Upcoming Concerts / All Concerts

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Lost and Found, Again @ Harvey Mudd College
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lost and Found, Again @ Harvey Mudd College | Claremont | California | United States

In Lost and Found, again…, Brightwork newmusic explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment. Bill Alves’ Night Refuge* features the processed sounds of modern refugee camps along with images of refugees fleeing a military invasion from the 1932 film A Farewell to Arms. In Jonathon Grasse’s Cooking School*, a tragicomedic tableaux depicting the perils and successes at an Edward Gorey-esque school for culinary arts plays out as various disjointed identities – playful, macabre, serious, recreational – pop in and out of existence. Molly Joyce makes being found the point of her playful Lost and Found**, here reworked for Brightwork’s instrumentation. The cellist begins the work lost, and it is the other instruments that help her find herself. A.J. McCaffrey’s Murmurationsdepicts an enormous flock of birds forming a massive, constantly shifting cloud that seems like one solid but ever-changing shape in the sky, each individual lost in the crowd. In Takuma Itoh’s driving Parallel Divergence it is the pianist that never stops playing as the other instruments struggle to keep up, occasionally diverging from the main force of the piano to create independent lines of their own. Liviu Marinescu’s A-Gain** illustrates the impact of repetition on musical form as various motives, phrases, and sometime entire sections are “found” over and over again, creating a sense of déjà vu. Scale 9 is the scale used to measure hypomania in a manual widely used to by psychologists. Sean Friar captures many of the hallmarks of a manic episode in this dynamic piece; especially distraction by irrelevant stimuli, flights of ideas, elevated mood, and accelerated and occasionally out-of-control motor activity. In the end, it all flits away into the aether, lost again…

*World Premiere

**World Premiere of new arrangement

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Sound and Fury
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sound and Fury

In Lost and Found, again…, Brightwork newmusic explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment. In Jonathon Grasse’s Cooking School*, a tragicomedic tableaux depicting the perils and successes at an Edward Gorey-esque school for culinary arts plays out as various disjointed identities – playful, macabre, serious, recreational – pop in and out of existence. Molly Joyce makes being found the point of her playful Lost and Found**, here reworked for Brightwork’s instrumentation. The cellist begins the work lost, and it is the other instruments that help her find herself. A.J. McCaffrey’s Murmurations depicts an enormous flock of birds forming a massive, constantly shifting cloud that seems like one solid but ever-changing shape in the sky, each individual lost in the crowd. In Takuma Itoh’s driving Parallel Divergence it is the pianist that never stops playing as the other instruments struggle to keep up, occasionally diverging from the main force of the piano to create independent lines of their own. Liviu Marinescu’s A-Gain** illustrates the impact of repetition on musical form as various motives, phrases, and sometime entire sections are “found” over and over again, creating a sense of déjà vu. Scale 9 is the scale used to measure hypomania in a manual widely used to by psychologists. Sean Friar captures many of the hallmarks of a manic episode in this dynamic piece; especially distraction by irrelevant stimuli, flights of ideas, elevated mood, and accelerated and occasionally out-of-control motor activity. In the end, it all flits away into the aether, lost again…

*World Premiere

**World Premiere of new arrangement

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Lost and Found, Again @ CSU Dominguez Hills
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lost and Found, Again @ CSU Dominguez Hills | Carson | California | United States

In Lost and Found, again…, Brightwork newmusic explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment. Bill Alves’ Night Refuge* features the processed sounds of modern refugee camps along with images of refugees fleeing a military invasion from the 1932 film A Farewell to Arms. In Jonathon Grasse’s Cooking School*, a tragicomedic tableaux depicting the perils and successes at an Edward Gorey-esque school for culinary arts plays out as various disjointed identities – playful, macabre, serious, recreational – pop in and out of existence. Molly Joyce makes being found the point of her playful Lost and Found**, here reworked for Brightwork’s instrumentation. The cellist begins the work lost, and it is the other instruments that help her find herself. A.J. McCaffrey’s Murmurationsdepicts an enormous flock of birds forming a massive, constantly shifting cloud that seems like one solid but ever-changing shape in the sky, each individual lost in the crowd. In Takuma Itoh’s driving Parallel Divergence is the pianist that never stops playing as the other instruments struggle to keep up, occasionally diverging from the main force of the piano to create independent lines of their own. Liviu Marinescu’s A-Gain** illustrates the impact of repetition on musical form as various motives, phrases, and sometime entire sections are “found” over and over again, creating a sense of déjà vu. Scale 9 is the scale used to measure hypomania in a manual widely used to by psychologists. Sean Friar captures many of the hallmarks of a manic episode in this dynamic piece; especially distraction by irrelevant stimuli, flights of ideas, elevated mood, and accelerated and occasionally out-of-control motor activity. In the end, it all flits away into the aether, lost again…

*World Premiere

**World Premiere of new arrangement

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Concert @ CSU Northridge
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concert @ CSU Northridge | Los Angeles | California | United States

In Lost and Found, again…, Brightwork newmusic explores what it means to be lost over and over again, only to be found, albeit for a fleeting moment. Bill Alves’ Night Refuge* features the processed sounds of modern refugee camps along with images of refugees fleeing a military invasion from the 1932 film A Farewell to Arms. In Jonathon Grasse’s Cooking School*, a tragicomedic tableaux depicting the perils and successes at an Edward Gorey-esque school for culinary arts plays out as various disjointed identities – playful, macabre, serious, recreational – pop in and out of existence. Molly Joyce makes being found the point of her playful Lost and Found**, here reworked for Brightwork’s instrumentation. The cellist begins the work lost, and it is the other instruments that help her find herself. A.J. McCaffrey’s Murmurationsdepicts an enormous flock of birds forming a massive, constantly shifting cloud that seems like one solid but ever-changing shape in the sky, each individual lost in the crowd. In Takuma Itoh’s driving Parallel Divergence it is the pianist that never stops playing as the other instruments struggle to keep up, occasionally diverging from the main force of the piano to create independent lines of their own. Liviu Marinescu’s A-Gain** illustrates the impact of repetition on musical form as various motives, phrases, and sometime entire sections are “found” over and over again, creating a sense of déjà vu. Scale 9 is the scale used to measure hypomania in a manual widely used to by psychologists. Sean Friar captures many of the hallmarks of a manic episode in this dynamic piece; especially distraction by irrelevant stimuli, flights of ideas, elevated mood, and accelerated and occasionally out-of-control motor activity. In the end, it all flits away into the aether, lost again…

*World Premiere

**World Premiere of new arrangement

May
2
Thu
2019
PIE/HN Collaboration Concert
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
30
Thu
2019
LAYO Contemporary Adventure Ensemble Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm