The Getty Center
Date: Saturday, January 21; Sunday, January 29, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Rehearsal Room 4; Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall and galleries
Admission: Course fee $35; $30 for students and LA Opera members (both sessions). Open to 100 participants
Registration: Reservations required; call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.

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LA Opera joins the Getty Museum for a two-day workshop spotlighting the musical culture of Los Angeles during the interwar years when composers from Austria and Germany took up residence and mentored young experimental musicians such as
John Cage.

Der Zwerg / LA Opera
Part I: Saturday, January 21 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Rehearsal Room 4

Day one takes place downtown and features Maestro James Conlon discussing the generation of artists who fled to Los Angeles, Mitchell Morris talking about their impact as teachers and mentors at several local schools, and a recital of musical selections reflecting the period.

9:30–10:00 a.m. Coffee and registration

10:00–10:15 a.m. Welcome: Stacy C. Brightman, Ph.D., Director of Education and Community Programs, LA Opera

10:20–11:00 a.m. "Traditions Transformed: Student/Master/Mentor," Mitchell Morris, associate professor, Department of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles

11:05–11:55 a.m. "Paradise or Purgatory? The Émigré Composer Experience in Los Angeles," James Conlon, Richard Seaver Music Director of LA Opera

12:05–1:00 p.m. Recital of music from 1930s and 1940s
  • Paul Floyd, assistant conductor of LA Opera
  • Anita Protich, soprano
  • Jamie Chamberlin, soprano
  • Hunter Phillips, baritone

Part II: Sunday, January 29 at the Getty Center, Research Institute Lecture Hall and galleries

Solo for Piano/Cage
Nancy Perloff of the Getty Research Institute moderates a roundtable discussion that explores the significance of Los Angeles's émigré culture for young American composers, providing another perspective on the visual arts celebrated in Pacific Standard Time.

10:00–10:30 a.m. Coffee and registration

10:30–10:40 a.m. Welcome: Clare Kunny, manager, Education Department, the J. Paul Getty Museum

10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. A roundtable discussion moderated by Nancy Perloff, curator, Getty Research Institute, with panelists:
  • Katharina Schulenberg-Leduc, film producer
  • Bryan R. Simms, professor of musicology, USC Thornton School of Music
  • Mark Swed, music critic, Los Angeles Times

12:00–12:10 p.m. Break

12:10–1:00 p.m. Viewing of Pacific Standard Time exhibitions with Lilit Sadoyan and Audrey Chan, educators, the J. Paul Getty Museum

Pacific Standard Time at the Getty

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.