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ACO brings SONiC to a rousing grand finale with an ALL-WORLD-PREMIERE concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announces that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. Through the two-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies is providing $30 million across 262 small and mid-sized nonprofit cultural organizations around the country to help strengthen their operational and programming efforts, including training in fundraising, audience development and board member engagement.


“Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is deeply grateful to be selected for this prestigious and highly impactful grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies,” says LACO Executive Director Scott Harrison.  “It will enable the Orchestra to focus on some of its highest strategic priorities and share our music with even more audiences.  We applaud the major commitment Bloomberg Philanthropies is making to support the arts in the Los Angeles.”


LACO will use the grant to help expand strategic fund raising efforts and enhance the artistic excellence and community programs for which the Orchestra is recognized.  It will enable the Orchestra to bolster audience engagement and capacity building in anticipation of its 50th anniversary and beyond.


The invitation-only program supports nonprofit cultural organizations based in six cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All organizations are locally or internationally recognized nonprofits that have been in existence for at least two years. The grantees are required to participate in a management training program; secure matching funds; ensure 100% board participation in fundraising;  and maintain up-to-date information in the Cultural Data Project, an online financial & data collection platform that assists arts organizations across the country to collect, learn from, and use data effectively. The grants are unrestricted so that recipients can use them to address their greatest needs.


Bloomberg Philanthropies is partnering with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland to develop curricula and conduct trainings for the AIM program in each city. The comprehensive workshops engage organizations around activities that strengthen their long-term health and goals and include consultations and implementation support for arts managers and their boards.


First piloted in New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies supported 245 grantees through AIM from 2011-2013. Participating organizations reported improvements in audience development, board engagement and fundraising over the two-year program.



About Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and “a conductor of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.  During its 47-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming.  Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium.  LACO also presents a Concert Gala; LACO @ the Movies, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live; and several fundraising salons each year.  Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.


About Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. It focus on five key areas for creating lasting change: arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. The arts are a valuable way to engage citizens and enhance communities. Through innovative partnerships and bold approaches, the Bloomberg Philanthropies arts program works to increase access to culture using new technologies, empowering artists and strengthening cultural organizations to reach broader audiences. For more information, please visit or follow us Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.


About the DeVos Institute of Arts Management

The DeVos Institute has served more than 1,000 organizations from over 80 countries since Michael M. Kaiser founded it during his tenure as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Institute has designed its services to assist a wide range of institutions, from traditional performing and presenting organizations, museums and galleries, arts schools and libraries, to botanical gardens, glass-making studios, public art trusts, and non-profit cinemas, to name a few. The DeVos Institute transferred its activities and offices from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland in September 2014. The move enables the Institute to expand its global training and consulting programs, enhance its fellowships for North American and international arts managers within the context of a major educational institution, and create a Master’s program that leverages both University and Institute resources.

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Eavesdropping: Guy & the Graphics
Sunday October 18, 2015
121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, New York 10002


Guy Barash once again assembles an unconventional chamber ensemble to perform graphic scores by Cage, Brown, Stockhausen, and more on his Eavesdropping series at Spectrum.

Noa Fort – voice
Tal Gur – saxophones & percussion
Nadav Lev – guitars
Ronen Shai – piano and synths
Guy Barash – live electronics


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Guy Barash. Photo: Dor Malka


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Modern dance meets new music in 60×60 Dance — a one-hour multimedia extravaganza featuring 60 one-minute performances. Embracing a grass-roots ideology, 60×60 Dance takes 60 one-minute audio works from an international pool of composers and pairs them to 60 dances by local choreographers. The resulting collaborations are presented, without interruption, as a continuous one-hour performance synchronized to an on-stage analog clock.

Two performances at 12:30 PM and 8:00 PM on Friday, October 23rd in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, New York City make up part of the Vox Novus Festival celebrating its 15 years presenting and promoting new music.

Eclectic by nature, 60×60 Dance offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise. Dance influences range from ballet to postmodern movements, and music styles include neo-romantic, folk, ambient, field recordings, noise, jazz, rock and even the kitchen sink.

60×60 was originally conceived of as an electronic music project, collecting 60-second works by composers and sound artists from around the world. Since 2003, 60×60 has featured the work of more than 2000 composers in concerts spanning the globe. From the beginning 60×60 was a natural vehicle for collaborating with other art forms. In 2007, 60×60 teamed up with choreographers and 60×60 Dance was born. 60×60 Dance has featured more than 500 choreographers and 1000 dancers. Since then this unique collaboration has produced twenty exciting shows in New York City, London, St Louis, Montreal, Toronto, Columbus and Kansas City.

60×60 Dance returns to the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place for two performances with a unique mix of composers and choreographers highlighting the project’s rich history of the past decade.×60/
Vox Novus Festival: 60×60 Dance
Friday, October 23, 2015 12:30 pm and 8:00 pm
Brookfield Place
Winter Garden
230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281
FREE admission

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American Boychoir

American Boychoir

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, continuing its 30th Anniversary Season and building upon its long history of presenting other children’s choirs from the U.S. and abroad, presents the illustrious American Boychoir, led by Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  American Boychoir is recognized as the country’s premier boys’ choir and is noted for its blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation and ensemble virtuosity.  The concert also includes performances by LACC’s Concert Choir under the director of Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and Young Men’s Ensemble led by Dr. Steven Kronauer.  The choirs present a broad range of music from around the world.


