The final concert of the School of Music’s Horizons Concert Series will feature the creative chamber ensemble California E.A.R. Unit on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ashurst Hall.
The evening’s repertoire will include Things that Catch on Fire by Todd Winkler; Moi qui tremblais by Linda Catlin Smith; Spill Out by Linda Bouchard; As Alice by David Dvorin; and champ vital by David Rosenboom.
The California E.A.R. Unit consists of core players Eric Clark, violin; Vicki Ray, piano; and Amy Knoles, percussion. The chamber ensemble is dedicated to the creation, performance, and promotion of the music of our time. The ensemble comprises performers and composers who began with the goal of developing the first true repertory ensemble for new music in Los Angeles. The California E.A.R. Unit strives to achieve a flexibility and rapport within contemporary music, and to earn an international reputation as one of America’s finest contemporary chamber ensembles.
The California E.A.R. Unit was founded in 1981. In its thirty-year history, the ensemble has presented concerts of electro-acoustic and live interactive computer music, Music Theater, Dance, and local and world premieres of over 500 chamber works. The E.A.R. Unit seeks to serve its home base of Los Angeles, reflecting the region’s unique cultural diversity, and to represent Los Angeles and Southern California as its new music ambassadors to the world. The ensemble has earned critical acclaim, garnering awards for its contributions to the field of contemporary American music such as the L.A. Weekly’s Best Classical Ensemble 1999 and 2003, as well receiving the prestigious Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center in 1999.
Individual tickets for the Horizons Concert Series are $20 for adults, $12.50 for seniors, NAU faculty and staff, free for NAU students with an ID and children. For tickets to all events, contact the NAU Central Ticket Office at nau.edu/cto or (928) 523-5661. For more information, visit nau.edu/music/horizons.
Free parking for Ashurst Hall events is available in Parking Lot P3 (behind Gammage Bldg) on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends.