04/30/2017
  • 4:00 PM
    Odeya Nini: The Resonant Voice Workshop
    The BE Hive, 6427 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

    The Voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath. Harnessing the energy of the Voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves, and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration, and its an ability we all have with our voice.

    This workshop is dedicated to sensing the voice, understanding our instruments, and realizing the healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. We will practice exercises that clear mental and physical expression, develop the imagination, and indulge in meditation.

  • 5:00 PM
    Hear Now Music Festival
    First Lutheran Church, 815 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA

    First Lutheran Church of Venice

    Mark Weiser: Flash

    Evan Beigel: Oscillatore

    Juhi Bansal: Begin

    Saad Haddad: Kaman Fantasy

    Michael Lee: Farewell

    Xavier Muzik: The Surface

    Hugh Levick: The Messiah

    Sean Heim: Rarrk

  • 6:30 PM
    Eclipse Quartet & Symphonic Serenity
    Eagle Rock Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA

    What do you do when life is too speedy? Do you like music? Do you need to slow down? Learn about the restorative benefits of combining music with silence. Interruptions of music by silence promote a decrease in stress (Castillo, Trammel, 2017). We are pleased to collaborate with the renowned and innovative Eclipse Quartet for an evening that promises to be full of relaxation and insight. Discover a way music can help us to let go; introduction by clinical psychotherapist Regina Chow Trammel, PhD, LCSW, an Assistant Professor at Azusa Pacific University.

    $10 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symphonic-serenity-and-the-eclipse-quartet-tickets-32667226554 (no one turned away)

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/

05/04/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    Maksim Velichkin
    Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

    The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to present cellist Maksim Velichkin in Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Velichkin is a busy performer of classical, pop, jazz, and new music who has worked with artists including Josh Groban, Chick Corea, and Stevie Wonder. He also hosts the weekly Music at MiMoDa concert series. For his Santa Monica Public Library debut, he will perform a set of solo music by current Los Angeles composers Nick Gianopoulos, Christine Lee, Christian Dubeau, Carol Worthey, Ali Helnwein, Blair Whittington, Matthew Hetz, and Damjan Rakonjac.

    This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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

05/06/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    Refractor Piano Immersion with Peter Manning Robinson
    Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

    Award-winning pianist and composer Peter Manning Robinson will enthrall audiences with two stunning aural and visual art experiences for one-night only, during his Experience Refractor Piano™ Immersion concerts on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Vortex Immersion Dome, located in the LA Center Studios, near Downtown Los Angeles. Performing live with his invention, The Refractor Piano™, Robinson is pioneering a new music form called “refracted music.” Without using prerecorded tracks, triggered samples, external sounds, or MIDI instruments, the Emmy and multiple BMI award-winning composer creates a vast spectrum of new musical environments with just a refracted, acoustic piano. Robinson plays improvised but structured compositions within the “refractions” generated by his newly created instrument. The music combines elements of neoclassical composition and jazz improvisation that, when acoustically refracted, produce a truly original and transcendent live music experience. To learn more about the artist and the concert please visit www.petermanningrobinson.com and https://www.facebook.com/events/1192340224227868.

    Combining immersive visual and aural elements, the concert will create a multi-sensory experience for the audience. In collaboration with filmmaker Klaus Hoch, the Refractor Piano™ co-developer and the project’s creative director, projection designer Hana Kim has designed visual projection journeys that will expand the visceral experience of Robinson’s music.

    In addition to performing, Robinson will also speak about his music and The Refractor Piano™. Performance will begin at 7:30pm and 10:00pm. Tickets are $20.00. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. This one-night only, dual-concert event will take place at Los Angeles Center Studios, in the Vortex Immersion Dome (entrance at 450 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017). For venue questions only, you may call 866-792-1717. For Experience Refractor Piano™ Immersion tickets and parking information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-refractor-pianotm-immersion-peter-manning-robinson-tickets-32413265951.

  • 8:00 PM
    Daniel Corral: Refractions (release show)
    Automata Theater, 504 Chung King Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Refractions is a 45 minute electro-acoustic chamber piece that expands on my 10 years of exploring the sonic and sculptural possibilities of music boxes. Composed for string quartet, electric guitar, and electronically processed music box, Refractions combines ethereal ambient electronics with contemplative acoustic timbres.

    On May 6, Refractions will be performed live by guitarist Jeremy Kerner, the Koan Quartet, and Daniel Corral.

    Rahman Baranghoori (vocals and violin) and Timothy Maloof (violin) will perform a duo set of improvisations and songs based on Persian Mugam and Arabic Maqamat.

    Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11871

05/07/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    White-Cline at The York : May 7, 2017
    The York, 5018 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA

    White-Cline duo at The York

    JOSHUA WHITE, keyboards / electronics
    ALEX CLINE, drums / percussion

    5018 York Blvd,
    Los Angeles, CA 90042
    http://www.theyorkonyork.com/

05/12/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    MicroFest: Lou Harrison: Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create
    70 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-1745, United States

    general/senior/student - $30/25/20
    http://www.microfest.org/concert/lou-harrison-cherish-conserve-conisder-create/

    Refretted guitar, retuned harpsichord, metal tubes, gongs, elephant bells, and other colorful noisemakers will ring in the 100th birthday of pioneer multicultural composer Lou Harrison in a program spanning six decades of his radiant and melodic chamber music.

    Nearly into its third decade of celebrating the beauty that lies “between the keys” of the piano, MicroFest is the world’s leading concert series devoted to the glorious universe of non-standard tunings. Founded by microtonal guitarist and radio personality John Schneider in 1997, MicroFest has grown to a festival of multiple at Southern California venues ranging from Little Ethiopia to Claremont, Eagle Rock to Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. MicroFest has included ground-breaking concerts and premieres of works by Ben Johnston, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, and Harry Partch with new and historical instruments. MicroFest is co-directed by Schneider and composer Bill Alves with Aron Kallay as managing-director.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/266634397102812/

05/13/2017
  • 7:00 PM
    The Mark of Zorro w/ Live score by Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble
    HM157, 3110 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA

    About The Mark of Zorro

    “No force that tyranny could bring would dare oppose us, once united.” Zorro.

    The Mark of Zorro (1920) is set in Spanish colonial California circa 1820. The film emphasizes “Native” people as indigenous, and the white, European Spaniards as complex interlopers. It has love, humor, and swashbuckling swordfights. It stars Douglas Fairbanks in his first “costume drama,” but also features genuine indigenous actors, such as Tote du Crow.

    The indigenous people and friars are always good guys, and the colonial Spanish are either bad or good, depending upon the character. Even as it is politically progressive, The Mark of Zorro remains problematic. Zorro is a white, blue-blooded Spanish noble, not a real bandito, making the hero a classic White Savior. The film shows the oppression of indigenous people without explicitly denoting their genocide.

    The Mark of Zorro, with its masked-hero-in-disguise trope, influenced later films including the Lone Ranger, Batman, Superman, and the Indiana Jones series. As a psychodrama that plumbs the depths of the male psyche, it is a remarkable predecessor to Fight Club. Don Diego Vega is weak, lazy, and effete, while his alter ego Zorro is brave, bold, virile, and violent. The only trait the two have in common is a sense of humor.

    About the Ensemble

    JCDE is an internationally recognized new music group that combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material and structured improvisation. The ensemble treats analog synthesizer as a rare and unpredictable performance instrument. The ensemble has released three full-length albums and has performed in noted venues nationwide including The Tank (NYC), Meridian Gallery (SF), AS220 (providence, RI) and The Lilypad (Cambridge, MA).

    $10 Entrance

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1956235754595347/

  • 8:00 PM
    San Fernando Valley Symphony (featuring premiere by Larry Tuttle)
    Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, USA

    U.S. premiere of BY STEAM OR BY DREAM by Larry Tuttle (second prize winner in the 2016 Keuris Composers Contest - Netherlands).

    27040 Malibu Hills Rd, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301

    Also on the program Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Saint-Saens Bacchanal, new work by Richard Egizi. Tickets and info at http://www.sfvsymphony.com/concert_calendar/

  • 8:00 PM
    Martha Graham and American Music
    Valley Performing Arts Center

    Martha Graham and American Music
    Dance + Live Orchestra
    Martha Graham Dance Company
    Christopher Rountree, Conductor
    wild Up

    Panorama, Lloyd (CSUN + Community Dancers)
    Diversion of Angels, Dello Joio
    Cave of the Heart, Barber
    Dark Meadow, Chavez
    Maple Leaf Rag, Joplin
    VPAC original

    Martha Graham holds a place next to Picasso as one of the greatest innovators of the 20th century. She not only transformed dance, she commissioned some of the most important orchestral and chamber music works of her time. In a rare one-time performance, the company will perform with live musical accompaniment. Christopher Rountree will lead the music ensemble wild Up in this extraordinary collaboration.

