brass players to have come out of CalArts. Daniel Rosenboom’s fiery trumpet lights up the furious, politically charged metal-jazz of Burning Ghosts, the foursome with guitarist Jake Vossler, bassist Richard Giddens and drummer Aaron McLendon. Stefan Kac’s mercurial tuba animates the infectiously eccentric punk-jazz trio Evil Genius, weaving intricate patterns with Max Kutner’s guitar and Michael Lockwood’s drums. Trombone virtuoso Matt Barbier, meanwhile, insistently probes the outer reaches of brass technique, as well as stagecraft, in RAGE Thormbones, a duo with fellow trombonist Weston Olencki.

    redcat.org

03/14/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space: MicroFest Presents the Fiore/Polansky Electric Guitar Duo
    Monk Space 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

    The NorCal composer/performer duo recap their recent critically acclaimed performance at Other Minds (S.F.), and bring a few new treats. Music for two (mostly) electric guitars in a variety of tunings by American Mavericks Larry Polansky, Lou Harrison, Ruth Crawford Seeger, James Tenney, & Christian Wolff.

    More info: http://tuesdaysatmonkspace.org/calendar/

03/21/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Night and Dreams: A Schubert & Beckett Recital directed by Yuval Sharon
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Night and Dreams: A Schubert & Beckett Recital
    Ian Bostridge, tenor
    Yuval Sharon, director

    Schubert songs will be performed alongside short plays by Samuel Beckett, as acclaimed tenor Ian Bostridge joins forces with new LA Phil Artist-Collaborator Yuval Sharon for a theatrical evening that expands the traditional recital format.

    http://www.laphil.com/tickets/night-and-dreams-schubert-beckett-recital/2017-03-21

03/25/2017
  • 4:00 PM
    gnarwhallaby / USC Polish Music Center
    USC Newman Recital Hall

    The adventurous gnarwhallaby ensemble uncovers facets of avant-garde expression in contemporary Polish music in works from such visionary composers as Tadeusz Baird, Henryk Mikolaj Górecki, Hanna Kulenty, Krzysztof Meyer, Bogusław Schaeffer, and Witold Szalonek.

    Inspired by the unusual instrumentation of the Polish ‘Warsztat Muzyczny’ ensemble of the 1960s, gnarwhallaby performs repertoire for clarinet, trombone, cello, and piano.

  • 8:00 PM
    Kaleidoscope: Wolfgang, Omicciolli, Milhaud, Poulenc
    Glendale City Church 610 East California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

    SERIES 6: MARCH

    Darius Milhaud – La Création du monde
    Francis Poulenc – Sextet
    Gernot Wolfgang - New England Travelogue (west coast premiere)
    Nick Omicciolli – Fuse (west coast premiere)

    http://www.kco.la/concerts/

03/26/2017
  • 3:00 PM
    Kaleidoscope: Wolfgang, Omicciolli, Milhaud, Poulenc
    First Presbyterian Church 1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    SERIES 6: MARCH

    Darius Milhaud – La Création du monde
    Francis Poulenc – Sextet
    Gernot Wolfgang - New England Travelogue (west coast premiere)
    Nick Omicciolli – Fuse (west coast premiere)

    http://www.kco.la/concerts/

04/01/2017
  • 11:00 AM
    LA Phil: Maximus Musicus Visits Los Angeles
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Saturday, April 1 & Saturday, April 8, 11am
    Toyota Symphonies for Youth
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Daníel Bjarnason, conductor
    Maximus Musicus Visits Los Angeles

    Including works by Baldvinsson, Leifs, Thorvaldsdottir, Tomasson, Vithar, Asgeirsson, Guldmundsson, Grimsdottir, Bjarnason, Olafsdottir

    laphil.org

04/04/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Happy Birthday Lou Harrison! featuring Sarah Cahill and Varied Trio
    Monk Space 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

    In a co-presentation with MicroFest, T@MS presents San Francisco pianist Sarah Cahill and LA’s own Varied Trio (Aron Kallay, Shalini Vijayan, and Yuri Inoo) in a celebration of Lou Harrison’s life and music in honor of his centennial year.
    Buy Tickets More Info

    More info: http://tuesdaysatmonkspace.org/calendar/

04/07/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    WasteLAnd: einsamkeit
    Art Share Los Angeles Inc, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Music by Erik Ulman, Patricia Martinez, Daniel Rothman, and Daniel Tacke

  • 8:00 PM
    USC Concert Choir
    USC Newman Recital Hall

    The Concert Choir celebrates the music of renowned composers from around the globe with a unique collaboration. In preparation for the performance, each composer featured will interact with the ensemble in person, via Skype, or by recording. The concert features work from USC Thornton faculty members Morten Lauridsen and Frank Ticheli, as well as Nilo Alcala (Philippines), Alberto Grau (Venezuela), Randol Alan Bass (USA), Sarah Hopkins (Australia), Hyo Won Woo (Korea), Eric Whitacre (USA), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), and Robert Applebaum (England).

