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“Trio”: Three Upcoming SoCal Events We Think You’ll Enjoy Each Week

Dahlia Katz

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Dahlia Katz

  • Julius Eastman for (sort of) Solo Cello

Cellist Seth Parker Woods gives a solo performance of Julius Eastman’s work The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc, which is the title piece of the fourth volume of recordings of the late composer’s work by the ensemble Wild Up. The third volume in the series, called “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich” was nominated for a Grammy. Volume 4 is entitled “The Holy Presence.” This version of the work is for solo cello and electronics. “For our recording, Woods performs all ten cello parts. For our special live performance, he will play one part live, surrounded by nine recorded versions of himself.” Woods is a member of the cello and chamber music faculty at USC’s Thornton School of Music. The concert is at 8pm Friday night at 2220 Arts + Archives, with doors open at 7:30.

  • Christ Church Cathedral Choir

Fans of the British choral tradition will want to hear the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, on tour from their home in Oxford, where they sing daily services in the Cathedral, as well as giving concerts, broadcasts, and making recordings. They’ll be offering two concerts in Southern California before heading north to the Bay Area. On Saturday the 22nd, they’ll be singing at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in LA, at 6:30pm, with a program spanning nearly five centuries of repertoire, from John Taverner in the 16th Century through contemporary composer Howard Goodall. It’s been almost six years since they were last in California. On Sunday, they’ll have a concert at All Saints’ Beverly Hills, at 5pm, with a reception following the performance.

  • FREE: MUSE/IQUE: The Judas of Folk

MUSE/IQUE has some upcoming “open house” events celebrating the pivotal moment when Bob Dylan “went electric” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, “changing the conversation about the rules of music and art forever.” Many saw it as a heresy to bring an electric guitar into the world of folk music… and so the program is called “The Judas of Folk: Dylan Plugs In.” There are two outdoor shows this weekend that are free and open to the public at Pasadena Memorial Park, with pre-show celebration starting at 6:30, and the music at 7:30 on both Saturday and Sunday; there are two more (indoor) performances at the Skirball Cultural Center on the following Tuesday and Wednesday, the 25 and 26th. Theater-style chair seating is provided for the free and general admission audience members. Although free, RSVPs are required, and seating is first-come, first-served.

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The Classical Team
The Classical Team
Published on 06.17.2024

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