Interpretations Season 27
Fall 2015 // Spring 2016
Thursday, December 10, 2015
AACM50: Wadada Leo Smith // Douglas Ewart & Quasar
A salute to the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians on it 50th Anniversary. Composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents a new collection of works for chamber ensemble, including “Voice, Strings, & Vibraphone Looking For The Most Refined Beauty” and “Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, 1849, Six Ideas.” Featuring the Secret Quartet, Thomas Buckner, Bobby Naughton, Amina Claudine Myers, Joseph Kubera, Thurman Barker, & Miriam Parker. Composer, improvising multi-instrumentalist, conceptual artist, & sculptor Douglas Ewart & his ensemble Quasar present “AACM the Sonic Progenitor”, with Mankwe Ndosi, Mary Oliver, J.D. Parran, Thomas Buckner, Adegoke Steve Colson, & Steve Goldstein.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Lori Freedman: The Virtuosity of Excess // Morton Subotnick & Lillevan
Canadian musician Lori Freedman will be performing solo bass and contrabass clarinet music, including three world premieres by Paolo Perezzani, Paul Steenhuisen, and Lori Freedman, as well as slightly older works by Brian Ferneyhough, Richard Barrett and Raphael Cendo. Influential electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick and live video artist Lillevan will present the NY premiere of the 2015 version of “From Silver Apples of the Moon to A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur:VII”
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Alvin Singleton 70th Birthday Celebration
A musical tribute to American composer Alvin Singleton on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Featuring the US Premiere of “Argoru IV”, a virtuosic work for solo viola, performed by Stephanie Griffin, and two works for string quartet, “Somehow We Can” and “Secret Desire to Be Black”, performed by the Momenta Quartet, as well as three of Singleton’s works for solo piano: “Baked In The Cake”, “Argoru I”, & “In My Own Skin”, performed by pianist Joseph Kubera, and “Be Natural”, for three string players, with Stephanie Griffin, Meaghan Burke, and James Ilgenfritz.
Thursday April 14, 2016
Marek Chołoniewski // Adam Rudolph: Music for Strings
Krakow-based composer Marek Choloniewski presents a retrospective program of interactive solo and ensemble works for involving video, brainwaves, facial movements and other re-imaginings of musical performance. Composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph presents new works for percussion ensemble and string quartet, as well as solo music, including the New York premiere of “Orbits” (2014) for percussion quartet, and the world premiere of his “String Quartet No. 2” (2016).
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thomas Buckner Performs Bun Ching Lam, Karen Power, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, & More
An evening of new works, presented by baritone Thomas Buckner, with premieres, including Bun Ching Lam’s “Canzoniere CXXVI” for voice, flute, and therobo (based on Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarca’s most famous poem to Laura), Karen Power’s “Quack Moo Sigh” for voice and tape, and an epic new work from “Blue” Gene Tyranny, “Solving Scriabin’s Chord (Love, Consider, Imagine)” , for voice and piano.
All concerts start at 8PM unless otherwise noted.