wild Up, the Hammer’s first orchestra-in-residence, is an L.A.-based 24-member experimental ensemble that mixes classical works, new compositions, and indie music, seeking to reconceptualize the role of an orchestra in its community. Their insightful programming changes the experience of the classical concert, while vibrant performances and interactive installations around the museum demonstrate their philosophy of “radical-inclusionism”—audience members are invited to experience the performances as they see fit and no music is off limits. From July to December stop by to find out what’s possible when an orchestra takes on a museum.
On July 21 wild Up launches its residency with WEST, the first of three large-scale concerts. WEST explores the west coast’s vast sonic landscape through classical music, jazz, noise, indie-rock, and the avant-garde. The program includes works by Ennio Morricone, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Beach Boys, Katy Perry, Magnetic Fields, Harold Budd, Silvestre Revueltas, Stephen Hartke, Arnold Schoenberg and new compositions by wild Up artists.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis.
As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 on weekends.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement Program is supported through a major grant from the James Irvine Foundation. Additional Support is provided by The Shifting Foundation.