Hungarian Composer Peter Eötvös To Conduct At Santa Monica Concert Tonight

Saturday, 12 Jan 2013, 9:01:00 AM

Mitch James

Peter Eötvös will conduct highly esteemedinstrumental solists of the Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble and handpicked vocal soloists of the Jacaranda Chamber Singers on Jan. 12 in Santa Monica.
Photo by Klaus Rudolph
Peter Eötvös will conduct highly esteemedinstrumental solists of the Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble and handpicked vocal soloists of the Jacaranda Chamber Singers on Jan. 12 in Santa Monica.

Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös will tonight, Jan. 12 conduct the U.S. premiere of his fiercely beautiful new work, “Schiller: Energische Schönheit,” to launch Focus on Eötvös, a concert series Jacaranda is presenting in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The new piece is based on texts by the famed German writer/poet/historian Friedrich Schiller (“Ode to Joy”) and will feature eight singers, winds, percussion and accordion.

The program also includes Eötvös’ “Korrespondenz” with the Calder Quartet, and three works by Hungary’s Gyorgy Ligeti: Six Bagatelles, a Cello Sonata and a Piano Concerto featuring Grammy Award-winner Gloria Cheng.

The event will be held at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Tickets, $40 general; $20 students.

For more information, call 213.483.0216 or visit jacarandamusic.org.

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