Thanks to OUR MANY SUPPORTERS the HEAR NOW Festival campaign has been 112% funded!!!
Hugh Levick, Bill Kraft, Gernot Wolfgang, the Lyris Quartet, Heidi Lesemann, Gloria Cheng and Eric Jacobs want to thank you for supporting HEAR NOW 2014 and in so doing supporting the values that innovative art brings to our world.
We are sincerely grateful, and we hope you will be there for the fourth annual HEAR NOW Festival on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2014!!!
Tickets are now available for March 5 (6:30pm) Benefit
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, Honorary Artistic Advisor of the HEAR NOW Festival, will be the featured guest at HEAR NOW’s March 5th fundraiser in Culver City. THE LYRIS QUARTET, founding and resident quartet of the festival, will perform ‘Elijah’s Chariot’ Judith Shatin’s composition for string quartet and electronics, in honor of our collaboration with People Inside Electronics.
The first 50 ticket holders will receive signed copies of Artistic Director, Hugh Levick’s newly released string quartet CD: THE UNIMAGINED: PREPARATIONS FOR THE UNKNOWN. As if that weren’t enough, there will be food and drink for all!!
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HEAR NOW Festival 2014 Composers Announced
The HEAR NOW Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers is pleased to announce the program for its fourth annual Festival, from Friday to Sunday, May 2, 3, and 4, 2014. The events take place at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica and the First Lutheran Church of Venice.
In a departure from last festival of two chamber music concerts, HEAR NOW has added an electro-acoustic concert in collaboration with People Inside Electronics (PIE) and extended the Saturday program.
By invitation, 120 outstanding works were submitted by sixty-one composers living and working in the Los Angeles area. After a lengthy blind review process, the review committee, headed by artistic director Hugh Levick, selected twenty-three for the three days of concerts.
Esa-Pekka Salonen now our Honorary Artistic Advisor!
We are extremely pleased to announce that LA Philharmonic Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen has become the Honorary Artistic Advisor of the HEAR NOW Festival. Learn more about Esa-Pekka at his website and find out more about our recent benefit evening, featuring him and his music, on our Past Events page.
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Hear Now 2012 Group Photo Credit (Header): Bonnie Perkinson