12/17/2017
  • 6:00 PM
    Hear Sunday: Chris Votek
    Clockshop, 2806 Clearwater St, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA

    Tickets: Advance $15 / Door $20*
    Doors & bar: 6pm
    Performance: 7pm

    Clockshop presents Hear Sunday, a creative chamber music program curated in collaboration with Yvette Holzwarth. Monthly concerts feature diverse musical styles performed in an intimate setting. This month, join us for a unique evening of adventurous music for string quintet by cellist and composer Chris Votek.

    Chris Votek is versed in many musical idioms from around the world, and has toured five continents in experimental pop, Arabic, jazz, and western classical ensembles. A devoted student of north Indian vocal music, Votek’s musical vocabulary is informed by his ongoing adaptation of this ancient tradition to the cello. The three world premieres on this concert explore the surprisingly harmonious space between distant music cultures. This performance will feature Andrew Tholl and Adrianne Pope on violin, Ben Bartleby on viola, Derek Stein on cello, T.J. Troy on Percussion, and Sepand Shahab on Keys.
    *Advance ticket sales close one hour before doors open.

12/20/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    Soundwaves Workshop/Concert: Graphic Scores
    Santa Monica Public Library

    Celebrate two years of the Santa Monica Public Library‘s Soundwaves new music series with a program of graphic scores performed by a community workshop group and some very special guest stars.
    Musicians of all instruments, styles, and levels are invited to arrive by 6pm for rehearsal. Composer/performer Ellen Burr will lead her piece “Ink Bops,” and Soundwaves organizer Jeff Schwartz will direct compositions by Earle Brown, Christian Marclay, and others.
    The concert, at 7:30, is free and open to the public and, besides the workshop ensemble, will feature bass virtuoso Scott Worthington performing James Tenney’s “Beast” and the Cal State Fullerton New Music Ensemble, led by Charles Sharp, playing Christian Wolff’s “For 1, 2, or 3 People.”
    The workshop and performance will be in the Main Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

01/09/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: SAKURA & Mojave Trio: Common Ground
    Monk Space

    SAKURA Cello Quintet and Mojave Piano Trio team up for an exhilarating evening of lush sonorities and extreme virtuosity, including the music of Daniel Silliman, Daniel Allas, Thomas Kotcheff, Kajia Saariaho, and Nico Muhly.

    Program
    Daniel Silliman - the wounded king
    Daniel Allas - Heale
    Thomas Kotcheff - Go in in in in & in
    Kajia Saariaho - Light and Matter
    Nico Muhly - Common Ground

    Ticket link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3092990

01/17/2018
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series: Jeffrey Jacob
    UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

    Described by the Warsaw Music Journal as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers of 20th century music,” and the New York Times as “an artist of intense concentration and conviction,” Jeffrey Jacob received his education from the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the Peabody Conservatory (Doctorate) and counts as his principal teachers, Mieczyslaw Munz, Carlo Zecchi, and Leon Fleisher. Since his debut with the London Philharmonic in Royal Festival Hall, he has appeared as piano soloist with over 25 orchestras internationally including the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Charleston, Saõ Paulo and Brazil National Symphonies, the Silesian, Moravian, and North Czech Philharmonics, and recently, the London Symphony and the New Jersey Philharmonic. A noted proponent of contemporary music, he has performed the world premieres of works written for him by George Crumb, Vincent Persichetti, Gunther Schuller, Samuel Adler, Francis Routh, and many others. He has performed solo recitals in London, Dublin, Glasgow, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Prague, Warsaw, Bucharest, Milan, Madrid, Helsinki, Rio de Janeiro, Saõ Paulo, Havana, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Tokyo, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, Ottawa, and throughout the U.S.

    Mr. Jacob has recorded over 120 works for solo piano and piano and orchestra including his critically acclaimed series of CDs of the complete piano music of Samuel Barber and George Crumb and major works of Bela Bartok. Fanfare Magazine recently devoted a feature article to his series of CDs for New Ariel Recordings entitled “Contemporary American Eclectic Music for the Piano.” Additionally, he has made radio recordings for Radio Warsaw, Radio Prague, and Brazil National Radio, as well as a series of recordings of American music for the BBC.

    Free Admission
    Reservations Recommended
    http://outpost.ucr.edu/jeffrey-jacob/

01/23/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    LA Phil: Mälkki and the Cutting Edge
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Artists
    LA Phil New Music Group
    Susanna Mälkki, conductor

    Our new Principal Guest Conductor displays one of her great strengths by illuminating works from the cutting edge of the avant-garde.

