Associate Conductor Jenny Wong leads a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, the composer’s evocation of the essence of Gregorian style. This piece was a particular favorite of previous Master Chorale Music Directors, Roger Wagner and Paul Salamunovich, both contemporaries of the composer. Instilled with comfort, the Requiem leaves listeners with a lingering mood of hope. Dale Trumbore’s “secular requiem” How to Go On won the 2017 ASCAP Young Composers Award. A setting of poems by American writers Barbara Crooker, Amy Fleury, and Laura Foley, the piece finds beauty and release in the embrace of everyday life, ultimately offering up solace.
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"...For one evening in July, the iPalpiti Orchestra, the flagship of the region's Festival of International Laureates, holds its annual Grand Finale concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and it has become one of the highlights - in some years, the highlight - of the summer here." -Rick Schultz, Los Angeles Times
Bringing the Northern Lights to DTLA with stunning 360° visual projections and a unforgettable performance by Roman Zavada.
About this Event
With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, at the edge of the taiga, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by one of the most spectacular and majestic phenomena on Earth. Under the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories, he translated in music the feeling of the northern vibes he had experienced for over two weeks. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation, but this time, to capture with his video team the northern lights in 360 degrees and in real time, never achieved before. Acclaimed by the critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the 60th parallel deep into the heart of the northern spirit.
Please join us for a special screening of the feature length documentary, How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock and Roll, followed by a post-screening discussion with Director Robert Clem and Producers Jerry Zolten and Opal Nations, moderated by Bob Santelli. The film is about the African-American quartets who traveled the back roads of the Deep South and urban north and west coast in the 1930s and 40s creating a hard gospel sound and vigorous performing style that foreshadowed doo-wop, rhythm and blues, soul, and Motown. Groups featured in the film include the Dixie Hummingbirds, Blind Boys of Alabama and Mississippi, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Soul Stirrers, Fairfield Four, Sensational Nightingales, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Highway QCs and more. The film has traveled to 22 film festivals thus far in Rotterdam, Chicago, London, five cities in Australia, New Delhi, Nigeria, Mississippi, Atlanta, Milwaukee, New York City, Utah, Washington D.C., and Washington state.
Alternative rockers 311 - boasting a lineup of all five original members, 10 consecutive Top 10 albums and a hybrid groundbreaking musical-style - are heading for the big screen for one night only in the new documentary 311: ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL 3, which fuses together concert footage, interviews and footage from the road, the studio and the musician’s homes. Special screening with band in attendance!
Steve Earle returns to Amoeba Hollywood for a solo live set and album signing for the new Steve Earle & The Dukes album, GUY (New West Records) - a collection of songs written by the legendary Guy Clark.
TO ATTEND ALBUM SIGNING:
Purchase your copy of GUY at Amoeba Hollywood on March 4th to attend the signing post-performance. Show is free/all-ages, signing limited to purchsers of new album only.
“…a truly sublime homage.” - Stereogum
Steve Earle & The Dukes return with GUY (New West Records), a 16-song set comprised of songs written by one of his two primary songwriting mentors, the legendary Guy Clark. GUY appears ten years after his Grammy Award winning album TOWNES, his tribute to his other songwriting mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Produced by Earle and recorded by his longtime production partner Ray Kennedy, GUY features his latest, and possibly best, incarnation of his backing band The Dukes including Kelley Looney on bass, Chris Masterson on guitar, Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle & mandolin, Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel guitar, and Brad Pemberton on drums & percussion. GUY also features guest appearances by fellow Guy Clark cohorts Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Terry Allen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mickey Raphael, Shawn Camp, Verlon Thompson, Gary Nicholson, and the photographer Jim McGuire.
Steve Earle first met Guy Clark after hitchhiking from San Antonio to Nashville in 1974. A few months after his arrival, he found himself taking over for a young Rodney Crowell as bassist in Guy’s band. “No way I could get out of doing this record,” says Earle. “When I get to the other side, I didn’t want to run into Guy having made the TOWNES record and not one about him.”
Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark were like Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg to me.” The mercurial Van Zandt (1944-1997) who once ordered his teenage disciple to chain him to a tree in hopes that it would keep him from drinking, was the On The Road quicksilver of youth. Clark, 33 at the time Earle met him, was a longer lasting, more mellow burn. “When it comes to mentors, I’m glad I had both,” says Earle. “If you asked Townes what it’s all about, he’d hand you a copy of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. If you asked Guy the same question, he’d take out a piece of paper and teach you how to diagram a song, what goes where. Townes was one of the all-time great writers, but he only finished three songs during the last fifteen years of his life. Guy had cancer and wrote songs until the day he died...he painted, he built instruments, he owned a guitar shop in the Bay Area where the young Bobby Weir hung out. He was older and wiser. You hung around with him and knew why they call what artists do disciplines. Because he was disciplined.”
“GUY wasn’t really a hard record to make,” Earle says. “We did it fast, five or six days with almost no overdubbing. I wanted it to sound live...When you’ve got a catalog like Guy’s and you’re only doing sixteen tracks, you know each one is going to be strong.
There was another reason, Earle said, he couldn’t “get out of” making GUY. “You know,” he said, “as you live your life, you pile up these regrets. I’ve done a lot of things that might be regrettable, but most of them I don’t regret because I realize I couldn’t have done anything else at the time. With Guy, however, there was this thing. When he was sick --- he was dying really for the last ten years of his life --- he asked me if we could write a song together. We should do it ‘for the grandkids,’ he said. Well, I don’t know...at the time, I still didn’t co-write much, then I got busy. Then Guy died and it was too late. That, I regret.”
Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts. What followed was a varied array of releases including the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts...Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and Townes(2009). A true Renaissance man, Earle has become a novelist, a film, TV, and stage actor, playwright, record producer, and radio host. Earlier this year, he appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote the score that The New York Times called “exquisitely subliminal.” 2018 marked the 30th Anniversary of his legendary album Copperhead Road. GUY is Steve Earle’s 19th studio album.
Get ready for another season to explore the Museum after hours! Rock out to bands in our Nature Gardens, and dance to our DJs in the lounge. Geek out about science and history and L.A. culture, sip cocktails, take a behind-the-scenes tour, and check out one of the food trucks. Grab some friends and start your weekend at First Fridays.
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