Redcat offers some phenomenal productions. Enjoy film screenings, talks, live performances featuring music, dance, theatre and art openings as well. CLICK HERE to visit the calendar to find out what is coming up. Here is one of our staff picks. Grammy Award-winning PARTCH Ensemble presents Harry Partch’s complete masterwork The Wayward on June 16 & 17, 2023. According to Harry Partch, The Wayward [Barstow, San Francisco, The Letter, U.S. Highball, Ulysses] is “A collection of musical compositions based on the spoken and written words of hobos and other characters—the result of my wanderings in the Western part of the United States from 1935 to 1941.”
Opening with the rousing Cloud Chamber Music, the program also includes the premiere of a new work by microtonal maven Kyle Gann.
About the PARTCH Ensemble
PARTCH Ensemble, the Grammy Award-winning and triple Grammy Award-nominated new music group, specializes in the music and instruments of the iconoclastic American maverick composer Harry Partch. Partch has created some of the most alluring and emotionally powerful music of the 20th century. He composed music for drama, dance-theater, multimedia, vocals and chamber music as well. All have been created to be performed on the extraordinary orchestra of instruments that he also designed and built himself.
The PARTCH Ensemble has performed at the LA County Museum of Art, UCLA’s Partch Centennial Celebration, Sacramento’s Festival of New American Music, Mills College, UNM Albuquerque, the Getty Center, Repertory Dance Theatre of Salt Lake City, Carlsbad Music Festival, Jacaranda Music, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Grand Performances, Brooklyn’s Roulette, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, along with the San Francisco Symphony.
In 2004, they made their REDCAT debut premiering Harry Partch’s Bitter Music and have returned every year since. Their recent collaboration with Philadelphia’s PRISM Saxophone Quartet includes Lisa Bielawa’s Emmy Award-winning opera for TV/Internet Vireo: The Autobiography of a Witch’s Accuser as well as the CD of newly commissioned works Color Theory (XAS Records). Then, Sonata Dementia, Volume 3 of their award-winning Bridge Records Music of Harry Partch series, was also released in 2019, the same year they premiered the complete The Wayward.
Admission $25.00; CLICK HERE for more info.
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Where: REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, LA, 90012
When: June 16 & 17, 2023, 8:30pm
Phone: 213 237-2800