Chamber Music in Historic Sites, that creative bunch that can always be counted on to come up with an unusual afternoon, has one coming this weekend: The Eagle Rock Festival, a celebration of contemporary American chamber music featuring some of today's most talented young musicians and composers in two of Eagle Rock's most time-honored venues. First off at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, a former Carnegie library built in 1915, and a stellar example of Mission Revival architecture, the brilliant 25-year-old guitarist Mak Grgić (pictured), whose career has already been called "luminous," teams up with the "astonishing" cellist Jay Campbell in a program that includes lute and cello suites by Bach, Matthias Pintscher's Figura V//Assonanza, and two world premieres by Christian Carey and David Fulmer. Then, Grgić and the exhilaratingly edgy, funky contemporary JACK Quartet, praised for their "powerhouse playing" and "explosive virtuosity," perform works ravishing and otherworldly by Michael Harrison, Greg Spears and jazz guitar great Pat Metheny, along with the world premiere of David Cromwell's As the Crow Flies, at the Women's Twentieth Century Club, a historic Craftsman style clubhouse dating from 1914. The Festival Packet also includes walking tours, historic photo exhibits, wine tastings and receptions, along with a handy restaurant guide. Grgić & Campbell perform at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd.; Sun., Feb. 10, 1 & 6 p.m.; $30 & $35. The JACK Quartet & Grgić perform at the Women's Twentieth Century Club, 5105 Hermosa Ave.; Sun., Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m.; $39 & $43. (213) 477-2929 or visit www.dacamera.org. Festival Packet, mailed prior to the concert.
Sun., Feb. 10, 1 & 6 p.m., 2013