2015 LA International New Music Festival

2015 LA International
New Music Festival

"Southwest Chamber Music has always programmed
creatively and internationally" — 
Los Angeles Times

Grammy Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music presents the 2015 LA International New Music Festival with five programs of music from Asia, Latin America and the United States. The Grammy-nominated Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico appears with Southwest Chamber Music in exciting performances of numerous premieres by leading composers from the Pacific Rim and a final concert of West Coast premieres celebrating the last works of Elliott Carter. From Costa Rica to Vietnam, and Cuba to Japan, don’t miss this opportunity to hear what is happening today in creative music!

Concerts begin at 8:30 pm with previews at 8 pm

Tuesday, July 7: Music from Latin America
The Grammy-nominated Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico performs music by Central and South American composers from Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina.

Wednesday, July 8: Music of Gabriela Ortiz
The Eclipse Quartet and soprano Ayana Haviv perform music inspired by the Mayan cosmos and the Mexican Day of the Dead by Latin Grammy-nominated Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz : Aroma Foliado, Baalkah, and Altar de Muertos.

Thursday, July 9: Music from Latin America and Asia
Southwest Chamber Music and mezzo-soprano Laura Mercado Wright perform the West Coast premiere of The Raven by Japan’s Toshio Hosokawa. With the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble as soloists, Southwest gives the U.S. premiere of Metal de Corazones by Mexico’s Javier Alvarez. The concert opens with new percussion works from Cuba and Vietnam.

Tuesday, July 14: Music from Asia
The Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico, winner of the prestigious Japan Foundation Award, turns its view across the Pacific towards music from young Japanese composers and the Japanese master Toru Takemitsu.

Wednesday, July 15: Music of Elliott Carter
This Elliott Carter program of his works composed between the ages of 100 and 103 combines Southwest Chamber Music and the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in the West Coast premieres of Carter’s final works for voice and ensemble. Soloists are Abdiel Gonzalez, Jon Lee Keenan, and Elissa Johnston.

For more information and detailed program information, visit www.swmusic.org

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TUE 7/7
8:30 pm


WED 7/8
8:30 pm


THU 7/9
8:30 pm


TUE 7/14
8:30 pm


WED 7/15
8:30 pm



G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff