Blowing in the wind with Jacaranda

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Nine bagpipes keening on the nearby ocean bluff, and twelve strings in a darkening sanctuary will unleash your imagination and cast a lasting spell of intangible magnitude.

So promises Jacaranda in promoting two Los Angeles premieres slated to grace the contemporary classical music society’s 2015-16 season-opening concert.

First up, in a free outdoor performance sure to be a happening, the Jacaranda bagpipers, Matthew Welch, bagpipe leader, will wail Julia Wolfe’s “LAD” on the Santa Monica Palisades bluff — the corner of Wilshire and Ocean at 7:30 pm.

The second half of the program, from Bang on a Can’s (other) Pulitzer prizewinner, David Lang, will be heard in ideal circumstances. Lang’s “darker” to be performed at Santa Monica’s First Presbyterian Church at 8:30 pm, a ticketed concert.

Inhale, bagpipe extravaganza & concert | Jacaranda | Sat Oct 17 | tickets

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