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Urban Birds
Urban Birds
ENDED
6/26/21, 9:00 PM
Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA
About

Are you longing to hear live music without going inside? Could your endless outdoor meet-ups use a little more pizazz? If so, glide and hop over to Urban Birds, an afternoon of musical performances for kids and adults. Urban Birds takes place at the Children’s Garden in Northeast LA’s Ernest Debs Park. It is co-presented by the Audubon Society and Synchromy, a Los Angeles-based composer’s collective dedicated to making new music accessible. For this event, Synchromy commissioned 10 local composers to create works inspired by birds common to Southern California. The day’s 10 world premieres include Dante De Silva’s Heat Thrasher and Jen Wang’s Monster, an homage to the mourning dove.


Urban Birds offers many ways to engage. The performances are nestled throughout the trees of the Children’s Garden at the Audubon Visitors Center, and you’re welcome to wander through the musical oasis the way you’d wander through the park looking for birds, stopping to listen for a spell and moving along as you please. For adventurous listeners, Deb’s Park offers trails, gardens, and a turtle pond to explore. Our field guide to the featured birds is available as a free booklet in both English and Spanish for birders and the bird-curious alike. Posters throughout the site offer context for the music, and composers will hold a question-and-answer session at the close of the event. For kids inspired by the sounds and sights, we offer take-home activities, such as instructions for DIY binoculars and bird calls made from common household objects.


The event also celebrates the renovation and re-opening of the Audubon Center, a hub of habitat restoration and environmental justice whose primary goal is renewing the connection between people and the land in Los Angeles. Synchromy supports this mission with music, bringing free live performances to Deb’s Park with following wide-winged local line-up:

Heat Thrasher - Dante De Silva

Monster - Jen Wang

Ash Throated Flycatcher - Christopher Adler

Crow Language - Jason Barabba

Mockingbird Hopscotch - Vera Ivanova

California Towhee - Veronika Krausas

Owl’s Breath - Pamela Madsen

Red Shouldered Hawk - Kenji Oh

Call and Echo - Brandon Rolle

Synchopomp - Diana Wade


Performers include Sean Barela (Bassoon), Rachel Beetz (Flute), Luc Kleiner (Voice), Christopher Adler (Khaen), Xenia Deviatkina-Loh (Violin), Brian Walsh (Clarinet), Scott Worthington (Contrabass), Theodosia Roussos (Oboe), Cassia Streb (Viola), and Jennifer Bewerse (Cello). Concert Design by Cassia Streb and Jennifer Bewerse.


This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council.

Noon to Midnight

Registration is Closed
Noon to Midnight

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2017, 12:00 PM – Nov 19, 2017, 12:00 AM
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

About

Following last year’s extraordinary success, the LA Phil is once again hosting Noon to Midnight. A marathon event where you can roam the spaces of Walt Disney Concert Hall for pop-up performances featuring L.A.’s top new-music ensembles.

 

I'll be performing with Southland Ensemble as part of Soft Structures and with Wild Up for one of the main stage events. It's going to be a beautiful day of music, food trucks, and beer!

 

Soft Structures

BP Hall @ 5:30pm

Chris KALLMYER: Soft Structures (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Cornelius CARDEW: The Great Learning, Paragraph 3

An installation including performances by HOCKET Duo, Carmina Escobar, Scott Cazan, and more.

 

wild Up

Walt Disney Concert Hall @ 8:00pm

Alex TEMPLE: The Man Who Hated Everything

Gérard PESSON: Rescousse

Andrew THOLL: New Work (world premiere, wild Up commission)

Du YUN: Mantichora

Scott WALKER: RUBATO (world premiere, LA Phil and wild Up co-commission)

Pauline OLIVEROS: Tuning Meditation

 

Admission: $10

For tickets, more information and a full schedule of events, visit laphil.com