Ray-Kallay celebrate California composers past and present as part of LA Philharmonic’s California Festival. You’ll hear works by Michael Byron, John Luther Adams (with video by Johannes Bosgra), Joao Pedro Oliveira, Rand Steiger, Nina Shekhar, Sean Friar, Veronika Krausas, and Vicki Ray. This concert features audio clips from each composer talking about when they lived in CA and what influences/inspirations our state had on their music. Some of the themes that run through this program are, a closeness to and reflection of the natural world in the Adams, Byron and the Oliveira pieces, but also a reckoning with current times in the Adams and Steiger. There’s also a sense of freedom and play that one can’t help but think comes from living in Southern California. Overall there’s the ongoing melding of all things keyboardian into a “state of sound” which is reflective of the open aesthetic of California.
This concert is a co-production with 2220 Arts and Archives. Scroll down to buy tickets!