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02/23/2020
  • 3:00 PM
    Mojave Trio, sponsored by the Music Department at Pomona College
    Bridges Hall of Music

    Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music welcomes the piano trio, Mojave Trio, sponsored by the Music Department at Pomona College. Their 3 p.m. concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, featuring a blend of classical and contemporary music by Beethoven, Gao Ping and Kaija Saariaho will be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont) and are free and open to the public.

    The Mojave Trio — dedicated to presenting a wide variety of classical music from the standard repertoire of the 18th-19th centuries to new works of our time – has performed across the southland and appeared on series including the “Sundays Live” radio broadcast from Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Monk Space, Trinity Lutheran Church, and many more. Members of the ensemble include distinguished Southern California performers Sara Parkins, violin and Pomona College Faculty members Maggie Parkins, cello and Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano.

    PROGRAM:
    Gao Ping: Four Sketches (2009)
    Kaija Saariaho: Light and Matter (2014)
    Beethoven: Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2

    More information: https://www.pomona.edu/events/chamber-music-mojave-trio

02/25/2020
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series - ~Nois
    Culver Center of the Arts

    FREE ADMISSION

    ~Nois is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. Founded in 2016 by graduate students at Northwestern University, ~Nois (pronounced “noise”) has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to innovative and engaging performances. Known for their “masterclass-level demonstrations of precise articulations and glowing legatos” (I Care if You Listen), “truly innovative musicianship,” and “raw creativity” (Cacophony Magazine), ~Nois has been awarded prizes at prestigious chamber music competitions including the Second Prize in the Open Division of the 2018 M- Prize International Chamber Arts Competition, the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Second Prize at the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, and First Prize at the 2016 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition. ~Nois was invited to be an Ensemble Fellow to the 2018 Blackbird Creative Lab, where they worked closely with fellow Chicago- based ensemble, Eighth Blackbird.

02/27/2020
  • 7:30 PM
    Soundwaves/Pianospheres: Thomas Kotcheff Plays Rzewski
    Santa Monica Public LIbrary

    Pianist/composer Thomas Kotcheff performs and discusses excerpts from Frederic Rzewski’s epic virtuoso solo piece based on protest songs from around the world. This a free preview of samples from the complete performance being presented by Pianospheres at Zipper Hall March 3.

02/28/2020
  • 8:00 AM
    Chaplin's Smile: A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin
    Irvine Barclay Theatre

    It’s not well known that Charlie Chaplin, the unmistakable and endearing character in his bowler hat and mustache, composed almost all of the music in his films. He called himself "a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow…" and he said he wanted everything to be "a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large…"

    Those contradictions appear in his music, too, and the effect is of a sweetness streaked with melancholy. Philippe Quint's newest project is a lovingly chosen collection of eleven of Chaplin’s love songs, arranged for piano and violin. Quint was thrilled to discover these pieces; his uncanny understanding of each piece makes it so every song is bursting with the hilarity and heartbreak that Chaplin brought so touchingly to the big screen.

    This unique program will juxtapose the music of Charlie Chaplin with those great composers he was influenced by, including Debussy, Stravinsky, Brahms, and Gershwin. The relationships Chaplin had with these compositional masters will be explored through music and story, including screen clips of Chaplin’s silent era films with musical accompaniment by Philippe Quint, and rare video footage of Chaplin conducting his orchestras in recording sessions!

    Tickets start at $32

    Tickets available at https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=21317

02/29/2020
  • 7:30 PM
    New West Symphony presents: Dreams
    Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

    Uplifting music that acted as a beacon of hope, buoying people in the darkest of times. Brundibár (Czech for “bumblebee”) was composed by Hans Krása in the Theresienstadt concentration camp and yet encourages faith in humankind. The program also features Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Guest artists include California Lutheran University Choir, Women’s Chorale and Areté Vocal Ensemble and Los Robles Children’s Choir. Dreams is part of a two-concert series remembering the Holocaust and honoring the 75th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps.

03/01/2020
  • 3:00 PM
    New West Symphony presents: Dreams
    Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center

    Uplifting music that acted as a beacon of hope, buoying people in the darkest of times. Brundibár (Czech for “bumblebee”) was composed by Hans Krása in the Theresienstadt concentration camp and yet encourages faith in humankind. The program also features Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Guest artists include California Lutheran University Choir, Women’s Chorale and Areté Vocal Ensemble and Los Robles Children’s Choir. Dreams is part of a two-concert series remembering the Holocaust and honoring the 75th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps.

  • 11:00 AM
    UCLA American Jewish Music Festival
    UCLA’S Schoenberg Music Building and Royce Hall

    The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to celebrate American Jewish identity with the first-ever UCLA American Jewish Music Festival.

    The family friendly event will take place on Sunday, March 1 at UCLA’S Schoenberg Music Building and Royce Hall. In line with the festival’s theme “Music Crossing Boundaries”, the diverse lineup of artists explores a breadth of musical styles, all of which reflect the American Jewish experience: from classical to klezmer, tango to Middle Eastern, and bluegrass to Broadway.

    The festival includes performances by the following artists and ensembles (in-order of appearance): Nefesh Mountain, Asher Shasho Levy, Sasha Lurje & Craig Judelman, Daniel Raijman, UCLA Marching Band, Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble, American Youth Symphony Brass Quintet, Inna Faliks, and the UCLA Philharmonia & UCLA Chamber Singers.

    "We want people to experience and understand how music is a mirror reflecting the diversity and vibrancy of the Jewish community in America,” remarks Lorry Black, Associate Director of the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and Artistic Director of the festival. “For the first time ever, we are offering a music festival that captures this idea, showcasing truly outstanding musicians who will bring it to life."

  • 7:00 PM
    [Music at Harvey Mudd] Daniel Corral: “Polytope”
    Drinkward Recital Hall, Harvey Mudd College

    Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 East Foothill Boulevard, Claremont.
    Street parking available on Foothill Blvd.
    Free and open to the public.
    hmc.edu/hmc-arts

    Harvey Mudd College Presents
    Daniel Corral: “Polytope”

    Polytope is a multimedia musical performance performed entirely in darkness. Daniel Corral’s mesmerizing dance of finger silhouettes over colorful glowing MIDI buttons is captured on live feed video, and projected large and bright as a moving, visual score.

03/07/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    Delirium Musicum presents its Call for Scores' winners at Boston Court Pasadena
    Boston Court Pasadena

    Delirium Musicum is a Los Angeles-based, self-conducted, classical chamber orchestra that creates a unique, immediate, and visceral concert experience by applying dazzling creativity and limitless excitement to its performances.

    The ensemble of 12 musicians, led from the violin by music & artistic director Etienne Gara, represents the artistic excellence and leadership of the young generation of musicians in Los Angeles. The small size of this ensemble allows the musicians to bond and connect intimately with the audience. The group's performances are dedicated to inspiring wild excitement and ecstasy by engaging audiences with unapologetic and fresh approaches to wide-ranging musical repertoire. Creative interpretation of the old masters as well as collaboration with contemporary composers generates new and exciting musical programs that speak to modern audiences.

    This program will feature the winners of the ensemble's 2019 Call for Scores (David Bird, Kai-Young Chan, and Anna Pidgorna) as well as pieces by Rameau, Bach, Arvo Pärt, and Vivaldi.

    TICKETS:
    https://ci.ovationtix.com/112/production/1020048?performanceId=10470631

    Delirium Musicum:
    http://deliriummusicum.com

03/09/2020
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series - Panic Duo
    Culver Center of the Arts

    FREE ADMISSION

    Panic Duo is a Los-Angeles based ensemble dedicated to the performance of music of our time. Featuring violinist Pasha Tseitlin and pianist Nic Gerpe, the Duo’s performances of contemporary music have been described as “exciting”, “virtuosic”, and “irresistible”. Engaging audiences into unfamiliar music through a combination of dialogue and uncompromising musicality, Panic Duo has brought a variety of repertoire to audiences since 2009.

03/13/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    wasteLAnd Aston / Franzson
    Art Share LA

    Commissioned by Stephanie Aston, wasteLAnd is proud to present the world premiere of David Brynjar Franzson's evening-length work for soprano and 8-channel live electronics.

    Davíð Brynjar Franzson New Work (world premiere)

    Parking is free in the lot across Hewitt St. from ArtshareLA

03/18/2020
  • 7:30 PM
    Soundwaves: Cold Blue Music
    Santa Monica Public Library

    The Venice-based Cold Blue Music label (coldbluemusic.com) celebrates three new albums of atmospheric and melodic postminimalism.
    - "The Basketweave Elegies" (West Coast premiere) by Peter Garland. Nine short movements for solo vibraphone, performed by Michael Jones.
    - "Splectra" (West Coast premiere) by Robert Carl. Performed by harpist Alison Bjorkedal with the composer on electronics.
    - "Bridges of Pearl and Dust" (World premiere) by Michael Byron. Performed by Jordan Curcuruto, Kevin Good, Katie Eikam, & Michael Jones on three vibraphones.
    Admission is free. CDs will be available for sale after the performance.
    This performance is part of Soundwaves (soundwavesnewmusic.com), a year-round new music series sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.

03/21/2020
  • 2:00 PM
    Pasadena Symphony plays Caroline Shaw with soprano Eliza Bagg
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Concerts at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

    PROGRAM
    Caroline Shaw: Red, Red Rose
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
    Mozart: Symphony No. 39

    ARTISTS
    Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Yerin Yang, piano
    Eliza Bagg, soprano

    Hailed as “in fact the sunniest conductor in classical music!” (Los Angeles Times), Nic McGegan brings his expert performance practice paired with a joyously effervescent conducting style. Personally written for McGegan, Caroline Shaw’s Red, Red Rose blooms with sought-after vocalist Eliza Bagg. It’s a Mozart spectacular with Symphony No. 39 and the melodic perfection found in his Piano Concerto No. 20, performed by 2017 Steinway/Colburn Festival Competition winner Yerin Yang.

