Paris gets a taste of LA’s vibrant new music scene in December

With new classical music flourishing in Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that our composers and performers are expanding beyond SoCal’s borders.  One of the endeavors our local music community can be very proud of is the Hear Now Music Festival, founded in 2011 and going strong.  They’re looking forward to their next local fest in Spring 2017, but in the meantime, the city of Paris is getting a visit from our favorite sons and daughters, with three concerts featuring names we’ll be quite familiar with.

Congratulations to all involved in this new project — have a wonderful time in the City of Lights!

Press release follows.


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Hear Now Music Festival Paris

November 18, 2016

hear_now_logoHEAR NOW / Paris, will take place December 2,3 & 4 at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris.  American composer and musical director Hugh Levick inaugurates a festival of contemporary American chamber music, Hear Now Paris, featuring works from Los Angeles-based composers including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thomas Adès, Ted Hearne, Julia Adolphe, Anne LeBaron, Jeffrey Holmes and Adam Schoenberg, among others.  The music of Hear Now Paris will be performed by internationally renowned musicians such as the Quatuor Diotima, pianist Mark Robson, cellist Cecilia Tsan and bass baritone Nicholas Isherwood.

HEAR NOW FESTIVAL OF MUSIC began in 2011 with two chamber music concerts, and has now expanded to include electroacoustic and orchestra concerts. HEAR NOW is dedicated to providing an ever-broadening spotlight on the musical imagination of composers based in the Los Angeles area.

December the 2nd and the 3rd at 7:00 pm
December the 4th at 4:00 pm

Program is attached.

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Hugh Levick, Artistic Director
Gernot Wolfgang, Associate Director
Heidi Lesemann, General Manager

 

www.hearnowmusicfestival.com


Program

MONA BISMARCK AMERICAN CENTER FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC

HEAR NOW

CONCERT 1 (December 2, 2016)
  • Igor Stravinsky—THREE PIECES FOR STRING QUARTET
  • Julia Adolphe—VEIL OF LEAVES
  • Hugh Levick—SAXOPHONE for String Quartet
  • Arnold Schoenberg – STRING QUARTET No 4

All performed by the DIOTIMA string quartet

CONCERT 2 (December 3, 2016)
  • Joseph Pereira— BLUR Anne-Sophie Le Rol—violin
    • Manuel Vioque-Judde—viola
    • Yan Levionnois—cello
  • Anne LeBaron—LOS MURMULLOS
    • Mark Robson–piano
  • Gernot Wolfgang—DUAL IDENTITY
    • Elisabeth Kissel—bassoon
  • Ted Hearne—VESSELS
    • Anne-Sophie Le Rol—violin
    • Manuel Vioque-Judde—viola
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • Jack Van Zandt—TRANS FOR PIANO TRIO
    • Anne-Sophie Le Rol—violin
    • Yan Levionnois—cello
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • Jason Heath—SHODO
    • Cecilia Tsan—cello
  • Jeffrey Holmes—URDARMANA
    • Mark Robson–piano
    • Nicholas Isherwood–voice
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen—HOMUNCULUS
    • DIOTIMA string quartet
CONCERT 3 (December 4, 2016)
  • David Lefkowitz— INTER—MEZZO
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • Thomas Adès—LIEUX RETROUVES
    • Cecilia Tsan—cello
    • Mark Robson–piano
  • William Kraft—TRANSLUCENCIES
    • Mark Robson—piano
  • Liviu Marinescu—HARMONIC FIELD
    • Anne Sophie Neves—flute
    • Bruno Bonarsea—clarinet
    • Mathilde Lebert—oboe
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • David Lefkowitz— INTER—(INTER)—MEZZO
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • Joan Huang –Madrigals of Li Bai
    • Yann Dubost—double bass
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • Elliott Goldkind—PLEASURE(TAROT 1)
    • Bruno Bonarsea—clarinet
    • Vincent Radix—trombone
    • Yan Levionnois—cello
    • Suzana Bartal—piano
  • Adam Schoenberg—GO
    • DIOTIMA string quartet

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