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Southwest Chamber Music
2015 LA International
New Music Festival

July 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15
REDCAT in Walt Disney Concert Hall

"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!

All concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk begins at 8:00 p.m.
General admission is $25, Students and REDCAT members $20
Programs and artists subject to change.

REDCAT is located at:
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage.

Click here for directions, metro, and parking

Tickets may be purchased at the REDCAT box office, by phone at 213.237.2800, or online at redcat.org

Click here to order tickets online

Concert one

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Concert at 8:30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk begins at 8:00 p.m.

Music from Latin America
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

The Grammy-nominated Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico performs music by Central and South American composers from Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina.

Gerardo Gandini (Argentina) (U.S. premiere)
Escuchando Pierrot Chez Madame Ocampo
Leopoldo Novoa (Colombia) (U.S. premiere)
¿Sábe Cómo é?
Jorge Camiruaga (Uruguay)
Cuarteto en Chico
Alejandro Cardona (Costa Rica) (U.S. premiere)
Las siete vidas del Gato Mandingo
Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil) (U.S. premiere)
Musica para Cacerolas
Hebert Vázquez (México)
Livre pour 4 marimbas
 
Tambuco
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Concert TWO


Gabriela Ortiz

Ayana Haviv
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Concert at 8:30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk begins at 8:00 p.m.

Music of Gabriela Ortiz
Eclipse Quartet
Ayana Haviv, soprano

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.

 
Gabriela Ortiz
Aroma Foliado
Baalkah
Altar de Muertos
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Concert three

Javier Alvarez

Laura
Mercado-
Wright

Toshio Hosokawa
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Concert at 8:30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk begins at 8:00 p.m.

Music from Latin America and Asia
Southwest Chamber Music
Laura Mercado-Wright
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

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.

 
Roberto Vizcaino (Cuba)
Rumba Clave
Vu Nhat Tan (Vietnam) (U.S. premiere)
Young Rice
Javier Alvarez (Mexico) (U.S. premiere)
Metal de Corazones
Toshio Hosokawa (Japan) (West Coast premiere)
The Raven
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Concert Four

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Concert at 8:30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk begins at 8:00 p.m.

Music from Japan
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

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.

Masamichi Kinoshita (U.S. premiere)
Les enfants de la mer qui ont perdu la memoire de l’eau II
Toshiya Watanabe (U.S. premiere)
A Sign
Takumi Ikeda (U.S. premiere)
La Caverna (without allegory)
Toru Takemitsu
Rain Tree
Tomoko Momiyama (U.S. premiere)
Moons of Hidden Shadows
 
Tambuco
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Concert FIVE

Elliott Carter

Abdiel
Gonzalez

John Lee Keenan

Elissa Johnston

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Concert at 8:30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk begins at 8:00 p.m.

Music of Elliott Carter
Southwest Chamber Music
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

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.

 
Elliott Carter
Tintinnabulation for 6 Percussion
A Sunbeam's Architecture (Jon Lee Keenan, tenor)
The American Sublime (Abdiel Gonzalez, baritone)
What Are Years (Elissa Johnston, soprano)
On Conversing With Paradise (Abdiel Gonzalez, baritone)
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