    For more information and tickets, visit:
    https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/mozart-mcgegan/

04/02/2020
  • 7:00 PM
    Delirium Musicum at the Wallis with Violins of Hope
    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

    Delirium Musicum is a Los Angeles-based, self-conducted, classical chamber orchestra that creates a unique, immediate, and visceral concert experience by applying dazzling creativity and limitless excitement to its performances.

    The ensemble of 16 musicians, led from the violin by Etienne Gara, will perform on several instruments issued from the Violins of Hope collection, which holds violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

    Violins Of Hope is a collection of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Each violin has its own unique and inspiring story that educates both young and old about the Holocaust in a deeply personal and emotional way. The instruments have been featured in film and TV, and have been played in concert halls and exhibited in museums throughout the world.

    Pieces by J. Williams, J.S. Bach, G. Bersanetti, W. Kilar, and more.

    TICKETS:
    https://thewallis.org/show-info.php?id=492

    Delirium Musicum
    http://deliriummusicum.com

04/04/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    wasteLAnd - Modules
    Art Share LA

    Surrounding the audience, wasteLAnd performs an evening of music about memory, liquid structures, submersion, and bliss. The music retraces its steps, reorders its elements, and delights in nuances. The program includes the premiere of a new work by Silvia Cignoli as well as a recent work for piccolo and electronics by Kimia Koochakzadeh, a participant in wasteLAnd’s inaugural Summer Academy for Composition in 2019.

    Silvia Cignoli L'Acqua Non Ricorda
    Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi The Starts and Stops
    Katharina Rosenberger Modules

    Parking is free in the lot across Hewitt St. from ArtshareLA

04/07/2020
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series - Mivos Quartet
    Culver Center of the Arts

    FREE ADMISSION

    The Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet’s beginnings in 2008 they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers representing
    multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. They have appeared on prestigious series such as the New York Phil Biennial, Wien Modern (Austria), the Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), Asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf, Germany), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Shanghai New Music Week (Shanghai, China), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Música de Agora na Bahia (Brazil), Aldeburgh Music (UK), and Lo Spririto della musica di Venezia (La Fenice Theater, Italy).

04/17/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    Brooklyn Rider & Magos Herrera: "Dreamers"
    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    In society, poets and songwriters play the essential role of dreamers, opening up avenues of hope for others. Despite the oppressive regimes which prevailed throughout much of Latin America and Spain in the twentieth century, what persevered from the dreamers was an unending love for beauty and humanity. Mexican-born songstress Magos Herrera and the omnivorous string quartet Brooklyn Rider join forces for an unforgettable musical journey, reinterpreting classics of the era from Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Spain, and celebrating such luminaries as Octavio Paz, Federico García Lorca, and Rubén Darío.

    Tickets start at $28

    Tickets available at https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=20333 or 949-553-2422

04/18/2020
  • 2:00 PM
    World Premiere: Michael Abels' Russian Overtures with the Pasadena Symphony
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Concerts at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

    PROGRAM
    Michael Abels: Russian Overtures - world premiere, Pasadena Symphony commission
    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

    ARTISTS
    David Lockington, conductor
    Inon Barnatan, piano

    A world premiere by film composer Michael Abels ("Get Out", "Us") to close the season. Plus, Rachmaninoff’s powerhouse Piano Concerto No. 3 delivers keyboard pyrotechnics, romance and visceral nostalgia, while Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition will transport you to an exotic art show depicted through musical illustrations; the melodies of which have become beloved standards in Classical music.

    For more information and tickets, visit:
    https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/rachmaninoff-piano-concerto-3/

04/30/2020
  • 7:30 PM
    A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet
    Segerstrom Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground), in collaboration with Emmy Award®-winning writer and editor Joe Bini (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Grizzly Man), takes the stage with the legendary classical music group Kronos Quartet to create a “live documentary” that chronologically unfolds the quartet’s groundbreaking, continent-spanning, multi-decade career. Wildly creative and experimental in form, A Thousand Thoughts is a meditation on music itself—the act of listening closely to music, the experience of feeling music deeply, and the power that music has to change the world.

    Tickets start at $20

    Tickets available at https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=20368 or 949-553-2422

05/22/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    wasteLAnd - Mechanics
    Art Share LA

    wasteLAnd presents an evening of music inspired by ghosts in the machine. In works by John Cage and Alvin Lucier, drums driven by sound waves seem to play themselves. With microphones as mallets, rhythms emerge in the music of Robert Wannamaker beyond human control and comprehension. Kelley Sheehan’s Talk Circus creates a musical language from the glitch, feedback, and variability of electronic circuitry.

    John Cage Variations II
    Natacha Diels Strange Attractors
    Alvin Lucier Music for Pure Waves, Bass Drums, and Acoustic Pendulums
    Kelley Sheehan Talk Circus
    Robert Wannamaker Phase Diagram

    Parking is free in the lot across Hewitt St. from ArtshareLA