The Brightwork Ensemble

Brightwork is a classical new music sextet based in Los Angeles, California. A flexible and fearless group of world-class musicians, Brightwork consists of piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion (an instrumentation which is often called “Pierrot + percussion,” and which is to modern chamber music what the string quartet was to earlier centuries), and champions the best of the music that’s being written today, while continuing to play the classics of “new” music from the last hundred years.

We play the music we love, whether this is one of our favorite masterworks of the 20th century, or the latest dazzling score from a composer whose music we just discovered. What the listener can expect at a Brightwork concert–at the very least–is exciting, emotionally engaging music presented in state-of-the-art performances. Brightwork seeks to draw the audience into the creative process.

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“Put on your sunglasses — here comes the brightest new music group you’ve heard in years. When these players aren’t too busy getting Grammy® nominations or playing LA’s premiere venues (LA Phil, LACO, LA Opera, Jacaranda, Monday Evening Concerts…) they’re commissioning & premiering works from tomorrow’s tastemakers.

Brightwork newmusic takes no prisoners, and leaves no listeners behind. Catch them…if you can.”

-KPFK

Brightwork Ensemble Concerts

Upcoming

Past

Brightwork Ensemble plays Reich

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