Education, Films & Lectures
Sunday Morning Films
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.

2015 Season Schedule
January 4
Les Laboratoires des Craies: Ramon Lazkano and Jorge Oteiza

At the beginning of the 1970s Oteiza, the great Basque sculptor, created his "laboratory of chalk," where he worked on tiny sculptures, models for pieces meant to be made on a monumental scale so they could be part of the public space. Forty years later Ramon Lazkano, composer, takes back Oteiza's idea to make it his by creating his own Laboratory of Chalk as a "sound mirror" to that of the sculptor. We show a film which draws a portrait of these two artists and welcome Lazkano and music historian Dan Albertson to Los Angeles for a discussion of Lazkano's work.

February 8
Jakob Ullmann and Luigi Nono: A Trail on the Water

We introduce the music of German composer Jakob Ullmann to Los Angeles through the lens of one of his musical inspirations, Luigi Nono. Nono's music and approach to sound is explored in a classic film, followed by a discussion of Ullmann's music and development as a composer of works on the edge of audibility.

March 29
From Schumann to Spahlinger: the modern concerto

The instrumental concerto, contrasting soloist and ensemble, remains of one of classical music's most important formal structures and it continues to inspire the composers of today. As an introduction to the program of the visiting Argento Chamber Ensemble, this event will discuss the music of Ligeti, Clementi, Scelsi and Spahlinger in context.

April 26
The music of 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. The composer visits Los Angeles to discuss his work which will be performed on the April 27 Monday Evening Concert.



Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
All events in the Sunday Morning Films series 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. Advance ticketing is not available at this time. Season subscribers receive free admission on a first come, first served basis.

The Goethe-Institut is located in the Wilshire Courtyard office complex, between S. Curson Avenue and Masselin Avenue in the Miracle Mile district.

On-site underground parking is free on Sunday. Street parking also available. MTA bus lines 20 and 21 stop at Wilshire/Curson. Rapid bus line 720 stops at Wilshire/Fairfax.


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