CalArtians Perform at 2023 HEAR NOW Music Festival

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CalArts alums, current students, and faculty perform at the 2023 HEAR NOW Music Festival, running Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16 in the Main Theater of 2220 Arts & Archives in Los Angeles. 

The festival presents four consecutive days of performances, spanning electroacoustic music, chamber music, and a concert featuring collaborations with dancers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Among the notable sets is the West Coast premiere of CalArts faculty Anne LeBaron’s Cosmic Rose (2022), which made its world premiere last October at the 43rd annual Bowling Green New Music Festival. LeBaron’s work will be performed on Saturday by Alison Bjorkedal (fellow faculty member in The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts) on harp and Rachel Constantino on French horn.

Find the participating CalArtians among the four concerts:

Thursday, April 13: Electroacoustic concert in collaboration with People Inside Electronics (PIE) and Brightwork Ensemble
  • Marta Tiesenga (Music-IM MFA 19)
  • Richard An (Music MFA 19)
  • Brian Walsh (Music MFA 08)
  • Nick Terry (Music MFA 04)
  • Sarah Wass (Music MFA 03)
  • School of Music faculty Jonathan Stehney (Music BFA 04) 
Friday, April 14: Music and … — A Multidisciplinary Concert
  • Daniel Newman-Lessler (Music MFA 22, DMA 26) 
  • Madyson Thornquest (Dance BFA 22)
  • Richard An (Music MFA 19)
  • Eliot Burk (Music MFA 22)
  • Jack Herscowitz (Music MFA 23)
  • Jeonghyeon Joo (Music DMA 23)
  • Eric Lennartson (Music MFA 21)
  • Lauren Martin (Music MFA 23)
  • Mason Moy (Music MFA 22)
  • Gabe Le Neveu  (Music BFA 23)
  • Matt LeVeque (Music MFA 21)
  • Victor Sintchak (Music MFA 23)
  • Claire Chrzan (Theater MFA 23)
Saturday, April 15: Chamber Concert I
Sunday, April 16: Chamber Concert II
  • Brian Walsh (Music MFA 08)
  • Nick Terry (Music MFA 04)

Find the full program schedule at the HEAR NOW Festival website.

Guests purchasing a combination of two or more concerts receive a 10% discount with the code HN23Create.

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PUBLISHED BY Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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