Events


Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

wasteLAnd Season Launch Party

Hope you can join us for this FREE event to celebrate Katherine Youngas our Featured Composer. Matt Barbier will play Katherine's "Puddles and Crumbs," Rachel Beetz will play pieces by Brian Griffeath-LoebNicholas Deyoe, and Carolyn Chen. This evening we will also announce the happenings of SEASON SIX. Come listen to some music, have some snacks, and be a part of our community!

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Frames

Program:

Carolyn Chen – Clothing

Celeste Oram – Sanz cuer/Amis, dolens/Dame, par vous

Cathering Lamb – Frame/Frames

This concert musically explores the idea of a frame. Throughout the performance, different forms of the frame emerge: the body as a structural frame, frames as thresholds for perceptual and physical transformation, and sonic frameworks that use pitch to create a lattice work of justly tuned harmonies.

Co-presented with Dogstar 14.

 

 

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jacaranda – Regional Accents

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The season will climax with a survey of three generations of Spanish/Catalan music, with works by Tomas Peire-SerrateRoberto Gerhard, and Manuel de Falla. The program notes will explore the deep roots and tensions leading to the Spanish Civil War and subsequent era of Francisco Franco. The spirit of Catalonia will resonate.

https://www.jacarandamusic.org/

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Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Hear Now Festival

Rachel will be performing William Roper's "Und Heute, Fünf Schwäne" with soprano, Holly Sedillos on this festival of LA composers and performers. 

GERNOT WOLFGANG: Route 33
WILLIAM ROPER: Und Heute, Fünf Schwäne
TOMÀS PEIRE SERRATE: Hourglass
ANNE LE BARON: Is Money Money
WILLIAM KRAFT: Encounters XII
SHARON FARBER: Bridges of Love, Mvts 1 & 3
ANDREW MOSES: See Everything The Sun Glow

Tickets Available Here

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Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESENTS | ICE AT CONTEMPO

Rachel joins the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in Chicago!

Major composers' inspirations by and reflections on nature form the theme for this Contempo program.  ICE plays some of its favorites by Crumb and Oliveros, plus some pieces new to the group.

George Crumb: Eleven Echoes of Autumn
Harrison Birtwistle: Some Petals from my Twickenham Herbarium
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 3
Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears
Krzysztof Pendercki: Sextet

 

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Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Nadia Shpachenko @ People Inside Electronics

Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko presents a varied and adventurous program of music for piano and electronics by Tom FlahertyAnnie GosfieldVera IvanovaIsaac SchanklerAlex TempleJack Van Zandt, and Julia Wolfe, with special guest Rachel Beetz on flute.

Featuring select compositions from Shpachenko’s upcoming April release “Quotations and Homages.”

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Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Jacaranda – Extrasensory

  • The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica (map)
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Andre Jolivet – Chant de Linos (1944)
Eric Tanguy – Sonata for Two Violins (1999)
Olivier Messiaen – Oiseaux Exotiques (1956)
Messiaen – La Mort du Nombre (1930)
Betsy Jolas – Quatour II (1964)
Claude Debussy – Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894, arr. 1920)

Rachel will be featured on Chant de Linos and Oiseaux Exotiques

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Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

soundON Festival of Modern Music: Voyages

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...to serenade even the unfortunate path

Liza Lim, The Turning Dance of the Bee ** U.S. premiere
Juan Campoverde Q., Exótica **world premiere, commissioned by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Juan Pablo Contreras, Four Nocturnes
Samuel Holloway, Austerity Measures ** U.S. premiere
Anne LeBaron, Noh Reflections
Adam Greene, Orpheus Dies ** world premiere

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Autoduplicity at wasteLAnd

Autoduplicity is featured on the wasteLAnd concert series performing the premiere of Celeste Oram's Sanz cuer/Amis, dolens/Dame, par vous

Program: 

Michiko Saikia…i…u…e…o… 
Mayke NasDigit No. 2
Natacha Diels2.5 Nightmares for Jessie
Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh: The thin air between skins
Celeste OramSanz cuer/Amis, dolens/Dame, par vous (World Premiere)
Pauline OliverosBye Bye Butterfly

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Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

Palomar College Concert Hour

Rachel presents works by Yvonne Wu, Carolyn Chen, and John Fonville with a premiere by Bonnie Lander. 

Concert Hour is a music enrichment series presented for our students and the community by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department. Doors open at 12:20, with seating on a first-come first-served basis. The program begins at 12:30 and ends at 1:20. At the discretion of the house manager, late arrivals will be admitted during the first performance pause. There is no charge for admission.

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Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

UPDATE: This concert was cancelled due to the non-payment of musicians from the previous concerts. See this Boston Globe Article.

 

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

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Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

UPDATE: This concert was cancelled due to the non-payment of musicians from the previous concerts. See the following Boston Globe Article.

 

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

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Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

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Jul
1
8:00 PM20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pierre Boulez – Répons

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WEDS @ 7 REED FAMILY CONCERT

Distinguished Professor of Music and Reed Family Presidential Chair Steven Schick will conduct the second annual Reed Family Concert at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium. The concert will feature the Renga ensemble and will include a performance of Pierre Boulez's Répons (1981-84).

This presentation of Répons will include solos by Distinguished Professor Aleck Karis (piano), Nicholas Tolle (cimbalom), Principal Harpist of the San Diego Symphony Julie Smith Phillips, and graduate students Kyle Adam Blair (piano), Fiona Digney (xylophone and glockenspiel) and James Beauton (vibraphone). The performance will also feature technical integration and spatialization led by Professor Miller Puckette and graduate student Johannes Regnier with sound design by Professor Shahrokh Yadegari.

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
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The evening's program will include performances of:

  • Octandre by Edgard Varèse (1923)

  • world premiere of Cordatum by graduate composer Anahita Abbasi (2016)

  • Répons by Pierre Boulez (1981-84)

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