[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | CalArts Announces Fall Series at Wild Beast | 09-13-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
83°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 30
1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]


Wild Beast Dedication 5/2010The Rite of Seasons
Saturday, October 12, 5 pm

 

CalArts Dance Party
Saturday, October 19, 6 pm

 

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to announce the fall 2013 events of The Wild Beast Concert Series hosted by the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts.  The concert series is free and open to the public—allowing CalArts to share the talents of its students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists with Southern California audiences. This fall, the open-air concert pavilion on the CalArts’ campus offers a globe-spanning array of music ranging from 18th century Baroque to 21st century Afrobeat.

“New artistic masterworks emerge from evolutionary sonic soups, and The Wild Beast Concert Series always offers delectable tastes of new musical cuisines,” said David Rosenboom, Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts.  “As our fall 2013 season kicks off, we will hear re-orchestrated classics in tango-embrace with the soundscapes of seasonal rites. Following that, peasant dances and songs of life inspire meetings of the indigenous and the electric. Having witnessed new musical tributaries joining to form emerging mainstreams, our audiences can say, ‘We were there!’”

The Rite of Seasons, on Saturday, October 12, contrasts Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved masterwork The Four Seasons with a selection of compositions evoking seasonal sounds and atmospheres—and closes with an incendiary tribute to the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. CalArts alumni bands rock the Beast on Saturday, October 19 for the CalArts Dance Party—featuring a high-energy revue of big bands and their hard-driving interpretations of African drumming and dance, Balkan rhythms and soul, and American funk, soul, and R‘n’B.

 

More about the concerts:

 

Saturday, October 12
The Rite of Seasons offers an exhilarating journey through familiar and evocatively new soundscapes of the seasons from different locations on the globe. The concert starts in Italy with some of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, though this performance puts the familiar in a new light; re-imagining the seasons’ sounds continues in Buenos Aires with world-renowned tangos by Astor Piazzolla, and nature soundscapes collected and composed in Vermont, by legendary American composer Malcolm Goldstein. The evening closes with a visceral and intensely virtuosic performance tribute to the anniversary year of the shocking Rite of Spring: Stravinsky’s masterpiece that caused a public riot at its first performance 100 years ago, distilled to a wind quintet, piano and percussion.

 

Saturday, October 19
CalArts Dance Party draws from a range of CalArts programs and influences to deliver an exuberant evening of dancing on the lawn.  Sogo Takeover, a 12-piece Afrobeat orchestra that fuses collective improvisation with irresistible dance rhythms, big as a Mack truck and almost as loud, gets the party started. John Macy & The Heavy Hand kicks out heavy grooves in a modern rhythm & blues style—touching hearts and getting bodies moving through emotional love songs and burning up-tempo jams. The Heavy Hand’s repertoire contains everything from soulful, original compositions to Hitsville USA and Stax Records classics. The evening ends with Orkestar MÉZÉ, Southern California’s premier original Balkan brass band. A raucous, joyous show where fans of all ages and walks of life dance to the band’s trademark groovy peasant funk, an original high-energy brass band sound mixing American funk, soul and jazz with traditional Bulgarian and Balkan music.

The Wild Beast was cited as one of the “most beautiful outdoor theaters in the world” by Flavorwire.  With open lawn seating, families are welcome and picnics encouraged at Santa Clarita’s most intimate outdoor concert setting. An assortment of food trucks will offer dinner on October 19.

 

Where: 
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2340
Click here for directions
Concerts will be held at The Wild Beast music pavilion on the CalArts campus.

 

Tickets: 
Concerts at the Wild Beast concert pavilion are FREE with lawn seating. Reservations are available through Eventbrite.
Click here for reservations for The Rite of Seasons
Click here for reservations for CalArts Dance Party

