Summer Concert Series
Art in the Park Summer Concert Series
Saturday June 23, July 28th and August 25th
4th Saturday of each month
Art in the Park will be hosting a summer concert series on the fourth Saturday of June, July and August. Please come out. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Support for Art in the Park Summer Concert Series provided by:
The Hermon Neighborhood Council, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Character Projects
**Our building is located in front of the back tennis courts, inside Hermon Park. Enter Park on Via Marisol and we are about 3/4 of the way into the park, visible from the parking lot. Look for the 'Art in the Park' sign.
ART IN THE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH AT 2PM
JEFF PARKER AND PEGASUS WARNING
Prolific guitarist and composer Jeff Parker is known both for his work with bands like Tortoise, Isotope 217 and Chicago Underground Orchestra as well as his remarkable versatility and countless collaborations with artists across genres. A fixture for many years in Chicago's creative music community before moving to LA, when he's not touring internationally or recording he can be found playing in a broad variety of musical settings.
Pegasus Warning is the solo project of Guillermo E. Brown, a multi-disciplinary performer who's soulful music mixes broken electronics, strange textures and pulsing rhythms. Also an acclaimed jazz percussionist, he's collaborated with artists as diverse as Mathew Shipp, Saul Williams, DJ Spooky, Arto Lindsay, Busdriver, Anthony Braxton and many others, and plays drums in Reggie Watt's band Karen.
SATURDAY JULY 28TH AT 2PM
VERY BE CAREFUL AND LA FOG
Very Be Careful A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained cumbia vallenatos Very be Careful for over two decades. Colombian vallenato music is a traditional cumbia sound that centers around the accordion, backed with percussion and bass. The group was started in 1997 in Los Angeles by accordionist Ricardo"Ricky G" Guzman and his bass playing brother Arturo "Brickems" Guzman. They were soon joined by Richard "Mil Caras" Panta on Caja Vallenata, Craig "Peabody" Martín on Guacharaca and Dante "The Rip" Ruiz on Cowbell. VBC will have copies of their brand new record Daisy's Beauty Salon on hand. Get ready to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat.
LA Fog is an experimental chamber music ensemble composed of woodwinds and strings —with Kelly Coats on flute, Kathleen Kim on violin, Giles Miller on baritone saxophone andJonathan Silberman on tenor saxophone. LA Fog brings these instruments to the center of the creative process of composing, orchestrating and performing new music. All four members compose music for the group to play, often including structures for improvisation along with traditional and nontraditional scores. Their unique sound is informed by diverse sources of inspiration, including jazz, world, funk, western classical, boogie woogie, pop and other musical forms.
SATURDAY JUNE 23RD AT 2PM
LORI GOLDSTON + JESSIKA KENNEY + EYVIND KANG
SOLO, DUO AND TRIO
ACCLAIMED CELLIST AND COMPOSER LORI GOLDSTON (SEATTLE, WA) MAKES A SPECIAL LOS ANGELES APPEARANCE, JOINING LONG TIME COLLABORATORS AND LOCAL VOCALIST JESSIKA KENNEY AND VIOLIST EYVIND KANG FOR A UNIQUE SET OF SOLO PERFORMANCES AND COLLABORATIONS.
Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle, WA. Her skill as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and stadiums.
Current and former collaborators include Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Dana Reason, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power and many others.
Her work has been commissioned and performed at the Kennedy Center, Frye Art Museum, Portland’s Time Based Art Festival (TBA), WNYC, The New Foundation, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Crossing Border Festival, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Joe’s Pub, the Stone, Wayward Music Series, Oregon State University, Northwest Folklife, University of Chicago Film Studies Center, One Reel Film Festival and throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has received awards from Meet the Composer, Artist Trust, 4 Culture and Seattle Arts Commission. She has also taught at the University of Washington, EMP, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Vera Project and the Bush School.
Jessika Kenney is an award-winning vocalist and composer working for the last 25 years in realms of the subtle melody, with attention to raw levels of sound. Kenney's music can be heard on Ideologic Organ, Black Truffle, Weyrd Son, SIGE, Blind Stone, and other labels. She has performed her own compositions and those of many colleagues, as well as music of Cage, Feldman, Scelsi, Powell, Trimpin, Omoumi, and Sawai, informed by the atmospheres and techniques absorbed through the practice of Javanese sindhenan and Persian radifs. Her involvements in noise, metal, electronic music and minimalism arise out of her Spokane punk origins and her insights into trans-disciplinary ways of knowing music and performance. Her 2015 gamelan-based OPERATE "ATRIA" was released alongside a large-scale, site-specific and interactive sound, calligraphic score, sculpture, and video installation filling five rooms at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
As a teacher, Kenney invigorates the voice as a means of embodying translation, philosophy, spiritual practice, community, and poetics, as well as encouraging compositional techniques drawn on the plurality within the single voice. Kenney taught from 2007-2015 at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She studied sindhenan with Ibu Hj. Supadmi, alm. in '97, '99, and 2000, and is a current student of Ostad Hossein Omoumi (UC Irvine), with whom she often performs and records ('Voices of Spring' 2007). Her awards include the James Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2015 and the Lionel Hampton Festival Best Jazz Vocalist Award in 1992.
Eyvind Kang is a composer, violinist and conductor who has has released many acclaimed albums on labels such as Tzadik, Ipecac, Abduction and Ideologic Organ, as well as worked on hundreds of recordings as an instrumentalist and arranger. His compositions have been played by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Seattle Chamber Players, MG_INC Orchestra, Coro di Camera di Modena, Orchestra del Teatro Communale di Bologna, and the Israeli Contemporary Players, among other ensembles. As a violinist he has been featured by a wide range of independent musicians including Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, the Sun City Girls, and Secret Chiefs. Kang has also performed solo pieces by Christian Wolff, Giacinto Scelsi, Ornette Coleman, Satyajit Ray, and Hanne Darboven. His ongoing, genre defying collaboration with composer and singer Jessika Kenney has been described as "serious, refined music" (The New York Times), taking the form of sound actions and installations, choral and orchestral works, and minimalist vocal and string arrangement, with two releases on Ideologic Organ (2011, 2013) curated by Stephen O'Malley. He has studied North Indian Classical music under Dr. N. Rajam, and is currently a long time student of Classical Persian Music under Ostad Hossein Omoumi, with whom he has also performed and collaborated. His other principal teachers have been Julian Priester, Michael White, Jarrad Powell and Janice Giteck at Cornish College of the Arts, and Dr. Regula Qureshi at the University of Alberta. He was the recipient of the Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award in 2011.