Friday, September 13, 2013

Jacaranda (Los Angeles) Season Announcement

Jacaranda, a Los Angeles-area presenter that focuses on the new and unusual, celebrates its tenth anniversary with a great season of works from the 10 previous Jacaranda seasons. (Okay, I guess it is actually turning 11?) I do seriously mean it's a great season, but it's also a little disheartening: seven concerts and a special event on the Santa Monica carousel, no works composed by women except for the Gubaidulina at the carousel. (That event is based on Alex Ross's The Rest is Noise, which is itself short on discussions of women who compose, giving a couple of pages to Ruth Crawford Seeger and a hat-tipping couple of paragraphs toward the end. I predict an additional chapter somewhere for the second edition; the book's organization would easily allow this.)

FULL 2013-14 SEASON PROGRAMMING:Note:  Dates with asterisks below indicate the year that a work was first performed by Jacaranda. These works are from all 10 previous Jacaranda seasons.

Sept. 28, 2013: Glow, The Rest is Noise. Free ride on the carousel on the Santa Monica pier
Composers, in chronological order:
Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Bèla Bartok, Jean Sibelius, George Gershwin, Edgard Varese, Dmitri Shostakovich, Olivier Messiaen, Aaron Copland, John Cage, Pierre Boulez, György Ligeti, Benjamin Britten, Terry Riley, Luciano Berio, Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Steve Reich, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Sofia Gubaidulina.

Oct. 19, 2013                                  GRIT & GLORY
Frederick Rzewski                         “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” from North American Ballads [*2007]
Silvestre Revueltas                         Quartet No. 4 “Musica de Feria” [* 2005]
John Adams                                    Phrygian Gates [* 2006]
John Bergamo                                 Piru Bole
John Adams                                    Hallelujah Junction
Christopher Rouse                          Ku-Ka-ilimoku 
                                                         Ogoun Badagris 

Nov. 9, 2013                                     SHATTERED GLASS
Samuel Adler                                    Canto XIV “Klezmer Fantasy”
Steve Reich                                      Different Trains [*2007]
Arnold Schoenberg                           Three a Capella Choruses:
                                                          “Farben” (from Five Pieces for orchestra, arr.: Franck Krawczyk),
                                                           De Profundis, Freide Auf Erden
Eric Zeisl                                            Hebrew Requiem (Requiem Hebraico) 

Jan. 25, 2013                                     HALUCINATION
Iannis Xenakis                                   Nomos Alpha [*2008]           
Karlheinz Stockhausen                     Stimmung [*2008] 

Feb. 22, 2013                                     MID-CENTURY MODERN (2 concerts sold separately or together)
John Cage                                          5:00 pm — Sonatas & Interludes [*2012]
                                                            Dinner Break
Olivier Messiaen                                7:30 pm — Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant Jesus [*2008] 

March 8, 2013                     CONTINENTAL HARMONY 
Free concert at UCLA Schoenberg  Hall, Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90024. 
Charles Ives                                     String Quartet No. 2
Ben Johnston                                   String Quartet No. 4 “Amazing Grace” (12:00) [*2009]
Philip Glass                                      String Quartet No. 5 [*2011]
Erich Korngold                                  String Quartet No. 3 [*2010] 

April 5, 2013                                    CIVIL WARS
David Byrne                                     “Knee Plays” from Civil warS
Philip Glass                                       Mad Rush [*2003]
                                                          Music from the Paul Schrader’s film, “Mishima” 

May 10                                              ABANDON                                   
W.A. Mozart                                      Serenade Gran Partita [*2004]
Claude Debussy                               Danses Sacree et Profane [*2009]
Arvo Pärt                                           Tabula Rasa

1 comment:

Henry Holland said...

The Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant Jesus looks very interesting, the rest = too much minimalism.