Upcoming Events

Organ Recital: Renée Anne Louprette and Ivan Goff
Time: Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 pm
Location: Church

Following a celebratory début at St. Ignatius Loyola last season, acclaimed concert organist Renée Anne Louprette and renowned Irish musician Ivan Goff return to present an eclectic program featuring original compositions and stunning arrangements for uilleann pipes, Irish concert flute, and the N. P. Mander pipe organ. This afternoon’s concert is the official CD release celebration of Bright Vision, recorded at St. Ignatius Loyola: you’ll hear this remarkable duo perform the complete recording program live. Plus, they will also feature a new work by Eve Beglarian called Were You at the Rock?, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and premiered by Louprette and Goff at Walt Disney Concert Hall in October 2018.

Tickets and complete info: https://www.showclix.com/event/organ-recital-renee-anne-louprette-and-ivan-goff

Passion for Bach and Coltrane
Time: Friday, February 08 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Tickets and complete info: https://www.showclix.com/event/passion-for-bach-and-coltrane

Featuring: Imani Winds | Harlem Quartet |  A.B. Spellman, Poet and Orator |  composed by Jeff Scott

PASSION is a work for wind quintet, string quartet, piano, double bass, percussion and orator. It was inspired by the poetry of A.B. Spellman, from his book of poems Things I Must Have Known. The poetry speaks to the musical mastery of J.S. Bach, John Coltrane and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, as well as religion and mortality.

I have long desired to set poetry to music and was particularly drawn to that of A.B. Spellman because of his strong references to both jazz and classical music as well as the question of faith. The tradition of Passions or musical settings of the Gospel narratives dates to the 4th Century. Bach wrote several though only two have survived. Here the premise of the Passion is explored rather than the actual Biblical accounts. Orated poems in lieu of the intoned Gospel. Bach, Coltrane, Rubalcaba and Spellman in lieu of the traditional Biblical characters.

Though the work is original, it is anchored by this poetry with reference to two significant works by Bach and Coltrane, The Goldberg Variations and A Love Supreme, works written at the pinnacle of their maturation. Passion explores the influence of spirituality on the art of these masters and asks the inevitable question, what if J.S. Bach and John Coltrane might chance to meet? It challenges the performer and listener to be comfortable with the seemingly polar opposites of the musical spectrum presented as equals.—Jeff Scott

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