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Catch Definiens performing Higdon’s Piano Trio, and a world premiere, tonight

Jenni Brandon wrote to me the other day to tell me about a sweet show coming up tonight (!) at the Ivy Substation in Culver City. I was hoping to do a short interview on it, but the world managed to get in the way during the last week or so. In any case, the press release, quoted below, has all the info. See you there?

Definiens, a Los Angeles based chamber music ensemble, will present a concert of chamber music featuring music from the 20th and 21st century on Tuesday, March 20th at 8pm at the Ivy Substation (9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 90232). This program will feature Pulitzer prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s piano trio “Pale Yellow and Fiery Red”, French composer Albert Roussel’s work “Duo” for bassoon and double bass, and Definiens own Jennifer Stevenson’s “Distances” for oboe and piano. Definiens will also present the world premiere of Ian Munro’s work “UNstasis” for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello. Munro, a composer based in New York, is the winner of Definiens 2010 composition commission competition in the young composer category and wrote this piece specifically for Definiens.

Members of Definiens include Diana Morgan-flute, Ryan Zwahlen-oboe and English horn, Jennifer Stevenson-clarinets, Michael Kreiner- bassoon, Sakura Tsai-violin, Lars Hoefs-cello, Stephen Pfeifer-double bass and Jeanette Louise Yaryan-piano. This performance is made possible in part by the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door with cash or credit card. Please call 310-897-4111 or visit for more information.

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