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performing with USC Thornton Edge & Wild Up

  • Alfred Newman Recital Hall 3616 Trousdale Pkwy Los Angeles, CA, 90089 (map)

The celebrated Los Angeles–based new-music ensemble wild Up will join forces with Thornton Edge in a concert dedicated to the premise that great ideas amplified by the megaphone of art and music are capable of creating great change. The directors of these ensembles, Christopher Rountree and Donald Crockett, joined by USC Thornton School of Music faculty composer Ted Hearne, will narrate from the stage and conduct the combined ensembles in music engaged with social change: John Lennon’s “John Sinclair,” arranged by Christopher Rountree and Isaac Schankler; Frederic Rzewski’s “Attica”; Julius Eastman’s “Stay on It”; Ted Hearne’s “Brownie You’re a Heck of a Guy” from Katrina Ballads; Nina Simone’s “Strange Fruit,” arranged by Andrew McIntosh; and Louis Andriessen’s “Workers Union.” The concert will be followed by a discussion with the audience, moderated by Christopher Rountree and including Donald Crockett, Ted Hearne, and members of the two ensembles.