Banff Festival 2018 - Part II. The Evolution Of The String Quartet
Jul
8
to Jul 28

Banff Festival 2018 - Part II. The Evolution Of The String Quartet

II. EVOLUTION OF THE STRING QUARTET
July 9-28, 2018

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Claire Chase & Steven Schick, co-artistic directors
Fiona Digney, artistic associate

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
EQ Faculty Opening Concert: The Eybler, JACK and Parker String Quartets
Rolston Recital Hall

AUDIENCE ENCOUNTER:  “What is EQ?” 6:30pm - Bentley
Suzannah Clark and the three faculty quartets in conversation.

The string quartet, as genre, is simultaneously one of the most established musical forms and one of the most rapidly evolving.  This conversation between legacy and experimentation will be played out every day in our new course, EQ (The Evolution of the Quartet.)  Who better to kick off this extraordinary new adventure than our faculty quartets guided in conversation by an internationally-profiled thinker and chair of the Music Department at Harvard University, the Canadian-British theorist Suzannah Clark.  

Johann Baptist Vanhal (1749-1813): String Quartet, Op. 6

Franz Asplmayr (1728-1786): String Quartet, Op. 2
Eybler Quartet

Chaya Czernowin (b.1957): String Quartet (1995)
JACK Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2
Parker Quartet

 

Thursday, July 12
EQ Composer Encounters, hosted by Claire Chase in Bentley

Simon Frisch/Iceberg, partial reading/discussion of “Provost”

Kelley Sheehan/Elara, partial reading/discussion of “chromatographic contamination”

Camilo Mendez/Alauda, partial reading/discussion of “Apparent Magnitudes”

Isaac Blumfield, reading/discussion “darker” for two violins with Camille Poiriet-Lachance + Chris Otto

 

Friday, July 13
EQ Participant Concert

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet Op.76, No.4 “Sunrise” [23’]
Iceberg String Quartet

Ledah Finck (b.1994): Stars Fall in the Valley/Greenbriar (2014) [8’]

Gabriela Ortiz (b.1964): Altar de Muertos (1997) [10’]
Alauda Quartet

**

Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800): Op.1, No. 1 [20’]
Elixir Baroque Ensemble

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): String Quartet Op.51, No. 2 [35’]
Highland Street String Quartet

 

Saturday, July 14
EQ Participant Concert

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Quartettsatz, D703 [10’]
Partridge String Quartet

Jean-Baptiste Davaux (1742-1822): Quartet in F Major Op.14, No.2 [15’]
Butter Quartet

Chaya Czernowin (b.1957): Anea Crystal: Seed I, Seed II (2008) [20’]
Seed I: Free radicals (Camille, Martine, Ethan), Austin Wulliman
Seed II: Bergamot Quartet

**

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet Op.18, No.4 [20’]
Gaya Musethica Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): String Quartet Op.80 [25’]
Elara String Quartet

 

Tuesday, July 17
Composer Encounters, hosted by Steven Schick in Bentley

Philip Golub/GAYA
Darcey Copeland/Elixir
Dan Ribiero/Highland
Rachel Walker/Butter

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
EQ Faculty Concert
AUDIENCE ENCOUNTER: JACK and Zosha di Castri in conversation

The extraordinary JACK quartet looks to the future in conversation with the equally extraordinary composer Zosha di Castri. Five of today’s most cutting-edge artists reflect on what they have learned from Haydn and Janáček.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 1 in b minor
Eybler Quartet

Leos Janáček (1854-1928): The Kreutzer Sonata
Parker Quartet

Zosha Di Castri (b.1985): String Quartet No. 1 (2016)
JACK Quartet

 

Thursday, July 19
EQ Participant Concert

Anton Webern (1883-1945): Langsamer Satz [9’]
Iceberg String Quartet

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): String Quartet No. 2, Opus 35 [28’]
Free radicals

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): String Quartet No.1, Kreutzer Sonata [18’]
Highland Street String Quartet

**

Cris Derksen:  New Work (2018) [10’]
Eybler Quartet

George Crumb (b.1949): Black Angels: Thirteen Images from the Dark Land (1970) [20’]
Bergamot Quartet

