“Festival of New and Improvised Music,” a series of free concerts hosted by the Music Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), will take place three consecutive Tuesdays in October and feature performances, conversations, and masterclasses taught by internationally renowned composers and musicians.
The three free concerts will take place in either the Laser Recital Hall (A-103) in the LaCorte Hall building, or in the University Theatre on the CSUDH campus. The university is located at 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, Calif. 90747. Click here for a campus map and directions. Parking is $8 and is available in lots 3 and 6.
- Vinny Golia Sextet, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Laser Recital Hall (A-103). The sextet specializes in improvisation influenced by jazz, experimental, and avant-garde styles. Golia is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwind instruments. Prior to the performance, he will host an improvisation workshop for CSUDH students at 5 p.m.
- Brightwork Ensemble, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre. The ensemble focuses on newly composed concert music and masterworks from the 20th-century. Ensemble percussionist Nick Terry will lead a masterclass for CSUDH students at 4 p.m., and composer Russell Steinberg will deliver a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. The concert features the premiere of a new composition by CSUDH faculty composer Jonathon Grasse.
- The Native Plant Society, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Laser Recital Hall (A-103). The Native Plant Society is a sextet led by CSUDH faculty composer Jonathon Grasse specializing in improvisation, and CSUDH music students Poncho Williams and Ismael Pineda.
For more information call the Music Department at (310) 243-3543.