Santa Monica Public Library and the Cold Blue Music Present an Evening of Piano Music

January 28, 2016 11:37 AM

           The Santa Monica Public Library and Los Angeles’s Cold Blue Music record label are proud to present the concert An Evening of Piano Music: Works by Contemporary Composers Daniel Lentz, Michael Jon Fink, Peter Garland, Michael Byron and Jim Fox on Wednesday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

           The composers of the music presented at this concert have long been associated with Cold Blue (, a new music label that has been described as presenting “a distinctive body of music—a virtual Cold Blue ‘school’—forged in the wake of American musical experimentalism” (International Record Review) and “a recognizable and distinctly American compositional outlook, sensual and approachable while also robustly individualistic and aesthetically self-determining” (The Wire magazine).

           The event features performances by Los Angeles’s celebrated, Grammy-nominated new music pianist Aron Kallay, whose playing has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as “exquisite” and “alive,” along with performances by composers Fink and Fox. Composer Lentz will also be on hand.

            Among the pieces performed will be Lentz’s 51 Nocturnes, Fink’s Two Preludes for Piano and Five Pieces for Piano, and brief works by Garland, Byron, and Fox.

            This concert is the first of a monthly series: Soundwaves, presenting innovative music on the third Wednesday night. Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.

            This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit<> or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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Robert Graves
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