April 15, 2023 | First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
Brightwork Ensemble, Lyris Quartet with Jessica Giuderi and Mike Kaufman, and Anthony Parnther, conductor, perform works by William Kraft, Gabriella Smith, Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, and Mark Grey.
Mattie Barbier, Tim Feeney, Stephanie Cheng Smith and Cassia Streb invite the audience to explore a site specific, collectively-conceived project blurring the sonic boundaries between the indoor and outdoor, the live and recorded.
Brightwork Ensemble members Shalini Vijayan (violin), Brian Walsh (clarinet), and Aron Kallay (piano) tackle one of the 20th Century’s most iconic works, Bela Bartok’s “Contrasts,” in addition to some favorite trios from the present and recent past. The program will also include Aram Khachaturian’s folk tune infused “Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano,” Pamela Madsen’s evocative “Sea Change,” and “Dash” by Jennifer Higdon, which has the players move with as much intensity and forward motion as the title implies.
Join us for an evening in celebration of Yoko Ono's 90th birthday, her genre-defying career, and her indelible influence on art and popular culture. This collaboratively curated group show will feature art and sound installations, realizations of Ono's scores, and new works inspired by Ono and themes that permeate her art including feminism, domesticity, and world peace.
A tribute to the music of Alvin Lucier, who deftly explored the physical properties of sound and the eerie resonances of spaces and objects. This concert will feature classic, rarely performed works by Lucier, as well as new music inspired by his discoveries.
Join Brightwork newmusic as we present the music of Helmut Oehring, composer, director, choreographer. One of "the most influential audiovisual composers alongside John Adams, Kaija Saariaho, Björk and Robert Ashley". -New Yorker
Composer, performer, cutting-edge technologist, educator. To say that both Ian Dicke and Mari Kimura inhabit multiple spaces at any given moment would be an understatement. In this concert, they share with the T@MS audience what they've been working on. Don't miss this unique concert!
Six noted librettists and six composers are teaming up to create six original pieces inspired by and amplifying the in-between cultures of the city, which will be performed by the nationally recognized chamber ensemble Brightwork newmusic and renowned vocal sextet HEX.
Percussionist and composer Nick Terry presents a 60-minute guided meditation intended as a duet between the performer and readings of several contemplative texts, evoking kaleidoscopic and ritualist soundscapes that invite the audience to stillness and reflection.
Featuring pianist Nic Gerpe performing Crumb's Makrokosmos alongside newly commissioned works by Juhi Bansal, Viet Cuong, Eric Guinivan, Julie Herndon, Vera Ivanova, Gilda Lyons, Alex Miller, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Thomas Osborne, Timothy Peterson, and Gernot Wolfgang.
Members of Brightwork Ensemble will be joined by the Lyris Quartet and soprano Stacey Fraser to present both well-known and lesser-known masterpieces by Johnston, including the Suite for Microtonal Piano, Quartet #4 (Amazing Grace), Calamity Jane to Her Daughter, and Ponder Nothing.
November 1, 2019 | Pomona College - Little Bridges
Brightwork joins Pomona College faculty to perform Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize winning Double Sextet. Also on the program is Louis Andriessen's iconic Workers Union and two piano duos by Meredith Monk.