Contemporary Adventure Ensemble (CAE) concert

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Come hear the Contemporary Adventure Ensemble debut concert!

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra's newest advanced ensemble, the Contemporary Adventure Ensemble (CAE), presents their debut concert on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica.

CAE combines LAYO alums and current advanced students with professional musicians to perform contemporary chamber and chamber orchestra music. This season, LAYO's artists-in-residence are Brightwork newmusic, a classical new music sextet based in Los Angeles

The eclectic program includes Villa Lobos' String Quartet No. 1, which fuses a lyrical Romantic harmonic language with moments of Brazilian dance music and rhythms, Sean Friar's Scale 9, a piece brimming with energy that is both playful and volatile and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, written in an astonishing three days.

CAE will also perform the premiere of Russell Steinberg's Rucksack, featuring mezzo-soprano Geeta Novotny and for the finale, Copland's seminal work, Appalachian Spring.


Brightwork newmusic is a classical new music sextet based in Los Angeles, California. A flexible and fearless group of world-class musicians, Brightwork consists of piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion (an instrumentation which is often called “Pierrot + percussion,” and which is to modern chamber music what the string quartet was to earlier centuries), and champions the best of the music that’s being written today, while continuing to play the classics of “new” music from the last hundred years.


The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, comprised of 120 student musicians from over 60 schools throughout greater Los Angeles, is a creative environment where pre-college age musicians, ages 8-18, from every imaginable social, cultural, and economic background come together to rehearse and perform symphonic masterworks and contemporary music.The magic of LAYO is that it attracts both students headed to conservatories and college music programs, as well as students who love music but aspire to other careers.

LAYO is comprised of two ensembles to accommodate different playing levels:

  • Ruth Borun Concert Orchestra for intermediate players

  • Symphony Orchestra for advanced players

Founder and Artistic Director Russell Steinberg takes a holistic approach to music education, so each student learns about the ideas, musical structure, and history behind the notes of each piece. LAYO seeks to develop a passion for music that lasts a lifetime, instilling a sense of pride in all students as they move forward with their chosen endeavors. Many of the orchestra’s alumni have gone on to prestigious universities including Juilliard, Cornell, Berklee College of Music, UCLA, USC, Harvard and New England Conservatory.

For more information, visit our website: losangelesyouthorchestra.org

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