01/25/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Arturo Sandoval Jazz Weekend (Master Class)
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Among the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Arturo Sandoval is a winner of 6 Billboard Awards, 10 GRAMMY Awards and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. For his Jazz Weekend at The Wallis, Sandoval curates a series of inspired programs featuring a Master Class, two extraordinary nights spotlighting up-and-coming jazz artists - whom Sandoval is proudly calling the “Young Lions” - as well as an unforgettable evening of his own! On Thursday, January 25, join Sandoval as he leads a Master Class, sponsored by the Arturo Sandoval Institute.

01/26/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Arturo Sandoval Jazz Weekend
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Among the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Arturo Sandoval is a winner of 6 Billboard Awards, 10 GRAMMY Awards and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. For his Jazz Weekend at The Wallis, Sandoval curates a series of inspired programs featuring a Master Class, two extraordinary nights spotlighting up-and-coming jazz artists - whom Sandoval is proudly calling the “Young Lions” - as well as an unforgettable evening of his own! On Friday, January 26, join May Haymer (Piano); Linda Briceño (Trumpet & Vocalist); Edmar Castañeda (Harp) for a special evening performance.

01/27/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Arturo Sandoval Jazz Weekend
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Among the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Arturo Sandoval is a winner of 6 Billboard Awards, 10 GRAMMY Awards and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. For his Jazz Weekend at The Wallis, Sandoval curates a series of inspired programs featuring a Master Class, two extraordinary nights spotlighting up-and-coming jazz artists - whom Sandoval is proudly calling the “Young Lions” - as well as an unforgettable evening of his own! On Saturday, January 27, join Arturo Sandoval for a special evening performance.

01/28/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Arturo Sandoval Jazz Weekend
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Among the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Arturo Sandoval is a winner of 6 Billboard Awards, 10 GRAMMY Awards and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. For his Jazz Weekend at The Wallis, Sandoval curates a series of inspired programs featuring a Master Class, two extraordinary nights spotlighting up-and-coming jazz artists - whom Sandoval is proudly calling the “Young Lions” - as well as an unforgettable evening of his own! On Sunday, January 28, join Sarpay Ozcagatay (Flute); Aubrey Logan (Trombone & Vocalist); Cyrille Aimée (Vocalist) for a special evening performance.

02/10/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet & Stephen Hough
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Over the course of his impressive career, Stephen Hough has distinguished himself as a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist, but also as a writer and composer. Join Hough, MacArthur “Genius,” and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet for this very special evening of Mozart, Barber and more - including an original work by Hough.

    PROGRAM:
    STEPHEN HOUGH Was mit den Tränen geschieht
    MOZART Quintet in E-Flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
    JACQUES IBERT Trois pièces brèves
    SAMUEL BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31
    POULENC Sextet for Piano and Winds, FP 100

    “Arguably the best ensemble of its kind in the world” - Manchester Evening News

    “[Hough] is known as a rare kind of visionary virtuoso [and] what I cherish in Hough’s playing is the sense that he is making up the music as he goes, even as he realizes the written score with uncommon precision.” - The New Yorker

02/13/2018
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series: Transient Canvas
    UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

    Praised by the Boston Globe as “superb”, the dynamic bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet & Matt Sharrock, marimba) has been blazing its own trail in the world of contemporary music since 2011. In under five years, they have premiered over 60 new works, essentially creating an entirely new repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Fearless in their programming and hungry for new collaborations, TC has performed anywhere from microbreweries to Jordan Hall and actively seeks out new composers who will stretch their instrumentation to its limits.

    Transient Canvas performs almost exclusively works written for them. Their mission is to provide a blank slate or canvas for composers to explore while simultaneously making bass clarinet and marimba a new standard ensemble. They have worked with a wide variety of composers, including well established artists such as Marti Epstein, Curtis Hughes, John McDonald and Andy Vores and emerging voices such as Victoria Cheah, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Adam Roberts, and Tina Tallon.

    Free Admission
    Reservations Recommended
    http://outpost.ucr.edu/transient-canvas/

02/20/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    LA Phil: Adams Conducts
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    LA Phil New Music Group
    John Adams, conductor

    Our Creative Chair leads a provocative program including nearly lost post-minimalist music by Julius Eastman, the African-American composer who died homeless at 49. Salvatore Martirano’s best-known work – L’s G.A. (Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) for gas-masked politico, helium bomb, two-channel tape recorder, etc. – was widely performed in the ’60s and ’70s. Premieres from Young and McIntosh lead off.

02/25/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Trifonov & Babayan
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Daniil Trifonov, piano
    Sergei Babayan, piano

    Already considered one of the world’s most amazing pianists, Daniil Trifonov teams with multiple prize-winning Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan, whose students, including Trifonov, have won awards all over the world.

