String Quartet No. 1 ("Love Boat Quartet") performed by the Euclid Quartet: violinist Jameson Cooper (UK), violinist Jacob Murphy (US), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela), and cellist Si-Yan Darren Li (China). They were the first American string quartet to be awarded a top prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, following wins at the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets, the Carmel Chamber Music Competition, and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.
Performance of Wind Quintet by the Albemarle Ensemble, consisting of faculty members at the University of Virginia.
Lyric Baritone Daniel Ihasz performs CAPTCHA for baritone and piano on a faculty recital at SUNY Fredonia. Other works include Brahms Liebeslieder and Act IV Finale from Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as performances by other faculty members.
Battery Dance Company presents the 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival, featuring Mazzini Dance Collective, including Company by Annmaria Mazzini, set to an American Modern Ensemble recording of The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind for flute, clarinet violin, cello, percussion and piano.
Chicago premiere of Pegasus for flute and harp commissioned by the Aletheia Duo (Ann Yeung, harp, and Jonathan Keeble, flute) at the National Flute Association's Opening Gala Concert at their Annual Convention in Chicago.
Hell's Kitchen performed by the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Robert Paterson.
In Hell’s Kitchen, I use the imaginary sounds of a fast-paced restaurant kitchen in hell as a point of departure, complete with loud, grinding effects produced by musical instruments and the sounds of kitchen tools and appliances. The percussionist plays a central role, using a metal grater like a güiro (an effect suggested to me by my son Dylan while walking down 9th Avenue) and uses wooden spoons like drumsticks on pots and pans, while other players are called upon to use kitchen gadgets and appliances for percussive effect. The entire work is meant to give the feeling of being in the middle of a kitchen in hell.
Chaski (Adrienne Inglis, flutes, Shana Norton, harp, and special guest Matt McClung, percussion) will perform movements from The Book of Goddesses. Chaski also plans on collaborating with Sophia Torres and Psophonia Dance Company for a choreographed performance of The Book of Goddesses, exact date and time TBD.
On the Verge Concert Series at Georgia Southern University presents a performance of Sextet by Present-Continuous, a new music ensemble based at the University of North Carolina Greesboro, Alejandro Rutty, director.
Performance of Closet Full of Demons for Sinfonietta with the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, Tim Robblee, conductor.
Star Crossing for flute, clarinet, percussion and piano featured on this program titled after this piece. Visit the Voices of Change site for ticket info. and more information. Pre-concert talk with program annotator Laurie Shulman at 1:30 PM,
Performance of Skylights by New Music Detroit. Other works and composers on the program include Anton von Webern's Quartet, Op. 22 , Arvo Pärt's Spiegel I'm Spiegel and Come Down Heavy! by Evan Chambers. Reception before the concert at 7:30 PM.