If you’re not road tripping out to Palm Springs for Coachella, there’s plenty of live music action here at home in Los Angeles.
Festival M.A.R.S. (Music & Arts ReSound) kicks off today and will run for 10 days featuring performances from over 35 local and internationally established contemporary musicians (ensembles, composers, and experimental bands) and artists (performance and visual).
Taking place in Downtown Los Angeles at Art Share L.A. and Angel City Brewery, headliners include the Los Angeles-based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble (making their only local appearance of the year), composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse, and the newly-formed M.A.R.S. Collective (a fluid ensemble consisting of local contemporary musicians showcasing a style of new music specific to Los Angeles and the festival).
In addition, the festival will feature M.A.R.S. Arts Week, offering eight-days of free events, featuring daily installations and activities curated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. For the day-by-day programming and list of artists participating, visit: http://conta.cc/2o5JQFR.
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Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
International Contemporary Ensemble
Jorge Sánchez Chiong
Jay Mark Johnson
Pearl C. Hsiung
Individual show passes with complimentary parking are available for $30 per person ($10 for students). In addition, a variety of ticketing and VIP packages are available -- ranging from $50-$250 per person -- that include perks, such as access to artist rehearsals, participation in exclusive artist gatherings and after parties, VIP Meet & Greets, and personalized gifts from the M.A.R.S. team and artists.