California EAR Unit

California EAR Unit- Plays Mel Powell

"[The EAR Unit] performs with exuberance and razor sharp precision."—New York Times

"The exhilaration in their playing, as they plunge with glorious high spirits and dazzling skill into the world’s most daunting repertoire, should be reward enough for anybody."—L.A. Style


REDCAT and the California EAR Unit celebrate the extraordinary chamber music of Mel Powell, the founder and longtime dean of CalArts’ School of Music. The composer’s work has been widely recognized for its meticulous craftsmanship, rich expressiveness and intricate musical structures. Powell won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in music as one of many honors throughout his distinguished career. The program features performances of Sextet, an important chamber work originally commissioned by the EAR Unit, and solo works written for several members of the ensemble. These works also appear on Setting, an album recently issued by New World Records. The EAR Unit, the resident new music ensemble at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, consists of Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Amy Knoles, Robin Lorentz, Vicki Ray, Dorothy Stone and Marty Walker.


Date/Time G ST CA
Thur 2.19.04 8:30 pm $24 $18 $12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff