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Classical Picks of the Week: The California EAR Unit & Southwest Chamber Music

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Southwest Chamber Music

The season opening concert will feature Southwest Chamber Music’s percussionist Lynn Vartan, the Grammy-nominated Tambuco Percussion Ensemble (an LAist pick of the week earlier this summer) and the soloists of Southwest Chamber Music in a colossal program of the "Encounters, part 1" by one of Los Angeles’ most important composers and percussionists William Kraft, who was an LA Phil member (percussion, timpani), composer-in-residence, and conductor for three seasons.

Monday, October 15 @ 8:00 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m., Kraft will be speaking)
Colburn School Of Performing Arts (across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall)

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California EAR Unit

One of the best experimental and multimedia new music ensembles in Los Angeles, The California EAR Unit will paying their annual visit to REDCAT downtown. The program headlines with Dutch mastermind Louis Andriessen’s "Dubbelspoor," which translates to “double track.” Scored for celeste, piano, glockenspiel and harpsichord, the piece contemplates the phenomenology of refracted views from two trains passing each other as they travel in opposite directions.

Wednesday, October 17 @ 8:30 p.m.
REDCAT (inside Walt Disney Concert Hall, enter at 2nd & Hope)

Other notable concerts this week

Photo of Southwest Chamber Music's percussionist, Lynn Vartan, from the ensemble.