Above: Yvette Cornelia performs at CalArts Soundstream in April.
On April 18, 10 musical acts formed by the graduating class of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts showcased their talents at the annual CalArts Soundstream concert. The event, held at legendary music venue The Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif., presented forward-thinking and genre-defying music to industry executives and to the Los Angeles public.
The eighth act of the night was Yvette Cornelia, a nine-piece ensemble that brought lush surreal folk rock to the stage. They performed three numbers that showcased the band's knack for catchy melodies, vocal harmonies and folksy strings and clarinet against traditional jazz and rock instrumentation.
Yvette Cornelia is led by violinist and lead vocalist Yvette Holzwarth (Music MFA 16), with Kathryn Shuman (Music MFA 16), Elsa Lund (Music MFA 17), Rachel Iba (Music MFA 17), Patrick Behnke (Music MFA 17), Daniel Gonzalez (Music MFA 16), Ben Finley (Music MFA 16), Caleb Veazey (Music MFA 16) and Nick Hon (Music BFA 16).
Summer Soundstream is our weekly series featuring performances from the annual CalArts Soundstream concert.