    Admission is free. RSVP is required. Phone (213) 821-5756 or email uschoral@usc.edu.

04/08/2017
  • 11:00 AM
    LA Phil: Maximus Musicus Visits Los Angeles
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Saturday, April 1 & Saturday, April 8, 11am
    Toyota Symphonies for Youth
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Daníel Bjarnason, conductor
    Maximus Musicus Visits Los Angeles

    Including works by Baldvinsson, Leifs, Thorvaldsdottir, Tomasson, Vithar, Asgeirsson, Guldmundsson, Grimsdottir, Bjarnason, Olafsdottir

    laphil.org

04/11/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    LA Phil: Reykjavik Festival
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    ARTISTS:
    Daníel Bjarnason, conductor
    Schola Cantorum Reykjavík
    Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

    PROGRAM:
    MÁSSON: Frum (c. 5 minutes)
    BJARNASON: Ek ken die nag (c. 9 minutes)
    JÓNSDÓTTIR: new work for chamber orchestra and chorus (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission) (c. 10 minutes)
    INGOLFSSON: Object of Terror (c. 15 minutes)
    PÁLL RAGNAR PALSSON: new work for cello and chamber orchestra (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission) (c. 15 minutes)

    http://www.laphil.com/tickets/series-detail/green-umbrella-1

04/12/2017
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series: HOCKET
    UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

    HOCKET is a cutting edge piano duo based in Los Angeles. Lauded as “brilliant” by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have performed in some of the most exciting festivals and venues across the country including The Bang on Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, and the Carlsbad Music Festival. Together, they have premiered dozens of chamber and solo piano works and have collaborated with the premier, new music ensembles eighth blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. HOCKET is a recipient of a Presser Foundation Award to fund two upcoming commercial recordings and has been a selected artist in Firebird Ensemble’s Outstanding Young Artists Initiative. HOCKET is a performing artist on the Schoenhut Piano Company Artist Roster.

    Free admission!

  • 7:30 PM
    Thornton Edge
    USC Newman Recital Hall

    Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge, Thornton’s new music group, in a program of modern works for large ensemble.

04/13/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Sigur Ros with LA Phil
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Sigur Rós
    Schola Cantorum Reykjavík
    Pekka Kuusisto, violin

    Each program preceded by Nordic Affect chamber music program.

    Schola Cantorum Reykjavík (a capella choral works TBD)
    Hlynur Aðils VILMARSSON BD (U.S. premiere)
    Daníel BJARNASON Violin Concerto (LA Phil commission; world premiere)
    Pekka Kuusisto, violin
    Sigur Rós works

04/14/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Sigur Ros with LA Phil
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Sigur Rós
    Schola Cantorum Reykjavík
    Vikingur Ólafsson, piano

    Each program preceded by Nordic Affect chamber music program.

    Schola Cantorum Reykjavík (a capella choral works TBD)
    Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR Airiality
    Haukur TÓMASSON Piano Concerto (LA Phil co-commission; U.S. premiere)
    Vikingur Ólafsson, piano
    Sigur Rós works

  • 9:00 PM
    MARS FESTIVAL (Music & Arts ReSound)
    Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    The inaugural M.A.R.S. FESTIVAL (Music & Arts ReSound) -- the new 10-day festival featuring over 35 local and internationally established contemporary musicians (ensembles, composers, and experimental bands) and artists (performance and visual) -- is set for April 14-23, 2017 in Downtown Los Angeles at Art Share L.A. and Angel City Brewery.

    Festival headliners include the Los Angeles-based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble (making only local appearance of the year), composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse, and the newly-formed M.A.R.S. Collective (a fluid ensemble consisting of local contemporary musicians showcasing a style of new music specific to Los Angeles and the festival).

    Ensembles
    Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
    M.A.R.S. Collective
    International Contemporary Ensemble
    Ensemble Pamplemousse

    Composers
    Jorge Sánchez Chiong
    Katharina Rosenberger
    Saad Haddad
    Charles Peck
    Alyssa Weinberg
    Clemens Gadenstätter
    Chaya Czernowin
    Salvatore Sciarrino
    Ashley Fure
    Stefan Prins
    Alexander Schubert
    Natacha Diels
    David Broome
    Andrew Greenwald
    Jessie Marino
    Wen Liu

    Performance/Visual Artists
    Tiffany Trenda
    Victor Wilde
    Jay Mark Johnson
    Amy Kaps
    Daniel Leighton
    Dosshaus
    Jennifer Vanderpool
    Jesse Gilbert
    Joe Rubinstein
    Kio Griffith
    Kristine Schomaker
    Ned&Shiva Productions
    Osceola Refetoff
    Pearl C. Hsiung
    Bryan Jacobs
    Thomas Sturm

    Experimental Bands
    Thumpasaurus
    Korduroy

    Tickets are on sale now at festivalmars.com, with many events being available for free.

