A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Tereza Stanislav, Elissa Johnston, Cecilia Tsan and Robert Brophy

In Frequency

Here is yet another example of the tremendous quality in the new music scene of the Southland.  In Frequency presents works of major and lesser-known artists from the mid- 20th century to the present, including those of local and West Coast composers.

The performers are distinguished artists from LA’s top ensembles.  This week, founding members Tereza Stanislav (violin) and Andrea Moore (percussion) are joined by soprano Elissa Johnston, along with Ken Rosser (guitar), Stuart Clark (clarinet), Phil Feather (saxophone), Aron Kallay (piano), Alyssa Park (violin), Robert Brophy (viola), and Cécilia Tsan (cello).

Saturday’s program spans 1942 to 2004:

• Three vocal works by John Cage:

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942 for voice and closed piano)

A Flower (1950, also for voice and closed piano)

The Year Begins to Be Ripe (1970, for solo voice)

• The String Quartet by Stefan Wolpe (1969, his only work in the genre is in two movements, and was completed in spite of advancing Parkinson’s disease)

• Verge by New Yorker Sebastian Currier (1997, in nine short movements)

• Sustenance Variations by Orianna Webb (2004, for soprano and baritone saxophones, acoustic and amplified guitar, percussion and piano)

• Stacy Bowers’ Pattern Study No.2 (1976, the tempo, duration, and instrumentation are undetermined)

Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.

Community Room, South Pasadena Library, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena

Tickets: $20 at the door.

For more information, call Andrea Moore at (323) 300-5395.

This event was selected from among those listed in Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter, an extensive calendar of upcoming music events, large and small, happening all around Los Angeles.