LA Phil and WildUp
Oct
1
to Oct 2

LA Phil and WildUp

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NOON TO MIDNIGHT: Experience LA's most far-sighted ensembles in a day of pop-up performances throughout the various breathtaking spaces of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For more information, please visit http://www.laphil.com/tickets/noon-to-midnight

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UCSB Summer Festival
Sep
1
5:30 PM17:30

UCSB Summer Festival

I will be performing The Mega4 Meta4 (1990), for viola and tape, is the fifth and final piece of Earthrise, a pentalogy of electroacoustic works by the Greek-Canadian composer, Christos Hatzis (b. 1953). Presented in partnership with the UCSB College of Creative Studies and the UCSB Multicultural Center, the Festival will focus on diversity by combining world-class contemporary music ensembles with Afro-Cuban and indie artists. The artists will perform at venues all over the UCSB campus, with no admission fees. This event is made possible by the generous support of the UCSB Office of Summer Sessions.

With the exception of the opening pentatonic theme, The Mega4 Meta4 is constructed entirely from quoted material (mainly from the four earlier pieces of Earthrise and from Albinoni's Adagio in G minor for Organ and Strings), and brings all the aesthetic and technical concerns of the earlier pieces in Earthrise to their logical conclusion. Throughout The Mega4 Meta4, religious symbolism and humour exist side-by-side in a mutually exclusive yet complementary partnership, creating a sense of "lightness" which permeates every aspect of the composition, notably in the choice of cheap 'street' material for example, and the conscious effort to realize the unexplored and often overlooked potential hidden within it. The Mega4 Meta4 was commissioned by violist Douglas Perry with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, and takes its name from the Atari Mega4 ST computer, which Hatzis purchased a few days before embarking on the composition of this piece.

The Department of Music’s Resident Ensemble, the Now Hear Ensemble, will present a sampling of the boundary-defying works they have been performing over the last two years. The ensemble embraces “contemporary music and pop culture because [they] believe cross-genre approaches lead to new territories for creativity.”

The Formalist Quartet—a world-class string quartet from Los Angeles specialized in contemporary music—will present music by their own members (Mark Menzies, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Tholl) and by composer Erik Ullman, as well as a premiere of a new microtonal work by Santa Barbara-based composer Federico Llach.

The local musician-run non-profit organization Cali2Cuba—whose mission is to promote the cultural exchange between California and Cuba—will present their group Los Rumberos de Cali. Los Rumberos de Cali believes that “music in the U.S. has been heavily influenced by Caribbean music” and seeks to bridge this neglected cultural link by “teaching and engaging our community with workshops, concerts, and outreach events.” The group's leader, Miguelito León, will present a workshop entitled, “The evolution of Afro-Cuban music,” followed by a concert of traditional Cuban folklore at the UCSB Multicultural Center.

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Spring Awakening
Jun
19
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Awakening

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. A group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Bella Vita Entertainment is a Malibu-based production company which has produced equity theatre on both coasts for 20 years

Tickets for Spring Awakening, June 16 through June 19:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2552792

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Spring Awakening
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Awakening

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. A group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Bella Vita Entertainment is a Malibu-based production company which has produced equity theatre on both coasts for 20 years

Tickets for Spring Awakening, June 16 through June 19:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2552792

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Spring Awakening
Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Awakening

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. A group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Bella Vita Entertainment is a Malibu-based production company which has produced equity theatre on both coasts for 20 years

Tickets for Spring Awakening, June 16 through June 19:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2552792

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Spring Awakening
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Awakening

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. A group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Bella Vita Entertainment is a Malibu-based production company which has produced equity theatre on both coasts for 20 years

Tickets for Spring Awakening, June 16 through June 19:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2552792

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Spring Awakening
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Awakening

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. A group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Bella Vita Entertainment is a Malibu-based production company which has produced equity theatre on both coasts for 20 years

Tickets for Spring Awakening, June 16 through June 19:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2552792

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Music by UCSB Composers
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Music by UCSB Composers

Newly commissioned works by by UCSB composers. Music by Marc Evans, David Gordon, Mason Hock, Brandon Rolle, and Heena Yoon.

With special guest Kyra Folk-Farber, soprano.

Performed by the Now Hear Ensemble
Adriane Hill, flute
Amanda Kritzberg, clarinet
Jonathan Morgan, viola
Anthony Paul Garcia, percussion and electronics
Federico Llach, double bass

Admission is free.

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SongFest Los Angeles
Jun
5
4:00 PM16:00

SongFest Los Angeles

The sacred cantatas of J.s. Bach coached by Pulitzer Prize winning composer and Bach Scholar John Harbison, and Sanford Sylvan. Performed by students of SongFest Los Angeles and chamber musicians.

Mary Beth Woodruff, violin
Andrea Larez, violin
Jonathan Morgan, viola
Peter Myers, cello
Stephen Pfeifer, bass

SongFest Los Angeles, June 5 2016, 4:00pm, Thayer Hall at the Colburn School.

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Not for the Ears Alone 4
May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Not for the Ears Alone 4

The Now Hear Ensemble presents a concert at Art Share LA. The fourth installment of the Not for the Ears Alone series, the program features music that exploits the potential for creativity using both the stage space and the performers’ bodies. These works make powerful musical statements, yet they are best experienced with eyes wide open. For this show, the ensemble will make use of chalkboards, a boombox, animated videos, sandpaper, samplers, and toy guitars.

The title of this concert series is a quote from Björn Heile, who used it to describe the music of Mauricio Kagel during the 1960’s—found in The Music of Mauricio Kagel. The ensemble finds a connection between those works by Kagel, usually referred to as “instrumental theater”, and the spirit of the works included in this series.

Basica presents a futurist tale showcasing an eSport music competition. Shlomowitz combines gestures and sounds in a sampler-inspired work. Llach and Goldberg depict life cycles by exploring contrasts in audio and visuals. Jacob TV and Nas delve into the connection between language and music by manipulating voice samples from life-sentenced prisoners and unveiling confessions that cool-headedly dissect and expose human morality.

Constantin Basica: Championship
flute, clarinet, viola, performer, commentator and video

Matthew Shlomowitz: Letter Piece No. 8
3 performers

Jacob TV: Grab it!
electric guitar and boombox

Federico Llach & Gaby Goldberg: This Time Around
viola, flute, video and electronics

Mayke Nas: I Delayed People's Flights by Walking Slowly in Narrow Hallways
4 performers, blackboards and chalk + electronics

Jonathan Morgan, viola/violin
Adriane Hill, flute
Amanda Kritzberg, clarinet
Anthony Paul Garcia, percussion/electronics
Rob Moreno, guitar

Not for the Ears Alone at Art Share LA. Friday, May 20, 2016. 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please click here.

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