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/

  • 8:00 PM
    Patrick Williams Big Band with Arturo Sandoval & Peter Erskine
    The Moss Theatre

    Musicians at Play Presents: Award-winning composer Patrick Williams & The Big Band with special guests Arturo Sandoval & Peter Erskine.

    Doors Open | 7:30 pm
    Concert | 8:00 pm

    The Moss Theatre @ Herb Alpert Educational Village
    3131 Olympic Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Ticket Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2861290

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/

  • 8:00 PM
    the wulf. presents John Eagle and Emily Call
    Coaxial Arts Foundation, 1815 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

    John Eagle and Emily Call present two solo pieces:

    Michael Winter's 'necklaces' for 4 plucked strings accompanied with 'quieting rooms', an electronic piece which attempts to put signals out of phase.

    John Eagle's 'tuning #3 (first position)' for violin and sine tones, performed by Emily Call, explores the possible chords in one hand shape in the violin's first position and their extended harmonies/combination tones.

    Free

03/27/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Monday Evening Concerts: New Voices III: Sorcery, Perhaps
    Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    MEC presents its third installation of its "New Voices" series, this time featuring two of the established giants of the avant-garde - Chaya Czernowin and Helmut Lachenmann - alongside the rising stars Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri and Trevor Bača. In this concert, we hear three generations of living visionaries and observe the way each composer sought to (or seeks to) express themselves at the dawns of their respective maturities, as interpreted by Los Angeles' own Formalist Quartet and the brilliant French cellist Séverine Ballon.

    http://www.mondayeveningconcerts.org/march-27-2017---new-voices-iii-sorcery-perhaps.html

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

  • 8:00 PM
    Synchromy presents Vla. with Diana Wade, Jonathan Morgan, and Linnea Powell
    Bird Studio, Occidental College

    The program includes the premiere of Los Angeles-based composer Joshua Carro’s [[[clouded]]] for viola and electronics, performed by Jonathan Morgan, with the composer running the electronics. Diana Wade will be performing Berio’s haunting Naturale for viola, percussion and recorded media with percussionist Benjamin Phelps. Linnea Powell will be presenting an encore performance of Noah Meites’ powerful new work for viola and piano To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief with guest pianist Richard Valitutto. In addition to these larger works, there will be shorter works by Missy Mazzoli, Lisa Bielawa, Garth Knox and Synchromy Co-Artistic Director Nick Norton.

    Berio - Naturale
    Lisa Bielawa - I don't even play the bassoon
    Josh Carro - [[[clouded]]] (world premiere)
    Garth Knox - Viola Spaces
    Missy Mazzoli - Tooth and Nail
    Noah Meites - To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief
    Nick Norton - Elegy II

    Regular admission is $25. Students with ID are $10. Occidental Staff and Faculty are also $10 with ID.

    Synchromymusic.org/vla

04/02/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Sarah Cahill plays Lou Harrison
    Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, USA

    https://www.hmc.edu/calendar/events/hmc-concert-series-sarah-cahill-piano/

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/

04/06/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Marc Lowenstein
    REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER, 631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Marc Lowenstein, one of the most influential figures behind the surging L.A. contemporary music scene, steps into the spotlight with a selection of soaring new works for voice, soloists and chamber orchestra. A composer, conductor and singer, Lowenstein is music director of The Industry—the groundbreaking experimental opera company (Hopscotch, Invisible Cities)—and collaborates with the city’s brightest up-and-coming ensembles and players.

