T@MS is a monthly concert series featuring cutting-edge new music and adventurous interdisciplinary arts programming in an interactive and inspiring environment at Monk Space, Los Angeles. A onetime speakeasy, Monk Space is now home to one of the most dynamic and engaged music and arts communities in Los Angeles.
Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. Cash/Check/Credit OK.
$5 off for students.
SAKURA Cello Quintet and Mojave Piano Trio team up for an exhilarating evening of lush sonorities and extreme virtuosity, including the music of Daniel Silliman, Daniel Allas, Thomas Kotcheff, Kajia Saariaho, and Nico Muhly.
Daniel Silliman - the wounded king
Daniel Allas - a dream in my throat
Thomas Kotcheff - Go in in in in & in
Kajia Saariaho - Light and Matter
Nico Muhly - Common Ground
"Brilliant...superb" -Mark Swed, LA Times
A unique and versatile cello quintet, hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times, SAKURA is built on the artistry and virtuosity of its members: Michael Kaufman, Benjamin Lash, Gabriel Martins, Yoshika Masuda,and Peter Myers. Drawing from the rich heritage of a repertoire that spans eight centuries, eclectic and unexpected programs are constructed around conceptual threads, with an overarching commitment to opening new vistas of beauty and expression by showcasing the great warmth and scope offered by the sound of five cellos.
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Last season's highlights included the West Coast premiere of Olli Mustonen's Triptych for three cellos and a performance of Brett Dean's Twelve Angry Men in Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. They were awarded a $5,000 grant from Tarisio to commission five composers (Daniel Allas, Brett Banducci, Derek David, Thomas Kotcheff, and Daniel Silliman) to write quintets to be premiered in 2017. This season, SAKURA performs in Sedona, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Los Angeles and is Young Ensemble in Residence of the Da Camera Society.
[/one_half_last]The quintet operates as a true chamber ensemble, rehearsing extensively and distilling its interpretations through time, and is named in honor of the great mentor and artist Ralph Kirshbaum, with whom all five members studied: 桜 sakura (Japanese) and Kirschbaum (German) have the same meaning (cherry tree).
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The Mojave Trio – dedicated to presenting a wide variety of classical music from the standard repertoire of the 18th-19th centuries to new works of our time – will offer a dynamic program of music by Schumann, Shostakovich and others. The ensemble has performed on the "Sundays Live" radio broadcast from Bing Theater at the LA County Museum of Art, and more. Members of the trio are: Sara Parkins, violin; Maggie Parkins, cello; and Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano.[/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 10px"][iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SPRE6vzORfA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen][/one_half_last]
Luciano Berio wrote his monumental series of solo pieces, the Sequenzas, beginning in the 1950s and continuing to his death in 2003. Numbering fourteen in all, each Sequenza is a love-letter to the possibilities and repertoire of each instrument. From Sequenza I for flute to Sequenza XIVb for double bass, the series includes almost every orchestral instrument. Tuesdays @ Monk Space will present the complete series of pieces in two concerts that will run simultaneously on September 19th. One concert will take place in the warehouse at Monk Space, while the second will be at the new Annex stage across the hall. Audience members are free to move between halls, or to relax in the courtyard. Both concerts will run without intermission from 8PM-@9:45PM
Soprano Elissa Johnston joins the Lyris Quartet for an evening of shimmering strings and luminous sonorities. Featuring the music of Arvo Pärt, Pin Hsin Lin, John Tavener, David Hertzberg, and Evan Beigel.
Join cellist Nick Photinos, best known as the founding cellist of the four-time Grammy winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird, as he performs music from his first solo album, Petits Artéfacts, out 8/25 on the New Amsterdam label. The show features never-before-recorded music from the album from some of the most acclaimed names in new music — David Lang, Andrew Norman, Bryce Dessner, David T. Little — but also a newer generation of groundbreaking composers like Angélica Negrón, Florent Ghys, Molly Joyce, and Pascal Le Boeuf, who are quickly gaining notoriety as well. Nick is joined by LA's own “phenomenal and fearless,” Grammy-nominated pianist Vicki Ray, also featured on the album.
Violist Diana Wade presents a night of vocal fry, dust bunnies, stomping, and horse videos. Featuring works by: Beglarian, Benjamin, Hearne, Knox, Mazzoli, Sciarrino, Wade, and a world premiere of a work for viola, electronics and projection by Adam Borecki.
Wild Up invites Artists / Musicians and Composers they believe in to make WORK with them. More than portraits, these concerts are collaborations that explore an artist’s influences, loves, and dreams. Tuesdays @ Monk Space shares this belief, and has invited wild UP to bring their WORK to Korea-Town. We couldn't think of a better place to start than the amazing Claire Chenette. Claire will be presenting the world premiere of Nicholas Deyoe's NCTRN 2, among other pieces.
The ever-adventurous and virtuosic ensemble gnarwhallaby performs at Tuesdays at Monk Space with a program of new works, each written specifically for them and their unique sonic profile. World premieres include "Three Poems" by Olga Rayeva (2016 Villa Aurora composer-in-residence) and a set of variations by UCSD-alum Daniel Tacke, inspired by the Morton Feldman miniature "Half a minute, it's all I've time for." Filling out the program are two very recent quartet commissions: one by local favorite Élise Roy, and the other by the world-renowned Richard Barrett, an epic homage to four great American composer-performers: Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, and Miles Davis.