It’s all new

We’re spotlighting the Hear Now Music Festival  in this week’s event newsletter, and always encourage our readers to support new classical music whenever the opportunity arises.  Whether it’s buying a ticket, showing up, volunteering, making a simple donation, or contributing to a commission, these activities help classical evolve into its next, very dynamic phase, and what … Read more

LA’s own fest

Hear Now Music Festival returns this weekend! It actually started last night, but there are still more concerts, more premieres, more networking and more of the wonders of modern innovation. This festival has become one of the biggest events of the year for Southern California new music geeks, and prices are well within reach. There’s … Read more

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 … Read more

Taking LA’s new music scene into a bright future

Composer group’s new pilot project feeds on existing and rekindled enthusiasm. An invited steering committee of about forty artists met in Pasadena on Saturday 10/29, in the first of what will hopefully be a string of open, visionary discussions hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Composers Forum (ACF-LA).  This event is the … Read more

NEA grant for Hear Now Festival

Big kudos today for one of LA finest contemporary music endeavors! Hear Now Music Festival, an annual weekend of concerts featuring wonders of innovation and top-notch performers from SoCal and beyond. ┬áThis year’s festival was their biggest yet, and there is clearly much to look forward to, with this infusion of cash from the National … Read more

Blame it on the spring: Music sings in every style imaginable this week

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Tonight marks the start of the 6th annual HearNow Music Festival, a newish SoCal tradition that has proven some serious impact.  This year the organization is partnering with UCLA PHILHARMONIA to present orchestral work, including special commissions, launching the fest with … Read more

Catch him while you can: Nicholas Isherwood returns to SoCal

Bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood is a true maverick, a unique artist in both early music and contemporary works who has distinguished himself as a vocalist, composer, director, scholar, author and more. ┬áBorn in the US, he is currently based in Germany, so we see him too rarely in these parts. But he’ll be in SoCal this … Read more

Very now, very local: Hear Now Festival returns for a 5th year

Collaborating with a diverse group of composers and presenting well-known regional performers, the Hear Now Music Festival is coming up with three days of contemporary classical (with premieres galore), May 1-3.  The festival is crafted in the spirit of building community and supporting one another (just what we love to see, of course), and this … Read more

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