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01/22/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Baroque: Brandenburg 5
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Artists:

    Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Aubree Oliverson, violin
    Martha Chan, flute
    Bogang Hwang, harpsichord

    Program:

    Gabriella Smith Brandenburg-Interstices
    Boccherini Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
    Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

    Gabriella Smith’s music is “high-voltage and wildly imaginative” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and “ the coolest, most exciting, most inventive new voice I’ve heard in ages” (Musical America). She wrote Brandenburg Interstices as a companion piece for Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto, honoring the Baroque style while interweaving modern minimalism, blues and American folk music.

    Additional times: 8:00pm-10:30pm

    More information/Tickets: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/brandenburg-5/

02/05/2022
  • 7:00 PM
    The Space Between featuring Laurel Irene
    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    Soprano Laurel Irene, along with guitarist Jaxon Williams and pianist Richard An, perform concert works by composers Reena Esmail and John Harbison that explore Hindu mysticism, identity, and appropriation, as well as the experience of living ‘in between’ different states of spiritual and psychological being.

    Program:
    • "The Space Between (Chuti Hui Jagah)" by Reena Esmail
    • "Mirabai Songs" by John Harbison

    Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested price between $20 and $35. This event will be live-streamed; you still must purchase a ticket if you wish to view the live-stream. You may purchase tickets at https://www.resonancecollective.org/calendar.

    Note: In accordance with federal health recommendations, the Resonance Collective will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for all performers, staff, and audiences, who will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the concert venue. Face masks must be worn in the venue while attending the concert.

  • 7:00 PM
    Patrick Cassidy's The Mass
    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    The choir Laude, conducted by David Harris with organist Christoph Bull, will perform Patrick Cassidy’s The Mass on February 5, 2022 at 7 PM at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. This will be the live premiere of this arrangement of The Mass written for choir and organ as it was premiered virtually by Laude in 2021. Actor Martin Sheen will also give a pre-concert speech touching on his Irish roots.

    Laude, choir
    David Harris, conductor
    Christoph Bull, organ

    Patrick CASSIDY The Mass for choir and organ (Live Premiere)

02/12/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Ambassador Auditorium

    The most famous love letters ever penned to music– Tchaikovsky’s Masterpieces arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day!

    The Washington Post listed Gabriela Frank as one of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017). Exotic Peruvian rhythms flourish with passion in her “Elegía Andina,” which explores what it means to be of several ethnic persuasions and of several minds.

    Program:
    Gabriela Frank Elegia Andina
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio espagnol

    Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
    Chee-Yun, violin

    Additional times: 8:00pm-10:30pm, venue opens 1 hour prior to performances for pre-concert lecture

    More information/purchase tickets: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/tchaikovsky-violin-concerto-2/

03/19/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Mozart Symphony No. 40
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Seattle Times praised Cuban pianist López- Gavilán for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire…simply a genius.” Emmy Award-winning and Grammy® nominated Adam Schoenberg is among the top 10 most performed living composers in the US. The Aspen Times described “Finding Rothko” as a “colorful orchestration, rich in textures and a sense of power similar to the painter’s work,” adding “rewarding to the final section’s glowing climax.”

    Pasadena Symphony
    Brett Mitchell, conductor
    Aldo López- Gavilán, piano

    -Program-
    Adam Schoenberg Finding Rothko
    Grieg Piano Concerto
    Mozart Symphony No. 40

    Additional time: 8:00pm-10:00pm, doors open 1 hour prior to performances for pre-concert lecture.

    More information/purchase tickets: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/mozart-symphony-40/

03/27/2022
  • 7:00 PM
    Fahad Siadat's Conference of the Birds
    Scripps College

    This world premiere, semi-staged oratorio is based on Sufi mystic poet Attar’s seminal text about the journey of the soul as it seeks union with the Divine. The oratorio is directed and choreographed by André Megerdichian, and features an original libretto by Sholeh Wolpé.

