{May 20th, 2018} Argenta Walther, Cory Beers, & Karina Kallas

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an a selection of Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern music for mezzo-soprano, soprano, and cimbalom performed by Argenta Walther, Karina Kallas, Cory Beers.


Sunday, May 20th, 2018

7:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

 All seats for both performances have been reserved. If you would like to be placed on our standby list, please email your request--including your name & phone number--to events@mjt.org. If tickets become available we will call the phone number you've given to notify you.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232


$15 General Admission
$12 Museum members, students, seniors


Argenta Walther - Mezzo-Soprano
Cory Beers - Cimbalom
Karina Kallas- Soprano


Vacillantis Trutine (from the Carmina Burana)
Peter de Blois


O Frondens Virga
Hildegard von Bingen


Cor Mio
Stal pungente di Amore
Deh vieni hormai cor
Luzzasco Luzzaschi


Lume, Lume
Traditional Romanian


Hét dal
György Kurtág


Esti dal
Zoltán Kodály


Argenta Walther is a dedicated singer of music from the sacred medieval to the modern experimental,living and working in Los Angeles. She performs at some of the city's best-loved venues, including the blue whale, REDCAT, Automata, Saint John's Cathedral and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Argenta is a frequent guest artist with both new and early music groups including Bach Collegium San Diego, People Inside Electronics, and Southland Ensemble.  She is a founder of the contemporary vocal group Accordant Commons, and is one of the directing members of Ensemble Vocatrix, a group dedicated to the music of Hildegard von Bingen. 


Cory Beers is a drummer and percussionist who in addition to the cimbalom, specializes in North Indian tabla and Macedonian davul.  However, Cory is equally at home with many other percussion instruments and is fluent in a wide array of musical styles.  Cory earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in percussion performance from the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied contemporary Western percussion as well as the traditional music of North India, Bali, Java and West Africa.  He also attended the Conservatory of Music in Chișinău, Moldava  studying cimbalom performance.  Cory frequently performs with diverse groups such as Falsetto Teeth, Taraful Usturoi, the Petrojvic Blasting Company and Eighteen Squared.  He also composes for and plays with his percussion ensemble BoorBaar, a group known for its unusually complex and inventive percussion music.


Karina Kallas is an exceptionally versatile Los Angeles soprano defined by her diverse experience and training in the arts. She received her musical instruction from Occidental College (BA), California Institute of the Arts (MFA), and the University of Southern California (PhD candidate) where she studied a variety of musical genres including modern, avante-garde, opera, chant, classical, and baroque vocal styles. Her diverse training has allowed her to move regularly between the modern and early music worlds, as exemplified by appearances at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Los Angeles Festival of Microtonal Music and the RedCat Theater at Disney Hall with Meredith Monk. She has performed in numerous operas such as Giasone (Hypsipile), Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), The Magic Flute (Papagena), and in the U.S. premiere of R. Murray Schafer's Loving in the leading role of Love.


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NB Due to the unique restrictions of the space, we may not be able to seat latecomers once the performance has started.
This concert is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.