Ready to explore modern masterworks and contemporary music by living composers? Turn the soundON and enjoy the music at the Athenaeum.
A three-day modern music festival, aptly named , is being held for its sixth year in a row at the Athenaeum in La Jolla. Composers from around the world, combined with the nation’s finest experts in contemporary music, will perform at this informal setting, allowing the audience to connect with the performers.
This year's festival is juxtaposing the extremes of ethereal soundscapes with danceable grooves. Featured composers include Evan Johnson, from Massachusetts, and Sidney Corbett, from Berlin. Their music draws from Western music’s earliest incarnations in the Medeival and Renaissance periods. Composer Judd Greenstein will also be part of the festival. Greenstein is part of the emerging post-classical music scene, combining the energy and accessibility of popular music with the virtuosity of chamber music artistry.
The festival is hosted by San Diego New Music’s chamber ensemble-in-residence, NOISE. The six-member group has performed all across Europe and the U.S. and boasts extensive recordings that have been released.
L.A.-based The Formalist Quartet will also be making an appearance at soundON Festival of Modern Music. The quartet was born on the 100th birthday of Dmitri Shostakovich (September 25, 2006) and has since been playing frequently across the U.S. They've appeared at the Reykjavic Arts Festival in Iceland and their recordings include the epic 100 Cadences of Arthur Jarvinen.
Are you a modern music maniac? The three-day festival runs from June 14-16 at the Athenaeum. Music enthusiasts can get a three-day pass for $50 ($40 if you are a member of the Athenaeum or a student) and those looking to just dip their toes in the entertainment can buy a one-day pass for $20 ($15 for members and students).
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