Music & Performance

Compose LA: Love Notes

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Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles’s conductorless orchestra, explores questions of humanity and race through a program of chamber music by acclaimed L.A.-based composers.


Ted Hearne: By-By Huey
Sarah Gibson: I prefer living in color
Billy Childs: Unrequited - String Quartet No. 3
Julia Adolphe: White Flag
Juhi Bansal: One Brief Hour
Andrew Norman: The Companion Guide to Rome

This concert is part of Compose LA 2019. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will launch Compose LA 2019 as its inaugural platform to showcase LA's leading contemporary composers, innovative music artists, dynamic thought-leaders, and engaging music spaces.

Compose LA 2019 is a collaboration between DCA's Performing Arts Division and the following partners: American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine, and the Center for Music Innovation at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

The Hammer Museum concert was organized by Claudia Bestor and Benjamin Mitchell.

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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

Public programs advancing social justice are presented by the Ford Foundation.

Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.