The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present
ASHLEY FURE CONCERT
Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence
Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall
Ashley Fure is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music as well as intermedia art. Her work explores the kinetic source of sound, bringing focus to the muscular act of music making and the vital behaviors of raw acoustic matter.
Performers are Amaranth Quartet, cellist Crystal Pascucci, and percussionist William Winant.
Wire & Wool
For solo cello and live electronics (2009)
Crystal Pascucci: cello
Shiver Lung 2
For percussion and electronics (2017)
William Winant: percussion
For augmented string quartet (2017)
Emily Botel: violin, Abigail Shiman: violin, Julie Michael: viola, Helen Newby: cello
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($15 general, $10 seniors/students/Mills alums)
Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to Rushmore and recreate the music live. Featuring Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone's Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Marc Capelle (Marc and the Casuals), Ralph Carney (Tom Waits), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Tom Griesser, Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), Amber Lamprecht, Jon Langford (The Mekons), Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies, Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Alisa Rose, Irene Sazer, Laura Weinbach (Foxtails Brigade) and more.
$42 advance, $47 doors
Co-Presented by Noise Pop
Celebrate like it's 17AD! OFS presents a variety show to celebrate the start of the holiday season!
Jean Phillipe Rameau | Overture from Naïs
Johannes Brahms | Serenade No. 2
Alberto Ginastera | Variaciones Concertantes
Intimate Voices for string quartet
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award 2017
Frank La Rocca
Precipice for string quartet
Reflections on Rothko for viola and electronics
Companion Stars for soprano saxophone and electronics
Rough Trax for oboe and alto saxophone
- Marcos Balter: Vision Mantra
- Klaus Lang: weisse äpfel
- Matthew Ricketts: Another Round (premiere)
- Leah Asher: let me know what you find (premiere)
- Kristina Warren: the chance that time takes (trio version premiere)
Permutations brings strings to C4NM for it’s latest iteration. NYC’s violin/viola duo andPlay and violin/viola/cello trio Chartreuse team up to bring recently commissioned works from living composers.
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
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Tickets also available at the door
SFCMP’s season-opener concert will juxtapose three looks at musical color, three sonic landscapes, and three provocative composers. The concert will feature the west coast premiere of a new work by Philippe Leroux, as well as a world premiere by California composer Nicole Mitchell, whose work celebrates African-American culture while reaching across genres, and “Schnee” by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, a work esteemed as one of the first classics of 21st-century music.
Postlude à l’Épais (2016) 9’ (West Coast Premiere)
Tod Brody, flute; Peter Josheff, clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Stephen Harrison, cello
Procession Time (2017) 15’ (World Premiere)
Tod Brody, alto flute; Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Stephen Harrison, cello
Hans ABRAHAMSEN Schnee (2008) 57’
Tod Brody, piccolo/alto flute; Kyle Bruckmann, English horn; Bill Kalinkos, eb/bass clarinets; Christopher Froh, percussion; Kate Campbell, piano 1; Allegra Chapman, piano 2; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Helen Newby, cello
The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production alongside Melinda Becker, David Katz, Sidney Chen, and Helen Newby) is a program that illuminates our subconscious relationship with technology and gives a sense of the magic it performs on us. The program moves from unadorned and unaccompanied voices, to different combinations of SATB voices, cello, live electronics and a newly invented instrument, the “Jellyphone”, which is a midi controller fashioned after a 1970s electronic memory game (Simon) with the plastic colored touch-pads replaced with flavored gelatin. The program includes a world premier by Dennis Aman, in addition to pieces by Aaron Gervais, Isaac Schankler and Laura Steenberge.
Inspired by Dr. Albert Barnes's unconventional arrangements of art, the Barnes Ensemble is the institution's first contemporary music ensemble, and will be launched as part of the Barnes's fifth anniversary happenings throughout October.
Witness history in the making as the world-renowned JACK Quartet, together with twenty young fellows selected from around the world, gather in Philadelphia for a nine-day festival of open rehearsals, performances, and initiatives with nearly 1,000 schoolchildren, all culminating in the highly anticipated Barnes Ensemble performance debut on October 8. Don't miss it!
Tickets include access to the Barnes collection:
$30; $20 members; $10 students.
Space is limited. Reserve at https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/barnes-ensemble-debut
Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive
The Barnes Foundation announces the creation of its own contemporary music ensemble, the Barnes Ensemble.
Chosen from around the world in a competitive application process, these young professional musicians will gather in Philadelphia from September 30 to October 8, 2017, to play at this premiere festival. The JACK Quartet will appear as the core of this new collective, alongside 20 Barnes Ensemble Fellows, with music director Robert Whalen conducting. Composers-in-residence Chaya Czernowin (Harvard University) and Eric Wubbels (NYC; Wet Ink Ensemble) will join us for master classes on their own works with the Fellows, and the festival will host the US premiere of Clara Iannotta’s dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii).
Fellows will participate in nine days of workshops, master classes, and chamber concerts. Over the course of the fellowships, they will be working with more than 800 schoolchildren across the Philadelphia region. This intense rehearsal and performance period will culminate in the highly anticipated Barnes Ensemble premiere on October 8.
The Officers’ Club puts the “life” back into live music with free evening performances that invite you to move and mingle. Performances range from jazz to classical music from around the world, and are curated by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music in partnership with the Presidio Trust. In the intimate atmosphere of a house concert, listeners can savor, lounge and learn as they wish. Guests move comfortably between Arguello, the destination restaurant and bar, and the performances in Moraga Hall, with opportunities to converse with performers and each other.
ensemble mise-en / Chartreuse Ensemble
PROGRAM - NEW MUSIC MARATHON
Works by Brendon Randall-Myers, Ali Puskulcu, Anahita Abbasi, Claude Panariello, Ed Martin, Ivan Vukosavljevis, Timothy Page, Martin Gendelman, Erin Rogers, Thomas Yee, Rachel Beja, Christopher Biggs, Per Bloland, Yu-Hsin Chang, Jane O'Leary, Shahriyar Farshid, Jeff Weston, Nick Omiccioli, Anna Pidgorna, Thomas Wally, Zach Thomas, Lonnie Hevia and Linda Buckley
Ensemble mise-en returns for its annual musical festival. The program comprises works selected from over 1,100 submissions by composers from Scandinavia, the United States, and other European countries, including Jan Martin Smørdal, Charles Mason, Joel Rust, Kristina Warren, Corey Cunningham, and more. Chartreuse Ensemble will join ensemble mise-en for the festival.
Works by Isang Yun, Arne Gieshoff and Sojin Yoon
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet
Shit Around the World
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Amaranth String Quartet
Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, Nicholas Vasallo
[new work jointly composed by Composers, Inc.’s Artistic Directors]
Gabriela Lena Frank
Amaranth String Quartet
TBD Winner, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition winner
One Found Sound presents our third annual fundraising gala LUX
Music by Tallis, Mansell, Adams, Whitacre, Debussy, and Haydn
Food by Chef Tim Luym
Featuring Symmetry Labs' Sugar Cubes as an interactive light show!
Ephemeral Stream celebrates the release date of Helen Newby's solo debut tape DIALOGUE with a cozy star-studded spiritually-enhanced living room experience @ MONTY
Doors 8, music promptly at 8:30
No bullies, tapes abound, free topo chico
Free admission with donations encouraged
Handmade ceramics for sale, all proceeds benefit No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes