San Diego New Music back at Athenaeum


The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present a series by San Diego New Music, launching 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla.

The first concert celebrates the centennials of American maverick John Cage and Poland’s greatest 20th century composer, Witold Lutoslawski.

Christopher Adler will perform Cage’s “One2” in a version for one piano, and Christian Hertzog will join Adler for a rare performance of Cage’s “Music for Amplified Toy Pianos.”

Soprano Stephanie Aston will perform one of Lutoslawski’s last compositions, “Chantefleurs et Chantefables,” accompanied by Brendan Nguyen.

Aston will also sing the local premiere of Rosalie Hirs’ “Article 5,” a virtuosic tribute to dolphins.

Tickets: $10-$25. (858) 454-5872.