CURRENT: [inti]mate, A Chamber Program Curated by Acclaimed Composer inti figgis-vizueta Celebrating Queer & Latine Music Culture

Presented by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

inti figgis-vizueta

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) announces CURRENT: [inti]mate, a chamber program curated by acclaimed composer inti figgis-vizuetacelebrating Queer and Latine music cultures, presented in collaboration with the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach on Saturday, January 20, 2024, 7:30 pm, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center on January 21, 2024, 7:30 pm. CURRENT: [inti]mate aims to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, where diverse communities come together in harmony. The program features boundary-pushing music from the Latin-American diaspora, including works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tania León, Angélica Negrón, Violeta Parra, Camilo Gonzalez-Sol, and Marcos Balter, as well as a world premiere by figgis-vizueta and the world premiere of a new arrangement by Carolina Heredia of Parra’s Anticueca No. 4. 

The New York-based figgis-vizueta writes magically real music through the lens of personal identities, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools – in Chocolate City (Washington, DC) – with direct Andean and Irish heritage and a deep connection to the land. The Washington Post declares, “[h]er music feels sprouted between structures, liberated from certainty and wrought from a language we’d do well to learn.” figgis-vizueta’s work explores the transformative power of group improvisation and play, working to reconcile historical aesthetics and experimental practices with trans and Indigenous futures. Recent highlights include the Carnegie Hall premiere of her string quartet concerto, Seven Sides of Fire, written for the Attacca Quartet and American Composers Orchestra, conducted by Mei-Ann Chen; performances of Coradh (bending) by the Spoleto Festival, PODIUM Festival, and Oregon Symphony; and the REDCAT premiere of her evening-length show Music for Transitions, created in collaboration with two-time Grammy Award-winning cellist Andrew Yee, praised as “thrilling” and “revolutionary” (I Care If You Listen). Her upcoming projects include Animate Earth for Kronos Quartet’s 50th Anniversary, a new Carnegie Hall-commissioned work for Ensemble Connect, continued development of Earths to Come for vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, and a new piano concerto for Conrad Tao and the Cincinnati Symphony, conducted by Matthias Pintscher.  

The Museum of Latin American Art is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. The Los Angeles LGBT Center ‘s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. For tickets ($35 and up) and information, please visit or call 213 221 3920. 

City: Long Beach
Price Range:
$35 - $50

Program Items

TANIA LEÓN Paísanos Semos!
VIOLETA PARRA Anticueca No. 1
VIOLETA PARRA (arr. Javier Montiel) Anticueca No. 2
INTI FIGGIS-VIZUETA world premiere


inti figgis-vizueta composer
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians

Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)

Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)

628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States