First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
1220 2nd St., Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös will conduct the U.S. premiere of his fiercely beautiful new work, "Schiller: Energische Schönheit,” to launch Focus on Eötvös, a concert series Jacaranda is presenting in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The new piece is based on texts by the famed German writer/poet/historian Friedrich Schiller (“Ode to Joy”) and will feature eight singers, winds, percussion and accordion. Program also includes Eötvös’ “Korrespondenz” with the Calder Quartet, and three works by Hungary’s Gyorgy Ligeti: Six Bagatelles, a Cello Sonata and a Piano Concerto featuring Grammy Award-winner Gloria Cheng. Sat., Jan. 12, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Tickets, $40 general; $20 students: jacarandamusic.org. Information: (213) 483-0216.