January 1, 1998

The Freedom of Being a Californian

Being a Los Angeles artist is one of the luckiest things I can imagine. Here, there is a unique freedom-a freedom to create outside the fossilized boundaries set by European and East Coast traditions, with a fresh palette as diverse as the many people that have come here seeking a new way of life. Here, we unabashedly embrace overt beauty. Here, we know that melody is the newest thing going around the music scene, and that the best music moves us and uplifts our spirit. Here, we are at the forefront of a new musical Renaissance. Care to join us?

-Mark Carlson, Artistic Director