MB Gordy has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, The Long Beach Opera, The Pasadena Pops and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Pageant of the Masters. He has performed with the Doobie Brothers, Frank Zappa, John Tesh, Three Dog Night, and Josh Groben among others. M.B. is currently playing drums for Rita Coolidge. He has recorded with Green Day, REO Speedwagon, Neil Diamond, and Bill Withers, and has worked with noted producers such as Peter Asher, Don Was, Mat Wallace, Rob Cavallo, and Scotty Morris. With numerous performances for films and theater, M.B. can be heard on the soundtracks of American Sniper, Red Dragon, Transformers, We Are Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, and 3:10 to Yuma, and television shows such as Mad Men, The Mentalist, The Tonight Show, Battlestar Galactica, Good Morning America, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and many more.
The Lyris Quartet has gifted our audience with numerous magical evenings. They are lauded for their performances with the Jacaranda chamber music series and other prestigious venues including: the Broad Stage, Disney Hall, Zipper Hall, LACMA, Chamber Music Palisades, Los Angeles Music Guild, the Chamber Music Society of South Bay, the Beverly Hills International Music Festival and Hear Now. "The Lyris Quartet...radiant…excellent...and powerfully engaged" (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times).
PROGRAM: no intermission
Art Jarvinen, Out of the Blue (solo for 8 tuned steel bell plates)
Lou Harrison, Double Concerto, 2.Stampede (for violin, cello and percussion)
Jane Brockman, Map of Found Memories (percussion and string quartet)
M.B. Gordy, Improvisation
Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F