Events | Concert Eclectic Salon: Another World

Los Angeles | October 19, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pianist Genevieve Lee joins members of Brightwork Ensemble to present an evening of music from another place and time. In Saariaho’s enigmatic Mirrors, performers are given a series of musical fragments, to be assembled as desired, breaking down the need for a goal-oriented order. Veronika Krausas Un-Intermezziare inspired by China Miéville’s Un-Lun Dun, is a haunting story of an alternate and parallel universe. George Crumb’s masterpiece Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), for three masked players bathed in blue light, takes the audience on a captivating, mysterious, and timeless journey. Altromondo (Another World), by Kurt Rhode, calls for melodicas, harmonicas, Chinese paper accordions, triangles, and antique cymbals, in addition to a number of preparations inside the piano. We are transported to a place where time is not an arrow – locations are in flux, and the music as “object” never stands still.



Kaija Saariaho: Mirrors (1997)

Maggie Parkins, cello
Sarah Wass, flute

Veronika Krausas: Un-Intermezzi (2012)

Aron Kallay, piano

George Crumb: Vox Balaenae for Three Masked Players (1971)

Maggie Parkins, cello
Sarah Wass, flute
Traci Esslinger, piano

Kurt Rohde: Altromondo (2014)

Genevieve Lee, piano
Aron Kallay, piano


Presented by Tuesdays@MonkSpace, Brightwork Ensemble and Villa Aurora


Villa Aurora

520 Paseo Miramar

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 7 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!




General $25, Students $16 via



Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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