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12/11/2019
  • 8:30 PM
    Isaura String Quartet presents hum
    REDCAT

    Nicole Lizée: Darkness is Not Well Lit
    Laura Steenberge: String Quartet
    David Rosenboom: Quartet for the Beginning of a Time*
    Carmina Escobar and Sean Deyoe: ALCHEMIES*
    Alex Temple: Behind the Wallpaper^, featuring Julia Holter

    * World premiere
    ^ West Coast premiere

    https://www.redcat.org/event/isaura-string-quartet-hum

    Using the vulnerability of the human voice as a connective thread, the Isaura String Quartet weaves together a program of music exploring hidden layers, transformations, and unspoken realities. In addition to works by composers Nicole Lizée and Laura Steenberge, the evening features two premieres: a newly commissioned quartet by acclaimed composer David Rosenboom, and a collaborative work by experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar and visual artist Sean Deyoe. The program concludes with the West Coast premiere of Alex Temple’s Behind the Wallpaper, a 35-minute song cycle drawing on indie pop, Weimar cabaret, Elizabethan music, and 19th-century Romanticism. Vocalist Julia Holter will join Isaura to perform this work. The Isaura String Quartet is Betsy Rettig, Emily Call, Jonathan Morgan, and Madeline Falcone.

12/12/2019
  • 7:30 PM
    Delirium Musicum plays Bach, Xenakis, Pärt, Bersanetti and more
    USC - Brain and Creativity Institute

    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.
    They will perform pieces by J.S. Bach, G. Bersanetti, J. Ph. Rameau, I. Xenakis, S. Reich, J, Brahms, A. Pärt.

    RSVP:
    https://events.usc.edu/esvp/esvp_concert.php
    By phone: 213-821-2377

12/13/2019
  • 7:00 PM
    Dance of the Spacepants Fairies
    Throop Hall

    One Night Only
    Synchromy is once again teaming up with Viola-Vocal-Tube ensemble Spacepants to present Dance of the Spacepants Fairies, a fundraiser prom that will rival your blurry adolescent memories, mainly because at this one you won’t have to hide your booze. Spacepants will be setting the mood with witty banter and intermittent performances, DJs will provide dancing all night long, and there will be photobooths, food and drinks, fortune tellers, raffles prizes, and much much more. Bring your fake ID, and get your date now before they ask your best friend.

    About Spacepants
    Spacepants is Jennifer Beattie and Diana Wade. While singing (Jen) and playing viola (Diana) at a music festival in Vermont, we met, realized we shared a life-long dream of wearing as many sparkles as possible, and ran joyfully out into a field to celebrate. Our enthusiasm attracted the attention of some rad aliens who invited us to party and jam with them. As luck would have it, they were having a full-on sparkle party. When we woke up the next day, groggy and disoriented, we discovered the rad aliens had left us three parting gifts: a 25-foot long tube, a mission, and several pairs of spacepants. The tube would of course become a central focus of our music-making.

    Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spacepants-spacedance-a-prom-tickets-77664682155

12/14/2019
  • 8:00 PM
    Voctave: The Spirit of the Season
    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    Celebrate the holiday season with a cappella sensation Voctave. These eleven incredible singers will leave you feeling merry and bright with a program packed with twists on holiday classics. Ring in the spirit of the season with Christmas carols and holiday melodies, from “Carol of the Bells of Notre Dame” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” to “O Holy Night,” “This is My Wish/Let There Be Peace on Earth,” and more of the holidays’ most enduring songs.

    Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online at https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=20347 or with our Box Office at 949-553-2422.

12/20/2019
  • 7:00 PM
    A Winter WasteLAnd
    Art Share LA

    Celebrate the Winter Solstice with wasteLAnd by visiting our 2-day festival with food, drinks, live performances, and Rachel Beetz’s massive sound & light installation, The Winter Stars. Los Angeles’ most exciting and innovative performers, improvisors, and performance artists from 7:00-11:00 each night. Sets include:

    Michael Dessen
    Walsh Set Trio
    Go By Land
    Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
    Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi
    Carolyn Chen
    STIGMA FOG SAINT
    wasteLAnd
    & more!

    General Admission $25
    Two Day Pass: $40
    Students: $10 (available at the door)
    https://wasteland.wedid.it/events/341?fbclid=IwAR0yjfiQmdsf6SrOC-ou1SNVmbA9_7ardHCdGLi9nsqqy_gR5XfIr41hXZQ

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

12/21/2019
  • 7:00 PM
    A Winter WasteLAnd
    Art Share LA

    Celebrate the Winter Solstice with wasteLAnd by visiting our 2-day festival with food, drinks, live performances, and Rachel Beetz’s massive sound & light installation, The Winter Stars. Los Angeles’ most exciting and innovative performers, improvisors, and performance artists from 7:00-11:00 each night. Sets include:

    Michael Dessen
    Walsh Set Trio
    Go By Land
    Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
    Chris Williams & Patrick Shiroishi
    Carolyn Chen
    STIGMA FOG SAINT
    wasteLAnd
    & more!

    General Admission $25
    Two Day Pass: $40
    Students: $10 (available at the door)
    https://wasteland.wedid.it/events/341?fbclid=IwAR0yjfiQmdsf6SrOC-ou1SNVmbA9_7ardHCdGLi9nsqqy_gR5XfIr41hXZQ

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

01/07/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    Junction Trio
    Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    Stefan Jackiw, violin
    Jay Campbell, cello
    Conrad Tao, piano

    CONRAD TAO: Piano Trio No. 2 (West Coast premiere)
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

    Three visionary artists with “bracing technique and jaw-dropping precision” combine talents in the piano ensemble Junction Trio, as they perform Beethoven’s famously noble “Archduke” trio and the West Coast premiere of Conrad Tao’s Piano Trio No. 2.

