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Upcoming Concerts

"Music at Noon" Pasadena Presbyterian Church

September 25, 2024  at Noon

585 E. Colorado Blvd (Pasadena, CA)

Music of Ellington, Gershwin, Artie Shaw "Clarinet Concerto," Brazilian choro by Stefania Tallini, and "Trio Burque" by Bevan Manson (a work commissioned by Wilder Trio)

Libretto (site of the Old Paso Robles Opera house from 1919)

Sunday, September 29, 2024 (tentative)

(Paso Robles, CA)

Westminister Gardens Concert Series

1420 Santo Domingo Ave (Duarte, CA)

October 2, 2024 at 3:30 pm

Music of Ellington, Gershwin, Artie Shaw "Clarinet Concerto," "Nostalgia in Corcovado" by Bill Cunliffe, Brazilian choro by Stefania Tallini, and "Trio Burque" by Bevan Manson (a work commissioned by Wilder Trio)

Wilder Trio will premiere "Trio Burque," a commission from composer Bevan Manson

BEVAN MANSON is a musical jack-of-all-trades as a composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. He has received composing commissions from Sierra Chamber Music, the Pacific Philharmonic Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, First Night Boston, the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, clarinetist Gary Gray, and L.A. Chamber Orchestra violist Victoria Miskolczy, among others. He has written and conducted string arrangements for saxophonist Gary Smulyan at New York's Blue Note jazz club, and recently wrote string arrangements for Manhattan Transfer singer Cheryl Bentyne’s new Sondheim album, of which Jazz Times Magazine commented that “ a kaleidoscopic, edge-of-sanity Comedy Tonight that, courtesy of arranger Bevan Manson, blends Baroque courtliness with Big Top buffoonery.” He recently produced and wrote several chamber orchestra arrangements for L.A. singer Cathy Segal-Garcia’s new album as well. “Manson’s composing is brilliant, inventive, witty but never self-consciously clever.”- RafaelMusicNotes. com (Cincinnati)

As a jazz pianist, Bevan has performed with George Garzone, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Guiffre, Gunther Schuller, Ron Jones Big Band, Bob Sheppard, Matt Wilson, Cecil McBee, Darol Anger, Howard McGhee, The Fringe, his own trio, and many others. As a composer, Katherine Fink of the Brooklyn Philharmonic premiered Bevan’s ‘California Concertino’ with Paul Dunkel conducting, at the N.Y. Flute Fair. Along with chamber music, a version with soloist Sara Andon was released on Albany Records. The Washington Post called his Piano Quartet “powerfully polyrhythmic…also with sweet lyricism”. The piece received an American Music Center (now New Music USA) grant. Bevan’s new (mostly) trio album, ‘The Jazz Cave’, has been released on the Meistero Music label this August. Also arriving soon is a jazz/studio orchestra CD and a classical CD as well. The San Jose Mercury News/Pacifica Tribune said “Bevan spreads a Bach-like web of composition in his improvising, telling a compelling story” while the Boston Globe called him an ‘highly imaginative yet accessible jazz pianist”. His music has been featured in several major films, including Morgan Spurlock’s movie, The Greatest Story Ever Sold’. His music has appeared in several TV series including ‘Breaking Bad’. Bevan recently wrote underscore for the upcoming ‘Sounds of the Silents’ documentary.

bevanmanson44@gmail.com       bevanmanson.webs.com        310-386-8151

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Past Concerts

Pasadena City College
Westerbeck Recital Hall

1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 12:00 Noon
Music of Francis Poulenc, Nino Rota, David Anthony Jones and Gernot Wolfgang

 

The Musical Arts Club of Long Beach

Bixby Knolls Towers

3737 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach (CA)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 12:00 Noon
Music of Francis Poulenc, Nino Rota, David Anthony Jones and Gernot Wolfgang 

San Juan Community College
Henderson Performance Hall

4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7 pm

Music of Andre Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Bill Cunliffe, David Anthony Jones, and Gernot Wolfgang

Fort Lewis College ~ Roshong Recital Hall

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7 pm
1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO
Music of Andre Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Bill Cunliffe, David Anthony Jones, and Gernot Wolfgang


Westminister Gardens
1420 Santo Domingo Ave (Duarte, CA)
November 3, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Rota

Durango Arts Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
802 East Second Avenue (Durango, CO)
Music of Andre Previn, Gernot Wolfgang, David Anthony Jones, Nino Rota and Bill Cunliffe
https://durangoarts.org/

Private Concert
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3 pm
California State University Los Angeles
Music of Johannes Brahams, John Williams, Andre Previn, Nino Rota and Bill Cunliffe

"Mid-Week Recital Series" First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm
1008 11th Street (Santa Monica, CA) performance video

"Music at Noon" Pasadena Presbyterian Church
October 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm
585 E. Colorado Blvd (Pasadena, CA)
Music of Andre Previn, Gernot Wolfgang and commission by David Anthony Jones


"Music at Noon" Pasadena City College
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Westerbeck Recital Hall - Fine Arts Center
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (CA)
Music of Andre Previn, Gernot Wolfgang and commission by David Anthony Jones

"Music at Noon" Calvary Presbyterian Church
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 noon
1050 Fremont, South Pasadena (CA)
Music of Rota, Cunliffe, Tallini, and Bernstein

Music at Cerritos Library in th Skyline Room
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm
18025 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos (CA) 90703
Music of Rota, Cunliffe, Tallini, Bernstein, Gershwin, and Ellington


"Music at Noon" Pasadena City College
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Westbeck Recital Hall - Fine Arts Center
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (CA)
Music of Rota, Cunliffe, Tallini, and Bernstein

International Double Reed Society at the University of Redlands
June 29, 2013 at 10:00 am
University of Redlands, Black Box Theater, Redlands, CA
Music of Wilder

"Music at Noon" Pasadena Presbyterian Church
March 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm
585 E. Colorado Blvd (Pasadena, CA)
Music of Wilder, Cunliffe, and Douglas

Claremont Place Concert Series
April 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm
120 W. San Jose (Claremont, CA)
Music of Wilder, Mendelssohn, Cunliffe, and Douglas

Boston Court Performing Arts Complex
May 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm
70 North Mentor Avenue (Pasadena, CA)
Music of Gershwin, Barber, Ellington, Wilder, and Cunliffe

"Music at Noon" Pasadena City College
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Harbson Hall
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (CA)
Music of Gershwin, Barber, Ellington, Wilder, and Cunliffe

"Music at Noon" Pasadena City College
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Harbson Hall
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (CA)
Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Wilder
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