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Roy Mueller, a highly regarded non-profit arts administrator with deep roots in Southern California, has been appointed Executive Director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) following a nationwide search, it was announced by LACC Board Chair Joanne Crawford-Dunér. Mueller, who is also an accomplished musician, previously served as Executive Director of the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum, where he led the museum through a successful four-year $5.2 million capital campaign to design and build a new facility. Prior to that he was Education Director of Pasadena Kidspace Children’s Museum, where he developed innovative art and science education programs for a diverse community audience.

“I am pleased to welcome Roy to the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus,” says Crawford-Dunér. “His exceptional non-profit arts leadership skills and keen fundraising abilities, as well as his creative program development, educational background and music performance experience are an ideal match for the position of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Executive Director. I look forward to working closely with Roy on a number of exciting initiatives during this exciting time in the LACC’s evolution.”

“It is an honor to lead this extraordinary organization,” states Mueller. “During my tenure at the Pasadena’s Kidspace Children’s Museum, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of Los Angeles area arts organizations including the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Pasadena Symphony and Shumei Arts Council. I am highly impressed by LACC’s artistic excellence and its mission to serve the community. I look forward to working with LACC’s Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and am pleased to return to Southern California to take the administrative helm of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.”

In his role with the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum, Mueller, who has more than 16 years of non-profit leadership experience, articulated the vision for the new children’s museum and built the organization from the ground up, strategizing and implementing successful fundraising initiatives, including the $5.2 million capital campaign. He developed and managed operational budgets, cultivated community relationships and mentored a staff of 20 to support the vision and mission of the museum. He received a Bachelor of Music (performance) degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Music (performance) from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He also earned a Certificate of Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston. For more than 15 years, Mueller performed as a classical oboist/English hornist in South America, Europe and the United States, composed music for classical, jazz and theatrical genres, and taught music at the university level.

Described as “astonishingly polished,” “hauntingly beautiful,” and “one heck of a talented group of kids,” LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs. Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, LACC performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPs, Jacaranda, and Calder Quartet. The chorus’ roster includes more than 400 children aged 6-18 from 60 communities across Los Angeles in six choirs and First Experiences in Singing classes and ensemble for young singers. LACC has toured South Africa, North and South America, China and Europe, and produced the world-premiere of “Keepers of the Night,” an opera by Peter Ash and Donald Sturrock. The chorus appeared on LA Master Chorale’s Decca recording “A Good Understanding,” and Plácido Domingo’s Deutsche Grammophon recording “Amore Infinito” (“Infinite Love”) and, in 2011, gave the U.S. premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Dona Nobis Pacem.” The subject of a trilogy of documentaries by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, LACC is featured in the Academy Award-nominated “Sing!,” about a year in the life of the choir; “Sing Opera!,” documenting the production of LACC’s commissioned family opera “Keepers of the Night”; and “Sing China!,” chronicling its groundbreaking tour to China just prior to the Beijing Olympics. LACC has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and was featured on Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top,” among other credits. Open auditions for LACC take place each May. LACC also offers 6-7 year old children a non-auditioned program, First Experiences in Singing, which serves as an enriching and fun introduction to music.

For more information on Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.

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New works by rising composers, including new Playground commissions and Conrad Kehn’s “Young Person’s Guide to Modern Music.”
Featuring: New Playground commissions by Jeff Ashear and Nicholas Ehlers, Conrad Kehn’s Young Person’s Guide to Modern Music, Greg Simon’s Piano Quintet No. 1 and Christopher Auerbach-Brown’s Pillars of Air.
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts,
2344 E. Iliff ave.,
Denver CO, 80208
Tickets $18 adult, $16 seniors, free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID. Ticket prices include free parking at the Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists.
Lamont Concert Line (303) 871-6412

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Hosted by the Metro State Department of Music on the Auraria Campus, the Playground’s annual CoCoCo showcases chamber music written by residents of Colorado. Now in its 6th year CoCoCo has featured 49 works by 39 different Colorado-based composers including a number of K-12 composers. Each year one composer is selected to receive a commission to compose a new work specifically for the Playground. Watch our web site for the next deadline and be sure to alert any composers you know to this opportunity.
Auraria Campus King Center
855 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204
303-556-2296
Tickets: http://www.ahec.edu/kingcenter/main/box_office.html

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Come see the premier of Conrad Kehn’s Playgrosso, a concerto for Playground and Orchestra. World Premier!!
First Presbyterian Church
1820 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.402.6400
Tickets: http://bouldersymphony.org/tickets

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Join us as we collaborate with the Boulder Symphony on their firt ever chamber music series.
Featured works include Libra, Scorpio and Saggitarius from Tierkreis by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henryk Gorecki’s Little Fantasia and Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
First Presbyterian Church
1820 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.402.6400
Tickets: http://bouldersymphony.org/tickets

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8pm Friday, March 2, 2012
Tickets: $15
Steve Lehman: For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton and Alexander Scriabin
Steve Lehman: Manifold
Pauline Oliveros: Breaking Boundaries
Pauline Oliveros: 13 Changes
Pauline Oliveros: Inner/Outer Sound Matrix George Crumb: Movements from 11 Echoes of Autumn
Pamela Madsen: Prophecy of Place with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo

Steve Lehman: For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton and Alexander ScriabinSteve Lehman: ManifoldPauline Oliveros: Breaking BoundariesPauline Oliveros: 13 Changes
Pauline Oliveros: Inner/Outer Sound Matrix George Crumb: Movements from 11 Echoes of AutumnPamela Madsen: Prophecy of Place with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo

Part of the New Music Festival

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We celebrate the life of this influential and beloved Polish composer.
Featured works include Little Fantasia, String Quartet No. 2, Sonata for Piano Op. 6 and Quartettino.
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave.,
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors and free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID.
Ticket prices include free parking in Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists.
Lamont Concert line (303) 871-6412

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Hear the latest works by Lamont’s best and brightest. FREE
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors and free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID.
Ticket prices include free parking in Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists
Lamont Concert line (303) 871-6412

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KALEIDOSCOPE   万華鏡   MANGEKYOU

Music of Japan   日本の音楽

CLARINETIST THOMAS PIERCY   ~ PIANIST MIKA TANAKA

GUEST ARTIST, PIANIST CLAUDINE HICKMAN

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

8:00 pm

Gershwin Hotel ~ 7 East 27th Street  ~ New York, NY 10016

Tickets: $10 at the door.

info@TonadaProductions.com

Clarinetist Thomas Piercy and Pianist/Composer Mika Tanaka perform KALEIDOSCOPE 万華鏡 MANGEKYOU –  a kaleidoscopically varied concert of music of Japan including traditional Japanese folk songs, contemporary Japanese popular music, and recent contemporary classical compositions.  Pianist Claudine Hickman will appear as a special guest artist.

KALEIDOSCOPE 万華鏡 MANGEKYOU will feature a world premier by Jun Nagao (Your Kindness), pieces written for Mr. Piercy and Ms. Tanaka by Yohei Kurihara, and “Un nuage de tristesse” by composer/pianist Mika Tanaka.  Other composers featured on the program include Kozaburo Hirai (Paraphrase on Sakura Sakura),   Academy Award-nominated Joe Hisaishi (Summer/The Rain, Les Aventuriers, Okuribito), Amy Madoka Ito (Tsukiyo no Kojou), Yumi Kimura (Itsumo nando demo), Yoshinao Nakada (Sakura Yokocho), Yutaka Ozaki (I Love You), Academy Award-winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence), and  Ippo Tsuboi (Far Away In Time).

For more information:

http://www.tonadaproductions.com/kaleidoscope_199753377537857_mangekyou.html

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Adventurous L.A. classical ensemble Wild Up makes its REDCAT debut May 17, teaming up with CalArts musicians for the culmination of CalArts’ festival of Sofia Gubaidulina’s music.

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