After three critically acclaimed New York presentations, Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt are teaming up with the LA Phil to create their first 21c Liederabend for L.A. An expansive re-imagining of the traditional art song recital, the 21c Liederabend combines leading contemporary composers and songwriters with cutting-edge multimedia to create an immersive concert experience that explores song for the 21st century.

It’s always a special occasion when [Creative Chair] John Adams conducts one of his latest compositions, especially a collaboration with the world’s leading proponent of new music for the violin, Leila Josefowicz. This huge “Symphony for Violin and Orchestra” takes off from Rimsky-Korsakov’s popular classic.
Led by their founder Bernard Labadie, Québec’s wonderful chamber orchestra – which uses period performance techniques but on modern instruments – performs Bach with much-recorded (and somewhat eccentric) French pianist Alexandre Tharaud.
The stars of Mack Avenue Records, established and up-and-coming, with jazz veterans Christian McBride and Gary Burton at the helm, come together for this special tour. Expect scintillating solos and fiery musical chemistry. New York’s José James opens with hypnotic fluid vocals and ultra hip style.
One of our all-time favorite early music conductors leads gloriously melodic works, from Bach to Schubert. The latter composed this Haydn-inspired symphony during his unbelievably productive 18th year.
L.A.’s own La Santa Cecilia blends Pan-American rhythms from cumbia, bossa nova and bolero to rock, ska and R&B, bringing the block party to the concert hall. Acclaimed Spanish flamenco singer Buika returns with a voice that stirs the soul and new repertoire from reggae to flamenco and beyond.
The LA Phil’s Chair for Jazz annual program will be packed with brilliant artistry and musical experimentation.

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