by Idris Goodwin
directed by Weyni Mengesha
September 15 - October 23, 2016

Two brothers, both musicians. The classical pianist  is Christian. The jazz bassist is Muslim. When Bilal is accused of being a terrorist and jailed awaiting trial, Eric tries to stay connected by pushing aside his own classical aspirations in order to learn big brother's jazz style. Separated by prison bars and religious convictions, the brothers scat and be-bop through their shared language of music. 

The New Sounds of Armenia Rising
September 23, 2016

Sharing a love for their heritage, this exciting trio brings a fresh and contemporary perspective to the traditional music of their homeland. 

Fiddling around Los Angeles
September 24, 2016

This vibrant, young instrumental quintet reinvents American folk music with a dash of vocal pop and a splash of gypsy flair. 

Recomposing Mahler for the 21st Century
September 30, 2016

A fresh imagining of Mahler’s music as heard through the ears of composer Ben Phelps. 

The Palm Trees are Restless:
An evening of L.A. centric music and poetry
October 01, 2016

The Grammy award-winning soprano performs the world premiere of Mark Abel’s newest song cycle paired with readings by poets from the Red Hen Press.

Life Stories: Cabaret Music of
Schoenberg, Poulenc, Bolcom, Ades, Weill, and Finnissy
October 08, 2016

The soprano and pianist partner in an unusual program that redefines the Cabaret genre

The Martin Effect
October 20, 2016

The L.A. Phil’s pre-eminent keyboardist brings her latest provocative and eclectic program to the Branson. 

The Naked Cello
October 21, 2016

The Russian virtuoso plays a brilliant solo program of unaccompanied works by Handel, Bach and Cassado. 

Mark on Mark
October 22, 2016

A celebratory birthday concert including virtuoso music composed by the virtuoso pianist himself.

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