Aviv String Quartet at the Doheny Mansion
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Bringing the season of Doheny Soirées to an appropriately brilliant close, a young Israeli quartet described by The Guardian as “a force to be reckoned with” performs a program of quartets by Haydn (in C, “Emperor”), Erwin Schulhoff and Brahms (in c, Op. 51/1). “The Aviv Quartet … is the most exciting ensemble that I have heard for some time” (Classical MusicWeb). Prize-winners in numerous international competitions, notably Grand Prix and four special prizes at the Third International Melbourne Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has performed throughout the world with “a natural, collective boldness … that never [seeks] to trumpet itself ” (The Strad). Amid the Pompeian Room’s mix of marble, gold and glass, a not-to-be-missed season finale!
_Catered artists receptions accompany all Doheny Soirées
*Pre-Concert Talk – 7:40pm
About the Ticket Supplier: The Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College
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