    Tickets start at $38

    Tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=21456 or with our box office at 949-553-2422

01/09/2020
  • 7:30 PM
    Soundwaves: Richard Valitutto Pianospheres Preview
    Santa Monica Public Library

    Grammy-nominated pianist Richard Valitutto gives a free preview of his January 14 Pianospheres program “Thought and Desire,” discussing and performing selections from 21st century works by Ramón Lazkano, Rebecca Saunders, Linda Caitlin Smith, George Walker, and Eric Wubbels.
    For more information visit
    pianospheres.org
    richardvalitutto.net
    and soundwavesnewmusic.com

01/15/2020
  • 7:30 PM
    Soundwaves: Daniel Rothman
    Santa Monica Public Library

    Venice-based composer and Soundwaves co-founder Daniel Rothman introduces two major works. Internationally recognized classical guitarist Mak Grgic plays “The Long and the Short of It,” and Ulrich Kreiger leads the Los Angeles Saxophone Ensemble in “Park Bench.”
    Rothman’s music has been recorded by artists ranging from Quatour Bozzini to Wadada Leo Smith. In addition to composing, he has taught at CalArts and organized new music concerts at venues including Beyond Baroque, UCLA’s Fowler Museum, and LACMA.

01/25/2020
  • 2:00 PM
    Pasadena Symphony plays Reena Esmail
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Concerts at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

    Bach: The Goldberg Variations for strings
    Reena Esmail: Teen Murti
    Albinoni: Oboe Concerto transcribed for trumpet
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
    Piazzolla: “Prima Porteña” (Spring) from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    David Lockington, conductor
    Marissa Benedict, trumpet
    Simone Porter, violin

    Esmail’s Teen Murti draws inspiration from Hindi traditional raag melodies combined with Western techniques – the result is a sonorously magical experience. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons heralds the return of local violinist Simone Porter, whose career is now in full international stride with a command of technical chops, elegant vibrato and the expressive panache to bring Vivaldi’s most cherished concertos to life. Principal Trumpet Marisa Benedict takes center stage with Albioni's Oboe Concerto.

    For more info and tickets, visit:
    https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/vivaldi-four-seasons/

01/28/2020
  • 7:00 PM
    Outpost Concert Series - The Living Earth Show
    Culver Center of the Arts

    FREE ADMISSION

    Called “outstanding” by the San Francisco Chronicle, “transcendent” by the Charleston City Paper, and “a fully distorted perpetual motion of awesome” by I Care If You Listen, The Living Earth Show (guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson) is a megaphone and canvas for some of the world’s most progressive artists. One of the premiere contemporary chamber arts ensembles in the United States, The Living Earth Show received the grand prize in the SAVVY Chamber Arts Competition and runner-up in the open division of the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, has
    commissioned and premiered over 60 new works by some of the most vital composers in the world, and released two critically acclaimed albums, and has performed, lectured, and given masterclasses across the country.

02/07/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    wasteLAnd - Collective Creation
    Wende Museum

    wasteLAnd presents music driven by collective action and creation, both in the act of composition and in community-based realization. The program features world premieres by Richard Barrett and Nicholas Deyoe in addition to radical works by Raven Chacon, George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Sarah Belle Reid, and Wilfrido Terrazas. These works explore degrees of improvisation, highlighting the necessity of communal action and negotiation in these collective creations while also reflecting on grassroots political collectivism.

    Richard Barrett Codex (world premiere)
    Raven Chacon Round
    Nicholas Deyoe Everyday-Life Human Efforts (world premiere)
    George Lewis Artificial Life
    Pauline Oliveros Heart of Tones
    Sarah Belle Reid Disonillium
    Wilfrido Terrazas Torre del Norte

    Free with RSVP
    7:00 PM Museum Tour + Reception
    8:00 PM Concert

02/12/2020
  • 8:00 PM
    More Forever: Conrad Tao with Caleb Teicher & Co.
    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    Conrad Tao, piano
    Caleb Teicher, dancer/choreographer
    Caleb Teicher & Company

    CONRAD TAO: More Forever

    “One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker), Caleb Teicher and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist and innovative pianist-composer Conrad Tao collaborate in a new evening-length work. Premiered in January 2019 at The Guggenheim, and set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics, More Forever explores American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap and Lindy Hop. This sonic journey will brush away the fine line between movement and music and expand the expressive capacity of American music and dance.

    Tickets start at $28

    Tickets available at https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=20313 or at 949-553-2422

02/15/2020
  • 2:00 PM
    Pasadena Symphony plays Giacchino, Gershwin, and more
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Concerts at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

    PROGRAM
    Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
    Michael Giacchino: Voyage
    Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
    Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
    Debussy: La Mer

    ARTISTS
    David Lockington, conductor
    Nick Kendall, violin

    Oscar-winning Giacchino honors NASA and the interstellar with Voyage. Nick Kendall, a member of the genre-bending trio Time for Three brings his unique brand of virtuosity and infectious enthusiasm to a fanciful violin concerto based on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Our largest work of the season, Debussy’s La Mer paints a majestic picture of the sea with a mosaic of orchestral colors, climaxing waves of sounds and emotional imagery that will run through you.

    For more info and tickets, visit:
    https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/gershwin-porgy-and-bess/

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.

02/28/2020
  • 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

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

03/21/2020
  • 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/

04/04/2020
  • 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