Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is excited to partner with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Four Larks to present an evening of contemporary music, curated by Derrick Spiva Jr. The evening performance is part of LACO’s concert series, SESSION, a unique experience joining LACO musicians with compelling contemporary composers. Each program is designed to fit the unique properties of a chosen space and to test ideas about the relationship between performers and the audience.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase by the gallery’s onsite restaurant, Manuela.
Tickets to this event are $35. Click here to purchase tickets via the LACO website.
About Derrick Spiva, Jr.
Derrick Spiva Jr. is a composer and musician based in Los Angeles who often integrates music practices from different cultural traditions around the world into his work with classical music communities. The Los Angeles Times has described his music as “something to savor” and “enormous fun to listen to.” During his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and the California Institute of the Arts, music across many cultures became an integral part of his musical vocabulary.
Spiva’s works have premiered with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, UCLA Philhamonia, Los Angeles Electric 8, Chapman University Wind Ensemble, the Salastina Music Society, Super Devoiche (Bulgarian Women’s Choir), and Lian Ensemble (Persian Ensemble). He received the New Music USA Award in 2010 and 2011 and was awarded a composer residency with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) through New Music USA’s “Music Alive” program with LACO for the 2015-2016 season, and he also serves as Artistic Director of the new music collective and arts organization Bridge to Everywhere.
Spiva passionately believes in music as a doorway into understanding other cultures and different ways of living. Through learning the music of other cultures, the opportunity for dialogue rather than conflict between strangers is opened. He is deeply invested in fostering creative and effective collaboration between artists of different disciplines and traditions.
About the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, known to Angelenos as LACO, is a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, LACO has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM).
LACO was founded in 1968 as an artistic outlet for the recording industry’s most gifted musicians. Founder, cellist James Arkatov, envisioned an ensemble that would allow these conservatory-trained players to balance studio work and teaching with pure artistic collaboration at the highest level. The Orhcestra presented its first performances with the financial backing of philanthropist Richard Colburn and managerial expertise from attorney Joseph Troy, who also became the Orchestra’s first president. Sir Neville Marriner, Gerard Schwarz, Iona Brown, Christof Perick and Jeffrey Kahane, LACO’s illustrious music directors, each built upon a tradition of joyous music-making performed by exceptional artists.
LACO has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America, and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The Orchestra’s offices are located in downtown Los Angeles.
About Four Larks
Four Larks make original performance work at the intersection of theatre, music, visual art and dance. Their award winning junkyard operas combine large-scale immersive design with innovative orchestration and dynamic choreography.
Director / Composer Mat Sweeney and Designer Sebastian Peters-Lazaro have been creating original work as four larks since 2008. We currently operate in the back of a flower shop in downtown LA.