The American Boychoir, based in Princeton, New Jersey, performs regularly with world-class orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and is often featured with such illustrious conductors as James Levine, Charles Dutoit and Alan Gilbert. It is frequently invited to join renowned artists on stage, and the list of collaborators reflects the extraordinary range of the ensemble: from great classical artists such as Jessye Norman and Frederica von Stade to jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and pop icons Beyoncé and Sir Paul McCartney.  The choir’s young soloists are also in high demand and have joined forces with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and Spoleto Festival USA, to name a few.  As an icon of American musical excellence, the Boychoir has been invited to sing for every sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy.  Touring frequently at home and abroad as preeminent ambassadors, the American Boychoir spreads messages of beauty and hope through outstanding musical achievement.

The American Boychoir includes boys in fourth through eighth grades, who balance schoolwork with an intense national and international touring schedule.  In addition to the nearly 100 solo concerts, the 2015-2016 season includes four national tours; continued international releases of the movie “Boychoir” with Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates and members of the American Boychoir; performances of Mahler’s Symphony 8 with the Philadelphia Orchestra; and engagements at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  The legacy of the American Boychoir is preserved through an extensive recording catalog, which includes more than 45 commercial recordings and the launch of its own label, Albemarle Records.

Concert Choir, LA Children Chorus’s largest and most advanced performing ensemble for boys and girls, performs with such renowned area arts presenters as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jacaranda and MUS/IQUE.  The Concert Choir tours each summer, alternating between national and international destinations.  In previous seasons, the Concert Choir Touring Ensemble has toured Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Africa, Sweden and many parts of the United States.


LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble (YME) creates an opportunity for male choristers to continue to sing through the vocal transition. The goal of YME is to provide a forum where boys can learn more about the healthy development of their maturing voices at their own pace in an understanding and encouraging environment. Choristers discover and develop their voices through the study of a wide variety of choral repertoire, continue their music literacy study and enhance their vocal instrument through individual coaching sessions with their conductor.


Tickets are $10; $5 for seniors and children under 17.  For tickets and information, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit Pasadena Presbyterian Church, located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101.

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Music of the Americas presents Onix Ensamble, an acclaimed group of musicians from Mexico, in a program featuring young composers from Mexico & the US

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SONiC Festival presents world premiere collaborations between emerging composers and choreographers.

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LA’s new music phenomenon wild Up makes its NY debut with a program of all New York premieres, plus arrangements of punk Misfits and Fear punk songs.

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DE3488CoverHailed as an exceptional virtuoso on both classical and electric guitar, Nadav Lev reveals the rich diversity of sound and style in contemporary guitar music on his latest album, New Strings Attached. From solo to chamber, from through-composed to improvised, and with a definitive guitar repertoire alongside new music written especially for Lev by Israel’s most prominent young composers, the album’s broad sonic spectrum acts as a barrier breaker between traditions and musical languages. Featuring collaborations with nine world-renowned musicians and vocalists, New Strings Attached serves as yet another living testimonial to the endless faces of the contemporary guitar.

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New York City based new music organization Vox Novus is holding a festival celebrating 15 years of presenting new music on October 22-24. The festival highlights Vox Novus programs: 60×60 Dance, Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and Circuit Bridges. Six performances will feature the work of hundreds of composers, performers, videographers, choreographers, and dancers from around the world at Symphony Space, the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, and Gallery MC.

The Composer’s Voice concert series will be presenting a unique showcase of living composers at Symphony Space October 24th at 8:00 PM. The Composer’s Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their aesthetic and personal voice. Founded in 2001, Composer’s Voice has presented more than 100 concerts in New York City. The series has premiered thousands of works from living composers from around the world. Music is chosen from a wide range of contemporary composers of every genre, style, and aesthetic.

The concert will feature music and performances by Annea Lockwood, Yumi Suehiro, Samuel Friedman, Quartet: This Side Up, Hirona Amamiya, Kenji Haba, Roberta Michel, Douglas DaSilva, Tzu-En Lee, Danny Leo, Christina Hourihan, Kyungmi Nam, Robert Voisey, Sara Bong, Saman Shahi, Francisco del Pino, Anthony Donofrio, Mathieu Daniel Polak, James Gaddas, Gabriele Toia, Steven Aprahamian, Luca Vanneschi, Martin Watt, Tomàs Peire Serrate, Luigi Morleo, Jean-Patrick Besingrand, Edward Strauman, Fabian Beltran, Steven Harry Markowitz, Gene Pritsker, Thomas Piercy, Sara Bong, Lucas Oickle, Danny Leo, Cindi Hsu, Brandon Maahs, NAUTILUS BRASS QUINTET, Walker Beard, Stephen Lyons, Julia Cavagnaro, Jeremy Loudon, Jason Arnold, Max Stannard, Etienne Rolin, and Blair Whittington.

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Vox Novus Festival: Composer’s Voice Evening Concert
Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:00 pm
Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
$15 advance sales, $20 at the door

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