Composers’ Forum




  Over the next 12 months Camerata Pacifica will premiere commissioned works by two of the most celebrated composers of our time. Lera Auerbach’s New Work for Cello & Ensemble will receive its premiere in March 2014, and in September 2014 Camerata Pacifica will premiere a String Trio by John Harbison. Lera will appear with Camerata Pacifica this October 20th – 25th, performing her 24 Preludes for Cello & Piano. During the same period John will be visiting to work with the musicians for whom he is writing his string trio. Recognizing the rare opportunity afforded by having two composers of such stature in the same place at the same time, Camerata Pacifica is holding two Composers’ Forums in cooperation with the composition departments of USC and UCSB:

October 23rd at 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Jeanette McDonald Recital Hall, Music Dept. on the campus at USC

Moderated by KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal

Click here for a map of the USC campus. Drivers should enter at Entrance 4, Jefferson Blvd at Royal, across from the Shrine Auditorium on the main USC campus. Parking is $10 and will be available within Parking Structure D after they proceed through Entrance 4. Please have them mention that they are here for the “Composition Forum” upon their arrival.  The forum will be held at the Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall within the Raubenheimer Music Faculty Building (MUS). The Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall, also known as the Charles Hirt Choral Lab, provides an intimate venue for student recitals, masterclasses, and choral ensemble performances. With a 90-seat capacity, the hall was opened in 1975 and renovated in 2003.

October 24th at 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Old Little Theater (building 494), on campus at UCSB

Moderated by Camerata Pacifica’s Adrian Spence 

Click here for a map of the UCSB campus. Drivers should park in the Mesa parking structure (Lot 18), the Lot 22 parking structure, or Lot 23. Parking is $5 for two hours and is paid for at a pay station with Visa, MasterCard, or cash. The Old Little Theater (in building 494) is next to Santa Rosa Residence Hall and near the University Center. Building 494 is the yellow, blue, and red structure on the corner. The Old Little Theater is in the red portion of the building. For more information on parking on the UCSB campus, click here.


Both events are free and open to the public.

Date Time City
Wed October 23 1PM McDonald Hall - USC
Thu October 24 12:30PM Old Little Theater - UCSB


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