    Program:

    RACHMANINOFF: Suites for Two Pianos
    Mauro LANZA: new work for two pianos (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
    RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole (c. 16 minutes)

02/27/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: Aperture Duo and composer showcase
    Monk Space

    Program to include works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Andrew Tholl, and a premiere by Sarah Gibson.

    The virtuosic & enigmatic Aperture Duo present works by several exceptional Southern California composers, including a new work by HOCKET's Sarah Gibson. Also included on the program are works for mixed ensemble by an up-an-comming Los Angeles composer-TBD.

    Ticket link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094270

03/07/2018
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series: Argus Quartet
    UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

    The Argus Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 and is receiving invitations from concert series throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall, Laguna Beach Live!, the Hear Now Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Birdfoot Festival, and the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. This season also includes performances with the Brentano Quartet and clarinetist David Shifrin at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Oneppo Chamber Series, and Carnegie Hall. The Argus Quartet will serve as the Ernst Stiefel Quartet in Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts during the 2016-17 season.

    Argus is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. The quartet also believes that today’s ensembles can honor the storied chamber music traditions of our past while forging a new path forward. In that spirit, their repertoire includes not just staples of the chamber music canon but also a large number of pieces by living composers.

    Free Admission
    Reservations Recommended
    http://outpost.ucr.edu/argus-quartet/

03/15/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Nathan & Julie Gunn
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Nathan Gunn, among the most in-demand baritones of his day, along with his wife, pianist Julie Gunn, perform an evening of cabaret by iconic composers ranging from Leonard Bernstein and Cole Porter to Billy Joel and Tom Waits. The concert joins Leonard Bernstein at 100, the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.

    “Nathan Gunn commands an operatic baritone whose mighty heft and richness confer an outsize authority on everything it touches” - The New York Times

03/17/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    wild Up: Future Folk
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    wild Up, under the direction of conductor Christopher Rountree, is an adventurous Los Angeles-based chamber orchestra committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking musical happenings. For its Wallis debut, wild Up will explore the music from Ancient India, modern California, post-war New York, as well as American works that reflect on a future form of music rooted in folk ethos.

    “A raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant… fun-loving, exceptionally virtuosic family!” - The New York Times

03/20/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    LA Phil: Chamber Music
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Artists
    Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano
    David Howard, clarinet
    Carolyn Hove, english horn
    Guido Lamell, violin
    Joe Pereira, percussion
    additional musicians to be announced

    About This Performance
    The community of musicians who make up the LA Phil enjoy the opportunity to showcase their talents in the intimate and rewarding arena of chamber music. Events in the series are preceded by a complimentary wine reception.
    Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

    http://bit.ly/WDCH1718_calendar_Chamber320

  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: Hocket and Weist/Gerpe
    Monk Space

    "A Phenomenal Hum In Cracked Time"

    Two superb ensembles come together to present a concert featuring new art songs by Souther California composers and works for piano, toy piano, and synthesizer, and video projection.
    Set One

    Title: DAWN | Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano and Nic Gerpe, piano

    Juhi Bansal – Begin (2016)
    Jeffrey Holmes – Fragments (2010) [I. Horumque visum contegas... , II. Fera pessima , and IV. Qui lux es et dies... ]
    Bill Alves – A Sonatina (2016)
    Jack Van Zandt – Apples and Time Crack in October (2015) [II. A Poem Sat , and III. The Nightingale]
    György Ligeti – Mysteries of the Macabre (1991)

    Set Two

    title: A LAND BETWEEN | Hocket (Thomas Kotcheff and Sarah Gibson)

    Bryan Kostors — A Land Between for video projection, piano, moog synthesizer, keyboard, and toy piano *world premiere
    Joseph Michaels — Together in Perfect Harmony for piano four-hands *west coast premiere
    Tonia Ko — Phenomenal Hum

    Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3093086

03/22/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Hope
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    British violinist Daniel Hope is the first instrumentalist to be named Music Director of the acclaimed Zurich Chamber Orchestra, one of the leading ensembles of its kind. Hope and the Orchestra takes us through Vivaldi’s classic The Four Seasons, followed by Max Richter’s minimalist recomposition of the Baroque masterpiece. This one-of-a-kind musical experience is not to be missed.

    PROGRAM:
    VIVALDI The Four Seasons

    Fabian MUELLER: Intermezzo III "Winter" for Violin and Ensemble
    MAX RICHTER Recomposed

    “The violinist, now among the best in the world as well as the most thoughtful, is as brilliant at Bach as Birtwistle.” - The Observer

04/17/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    LA Phil: Dudamel Conducts Hearne World Premiere
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    LA Phil New Music Group
    Patricia McGregor, director
    Saul Williams and Ted Hearne, co-librettists

    About This Performance
    In a country at a crossroads where the intersections of manifest destiny and gentrification meet history and personal experience, Ted Hearne’s Place explores the complex and contentious map of the place we call home.
    Produced in collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects.

    http://bit.ly/WDCH1718_calendar_Hearne

  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: wild Up WORK: Claire Chenette
    Monk Space

    Wild Up invites Artists / Musicians and Composers they believe in to make WORK with them. More than portraits, these concerts are collaborations that explore an artist’s influences, loves, and dreams. Tuesdays @ Monk Space shares this belief, and has invited wild UP to bring their WORK to Korea-Town. We couldn't think of a better place to start than the amazing Claire Chenette. Claire will be presenting the world premiere of Nicholas Deyoe's NCTRN 2, among other pieces.

    Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3093001%20

04/24/2018
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series: LAPQ
    UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

    Since 2009, the GRAMMY-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) has forged a distinct identity as a world-class contemporary chamber music ensemble that is dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works for percussion quartet. Originally, members Nick Terry, Matt Cook, Justin DeHart, and Cory Hills joined together to create a classical percussion ensemble that would champion the important contributions of 20th century West Coast composers while collaborating with local artists to continue the tradition of innovation and exploration. Today, the group continues their mission while broadening creative output through recordings, performances, and educational outreach.

    LAPQ’s partnership with Sono Luminus Records has contributed some of the most dynamic and realistic recordings of percussion music to date. Rūpa-Khandha, LAPQ’s seminal album recorded at Skywalker Ranch in Marin, CA, pioneered a new level of sonic achievement in 2012 as the first 7.1 surround-sound high-fidelity recording of percussion chamber music. The quartet’s recorded performance was praised by Neue Musikzeitung for presenting “the entire color-spectrum of global percussion instruments intelligently and with great competency,” while Percussive Notes hailed LAPQ’s commitment towards “championing composers of thought- provoking and uncompromisingly intelligent music.” The album won multiple nominations in the 55th GRAMMY Awards, including the prestigious category of Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. In 2014, LAPQ released their second surround sound album with Sono Luminus Records, entitled The Year Before Yesterday, featuring works by Shaun Naidoo, Eric Griswold, Nick Deyoe, Isaac Schankler, Joseph Pereira, and PAS Hall of Fame member William Kraft. The album was hailed by the New York Times as “mesmerizing,” with “colorful, atmospheric and…supremely melodic music.”

    Free Admission
    Reservations Recommended
    http://outpost.ucr.edu/los-angeles-percussion-quartet/

05/01/2018
  • 8:00 AM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: Celebrate May Day with Cold Blue Music
    Monk Space

    A concert featuring the Eclipse Quartet, percussionist David Johnson, and clarinetist Phil O’Connor performing music by composers on the Cold Blue Music record label.

    Program
    John Luther Adams: untouched (LA premiere) — Eclipse Quartet
    Stephen Whittington: Windmill (LA premiere) — Eclipse Quartet
    Jim Fox: Between the Wheels — Phil O’Connor, bass clarinet, and Eclipse Quartet
    Peter Garland: Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies #1) (LA premiere) — David Johnson, gongs and tam-tam

    Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3093006

05/26/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Crossing in Concert
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)

    Inspired by poet Walt Whitman’s experiences tending to wounded soldiers during the Civil War, this haunting, compassionate work by Matthew Aucoin, LA Opera's Artist in Residence, explores the connections that come between us and pull us apart. As Whitman listens to wounded veterans share their memories and messages, he forges a bond with an enigmatic young soldier. Their encounter forces him to examine his own role as writer and poet. Intricately scored for chamber orchestra, with beautifully detailed choruses, Crossing shines in a special concert performance, featuring Rod Gilfry as Whitman and conducted by Aucoin himself. Performed in English with projected English translations.

    “Crossing is a taut, teeming and inspired work.” - The New York Times

06/05/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: gnarwhallaby!
    Monk Space

    The ever-adventurous and virtuosic ensemble gnarwhallaby performs at Tuesdays at Monk Space with a program of new works, each written specifically for them and their unique sonic profile. World premieres include "Three Poems" by Olga Rayeva (2016 Villa Aurora composer-in-residence) and a set of variations by UCSD-alum Daniel Tacke, inspired by the Morton Feldman miniature "Half a minute, it's all I've time for." Filling out the program are two very recent quartet commissions: one by local favorite Élise Roy, and the other by the world-renowned Richard Barrett, an epic homage to four great American composer-performers: Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, and Miles Davis.

    Program
    Richard Barrett: [new work]
    Olga Rayeva: Three poems (2017) *premiere
    Elise Roy: [new work]
    Daniel Tacke: [new work] *premiere

    Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3093092