Upcoming Ensemble Dal Niente Performances

Source: Ensemble Dal Niente.

Contempo-Jazz Double Bill with Dal Niente, Imani Winds, and guests
Friday, February 9, 2018
7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts (map)
Dal Niente joins Imani Winds for a performance of Augusta Read Thomas’ Bassoon Concertino. According to the composer, “This Concertino requires exceptional virtuosity of the soloist featuring playing of all kinds—rhythmic, athletic, punchy, lyrical, delicate, jazzy, whimsical, capricious, elegant—and celebrates the amazing artist and beautiful instrument in all its colors.” The program also includes works by Marta Ptaszyńska and Reena Esmail.

Dal Niente plays George Lewis @ Brandeis University
Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:30 PM 9:00 PM
Slosberg Concert Hall (map)
Dal Niente performs the music of George Lewis at Brandeis University’s Slosberg Concert Hall.

Dal Niente @ Brandeis University
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Slosberg Concert Hall (map)
Over the course of the 2017-2018 season, Dal Niente members engage musical leaders of tomorrow through performances, composer workshops, recordings, and instrumental and vocal masterclasses at universities across the country.

Dal Niente’s workshop at Brandeis University culminates in a Sunday matinee performance of works by undergraduate and graduate student composers in Slosberg concert hall.

Dal Niente @ Qubit Project Space
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Qubit Project Space (map)
Doors and drinks at 7:30 | Concert starts promptly at 8:15

Dal Niente performs at the new Qubit Project Space in West Harlem, with a program centered around Boston-based Turkish composer Murat Çolak’s epic SWAN for septet, conductor, and electronics, which Çolak describes as a “a 30-minute-long ‘trance piece’ for eight live performers involving amplified instruments, synthesizers, and fixed electronics to be realized by the noted performers of hard music, creating a night of sonic ecstasy.”

Dal Niente will also perform Shadow for piano solo by Rebecca Saunders, whose subtle, zen-like works turn sound into sculpture; Alican Çamci’s Perde for bass flute and harp, where snippets of poetry by 15th century poet Ahmed-i Daî are transformed and reflected through a kaleidoscope of instrumental effects; and Chicago composer Jonathan Hannau’s Beyond the looking glass for harp + two players.

Dal Niente plays George Lewis @ Brown University
Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Martinos Auditorium (map)
Dal Niente’s workshop at Brown University culminates in a performance at Martinos Auditorium on Feb. 23, including works by George Lewis and others.

Dal Niente plays George Lewis @ The Metropolitan Museum
Sunday, February 25, 2018
2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Met 5th Ave. (map)
The George Lewis fanfare continues with a performance of Assemblage in its entirety at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. This performance will include NYC premieres of Assemblage and The Mangle of Practice. A talk with George Lewis and multimedia artist Camille Norment follows the performance.