Live! Music Insights: Listening to New (classical) Music
Calling all Classical Music lovers
Join Laguna Beach Live! for an engaging conversation and performance, featuring violinist Madalyn Parnas Möller and musicologist Kristi Brown Montesano, designed to enhance your appreciation of violin repertoire and contemporary music. Presented by Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the evening is an exciting introduction for the 2024 Laguna Beach Music Festival that features Anne Akiko Meyers, one of the world’s most esteemed violinists.
As an artist founded at the complex intersection of musical heritage and unprecedented innovation, American violinist Madalyn ParnasMöller secures her place on today’s concert stage by bringing inimitable style and artistic vision to every performance. Since her solo debut at the age of twelve performing the Kabalevsky Violin Concerto, Ms. Parnas Möller’s concert record throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia affirms her dedication to performance and new repertoire. Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano approaches graduate seminars, adult-education classes, podcasts, and pre-concert lectures with the same philosophy: that offering context—rigorously researched, provocative, and humanistic—empowers listeners and musicians to make their own meaningful connections to classical music. As a faculty member at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music from 2003–22, she served as Chair of Music History and helped shape the degree programs of the institution. Today, Brown-Montesano is a Lecturer in Musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.