    André Megerdichian, director
    Anne Harley, soprano (Hoopoe)
    Fahad Siadat, tenor (Narrator)
    Catalina Jackson-Urueña, dancer
    HEX Ensemble, vocal sextet
    C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, choir

    Fahad SIADAT Conference of the Birds (World Premiere)

    Ticket Link: https://www.resonancecollective.org/calendar.html

04/02/2022
  • 7:00 PM
    Inner Hunger with Lian Ensemble
    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    A performance of contemporary Sufi music by the Lian Ensemble ​in honor of the first night of Ramadan.

    Lian Ensemble
    Houman Pourmehdi, percussion
    Pirayeh Pourafar, tar

    Program tba

    Tickets and information: https://buytickets.at/theresonancecollective/613486

04/30/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Valentina Lisitsa is not only the first YouTube star of classical music, she is the first classical artist to have converted her internet success into a global concert career.

    We celebrate the season finale with the most infamous four notes in classical music and the world premiere of “In Nomine” by Brett Banducci, performed by the Pasadena Symphony’s Principal Horn James Thatcher.

    Pasadena Symphony
    Keitaro Harada, conductor
    James Thatcher, horn
    Valentina Lisitsa, piano

    -Program-
    Brett Banducci: In Nomine*
    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

    *world premiere

    Additional time: 8:00pm- 10:00pm, doors open 1 hour prior to performances for pre-concert lecture.

    More information/ purchase tickets: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/beethoven-symphony-5/

05/06/2022
  • 7:00 PM
    A Buddhist Life with Vicki Ray
    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    Pianist Vicki Ray presents A Buddhist Life, a program of piano works that will explore different phases of a life to Buddhist thought. The program will feature works by Fay Kueen Wang, Frederic Rzewski, Sean Heim, Somei Satoh, and Walter Zimmermann.

    Vicki Ray, piano

    Program:
    Sean HEIM In the Between
    RZEWSKI The Turtle and the Crane
    Somei SATOH Incarnation II
    Fay Kueen WANG Parabiosis
    Walter ZIMMERMANN When I’m 84

    Tickets and information: https://buytickets.at/theresonancecollective/613487

06/18/2022
  • 7:30 PM
    Fahad Siadat's Conference of the Birds
    The Broad Stage

    This semi-staged oratorio is based on Sufi mystic poet Attar’s seminal text about the journey of the soul as it seeks union with the Divine. The oratorio is directed and choreographed by André Megerdichian, and features an original libretto by Sholeh Wolpé.

    André Megerdichian, director
    Anne Harley, soprano (Hoopoe)
    Fahad Siadat, tenor (Narrator)
    Catalina Jackson-Urueña, dancer
    HEX Ensemble, vocal sextet
    C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angles, choir

    Fahad SIADAT Conference of the Birds (LA Premiere)

    Tickets and information: thebroadstage.org/performances

06/19/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Fahad Siadat's Conference of the Birds
    The Broad Stage

    This semi-staged oratorio is based on Sufi mystic poet Attar’s seminal text about the journey of the soul as it seeks union with the Divine. The oratorio is directed and choreographed by André Megerdichian, and features an original libretto by Sholeh Wolpé.

    André Megerdichian, director
    Anne Harley, soprano (Hoopoe)
    Fahad Siadat, tenor (Narrator)
    Catalina Jackson-Urueña, dancer
    HEX Ensemble, vocal sextet
    C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angles, choir

    Fahad SIADAT Conference of the Birds (LA Premiere)

    Tickets and information: thebroadstage.org/performances

07/02/2022
  • 8:00 PM
    N.E.O. Voice Festival Presents The Signified
    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    The N.E.O. Voice Festival is an annual, week-long event in the summer featuring a series of concerts and workshops focused on exploring the voice. Each year’s festival culminates in the Exploratorio, a new oratorio created by festival participants that re-examines facets of traditionally sacred themes. The theme for this year’s Exploratorio is semiotics, the study of signs and symbols. This program is co-directed by David Harris and Laurel Irene in partnership with the Resonance Collective and the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

    The Signified
    Presented by the N.E.O. Voice Festival and the Resonance Collective.

    Featuring N.E.O. Voice Festival participants and the N.E.O. Voice Festival Choir.

    Various The Signified (World Premiere)

    Tickets and information: resonancecollective.org/calendar.html