wild Up is a modern music collective; a Los Angeles-based group of musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. wild Up believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that a concert venue is a place to challenge, excite and ignite a community of listeners.
wild Up has been called “Best in Classical Music 2015” and “…a raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant…fun-loving, exceptionally virtuosic family” by Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times, “Searing. Penetrating. And thrilling” by Fred Child of Performance Today and “Magnificent” by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times. Over the last five years, wild Up has collaborated with orchestras, rock bands and cultural institutions around the world.
The past season, wild Up was Ensemble in Residence with Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner at the Laguna Beach Music Festival; and the group premiered a few dozen new works, including composer David Lang’s “anatomy theater” at L.A. Opera. In October 2015, wild Up made their New York debut on the American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC festival with a new program called “West.”
This season wild Up is Group in Residence at National Sawdust, and Education Ensemble in Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. They’ll be featured on the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight festival, at the Carlsbad Festival, and at the Valley Performing Arts Center; celebrating John Adams and punk rock, and continue the intensive educational program that they co-founded with the LA Philharmonic, in which ten young composers and a faculty of eight legendary composers meet to collaborate on new work.