Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the 2015 Festival!

HEAR NOW is proud and honored to announce the full programs that will be presented at HEAR NOW 2015 on May 1st at the Neighborhood Church in Pasadena and on May 2nd and 3rd at The First Lutheran Church in Venice:

FRIDAY, MAY 1 – 8:00 pm – Pasadena Neighborhood Church

In Collaboration with People Inside Electronics (PIE) 

Adam Borecki: Study for Clarinet and Imaginary Pianos (2013) 

Tom Flaherty: Looking for Answers (2011)

Daniel Rothman: Fool Wind (1997) (US Premiere)

Nicholas Deyoe: Grey Oval Smoke (2013) (US Premiere)

Scott Worthington: A Different Infiniteness (2013)

Bill Alves: The Question Mark’s Black Ink (1986)


SATURDAY, MAY 2 – 4:00 pm – PART I – First Lutheran Church of Venice

Burton Goldstein: Two Pieces for Piano Quintet (2014, West Coast Premiere)

Drew Schnurr: Hyperventilations of a Fire Dragon (2014, World Premiere)

Bryan Curt Kostors: Imaginary Dances (2013)

Andrew Moses: Distemper and Chalk on Canvas (2014, World Premiere)

Tristan Xavier Koester: Die Badende (“The Bathers”) (2014)

 Joan Huang: Madrigals of Li Bai (2004)

Jonathan Beard: Ioso (2012)

William Kraft: Kaleidoscope (2014, West Coast Premiere)


8:00 pm – PART II – First Lutheran Church of Venice

in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Andrew Norman: Lullaby (2007)

Ted Hearne: from Parlor Diplomacy (2011)

Phillip Golub: Fireflies (2014, West Coast Premiere)

Hugh Levick: Tierra del Fuego (2014-15, World Premiere)

Jack Van Zandt: Stoicheia: Five Etudes for Solo Viola (2014, World Premiere)

Jeffrey Parola: Three Divertimenti (2014)

Tomas Peire Serrate: Awake (2013, US Premiere)


SUNDAY, MAY 3 – 5:00 pm, First Lutheran Church of Venice

Walter Arlen: from Five Songs of Love and Yearning

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum: Ouija (2009, US Premiere)

Isaac Schankler: Oscillations (2005)

Gernot Wolfgang: from String Theory (2013)

Daniel Kessner: Undercurrent/Current (2008, World Premiere)

Daniel Alcheh: Septet (2012, US Premiere)

For general information about HEAR NOW 2015 and to learn about our new collaborations for this coming year, please click here.

Tickets for each day are available below:

May 1st Concert (DAY 1)

May 2nd Marathon Concert (DAY 2)

May 3rd Concert (DAY 3)

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