02/22/2018
  • 7:30 PM
    Soundwaves: Matt Barbier
    Santa Monica Public Library

    On Thursday February 22, 2018, 2018 at 7:30PM, the Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcomes trombonist Matt Barbier to the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Barbier will perform a set of unaccompanied solo pieces by Nicholas Deyoe, Timothy McCormack, Chaya Czernowin, Adriana Holszky, and other contemporary composers. Many of these were composed specifically for him.

    A CalArts graduate and current faculty member, Barbier specializes in extended technique and nonstandard intonation systems. He is a major presence in the Los Angeles new music community, working with WasteLAnd, wildUP, gnarwhallaby, Rage Thrombones, the Industry, and other ensembles and projects, as well as appearing at the Getty Villa, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Monday Evening Concerts at Zipper Hall, and the LA Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series.

    Soundwaves is a concert series presenting artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at SoundwavesNewMusic.com

    This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wh

02/24/2018
  • 4:00 PM
    Sound and Fury Concerts presents C3LA
    Lineage Performing Arts Center

    On Saturday February 24th, SOUND AND FURY CONCERTS will present a concert by one of LA's best and most sought after choirs: "The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles." Otherwise known as C3LA! They will be performing new works for choir and art songs by L.A based composers.

    Featuring new Choir works by:

    TJ Sclafani, Fahad Siadat, Amy Gordon, Francis Kayali, Patrick Behnke, Joshua Harris

    New Art Songs by:

    Molly Pease, Kathryn Schuman, Jocelyn Scofield, Tyler Azleton, Patrick Gibson, Christian Dubeau, Christine Lee

    Ticket Information
    $10.00 on Eventbrite http://soundandfuryc3la.eventbrite.com
    $20.00 at the door.

  • 8:00 PM
    Water and the Future
    Boston Court Performing Arts Center

    Red Hen Press Poets Florencia Ramirez and Tess Taylor share the stage with veteran Boston Court Performing Arts Center musicians Alexander Miller (guitar) and Patricia Cloud (flute) in an evening of readings, music, and discussion on environmentalism centering on the importance of water in this age of heavy consumption.

    Includes performances of Toru Takemitsu's "Towards the Sea," and an excerpt of Alexander Elliott Miller's "To....Oblivion: Historic Landmarks Around Los Angeles."

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

03/02/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    falcone | cubarsi: microtonal landscapes, part i
    Boston Court

    tickets available at bostoncourt.com
    $5 off with discount code MusicBC

    Adventurous performers Sara Cubarsi and Madeline Falcone pair up for a program including Marc Sabat’s just intonation Bach compositions, Bartók reimagined in microtonal arrangements, Catherine Lamb, and new works by Elischa Kaminer and Eyvind Kang.

03/03/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    Synchromy: In Transit - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
    Boston Court Performing Arts Center

    Synchromy and Boston Court present “In Transit/ Транзит”, a concert featuring the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME), Russia’s foremost contemporary music ensemble.

    6pm Pre-Show Symposium
    Join us for a pre-show Russian music symposium at 6:00pm with a guest lecturer (to be named). The symposium with finish at 7:00pm to give you time to grab a quick bite and then return for the performance at 8:00pm!

    The program will feature 20th and 21st century works by Russian, European, and American composers such as MCME founder Yuri Kasparov, Alfred Schnittke, Galina Ustvolskaya, Morton Feldman, and Nick Norton, as well as the West Coast premiere of Jason Barabba’s "Torschluβpanik" and the Los Angeles premiere of Vera Ivanova’s "Children’s Games." Composer Vera Ivanova and members of the MCME will lead a pre-concert symposium from 6-7 p.m.

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/

03/09/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert and Vân Ánh Võ
    Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

    My Lai
    Jonathan Berger, composer, Harriet Scott Chessman, libretto
    For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagining the string quartet experience. Kronos’ adventurous approach dates back to the ensemble’s origins. In 1973, David Harrington was inspired to form Kronos after hearing George Crumb’s Black Angels, a highly unorthodox, Vietnam War-inspired work featuring bowed water glasses, spoken word passages and electronic effects. Kronos revisits the inspiration for the founding of the group with My Lai. The infamous 1968 massacre of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by American soldiers provides the context for this gripping new work written by composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman for the Kronos Quartet, tenor Rinde Eckert and Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Võ. My Lai, which features traditional Vietnamese instruments and digitally processed sounds, is told from the perspective of the heroic helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson who tried to stop the slaughter and was vilified for reporting it.

    https://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/1025

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

03/24/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    falcone | cubarsi: microtonal landscapes, part ii
    Mt. St. Mary University, Mary Chapel

    link to tickets and information at microfest.org

    Sara Cubarsi and Madeline Falcone play microtonal duos for violin, viola, and baroque violins, including Marc Sabat’s just intonation Bach compositions, Bartók reimagined in microtonal arrangements, a piece by Marc Sabat, and new works by Sara Cubarsi and Eyvind Kang.

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

06/17/2018
  • 2:00 PM
    Music In The Mansion Concert Series: Helix Collective
    Greystone Mansion

    The City of Beverly Hills prides itself in bringing its residents, visitors and patrons of the arts the finest in solo and chamber music performances. Since 1994, under Artistic Director Laura Schmieder, Music in the Mansion has presented concerts featuring selected prize-winning international and local artists. From January through June, monthly Sunday concerts are followed by meet-the-artists receptions and a tour of the first floor of the Greystone Mansion.

    ALL PERFORMANCES SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise listed.

    Ticket Cost: $20
    Purchase Tickets: www.beverlyhills.org/BHRec
    For more information: (310) 285-6850 or (310) 285-6830.

    Seating is limited. ADVANCED REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED.
    Tickets will be available at the door if space is available.

06/26/2018
  • 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents: Brightwork newmusic: Migrations
    Monk Space

    Brightwork returns to T@MS for a program featuring Alexdra Gardner's highly lyrical music and provocative Migrations, a piece that explores the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule. And birds.

    Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3092993