We are pleased to announce that our directors, Jeff von der Schmidt and Jan Karlin, were appointed in August 2015 by the Vietnamese government as their first American artistic advisors. In this capacity, they are coaching, advising, and conducting musicians for the newly formed Hanoi New Music Ensemble. Joint projects are also in development with Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico and Europe.
Because of this exciting new activity, the LA International New Music Festival and Southwest Chamber Music are currently on hiatus. We are proud that our directors will be spending time abroad while they continue to investigate new music around the globe, providing cultural leadership that reflects 30 years successfully directing Southwest Chamber Music. We invite you to follow their projects and activities at jeffvonderschmidt.com.
We will continue to maintain the organization while on hiatus to allow for future concerts reflecting these exciting endeavors. New special projects will be announced on this website, so please check back periodically. Your support and attendance throughout the years is greatly appreciated!
Board of Trustees, Southwest Chamber Music