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 Autumn Evening of Art Song and Poetry
October 01, 2016

The Grammy award-winning soprano performs the world premiere of Mark Abel’s new, L.A.-centric song cycle set to texts by Kate Gale along with excerpts from David Del Tredici's "Miz Inez Sez," plus 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 a programmatic cocktail of equal parts Cabaret, Liederabend, and Bohemian theatrics: shaken, served up.

The Martin Effect
October 20, 2016

The L.A. Phil’s pre-eminent keyboardist brings her latest provocative and eclectic program to the Branson, performing a varied program, including works written for her by Joseph Pereira, Gernot Wolfgang, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Naked Cello
October 21, 2016

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

For the Love of Libra
October 22, 2016

A celebratory birthday concert featuring the music of Libra composers, some of whom share the birthday of the virtuoso pianist/composer himself (such as Franz Liszt and Thérèse Brenet).

Bars and Measures

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. 

September 15 - October 23, 2016
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