Lewis Nielson will be premiering a new work on April 27 at 8pm at the Zipper Concert Hall as part of an event by Monday Evening Concerts, spotlighting the composer and his work. Performers include the Formalist Quartet, Jonathan Hepfer, percussion, and Alice Teyssier, soprano. The composer will also be featured at the Sunday Morning Films talk on April 26th at the Goethe Institut.
Lewis Nielson Portrait
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
*All concerts in the 2015 season of Monday Evening Concerts are held at Herbert Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School.
Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. The hall box office opens 1 hour before.
The Colburn School is on the east side of Grand Avenue, one block south of 1st Street and across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Also, Sunday Morning Films : Lewis Nielson
Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 11:00 am
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
General Admission: $5 per person, Subscribers and Friends of Goethe: Free
Info: +1 3235253388
Sunday Morning Films, produced by Monday Evening Concerts in association with the Goethe-Institut, documents the lives and works of contemporary music's most important personalities.
From illuminating films to up-close conversations with composers and performers, these Sunday morning events hosted by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles provide a unique educational experience prior to Monday evening's concert.
Before each screening, enjoy coffee and a selection of light refreshments.
Sunday Morning Films is a co-presentation of Monday Evening Concerts and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.
All events in the 2015 Sunday Morning Films series will take place at the Goethe-Institut Media Lounge at 11:00 a.m.
Doors will open at 10:30 for refreshments.
General admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door only.
About Lewis Nielson
Perhaps more often recognized for his efforts as a teacher at Oberlin Conservatory than for his own work, Lewis Nielson has dedicated much of his life to helping cultivate a new generation of American composers - ones whose names now regularly appear as recipients of the highest honors in the field of contemporary music. Nielson's work draws upon notions of memory and ethics, such as in his new string quartet Verge, dedicated to his close friend Helmut Lachenmann, as well as respect and virtuosity, as his percussion concerto Axis/Sandman, written for his lifelong collaborator Steven Schick. Love, loss and overcoming are the themes of his staggering duo Herzplatten, a work meditating upon, and ultimately celebrating the manifold functions of the heart through the texts of Dante Alighieri, Paul Celan and the Jewish-Polish social activist and cardiologist Marek Edelman.