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/2pAsiGy

05/15/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    C3LA presents MEDITATIONS
    Monk Space, 4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

    C3LA: Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles Presents MEDITATIONS, an Adventurous Exploration of Spirituality

    Join C3LA: Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles for the Spring concerts of their second season. The collaborative, creative ensemble has no artistic or executive director — it is collectively run by its members: highly trained new music singers who also perform with L.A. Master Chorale, L.A. Opera Chorus, de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and others. Many of the singers are also conductors and/or composers. 40-50% of each concert is written by members of the ensemble and each piece is conducted by a different ensemble member. C3LA is dedicated to performing outstanding new choral music, providing a venue for multi-talented singer-composers and singer-conductors to collaborate and challenging the traditional hierarchical model of choruses and orchestras.

    C3LA will perform two concerts this Spring, featuring a program of new and adventurous choral works that contain themes focusing on the supernatural, spiritual and otherworldly. MEDITATIONS explores spirituality and worship as a healing force, featuring texts from non-western religious traditions, modern Latin motets and personal accounts of enlightenment. As with all C3LA concerts, every piece presented was written within the last 25 years, including member-written pieces and world premiers. Highlights include “Holy”, a piece co-written by C3LA members Alexandra Grabarchuk and David Rentz; Harry Einhorn’s “Seven Line Supplication to Guru Rinpoche” for men’s chorus, a setting of a traditional Tibetan prayer about spiritual awakening; and “A Lover’s Complaint”, James Lark’s setting of two medieval poems associated with the Spring of Our Lady of Walsingham. The program also includes works by member-composers Molly Pease and Allen Menton, as well as contemporary composers Ethan Gans-Morse, Frank Ferko and Nicholas Reeves.

    A reception will follow each concert.

05/17/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    MicroFest: Partch on Film - Partch Live!
    601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2501, United States

    FREE concert
    http://www.microfest.org/concert/parch-on-film-partch-live/

    1958 Art-house film HARRY PARTCH: Music Studio, plus performances of his Three Intrusions (1949) for Adapted Guitar II & Diamond Marimba, and Barstow (1941) for Adapted Guitar I.

    Nearly into its third decade of celebrating the beauty that lies “between the keys” of the piano, MicroFest is the world’s leading concert series devoted to the glorious universe of non-standard tunings. Founded by microtonal guitarist and radio personality John Schneider in 1997, MicroFest has grown to a festival of multiple at Southern California venues ranging from Little Ethiopia to Claremont, Eagle Rock to Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. MicroFest has included ground-breaking concerts and premieres of works by Ben Johnston, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, and Harry Partch with new and historical instruments. MicroFest is co-directed by Schneider and composer Bill Alves with Aron Kallay as managing-director.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/247079009082380/

05/20/2017
  • 7:30 PM
    Moholy-Nagy's Vision, The Götz/Kurtag Jr./Lukas Ligeti Trio & Lukas Ligeti
    Bing Theatre, 3400-, 3496 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

    With Ariadne Greif (soprano), Ji Hye Jung (marimba), Members of wild Up
    and Ligeti’s ensemble Notebook

    Balassi Institute–Hungarian Cultural Center in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) present a double bill featuring leading experimental composers with Hungarian roots, who perform music inspired by avant-garde painter and photographer, László Moholy-Nagy. The first bill brings together prominent innovators from different corners of new music – jazz trombonist and stalwart of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde László Gőz, composer György Kurtág Jr., and cimbalom extraordinaire Miklós Lukács – in performance complemented by opto-acoustic projections. The second part of the concert is devoted to maverick composer Lukas Ligeti, whose acoustic and electronic works have been shaped by the Bauhaus’ sense of equilibrium and playfulness, while synthetizing influences from Downtown New York experimentalism, contemporary classical music and traditions from around the world (especially from Africa). This is Ligeti’s first major concert in Los Angeles since he relocated from New York City to the West Coast to teach at UC Irvine (2015).

    The concert is offered in conjunction with Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, the largest U.S. retrospective since the 1960s on the art and legacy of Hungarian born radical innovator László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946), on view at LACMA until June 18, 2017. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Tickets are $25 members & seniors (65+); $30 general admission; $10 students with ID. To order tickets: http://www.lacma.org/event/kurtág-and-ligeti

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.

06/03/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Wordless Music: Jackie

    Nederlander Concerts, Wordless Music, and Fox Searchlight present the world premiere live score for Pablo Larrain's JACKIE (2016), performed by the 40-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, and led by conductor Jayce Ogren at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 3.

    Set to an unforgettable soundtrack by composer Mica Levi, JACKIE garnered the first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for music written by a female composer in twenty years.

    http://www.axs.com/events/334477/jackie-screening-live-score-with-orchestra-tickets?skin=acehotel

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/