Los Angeles Philharmonic to premiere horn quartet by Jamie Keesecker

Headshot of composer Jamie Keesecker

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform a horn quartet, The Impetuous Winds, by Jamie Keesecker (Ph.D. Composition, 2016) in Disney Hall as part of a Chamber Brass concert on April 11. LA Phil Associate Principal Trombone James Miller is curating the concert, which spotlights LA Phil brass performers.

The Impetuous Winds has been performed several times since Keesecker composed it in 2008, including a performance in Scotland by Scottish horn quartet, The Rookh Quartet, in January 2020, but this is the work's Disney Hall premiere.

On the lighter side, Keesecker is widely known for his hit video Library Takeout, created for the Duke University Music Library during the Covid-19 pandemic. Library Takeout has received nearly a million views since its creation in 2020.