Music at the Wende: Jacaranda Music Presents "Songs of Stones"

Music at the Wende: Jacaranda Music - "Songs of Stones"
Friday, November 2
7 p.m.:  Museum tour and reception
8 p.m.: Concert 


  • Grazyna Bacewicz – Piano Sonata no. 2 (1953)
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 5 (1953)
  • Henryk Górecki – String Quartet no. 2 ‘Quasi una Fantasia’ (1991)
About Jacaranda Music 
Jacaranda Music produces a series of classical music adventures designed to awaken curiosity and discovery. Based in Santa Monica since 2003, Jacaranda was immediately hailed by the LA Weekly as “the right music in the right place at the right time.” More than a decade later, LA Weekly named Jacaranda Best Contemporary Classical Series in 2016: “Wonderfully un-stodgy curation by Jacaranda founders Patrick Scott and Mark Alan Hilt and performances by acclaimed and expert musicians make for ear-cleansing dives into bracingly new music composed largely by living composers, as well as unplayed-to-death music of the past century.”

The series is devoted to stimulating listeners with ingenious musical experiences. Alex Ross’s blog The Rest Is Noise wrote “season after season the twentieth century comes to life in Jacaranda’s programs.” Jacaranda also champions music written since 2000, as well as neglected earlier music with strong potential interest for today’s listeners.  The “powerful” U.S. premiere of a co-commission with Britain’s Aldeburgh Festival, led by composer Peter Eötvös, was also cited by the LA Times for its “national significance.” These concerts are dedicated to advancing the standard repertory of soloists and diverse ensembles through live music, recordings, and education.

About Music at the Wende
Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed Southern California musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection. For the full schedule, click here.

The concert series is generously supported by the Music at the Wende Donor Group.