“The Hear Now Festival was off the charts in its diversity of forms, inspirations, and instrumental vocabularies.”
(Jim Farber, SF Classical Voice)
Including two compositions recently commissioned for the California Festival, Hear Now presents a program of compositions by eight Los Angeles composers. The pieces will be performed by the three Hear Now resident ensembles–the Lyris Quartet, Brightwork new music, and the Hex Vocal Ensemble–as well as other outstanding Los Angeles musicians.
MONI JASMINE GUO Fallen Skin, Flying Wings, 2019
NINA SHEKHAR Rock A Bye Bye, 2020 (Hear Now Music Commission)MICHAEL ROTH Kyrie-Mercy-Ana M, 2020ARASH MAJD Continuum: Cause and Effect, 2023 (Hear Now Music Commission)HUGH LEVICK Inspired by Doubt, 2020PETER KNELL Selections from Arkhipov, 2022ISAAC SCHANKLER ArtifactsKAY RHIE Threshold, 2019
HEX vocal ensemble
Joel Balzun, baritone
Yevgeniy Milyavskiy, piano