May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Phoenix Ascending

On the Program:

Vũ Nhât Tân: May [Cloud] for string quartet and đàn bầu (World Premiere)
Alexandra du Bois: Within Earth, Wood Grows (2010) for chamber orchestra and đàn bầu
Kimo Williams: Into the Liquid
Kimo Williams: Quartet for the Sons of Nam

Presented by Apollo Chamber Players, in collaboration with Vanessa Vo (đàn bầu), Kinetic, and WindSync.

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The Moving Image
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Moving Image

On the Program:

Michel van der Aa: Transit for piano and film
Anna Clyne: Steelworks for ensemble, tape and film
Reena Esmail: Perhaps for cello and film
Michael Gandolfi: The History of the World in Seven Acts for chamber ensemble and film

Presented by Musiqa

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Music in Darkness: Loop38 performs Haas
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Music in Darkness: Loop38 performs Haas

On the Program:

Georg Friedrich Haas: in vain

In describing the essence of in vain, Sir Simon Rattle compares it to that of Rothko’s paintings: “...the piece, like those paintings, seems to throb and glow. And one of the things about the paintings is that the longer you look, the more dynamic they seem to be”. Indeed, just as “the natural light that illuminates the murals…accurately show the nuances and subtleties of his color palette” in Rothko Chapel, Haas’ in vain uses the absence of light to create an experience of “waves of opulently strange, beautiful sounds”. As Vivien Schweitzer of the New York Times described it, “it was often hard to believe that these otherworldly sounds were coming from acoustic, not electronic, instruments”. Music critic for New Yorker magazine, Alex Ross, describes it as a “modern masterwork [which] transforms the concert hall into a place of shuddering mystery, suggesting that the way of truth goes through the dark”.

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