October 29, 2016 — 8:00 pm
ALTITUDE
First Presbyterian/Santa Monica

    Per Nørgård: Hedda Gabler
    Kaija Saariaho: Terra Memoria
    Magnus Lindberg: Jubilees I-VI
    Esa-Pekka Salonen: knock, breathe, shine; Five Images After Sappho

Artists: Lyris Quartet; Gloria Cheng, piano; Eric Byers, cello; Suzanne Waters, soprano; Alma Fernandez, viola; Alison Bjorkedal, harp; Vicki Ray, piano; Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra, Andreas Levisianos, conductor


 

November 19, 2016 — 8:00 pm
NERUDA SNOW
First Presbyterian/Santa Monica

    Peter Knell: Canciones de Agua — U.S. Premiere
    Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee

Artists: Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano; Vijay Gupta, violin; Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble, Donald Crockett, conductor with Aron Kallay & Louise Thomas, pianos


 

70th Birthday Tribute to John Adams (special ticketing)
January 14, 2017  — 8:00 pm
AMERICAN BERSERK         
Valley Performing Arts Center
California State University Northridge

    Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The Banjo; Ojos Criollos; Pasquinade
    Scott Joplin: Paragon Rag; Bethena; Maple Leaf Rag
    Art Tatum/Duke Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood
    Art Tatum/Original Dixieland Jazz Band: Tiger Rag
    Thelonius Monk: Ruby My Dear
    Conlon Nancarrow: Prelude Op. 5
    John Adams: American Berserk; John's Book of Alleged Dances; Grand Pianola Music

Artists: Christopher Taylor, piano; Lyris Quartet with four dancers; Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra, Mark Alan Hilt, conductor with Gloria Cheng & Christopher Taylor, pianos; Holly Sedillos, soprano; Zanaida Robles, soprano; Kristen Toedtman, alto

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Specially priced pair of concerts
February 18, 2017 — 8:00 pm
DIOTIMA: PARIS
First Presbyterian/Santa Monica

    Hugh Levick: Quartet No. 4 — U.S. Premiere
    Eric Tanguy: Quartet No. 2
    Pierre Boulez: Livres pour Quatuor révisé la, lb — U.S. Premiere
    Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi le Nuit

Artists: Diotima Quartet

 

DIOTIMA: VIENNA
February 25, 2017 — 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian/Santa Monica

    Arnold Schoenberg: Presto; Quartet No. 2
    Anton Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet
    Alban Berg: Lyric Suite        

Artists: Diotima Quartet; Elissa Johnston, soprano; Adriana Manfredi, alto

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March 25, 2017 — 8pm      
TRANSCENDENTAL CALL   
First Presbyterian/Santa Monica

    Olivier Messiaen: Interstellar Call
    Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etudes   

Artists: Steven Vanhauwaert, piano; Allen Vogel, horn


 

May 20, 2017 — 8pm          
DRUM SUMMIT
First Presbyterian/Santa Monica

    Steve Reich: Drumming; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ

Artists: Jacaranda Percussion Ensemble, M.B. Gordy, leader with Holly Sedillos, soprano; Zanaida Robles, soprano; Mark Alan Hilt, organ