what’s next? ensemble

[Joo Lee performs Donald Crockett's Scree] [Joo Lee performs Donald Crockett's Scree] [Joo Lee performs Donald Crockett's Scree]

“Ready for any mainstage keen enough to know what’s what” (LA Times), Los Angeles based What’s Next? is a post-classical music collective devoted to performing cutting edge music from Southern California and beyond. Since forming in 2008, the group has consistently lead the vanguard of grassroots new music in the region, presenting vibrant concerts of both world renowned living composers and budding local talent in alternative venues throughout LA.

Uniquely devoted to local composers, What’s Next? has performed the work of over 50 Southern California composers on their Los Angeles Composers Project, an annual concert series that they produce, now in its sixth year.

Recent highlights include a critically acclaimed summer micro-series at underground LA venues Monk Space and Mimoda, a guest appearances at the Carlsbad Music Festival, as well as performances of operas by Michael Gordon and Stuart Copeland with Long Beach Opera.

This upcoming season will include a week long residency with the Dutch Avant-pop composer JacobTV, an ensemble residency at University of California Riverside, a guest appearance by pianist Vicky Ray, and the sixth annual Los Angeles Composers Project. Through all of their efforts, What’s Next? works to foster and promote vibrant new music throughout the Southland.

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