What’s new at HEAR NOW this year?

We have so much to share with you this year! Save the dates for four unforgettable concerts April 13-16, and get your tickets as soon as you can. Complete festival information is here, but here are a few things you won’t want to miss:

A Hear Now multidisciplinary concert!

Hear Now is engaging not only composers, but also artists from other media: dance, film, and art, to create/perform live at “Music and…”, our multidisciplinary concert on Friday, April 14 at 8pm. 

In the world premiere of OTHERWISE, the renowned Brooklyn street dancer Storyboard P will perform with a piano trio written by Hugh Levick. Another work (An Echo That Doesn’t RhymeDaniel Newman-Lessler) uses 13 performers: Dancers, percussionists, three pianos and electronics. TRASH MOON, a collaboration between composer Brandon J. Rolle and artist Christopher Richmond, uses film and music to build a second moon made of trash from our planet (world premiere). And finally, Paleface by Russell Steinberg in a collaboration with artist Jerry Kearns takes a look at the Old West with new eyes.

A Hear Now large ensemble piece!

Hear Now and conductor Neal Stulberg are collaborating on a large chamber ensemble of 18 UCLA students who will be coached by the composers as they prepare two works for performance: 86’d by Ian Dicke ( WC premiere) and Still Images by Vera Ivanova

New Hear Now commission

Hear Now has offered its first Ursula Krummel Commission to Arash Majd, an emerging and visionary young composer who completed his Ph.D. in music composition at UCLA in 2020 working with Ian Krouse, David Lefkowitz, Richard Danielpour, and Bruce Broughton. His works have been performed by yarn/wire Ensemble, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Lyris Quartet, Ensemble TM+, and Brightwork Ensemble, among many others.

New Venue!!

2220 Arts + Archives at 2220 Beverly Boulevard has a Main Theater space, a lecture space, and a bar/cabaret space. Hear Now will be in the Main Theater, and we invite our audience to enjoy the bar/cabaret space before the concert and at intermission. 

After the final concert on Sunday, Hear Now invites the audience to a catered reception in the bar/cabaret. 


Concert tickets are $25 general admission $20 for seniors and $15 for students. 

Discounted packages are available: You can buy a four-concert subscription at 15% off, or create your own package with a 10% discount by using code HN23Create.