Unapologetic “Tours de Force” in Kansas City

From KCMETROPOLIS.org, a review of a recent NewEars show.

newEar’s “Tours de force” could have been subtitled “Aggressively Unapologetic,” for Kansas City’s contemporary music ensemble’s second concert of the season on Saturday evening at All Souls Unitarian Church was an uncompromising pairing of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Axe Manual for percussion and piano and György Ligeti’s Trio for horn, violin, and piano.