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Thursday, April 19 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Diverse Careers in Concert Music

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From performing to session gigs, cross-genre collaborations to musical theatre, today’s concert music creator has opportunities far beyond the composer’s desk or the conductor’s podium. On this enlightening panel, you’ll hear about the diverse careers of four of the foremost (and busiest!) composers and conductors active in the field. They’ll provide advice and inspiration for anyone looking to have a fulfilling career in concert music.


Panelists
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Derek Bermel

 Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,\' composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Bermel\'s works draw on a rich variety of musical genres—classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, funk, and... Read More →
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Gabriela Lena Frank

| A member of G. Schirmer’s prestigious roster of artists, Gabriela Lena Frank creates work that incorporates Latino/Latin American mythology, archeology, art, poetry, and folk music into western classical forms, reflecting her Peruvian-American heritage. Among numerous awards, Frank has received a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2009 Latin Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition, and a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship given each year to fifty of... Read More →
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Grant Gershon

 Grant Gershon was named Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2001 and also serves as LA Opera Resident Conductor/Chorus Master. The Los Angeles Times proclaims that the Chorale \'has become the most exciting chorus in the country under Grant Gershon.\'  He has led nearly 100 performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, including virtually all of the major choral works... Read More →
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Gabriel Kahane

 Gabriel Kahane’s (b. 1981, Venice Beach) most recent recording as a singer-songwriter is Where Are the Arms, which was released in 2011. As a composer of concert works, he has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, American Composers Or... Read More →

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Derek Bermel

 Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,\' composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Bermel\'s works draw on a rich variety of musical genres—classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, funk, and... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

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