The SCV World Music Concert Series continues this month with a performance from On Ensemble on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Richard Rioux Park in Stevenson Ranch.
On Ensemble (pronounced “Ohn”) takes the ancient instruments of taiko into new realms. Infusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica, the On Ensemble combines the musical and dance talents of its four members into provocative performances.
As Los Angeles Japanese newspaper Rafu Shimpo put it, “On Ensemble … has made its mark in both the U.S. and Japan with its one-of-a-kind blend of taiko with non-traditional styles including jazz, rock, and electronic.”
The free concert is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The SCV World Music Concert Series runs monthly from June to October and is sponsored by Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons and the Wild Beast at CalArts, with support from Levitt Pavilions, Valencia Acura, the Santa Clarita Ballet Co., the Stevenson Ranch Community Association and the West Ranch Beacon.