Philip Guston, Hand and Stick, 1971 © Philip Guston. Photo: Thomas Barratt

  • Mon Nov 11 2019 - Mon Nov 11 2019 06:30 PM - 11:00 PM

In Performance: Morton Feldman’s ‘For Philip Guston’ with Monday Evening Concerts

Monday Evening Concerts, one of the longest running series in the world devoted to contemporary music, joins Hauser & Wirth to present a one-night-only performance of Morton Feldman’s ‘For Philip Guston.’ This event celebrates the first solo Los Angeles exhibition in over half a century dedicated to American artist Philip Guston, ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971,’ curated by the artist’s daughter, Musa Mayer. Composed in 1984, ‘For Philip Guston,’ a nearly five-hour trio, is Morton Feldman’s poignant homage to Guston, touching on friendship, intransigence, affection, memory, loss, and love. This event is free to attend and reservations are required. Extremely limited seating is first come first served throughout the evening, with ample standing room. Guests are encouraged to come and go throughout the performance. Click here to book your spot.   Program Durational performance within the exhibition ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971’ Morton Feldman - ‘For Philip Guston’ (1984) 6.30 – 11 pm Christine Tavolacci, flutes Brendan Nguyen, piano and celesta Jonathan Hepfer, percussion Make a reservation for dinner at Manuela before or during the performance.   About Monday Evening Concerts ​Founded in 1939, Monday Evening Concerts (MEC) is one of the longest running series in the world devoted to contemporary music. MEC has gained international admiration for its presentation of music frequently new, sometimes old and always uniquely stimulating. Musical history is made at Monday Evening Concerts, whether it was the American debut of Pierre Boulez, world premieres of Igor Stravinsky, or the appearances here of such artists as Marino Formenti and the Arditti Quartet. Presenting the finest local and visiting artists, MEC is the place to hear adventurous new music in Los Angeles. Monday Evening Concerts is a seven-time national winner of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming and is the subject of a full-length book entitled "Evenings On and Off the Roof," written by Dorothy Lamb Crawford. About Jonathan Hepfer Jonathan Hepfer (b. 1983) is a percussionist, conductor, and concert curator specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. He is the artistic director of Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, on which he performs regularly. There, he has taken part in the US premieres of major works by Salvatore Sciarrino, György Kurtág, Rolf Riehm, Jo Kondo, Aldo Clementi, Klaus Lang, Ramon Lazkano, Francisco Guerrero, Thomas Meadowcroft and Simon Steen-Andersen. His collaborators on these concerts have included such luminaries as Alexei Lubimov, Natalia Pschenitschnikova, Mario Caroli and Nicholas Isherwood. As a soloist, Jonathan has focused extensively on the works of the composers Pierluigi Billone, Walter Zimmermann, Iannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Giacinto Scelsi, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Georges Aperghis and Vinko Globokar. He has given solo performances at the Stone in New York, Harvard University, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf (Germany), the Odessa Philharmonic Theater (Ukraine), and the National History Museum in Ulan Bator (Mongolia). Notable projects have included performing Pierre Boulez' Le marteau sans maître in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Israel and New York (often under the direction of the composer), music-directing a live performance of Samuel Beckett's radio play Words and Music in Los Angeles, performing Morton Feldman's Crippled Symmetry and For Philip Guston in Buffalo, San Diego, Freiburg, and Marfa (Texas), and performing in a production of Shakespeare's Othello at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, directed by Barry Edelstein. Jonathan has participated in academic residencies at Harvard, Oberlin, SUNY Buffalo, and the universities of Minnesota, Huddersfield and Leeds. He has contributed articles to Percussive Notes and Die Musik von Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf. Jonathan has also had the privilege of documenting the oral histories of the first generation of eminent European percussion soloists (namely, Christoph Caskel, Sylvio Gualda, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Gaston Sylvestre, Maurizio Ben-Omar). From 2015-2018, he served on the faculty of CalArts.

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