Thursday, March 28, 2013

RIP Beyond Music

Early this morning, Daniel Rothman announced that Beyond Music will be suddenly ending after this weekend's concert.
"Dear Friends, 
 since January 2011, Beyond Music has been a valuable and vital program to the community, which I have directed at Beyond Baroque's invitation and often at my own expense. In response to having discovered only when their new website had been launched, this week, that Beyond Music will cease to exist, Beyond Baroque's Director, Richard Modiano, gave no credible reason for precipitously canceling its season and not communicating that to me.

Selected past Beyond Music performances may be appreciated on YouTube at and I urge you to write to Richard ( and its Board President, Doug Knott ( to impress upon them how important it is that Beyond Music continue without interruption.

Please come out to hear Claire Chenette & friends this Saturday night at 8:30.
Beyond Music has become an essential part of the new music world in LA, presenting exciting contemporary music groups such as the Eclipse QuartetMoscow Contemporary Music EnsembleWild Up, and Ulrich Krieger. As I said in my Carl Stone concert review, "if I travel west of the 405 to hear a concert, there is an approximately 85% chance it's one curated by Daniel Rothman."

If you feel strongly about new music, consider contacting Beyond Baroque to voice your opinion on the end of Beyond Music.

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