World and U.S. premieres
Marc Lowenstein, one of the most influential figures behind the surging L.A. contemporary music scene, steps into the spotlight with a selection of soaring new works for voice, soloists and chamber orchestra. A composer, conductor and singer, Lowenstein is music director of The Industry—the groundbreaking experimental opera company (Hopscotch, Invisible Cities)—and collaborates with the city’s brightest up-and-coming ensembles and players. Vocalist Jodie Landau opens the concert with the American debut of this, a piece based on Buddhist, Sufi and Hebrew texts, followed by cellist Derek Stein and the world premiere of T’filat haDerech (Prayer for a Journey)—a cello concerto. The program concludes with vocalists Justine Aronson, David Castillo and Grace Bernard in several scenes from Little Bear, a new opera dramatizing the power of children’s stories.