April 16, 2004 |
The Penderecki String Quartet will play a free program of works by four Los Angeles composers on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at LACMA West, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. The composers -- Martin Loyato, Juhi Bansal, Mario Berlinguer and Yusuf Lateef -- also will have their works discussed by quartet members: violinists Jeremy Bell and Jerzy Kaplanek, violist Christine Vlajk and cellist Simon Fryer.
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May 3, 2000 |
Famed jazz and pop singer-composer Bobby McFerrin will lead the final program of the Pacific Chorale's 2000-01 season, the organization announced Wednesday. McFerrin will conduct a program of Brahms and Schubert, as well as his works, at 8 p.m. May 19, 2001, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Music director John Alexander will conduct the other three programs, also at the center: 7 p.m. Oct. 22, music by Bach and Handel, with Los Angeles-based Musica Angelica; 7 p.m. Dec.
April 3, 2002 |
The Pacific Symphony will focus on contemporary composers in the "Year of the American Composers Festival," in its 2002-03 classical music season. The festival--which will be highlighted by a competition for new American music--will showcase the music of Pulitzer winner William Bolcom. Carl St.Clair will conduct the first West Coast performances of Bolcom's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience"--settings of poems by William Blake that require more than 250 performers--on Feb. 5-6.
May 23, 2005 |
Almost everyone in classical music these days makes well-meaning noises about reaching out to the Latino community, but the Long Beach Symphony actually did something significant about it. Saturday night at the Terrace Theatre, the orchestra and its music director, Enrique Arturo Diemecke, gave the U.S. premiere of an arresting multimedia piece called "Dos Visiones." Two visions indeed, for everywhere you looked, there were pairs.
June 25, 2001 |
What was this thing called "earjam II," you ask? It's hard to say, and therein lies its charm. Twenty-five acts played Friday and Saturday, part of the downtown Side Street Projects, on the far side of classical, jazz, pop and other traditions. Each had individual artistic purpose, but all leaned into the winds of improvisation and experimentalism. One upshot, as heard on Saturday's four-hour-plus program, was a sense that the musical fringe is alive and well in Los Angeles.