Concert Series 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Paul Livingstone, Sitar, and Abhijit Banerjee, Tabla: Ragas & Rhythms of India
A concert of evening ragas features sitar and tabla in the creative improvisatory realm of the North Indian classical tradition.

Sunday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Jenny Soonjin Kim, Piano: Two Styles Collide and Share the Stage
Works by Liszt, Scriabin, and Kozeluch plus an interactive performance in which electronics expand the piano in dream-like evocations of Mozart, Bartók, and others. Also featuring composer and computer scientist Dennis Thurmond.

Wednesday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Chi Li and the UCLA Chinese Music Ensemble
Traditional “silk and bamboo” solo, chamber, and folk music featuring the erhu, qin, xiao, and other instruments.

Sunday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Clarinet Choir: Serenade
Thirteen clarinetists celebrate their 15th anniversary with performances on sopranino, soprano, alto, bass and contrabass instruments. The concert features music from Japan, Brazil, Andalucia, Spain, Kenya and the USA, plus the So Cal premiere of an all clarinet arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ “Serenade,” op 16, by John Gibson.

Sunday, November 24, 7 p.m.
The HMC Early Music Ensemble with Guest Singers from the Claremont Concert Choir
HMC musicians break out the recorders and crumhorns to perform music of the Renaissance and Baroque. The concert features works by John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Thomas Ravenscroft, Vittoria Aleotti, Francis Pilkington, and more.

Sunday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Maggie Parkins, Cello: Stellar Remnants
Recent solo cello works with and without electronics including pieces by Ellen Reid, Chinary Ung, Peteris Vasks and a world premier of a new work for cello, electronics and video by Federico Llach.

Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Student Recital
Students perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Weiner, and Alan Zachary.

Wednesday, December 11, 8 p.m.
Jazz Concert: Kinda Sorta Blue
The title of this concert is a loose reference to the 60th anniversary celebration of the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue. Students of the Jazz Improvisation class perform two tunes from the album, in addition to tunes by other composers of the Blue Note period.

Spring 2020

Sunday, February 2, 7 p.m.
Roger Lebow, Baroque Cello, and Stephan Moss, Harpsichord
Masterworks of the High Baroque from both sides of the English Channel: works for cello and harpsichord by Handel’s favorite London cellists, and by a couple of Parisians.

Sunday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Daniel Corral: Polytope
A quartet of musicians perform this multimedia work entirely in darkness. Daniel Corral’s mesmerizing dance of finger silhouettes over colorful glowing electronic instruments is projected large and bright as a moving, visual score.

Sunday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song
In honor of Early Music Month, L.A.’s only early music chorus celebrates the joining of story and music with The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song. Love, laughter, lessons and stories abound in this narrative program featuring a variety of sacred, secular and sometimes bawdy early choral music. Works by composers such as Lasso, Dunstable, Fayrfax and Power help illustrate Chaucer’s memorable tales.

Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Senior Recital: Gabriel Bessler

Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m.
LA Harptette

Sunday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Aron Kallay, Piano: “Beyond 12”

Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m.
MicroFest: HMC American Gamelan

Wednesday, May 6, 8 p.m.
Jazz Classics from the Great American Songbook

Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Student Recital

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