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wild Up
Shaking up the World
July 19, 2014

Boston Court's Fall Music Series generously sponsored by Elaine Kramer and Al Latham.

Boston Court's Fall Music Series is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Conductor Christopher Rountree brings the exciting modern music collective wild Up to Boston Court for a thought provoking concert of new music designed as the catalyst for shared community experiences.

There is a a preshow discussion with Christopher Rountree beginning at 7:15pm so come a little early.

Check them out on YouTube.

WORK | Maggie Hasspacher
Shaking up the World

wild Up featuring Maggie Hasspacher, Bass and Voice

World Premiere, a new piece for Maggie and wild Up by Christopher Rountree
World Premiere, a new duo for bass/voice and vibes/voice by Jodie Landau
World Premiere, a new five-movement piece by Amy Bormet
Songs arranged by Matt Cook
Two original songs “Why Can’t We Stay Here” and “Hopes” by Maggie Hasspacher
Deportees, by Woody Guthrie with video projection
Ground to Steel Dust – Uneaten, by Ellen Reid for percussion and cello
We Shall Overcome

Maggie Hasspacher, bass and voice
Derek Stein, cello
Matt Cook, percussion
Jodie Landau, vibraphone and voice
Amy Bormet, piano

wild Up is the Los Angeles contemporary music ensemble lauded as “Searing. Penetrating. And thrilling”by Fred Child of Performance Today,“Magnificent” and “Best in Classical Music 2012” by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times. Led by Artistic Director, Christopher Rountree the ensemble is brought together around the premise that music is a catalyst for shared experience, and that a concert venue is a place for challenging, exciting, and igniting the surrounding community.

Since appearing in 2010 wild Up has been Orchestra in Residence at the Hammer Museum and Ensemble in Residence with American Composers Orchestra. In 2013 they made their debut on the the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Brooklyn Festival, and had their first collaborative projects with The Colburn Conservatory of Music. The group has been featured at a number of Los Angeles’ prominent cultural spaces including: the Edye at the Broad Stage, Zipper Hall, REDCAT under Walt Disney Concert Hall, Beyond Baroque, the Armory Center for the Arts, and the Jensen Rec. Center Studio. Their recordings of Shostakovich, Rzewski and Messiaen have been featured on KUSC, KPFK and American Public Media’s Performance Today.

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