    For more info, visit festivalmars.com and connect @festivalmars on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

04/15/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Sigur Ros with LA Phil
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Sigur Rós
    Schola Cantorum Reykjavík
    James McVinnie, organ

    Each program preceded by Nordic Affect chamber music program.

    Schola Cantorum (a capella choral works TBD)
    María Huld Markan SIGFÚSDÓTTIR Aequora
    LEIFS Organ Concerto
    James McVinnie, organ
    Sigur Rós works

04/17/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Johann Johannsson, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly, and Sam Amidon
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Part of the LA Phil's Reykjavik Festival

    ARTISTS:
    Jóhann Jóhannsson
    Valgeir Sigurðsson
    Nico Muhly
    Sam Amidon

    http://www.laphil.com/tickets/reykjavik-festival-johann-johannsson-bedroom-communitys-whale-watching-tour-featuring-0

04/25/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Healy, Stucky, Prokofiev
    Glendale City Church 610 East California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

    SERIES 7: APRIL

    Will Healy – Kolmanskop (west coast premiere)
    Steven Stucky – Partita-Pastorale after J.S.B.
    Sergei Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5

    http://www.kco.la/concerts/

04/26/2017
  • 3:00 PM
    Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Healy, Stucky, Prokofiev
    First Presbyterian Church 1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    SERIES 7: APRIL

    Will Healy – Kolmanskop (west coast premiere)
    Steven Stucky – Partita-Pastorale after J.S.B.
    Sergei Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5

    http://www.kco.la/concerts/

04/29/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    USC Chamber Singers
    St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

    The USC Thornton Chamber Singers present a program of "Prayers and Intercessions" including Debussy's "Trois Chansons" and Christina Whitten Thomas' "Choral de Betes." The concert features the American premiere of Johann Naumann's "Psalm 149," which marks the culmination of a scholarly and artistic collaboration between the Choral & Sacred Music Department, the USC Music Library and its director, Andrew Justice, and the Moravian Archives in Herrnhut, Germany.

05/02/2017
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series: NOW Ensemble
    UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

    NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, the ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with the musical influences that reflect the diverse backgrounds of its members. Their 2014 – 2015 season celebrates 10 years of bringing some of the most exciting composers of their generation to national and international recognition.

    Free admission!

  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Gloria Chang – The Intrepid Harpsichord
    Monk Space 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

    Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng brings her custom-made blue and red harpsichord to Monk Space for a concert featuring music that is both adventurous and eclectic.

    More info: http://tuesdaysatmonkspace.org/calendar/

05/05/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    WasteLAnd: Matter/Moving
    Art Share Los Angeles Inc, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Music by Catherine Lamb, Michael Pisaro, Erik Ulman, and James Tenney

05/24/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    USC Percussion Ensemble
    USC Newman Recital Hall

    Joseph Pereira, Thornton faculty member and principal timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leads the Percussion Ensemble in a program including David Lang's "The So-Called Laws of Nature," a work by Isaac Schankler, and more.

05/30/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Vicki Ray presents New Song
    Monk Space 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

    New Song teases out the edges of exploratory art song in the 21st century. The evening will feature new adventures in lieder composition with singers Timur Bekbosunov, Justine Aronson, Elissa Johnston, and pianists Richard Valittuto and Vicki Ray

    More info: http://tuesdaysatmonkspace.org/calendar/

06/02/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    WasteLAnd: Air has no residence
    Art Share L.A., 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

    gnarwhallaby premieres four new works by Andrew Greenwald, Elise Roy, Lewis Nielson, and Eric Ulman and repeats Wolfgang von Schweinitz’s Plainsound Lullaby.

06/13/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    LA Phil/The Industry: Young Caeser
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    ARTISTS:
    LA Phil New Music Group
    Marc Lowenstein, conductor
    Yuval Sharon, director
    The Industry

    PROGRAM:
    HARRISON: Young Caesar

06/27/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Stirrings Still: the Peter Maxwell Davies Project featuring Brightwork newmusic
    Monk Space 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

    Tuesdays @ Monk Space and Brightwork newmusic, in association with ACFLA, presents a memorial tribute to Peter Maxwell Davies.

    More info: http://tuesdaysatmonkspace.org/calendar/