New Music for Strings Upcoming Concerts

Source: New Music for Strings.

Denmark:
Aarhus, August 13-16
Copenhagen, August 18-19

Online:
NowNet Arts Virtual Venue, August 14-19
https://nownetarts.org/venue

Program:

August 15, 2021
7.30 PM CEST/1.30 PM EDT

Experience the festival’s soloists and Ensemble-in-Residence perform their own works and works by contemporary composers.

Artists: Mari Kimura (violin and MUGIC sensor), Anne Sophie Andersen (violin), Patrick Yim (violin), Alicia Marie Valoti (viola), Alessandro Di Giulio (percussion), Ensemble Decipher (laptops and electronics), Cecilie Beck (video art).

Works by Dai Fujikura, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Anne Sophie Andersen, Christopher Wendell Jones, Caroline Shaw, Niloufar Nourkhbash, Yaz Lancaster, Margaret Schedel, and Lainie Fefferman.

August 16, 2021
7.30 PM CEST/1.30 PM EDT

New works for string instruments created collaboratively by musicians and composers in Scandinavia, North America, and the rest of the world. Violinist of the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet Eugene Drucker leads the premiere of his own work.

Artists: Blythe Gaissert (mezzo-soprano), Eugene Drucker (violin), Mari Kimura (violin and MUGIC sensor), Alicia Marie Valoti (viola), Roberta Cooper (cello), Maria Edlund (cello), Malthe Volfing-Højager (cello), Ensemble Decipher (laptops and electronics).

Eugene Drucker: Settings of texts by Denise Levertov and Lucy Miller-Murray.

Collaborative Composition Project
Works by Anne Sophie Andersen/Eric Lemmon, Mari Kimura, and Sophia Sagaradze.

KUV Project
Works by Elias Nurmi and Astrid Solberg performed by cello students/alumni of the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.

August 18, 2021
7.30 PM CEST/1.30 PM EDT
To the End of Time

Experience Messiaen’s classic “Quartet to the End of Time” performed by some of Denmark’s most prominent musicians. Violinist of the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet Eugene Drucker leads the premiere of his own settings of texts by Denise Levertov and Lucy Miller-Murray. Works for ensemble by two of today’s leading Scandinavian composers.

Artists: Blythe Gaissert (mezzo-soprano), Eugene Drucker (violin), Patrick Yim (violin),

Henrik Brendstrup (cello), Roberta Cooper (cello), Maria Edlund (cello), Christina Bjørkøe (piano), festival artists and students at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.

Works by Olivier Messiaen, Anders Nordentoft, Eivind Buene, and Eugene Drucker.

August 19, 2021
4 PM CEST/10AM EDT
Remote Connections

New works for string instruments created collaboratively by musicians and composers in Scandinavia, North America, and the rest of the world. Dai Fujikura’s work for Zoom Ensemble streamed from multiple locations.

Artists: Mari Kimura (violin and MUGIC sensor), Alicia Marie Valoti (viola), Maria Edlund (cello), Malthe Volfing-Højager (cello), Ensemble Decipher (laptops and electronics), festival artists.

Collaborative Composition Project
Works by Anne Sophie Andersen/Eric Lemmon, Mari Kimura, and Sophia Sagaradze.

KUV Project
Works by Elias Nurmi and Astrid Solberg performed by cello students/alumni of the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.

Dai Fujikura: Longing from Afar
Work for Zoom ensemble performed by festival artists.

Lectures:

August 14, 2021
4 PM CEST/10 AM EDT
History of Social Justice in the US
https://www.newmusicforstrings.org/public-lectures-in-english

Lecture by Professor Judy Lochhead (Stony Brook University, New York)

August 16, 2021
4 PM CEST/10 AM EDT
Composer talk by Eivind Buene
https://www.newmusicforstrings.org/public-lectures-in-english

Lecture by composition faculty Eivind Buene (Norwegian Academy of Music)