    Vocalist Jodie Landau opens the concert with the American debut of this, a piece based on Buddhist, Sufi and Hebrew texts, followed by cellist Derek Stein and the world premiere of T’filat haDerech (Prayer for a Journey)—a cello concerto. The program concludes with vocalists Justine Aronson, David Castillo and Grace Bernard in several scenes from Little Bear, a new opera dramatizing the power of children’s stories.

    https://www.redcat.org/event/marc-lowenstein

04/07/2017
  • 7:00 PM
    Reykjavík Festival: Opening Night: Made in Iceland - LIVE
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    Reykjavík Festival: Opening Night: Made in Iceland - LIVE

    In Reykjavík’s close-knit artistic community, the contemporary music scene blurs the lines between rock, pop, and electronic genres. Reykjavík Festival brings us experimental/electronic rock artists such as Björk and Sigur Rós, who highlight the creativity thriving in Iceland’s capital.

    Join us for Opening Night of the festival, which will feature upcoming and established Icelandic artists such as Múm, amiina, Skúli Sverrisson & Ólöf Arnalds, dj. flugvél og geimskip, and JFDR, along with art installations by Shoplifter and a film screening by Xárene Eskandar. All tickets are $25. Opening Night includes a pre-concert complimentary beer pop-up, courtesy of Iceland-based Einstök Brewery.

  • 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.

  • 8:00 PM
    Action/Figures: pieces by Orr Sinay, Jeese Quebbeman and guest composer Stellan Bark
    Coaxial Arts Foundation, 1815 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

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

  • 7:00 PM
    Clarence Barlow
    REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER, 631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    7:00 pm Film Screening

    8:30 pm Concert

    An internationally recognized pioneer of electroacoustic, computer and interdisciplinary music, Clarence Barlow has created exquisite algorithmic compositions for traditional instruments and electronic devices since the 1970s. Looking to the Calcutta-born composer’s most recent body of work, the UC Santa Barbara ensemble-in-residence Now Hear, conducted by Brandon J. Rolle, is performing a selection of instrumental pieces as part of a program that also includes several multitrack electronic compositions. A screening of Barlow’s films precedes the concert. Barlow has held the Corwin Chair in Composition at UCSB since 2006, following longstanding professorships at European institutions such as the Cologne Music University and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. There, he co-founded GIMIK: Initiative Musik und Informatik Köln, and served as artistic director of the Royal Conservatory’s Institute of Sonology.

  • 8:00 PM
    wild Up WORK | Richard Valitutto
    Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N Hill Ave #105, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Called “One of the busiest and most versatile pianists in town” and an “all around go-to new music specialist” by the LA Times, wild Up’s pianist/keyboardist Richard Valitutto is situated at the bustling intersection of LA’s classical and contemporary music scenes. For this installment of wild Up’s WORK series, Richard has devised a program that features his diverse creative activities as piano soloist, composer, arranger, chamber musician, and curator. His recent compositions and arrangements will share the stage with music by personally inspiring composers, and he will be joined by fellow wild Up members as gnarwhallaby and Aperture Duo, and guest soprano Justine Aronson.

    Program highlights:

    new work premieres for piano solo and for piano, violin, viola, and voice, composed by Valitutto for the Aperture Duo and Justine Aronson

    Ligeti and Radulescu keyboard works arranged by Valitutto for gnarwhallaby

    other piano solos and chamber trios by Julia Wolfe, Rebecca Saunders, Olivier Messiaen, and Morton Feldman.

    Tickets: $15 at the door

  • 8:00 PM
    New Horizons present Splinter Reeds
    Chapman University, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866, USA

    At Chapman concert Splinter Reeds will perform Marc Mellits’s "Splinter," Ken Ueno’s "Babbling," Ryan Brown’s “Pinched,” Eric Wubbels’s “Auditory Scene Analysis II" and the works by Chapman faculty Jeffrey Holmes, “Horns of the Bull,” and Vera Ivanova’s “Electrostatic Whale.”

    Address, parking, tickets: http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1399&cid=38

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262344697513199/

04/09/2017
  • 4:00 PM
    Calder Quartet premieres work by Andrew McIntosh
    The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

    Our very own Broad Stage Artists-in-Residence continue their rapturous, multi-year Beethoven String Quartet cycle. This inventive and passionate quartet explores the profound beauty of Beethoven's String Quartets paired with exquisite classical and contemporary works. The new works are all commissioned for this series, inspired by the Op. 59 quartets and themes of patronage in the past and in the present, to create concerts full of beauty.

    Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 18/2
    McIntosh: Commission
    Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59/2

    http://www.thebroadstage.com/en/Performances/Classical/16_17_Productions/calderquartet_apr9/

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

  • 8:00 PM
    Joseph Patrick Martin Foster and JP Jenkins
    Coaxial Arts Foundation, 1815 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

    the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

    Joe Foster was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1972, has lived in Seoul since 2002, and plays improvised music. His main collaborators have been J.P. Jenkins, Bryan Eubanks, Bonnie Jones, Hong Chulki, Choi Joonyong, Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, and Kevin Parks.

    He's been in the groups Super Unity, Peevish, Don Brown and Dan Reynolds, and English, and has releases on Rasbliutto, Balloon&Needle, Manual, Homophoni, Doubtmusic, and Erstwhile. He plans to continue playing until death.

    https://joefoster.blogspot.com/

    Jean-Paul Jenkins has been making sounds in front of people since 1991. Inspired by the sound of one hand clapping, he integrates multiple forms of attention and performance to create sonic spaces for healing and relaxation. Accompanying physical movement and meditation has been his primary focus for the last decade.

    https://jean-pauljenkins.bandcamp.com/

  • 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
  • 7:00 PM
    NACUSA-LA: Music in the Chambers
    Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd # 3, Culver City, CA 90232, USA

    The Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Composers USA announces the Culver City Centennial Celebration "Music in the Chambers" concert to be held in the council chambers at Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd. 90232. Admission is FREE but reservations are required: call 323-536-2123 or email nacusa.la@gmail.com to make reservations.

    Featured artists include the Lyris String Quartet, Dr. Berkeley Price, Nancy Roth and Stephen M. Fry. Composers whose works will be presented include Warren Sherk, Deon Nielsen Price, Frank Campo and Daniel Kessner. The concert is, in part, a reconstruction of chamber concerts presented by the city a decade ago, along with new string quartets and film music from the 1930s.

  • 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

04/21/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    MicroFest: Lou Harrison in Film & Music
    445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States

    http://www.microfest.org/concert/lou-harrison-in-film-music/

    Films by Eric Marin (biopic) & James Broughton (scored by LH) + keyboard works, cello/harp duo, guitar music, and a rare performance of his Concerto for Piano and Gamelan.

    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/570850189787900/

04/22/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Al Jones
    Coaxial Arts Foundation, 1815 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

    the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

04/23/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    MicroFest: The Gamelan Works of Lou Harrison
    320 E Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711-3116, United States

    FREE concert
    http://www.microfest.org/concert/the-gamelan-works-of-lou-harrison/

    Lou Harrison brought the Javanese gamelan orchestra into American music. Now the hall will resound with the entrancing bell-like tones of Harrison’s rarely performed works for gamelan, together with choir and other instruments.

    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/1927506877472954/

04/24/2017
  • 8:00 PM
    Monday Evening Concerts: Talea Ensemble plays Aperghis
    Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    ​For our season finale, Monday Evening Concerts presents the return of the Talea Ensemble in the West Coast premiere of Georges Aperghis' Happy End for chamber orchestra, electronics, animated video and prerecorded voices. Widely celebrated in Europe, but virtually unknown in California, Aperghis is one of the most original and masterful voices in music today. Extroverted, theatrical, virtuosic, playful and profound, the musical language of Aperghis is vivid and unforgettable. Happy End is Aperghis' musical re-telling of Charles Perrault's classic children's tale, Little Thumb, from 1697.

    http://www.mondayeveningconcerts.org/april-24-2017---georges-aperghis-happy-end.html

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

05/06/2017
  • 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.

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/

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/

05/24/2017
  • 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/