(LA Trend) — Sundays Live continues at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with acclaimed cellist Seth Parker Woods.
With the ability to confidently weave through a variety of genres, Woods’ virtuosity is always on display, whether he’s doing a solo performance or playing with an ensemble, and has graced the stage with such prestigious groups as the Ictus Ensemble (Brussels, BE), Ensemble L’Arsenale (IT), zone Experimental (CH), Basel Sinfonietta (CH), New York City Ballet, Ensemble LPR, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Seattle Symphony.
Woods has also collaborated with an impressive list of distinguished musical artists, including Louis Andriessen, Elliott Carter, Heinz Holliger, G. F. Haas, Helmut Lachenmann, Klaus Lang, and Peter Eötvos to Peter Gabriel, Sting, Lou Reed, Dame Shirley Bassey, and Rachael Yamagata to such visual artists as Ron Athey, Vanessa Beecroft, Jack Early, Adam Pendleton, and Aldo Tambellini.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Woods has many major projects coming up; he will serve as Music Director and cellist for Jonathan Berger and Enrico Riley’s opera Ritual Breath, which will premiere as a mediated performance this coming Spring, and will be a guest artist and lecturer at the University of Vancouver, Stanford University, Boston Conservatory, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, and Northwestern University – Center for New Music.
And let’s not forget about Woods’ impressive list of accolades: some of his recent awards include a DCASE artist grant, Earle Brown/Morton Feldman Foundation Grant, McGill University-CIRMMT/IDMIL Visiting Researcher Residency, Centre Intermondes Artist Residency, Francis Chagrin Award, Concours [Re]connaissance-Premiere Prix, and the Paul Sacher Stiftung Research Scholarship.
Asinglewordisnotenough, his debut album, has received rave reviews since its release in November 2016, and he was hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink”. He’s also been profiled by such top publications as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, 5against4, I Care If You Listen, Musical America, Seattle Times, Strings Magazine, and others.
Currently serving on the performance faculty at the University of Chicago as a Lecturer/Artist in Residence for Cello and Chamber Music, Woods previously served on the music faculties of Dartmouth College and the Chicago Academy of the Arts, and holds degrees from Brooklyn College, Musik Academie der Stadt Basel, and a Ph.D. from the University of Huddersfield. He is currently the Artist in Residence with the Kaufman Music Center, and former AiR with Seattle Symphony and the interactive concert hall, Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center.
Concerts are free and open to the public. Click here to tune in to each performance.
Date & Time
- Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm
- Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm