Hear Now Music Festival

HEAR NOW 2017 will take place on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of April.

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The 2017 Hear Now Music Festival is dedicated to Jeffrey Kahane for his outstanding support of Los Angeles composers.

People Inside ElectronicsLACOWe are very pleased to announce that HEAR NOW will be continuing its collaborations with both PEOPLE INSIDE ELECTRONICS and THE LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

HEAR NOW grows to LACC, Chapman, & CSU Dominguez Hills

The weekend following HEAR NOW 2017, thanks to grants from the NEA, LA County and the city of Los Angeles, a longtime goal of the HEAR NOW Music Festival will be realized: HEAR NOW will repeat festival concerts at other venues in LA County.

LACC Los Angeles City College LogoChapman University LogoCSU Dominguez Hills LogoExtending the reach of the wildly innovative music being created in Los Angeles, on the weekend of May 5-7, concerts from HEAR NOW 2017 will be performed at Los Angeles City College, Chapman University and CSU Dominguez Hills.

The outreach concerts are made possible by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.







The reach of HEAR NOW has been extended even FURTHER! On December, 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2016 HEAR NOW / Paris took place at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris, France.

Pianist extraordinaire, Mark Robson, came from LA to perform piano solos by William Kraft and Anne LeBaron. Mark, with bass baritone, Nicholas Isherwood, performed Jeffrey Holmes’ URDARMANA, and, with LA virtuoso cellist, Cecilia Tsan, Mark performed Thomas Ades’ LIEUX RETROUVES.

The world renowned Diotima String Quartet, Suzana Bartal, and the very finest French musicians performed the music of Los Angeles composers in a festival curated by HEAR NOW’s Artistic Director, Hugh Levick.


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We are very pleased to announce that composer Sarah Gibson has become, along with Gernot Wolfgang, Associate Artistic Director of HEAR NOW.

We welcome another amazing composer—Adam Borecki—who has joined HEAR NOW as webmaster and Millenial Outreach Director.

Please stay tuned for the HEAR NOW 2018 programs which will be announced by mid-January 2018.