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

Steven Pisano

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Steven Pisano

The Street at CAP UCLA

CAP UCLA presents The Street, a work from 2022 by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Alice Goodman. Its subtitle is “Fourteen Meditations on the Stations of the Cross,” and it’s for harp, narrator and singer. Parker Ramsay is the harp soloist, with narrator Mia Barron and soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani. “The work reveals the brutality of a man’s wrongful condemnation and suffering as he confronts his friends, strangers and willing executioners on a street in Jerusalem.” In his notes for the work, Nico Muhly says about Alice Goodman’s texts, that they are “simultaneously specific, evocative, mysterious, and poetic.” The performance is Thursday night at The Nimoy at 8pm.

• "Legacy" at LACO

A French-themed concert program is up next in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Chamber Series… with guest pianist Marc-André Hamelin. It’s called “Legacy: Debussy + Hamelin, with a performance at The Wallis at 7:30 on Saturday, and 7:30 at Zipper Hall on Sunday. The repertoire begins with a Sonata for Two Violins by Jean-Marie Leclaire; there’s a Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp; César Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor; and Three Pieces for Cello and Piano by Nadia Boulanger. “The composers on this program are united by their contributions to the multi-generational musical pedagogy and landscape of France. They each exemplify the myriad ways in which our lives are continually shaped by the people and circumstances around us.”

• FREE: Baroque Sinfonia Concerts

There are two free performances by USC Thornton’s early music ensemble, Baroque Sinfonia this weekend, on Friday evening, and then Saturday afternoon. The repertoire will include works from Guatemala, Mexico and California. “Joined by vocalist David Morales and the ensemble Son Tios, the Baroque Sinfonia will perform music of Rafael Antonio Castellanos and the Missions of California as well as songs in Mexico’s son jarocho tradition.” The Friday performance at 8 pm will be at Newman Recital Hall; Saturday afternoon at 2 they’ll be at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. Admission for both events is free and open to the public.

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The Classical Team
The Classical Team
Published on 02.26.2024