Sofia Gubaidulina in Los Angeles

Cal Arts has been featuring the works of Russian-born composer Sofia Gubaidulina this past week, and her presence in LA has been duly noted by the LA Times. In spending time with the students and faculty at Cal Arts Gubaidulia said:

“It’s such an opportunity to have so many pieces of mine performed by students and professionals here…In meeting the students of Cal Arts, I am meeting the future musicians of 21st century who will perform my music.”

You can read an interview with the composer here as well as read reviews of the performances of her works performed at the Cal Arts Performing Arts Center as well as of the U.S. Premiere of her percussion concerto, “Glorious Percussion” at the LA Philharmonic.

Here is a video clip of the Berlin Philharmonic performing “Glorious Percussion” under the direction of Dudamel: