If you missed the Partch concert at REDCAT last weekend and you love new music, check out some of these other upcoming projects at local universities:
UCLA Contemporary Jazz Large Ensemble Spring Concert
Tuesday, 06/02/09, 7-8:30 PM
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA campus
Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz featuring the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA LatinJazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; and the UCLA Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell and James Newton
DOG STAR ORCHESTRA Festival
06/02/09 – 06/11/0909
All performances will be held in Roy O Disney Concert Hall at CalArts, in Valencia, CA, except “Backyard Listening,” in Eagle Rock, CA.
Dog Star Orchestra presents a breathtaking collection of contemporary and classic experimental repertoire. Now in its fifth year, nearly 40 musicians and music lovers will be participating in this year’s events. Many of the 48 scheduled works have rarely, if ever been performed or recorded. Highlights include a 6+ hour rendition of La Monte Young’s Composition 1960 No. 7, performed simultaneously with works by Pisaro and Tenney, and selections from Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit events for orchestra and Morton Feldman’s gorgeous piano repertoire.
UCLA Contempo Flux Chamber Music Marathon
Thursday, 06/04/09, 7-10pm
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA Campus
Under the direction of Gloria Cheng, the group will perform works by Daugherty, Kurtag, Carlson, Harbison, Mustonen, Stravinsky, Lefkowitz, Walton, Brouwer, Kessner, Carter, & Andriessen.
The LA Composers Project
06/11/09 – 06/19/09
3 Concerts of Music by Los Angeles, for Los Angeles, of Los Angeles. FREE. On the USC Campus. Open to all.
Thurs 6/11 – Newman Concert Hall. Works by: Phelps, Pisaro, Tovar, Krausas, Chihara, Guinivan
Mon 6/15 – MacDonald Recital Hall. Works by: Trapanese, Johnson, Muhl, Bansal, Holmes, Miller
Fri 6/19 Newman Concert Hall. Works by: Bergamo, Wallace, Crockett, Bartz, Hartke, LeBaron