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Monday, January 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School
Mostly Californian
Luciano Chessa Louganis (with a video by Terry Berlier) L.A. premiere
Eliot Gattegno, saxophone
Eric Wubbels, piano
Benjamin Lulich, clarinet
David Fulmer, conductor and violin
David Borgo, saxophone
Scott Worthington, double bass
Brian Archinal, percussion
Ross Karre, percussion
Avi Bialo, trumpet
Ian Carroll, trombone
Xibei Jia, piano
dog star orchestra
Luciano Chessa, piano
California has always attracted innovators. Three composers from Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Diego confirm this is still the case. In a program showcasing the variety of activity in our own backyard, Michael Pisaro’s gently expansive The Collection is presented in a version for twenty players. Luciano Chessa creates a poignant lyricism in his radical and theatrical works, including a tribute to Olympic diver Greg Louganis scored for piano and electric toothbrushes. Clint McCallum’s piece pushes a saxophonist to his physical limits, while the sax also enlivens two rarely-heard non-Californian 20th century classics: Anton Webern’s Quartet and Milton Babbitt’s All Set for jazz ensemble.
There is no Sunday Morning Film event for this concert.