Ascending Dragon Music Festival & Cultural Exchange 2010
Southwest Chamber Music was sponsored by the U.S. State Department for the largest cultural exchange in history between the United States and Vietnam. Ascending Dragon Music Festival and Cultural Exchange was a six week cultural exchange that brought 19 Americans to Vietnam in March 2010, and 19 Vietnamese to the U.S. in April-May 2010, each for three weeks.
Guadalajara FIL Arts Festival 2009
Grammy® Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music performed at the prestigious Guadalajara FIL Arts Festival, Mexico in December 2009, representing the festival's guest of honor Los Angeles, with sponsorship from the NEA and the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles.
UNAM, Mexico City 2007
Southwest Chamber Music performed in May 2007 at the UNAM Center in Mexico City with a cycle of five concerts of the complete chamber works of Carlos Chávez.
Vietnam-Cambodia Cultural Exchange Residencies 2006
In December 2006, Southwest Chamber Music was the first American ensemble-in-residence to begin a long term residency and cultural exchange program with the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the Hanoi National Conservatory of Music in Vietnam.
Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 2003
Southwest Chamber Music performed An American Decameron, a collaboration between composer Richard Felciano and noted author Studs Terkel at the Library of Congress.
Cooper Arts, New York City 2003
Southwest Chamber Music made its New York debut in two concerts at Cooper Union in programs surveying the complete Los Angeles chamber music by Arnold Schoenberg.
Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna, Austria 2003
During a week long residency at the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, Southwest Chamber Music became the first American ensemble to perform there. Our musicians studied or coached with the first generation of Schoenberg disciples.