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Old/New: Unplugged
7:30 PM19:30

Old/New: Unplugged

Produced by BEAR presents: 
Old/New: Unplugged - LIVE at Bar Lubitsch
West Hollywood, LA
July 24, 2018
Doors @ 7:30pm / Show 8-10:30pm
$10 at the door - no presale
21+ only

8-8:30pm - Breana Gilcher (oboe and music therapy)
8:30-9pm - Hila Plitmann (Grammy award-winning singer)
9-9:30pm - Adrianne Pope (of Aperture Duo, wild Up)
9:30-10pm - Jodie Landau (Bedroom Community, wild Up, solo album)
10-10:30pm - Tom Benko (Blue Man Group Chicago) + Amanda Duncan & Kristen Klehr (percussion)

Come out and experience freshly composed works, live improvisations, and old standards from the classical sphere and beyond - presented by world class artists in the uniquely intimate setting of Bar Lubitsch's backroom speakeasy. 

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About the Artists:

Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress Hila Plitmann is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice, and the ability to perform challenging new work. She has accumulated an impressive catalogue of varied recordings, including Hans Zimmer’s Grammy winning soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code, Eric Whitacre’s Good Night Moon with the LSO, and Oscar winner John Corigliano’s song-cycle Mr Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Symphony (for which she won a best female vocalist Grammy). Hila has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and lives with her son and their cat in Los Angeles.

Breana Gilcher is an oboe and English horn player, teacher, and board-certified Music Therapist based in Los Angeles. She enjoys improvisation, close collaboration with composers and performers, and the music of J.S. Bach. A freelance musician in orchestral, chamber, studio, and improvisational settings, Breana continually seeks to explore new sound possibilities while also learning from and being inspired by the noise of the past.

Adrianne Pope is a violinist and sound maker based in Los Angeles. As a chamber musician and promoter of new music, she is a member of the new music collective wild Up and a founding member of Aperture Duo. She is a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and is an active freelance musician and soloist in the Los Angeles area, as well as a Teaching Artist at The Harmony Project. Along with performing, Adrianne enjoys making new instruments, tap dancing, working with textiles, bodysurfing, and gardening.

Tom Benko is a Chicagoland percussionist, educator and composer. Tom is the Director of Percussion at Maine South High School teaching the Percussion Methods and Drumline classes as well as all private lessons. Tom also performs as one of the kit players with Blue Man Group Chicago, a muli-instrumentalist for folk singer Kevin Presbrey, performs with the Chicago Bulls Stampede, and just released a full length with his band, Minor Characters. 

Amanda is a versatile percussionist from the Los Angeles area. She performs music ranging from orchestral and jazz to pop and world genres, and has shared the stage with many world-class musicians, including Michael Giacchino, Stephen Perkins, Andy Narell, Liam Teague, Ray Holman, eighth blackbird, Billy Sheehan, Victor Provost, Martin Chalifour, Christopher Washburne and SYOTOS, New Music Chicago, and Matthew Tembo.

Los Angeles-based percussionist Kristen Klehr tours with Scrap Arts Music, is on faculty for Malletlab, and enjoys a multifaceted path within the music industry. In her spare time you can find her collaborating with singer/songwriters in the city for various marimba-voice projects. She is proudly endorsed by Dream Cymbals.

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A Night of Elliot Cole
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Elliot Cole

Produced by BEAR is proud to feature the vibrant music of NYC composer and "charismatic contemporary bard" Elliot Cole.  His works will be performed by Salastina Music Society, the SF-LA Percussion Collective, dancer Sabina Valery, and Kristen Klehr's percussion trio.  Elliot will also be sharing his newest coding works with us in live time - this is not to be missed! The evening will be presented in the The Rembrandt Room, The York Manor's intimate underground speakeasy, complete with unique cocktails crafted by Double Strained and food trucks serving up local delights upstairs.  This night will also welcome BEAR into its third year of concert & music festival production, so please join us in celebrating after the concert!

Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm

$25 General Admission in Advance / $30 Night of at the Door

$10 Student Tickets only available at the Door

VIP Passes available


Program to include:

Select Movements from "Postludes"

"Birds" String Quartet

Elliot Cole's New Coding Piece (!)

Hanuman's Leap


About the Composer

Elliot Cole (*1984) has performed his music with Grammy Winners Roomful of Teeth, Grammy Nominees A Far Cry and Metropolis Ensemble, as well as the Chicago Composers Orchestra, New Vintage Baroque, the Lucerne Festival Academy, and as a member of the book-club-band Oracle Hysterical.  His percussion music has been performed by over 250 percussion ensembles all over the world.  In 2017 he was invited by Talks at Google to share his unique approach to music through computer programming.  He is on faculty at the The New School and Juilliard Evening Division, and is Program Director of Musicambia at Sing Sing, where he runs a music school for incarcerated men.


Photo by Sara Erensoy

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