This program features multiple world premieres from award-winning female composers: pianist/organist Courtney Bryan, violinist Erika Vega and the musical “Thomas Edison” Katherine Balch.
“A pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (The New York Times), Courtney Bryan is a pianist, organist, and composer whose music is in conversation with jazz, experimental music, gospel, spirituals, and hymns. Mexican-born composer and violinist Erika Vega is currently studying the connection between the elements of poetry and those of music. Katherine Balch captures the magic of everyday sounds, becoming in the process a veritable “musical Thomas Edison
Carolina HEREDIA Ausencias/Ausências/Absences
Erika VEGANo oyes ladrar a los perros for sinfonietta and organ (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Deborah Borda Women in the Arts Initiative)
Katherine BALCHall around the sea blazed gold (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Courtney BRYANPiano Concerto, House of Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music)