Com­poser read­ies for lo­cal show

The Signal - - Food & Entertainment - By Crys­tal Duan Sig­nal Staff Writer

The Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Arts’ Herb Alpert School of Mu­sic is put­ting on a 21-mu­si­cian-helmed en­sem­ble led by fa­mous com­poser Vinny Go­lia on Satur­day.

Go­lia is a com­poser spe­cial­iz­ing in wood­wind in­stru­ments who per­forms con­tem­po­rary, jazz and free im­pro­vi­sa­tion mu­sic around the world. He founded The Vinny Go­lia Large En­sem­ble in 1982, and is slated to per­form 13 new orig­i­nal scores on Satur­day.

The en­sem­ble be­gins per­form­ing at 8 p.m. in the Roy O. Dis­ney Con­cert Hall with a “ran­dom set,” ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease, that se­lects some of Go­lia’s works by chance to re­ceive one live per­for­mance.

The con­cert also fea­tures a Hal­loween­themed suite, and au­di­ence mem­bers dressed in cos­tume will re­ceive a sur­prise prize from Go­lia him­self.

There is a planned re­cep­tion for af­ter the con­cert with food and al­co­hol for at­ten­dees. Ad­mis­sion is free.

The hall is lo­cated at 24700 McBean Park­way.

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