Sound the brass! Coplands victorious fanfare is a fitting start to an afternoon of contemporary chamber music, featuring Martin Chalifour, Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Flute, trombone, percussion and piano make an unusual ensemble for Carl Vines jagged miniatures. Subtitled Thirteen Images from the Dark Land, George Crumbs Black Angels is a surreal, unhinged look at fallen angels through an amplified string quartet. With movements like Pale Yellow and Fiery Red, Jennifer Higdons Trio asks can colors actually convey a mood? Nino Rota, known for his film scores including the haunting theme to The Godfather, took almost three decades to pen his Nonet for wind quintet and stringsa shock when witnessing its spontaneous-sounding joviality.