California Festival: Thornton Edge

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Thornton Edge, Thornton’s new music ensemble led by faculty member Donald Crockett, presents an evening of recent works by Lithuanian composers in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the founding of Vilnius.

The event features three U.S. premieres: Kristupas Bubnelis’s Ad Infinitum for string quartet (2020), Justė Janulytė’s Sleeping Patterns (2022), and Vykintas Baltakas’s Cladi II (2021), as well as the California premiere of Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s Solastalgia (2020). Additionally, the event features Thornton Composition faculty member Veronika Krausas’s Analemma for 11 Musicians (2006).

Presented in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, this event is part of the California Festival, a statewide festival of new music, from Nov. 3-19, 2023, showcasing today’s most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written within the past five years.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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