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS
    LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
    Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 4:08 pm
    Santa Clarita’s favorite nightlife events continue this August as the Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, returns with new themes for Art SLAM, JAM Sessions and SENSES.
    Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 3:27 pm
    Fun things to see and do in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
    Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 2:23 pm
    Local author Pam Ripling will share her knowledge of our West Coast beacons, relating how they came to be and where they are now, at the Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:17 pm
    Another sizzling weekend in the SCV, with lots of cool music ahead. Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford.
    Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 5:31 pm
    Join the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library as they welcome author and spirit marriage expert Yangsze Choo on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library.
    Friend Activity
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    LARC Ranch received a gift of $500,000 from the Annenberg Foundation to help the nonprofit maintain its water supply. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Many California State University campuses will begin accepting applications for admission to the spring 2015 term on Friday, Aug. 1. The majority of students who apply for admission during the spring term are transfers from the California Community Colleges.
    CSU Admissions for Spring 2015 Open Friday
    Dozens of Santa Clarita Valley residents have taken to Facebook to voice concerns about an alleged gnat problem in Central Park, while Santa Clarita city officials said their initial inspection failed to find an infestation.
    Gnats are Bugging People in Central Park
    LARC Ranch, a residential community for developmentally disabled adults in Bouquet Canyon, has received a “beautiful” gift of $500,000 from the Annenberg Foundation, which will help the nonprofit maintain its water supply.
    Pennies from Heaven: Thirsty LARC Gets $500K Gift
    Santa Clarita’s favorite nightlife events continue this August as the Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, returns with new themes for Art SLAM, JAM Sessions and SENSES.
    Thursdays @Newhall in August
    The Michael Hoefflin Foundation's 21st annual "An Evening Under the Stars" Gala Dinner and Charity Auction is set for September 13, 2014. We are excited to announce a change in location bringing our signature event to the beautiful Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
    Sept. 13: Hoefflin Evening Under the Stars – Register Now
    Fun things to see and do in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
    Coming Up: Santa Clarita Arts & Events
    COC's new Student Services and Administration building and the Institute for Culinary Education building are scheduled to be finished by the end of the fall semester, COC Vice President Jim Schrage said.
    Admin, Culinary Buildings at COC Nearly Complete
    Jury selection started Wednesday for Yale Yurman, 71, a registered sex offender arrested for child annoyance allegations at three different locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
    Testimony in Child Annoyance Case Should Start Friday
    Valencia-based Princess Cruises announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017. The 143,000-ton vessel will be the company's third "Royal Princess"-class ship.
    Cruise Line Orders Another New Sister Ship to Royal Princess
    Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control will be conducting field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Valencia (zip code 91354), Saugus (zip code 91350 and 91390) and Canyon Country (zip code 91351 and 91387) beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
    Next Month: Animal Control Knocking on Doors in SCV to Check Licenses
    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a July 22 report of vandalism and burglary at Pinetree Community Elementary School in Canyon Country.
    Thieves Break Doors to Steal iPads from Pinetree Elementary
    The Department of Veterans Affairs proposed a series of disciplinary actions Tuesday against six employees at Department facilities in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Fort Collins, Colo. These actions are a part of VA’s effort to rebuild the trust of America’s veterans.
    VA Plans to ‘Discipline’ Employees Who Fudged Data
    1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
    Many years ago when Placerita Junior High still had classrooms that at least smelled new, there was a teacher who owned some radio-controlled model airplanes. A bunch of us students would go out to the football field and watch him fly the little planes.
    Terror From the Skies
    St. Stephen’s is pleased to sponsor its Back 2 School Bash and Blessing of the Backpacks event on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
    Aug. 9: ‘Blessing of the Backpacks’ at St. Stephen’s
    A Snakes on A Plane screenwriter was arrested at a Walmart in Santa Clarita on a burglary charge Monday night. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors gave thumbs-up to the expenditure of $280,000 in grant funds to help preserve 74 acres of wildlife habitat in Agua Dulce near the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park.
    Board Says Yes to Preserving 74 Acres Next to V-Rocks
    Free training for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
    COC Small Business Development Center Training Sched. (7-29-2014)
    After the fatal crash in Acton nearly a week ago, the family members of the two deceased victims are coping with the loss and coming together to care for the victims' orphaned 1-year-old daughter.
    Family of Orphaned Crash Survivor Turns to Community for Help
    A Hollywood screenwriter credited with “Snakes on a Plane” was arrested Monday night in Canyon Country on a burglary charge at a Walmart in Santa Clarita, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
    Hollywood Writer Allegedly Stole Clothes from Walmart
    The California State University has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will fund a study on the impact of service-learning courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
    CSU Receives Grant to Study Impact of STEM
    Safeco Insurance will donate $10,000 to the charity with the most votes and $5,000 to the runner-up. All nonprofit organizations featured in the contest will receive an additional $500 donation from Safeco if the total votes in the contest reach or exceed 25,000 votes.
    Vote Online Daily to Help SCV Senior Center Win Money
    The 9-and-Under team from Hart PONY Baseball defeated North Valley 7-2 to win the inaugural PONY Mustang 9U World Series Title.
    Hart PONY 9U Team Wins World Series