 

Friday, July 20
EQ Participant Concert

Simon Frisch (b.1990): Provost (2014) [8’]
Iceberg String Quartet

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): String Quartet No.8 [20’]
Alauda Quartet

**

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet Op.20, No.4 [20’]
Elixir Baroque Ensemble

Zosha di Castri (b.1985): New Work (2018) [10-15’]
Parker and JACK Quartets

 

Saturday, July 21
EQ Participant Concert

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet Op.20, No.2 [25’]
Butter Quartet

Camilo Mendez (b.1982): Cardinal Fragments IV: Apparent Magnitudes (2015) [9’]
Alauda Quartet

Paul Stanhope (b.1969): String Quartet No.2 (2009) [20’]
Partridge String Quartet

**

Kelley Sheehan (b.1983): Chromatographic contamination (2018) [6’]
Elara String Quartet

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): String Quartet Op. 117, No. 9 [30’]
Gaya Musethica Quartet

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
EQ Faculty Concert
AUDIENCE ENCOUNTER
Ara Guzelimian

Provost and Dean of the Juilliard School of Music Ara Guzelimian proves that he is much more than his title!  One of the most thoughtful musicians of our time, Ara will shed light on an important question:  What has the music of Beethoven meant in the two centuries since he composed it.  Starting with Beethoven’s youthful Opus 18,  Ara and our three faculty quartets will connect it to Schoenberg’s equally youthful 2nd quartet, written at the beginning of the modernist revolution and the landmark Carter #3, first thought to be unplayable.  Three emerging composers in three distinctive historical periods all brought together under the roof of Rolston Recital Hall.  To add a 21st century dimension to the conversation, guest composer Tyshawn Sorey and Jazz/Creative Music co-artistic will be featured in a new work for percussion and flutes, performed by Sorey alongside Claire Chase on multiple flutes. Not to be missed!

John Zorn (b.1953): ouroboros (2014) — for two cellos (and optimal improvising drum set)                     

Elliott Carter (1908-2012): String Quartet No. 3
JACK Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 3
Eybler Quartet

 **

Tyshawn Sorey (b. 1980): Bertha’s Lair (2016)
Tyshawn Sorey, percussion
Claire Chase, flutes

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): String Trio
Parker Quartet

                                   

Thursday, July 26
EQ Participant Concert

Daniel Ribiero (b.1982): New Work [8’]
Highland Street String Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): String Quartet in F Major, Op.590 [21’]
Partridge String Quartet

Bryce Dessner (b.1976): Tenebre (2011) [10’]
Bergamot Quartet

**

Darcy Copeland: New Work [8’]
Elixir Baroque Ensemble

Rachel Walker: New Work [8’]       
Butter Quartet

Dmitri Shostakovich  (1906-1975): String Quartet No.3, Op.73 [25’]
Elara String Quartet

 

Friday, July 27
EQ Participant Concert

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81 – Capriccio [6’]
Alauda Quartet

Philip Golub (b.1993): New Work (2018) [8’]
Gaya Musethica Quartet

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Quartet in G Minor, Op.10 [25’]
Iceberg String Quartet

**

George Onslow (1784-1853): String Quintet No.15, Op.38, The Bullet [25’]
Free Radicals with Aisslinn Nosky

Tyshawn Sorey (b.1980): World Premiere with JACK (2018)

 

GRAND FINALE
EQ Faculty, Participants and Special Guests

Saturday, July 28 ARCADES (tutti)
3-6pm in studios, curated by quartets; 7:30pm Rolston
7:30pm Rolston final group show

Tyshawn Sorey (b.1980): Permutations
(TUTTI quartets!)

Isaac Blumfield: New Work (2018)
Free radicals, Partridge Quartet, Blumfield on vocals

Steve Reich (b. 1936): Triple Quartet (1999)

 Other Octets TBD by faculty

 

 

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Banff Festival 2018 - Part I. Ensemble Evolution
Jun
18
to Jul 7

Banff Festival 2018 - Part I. Ensemble Evolution

I. Ensemble Evolution
June 18-July 7, 2018

Info Here! 

Claire Chase & Steven Schick, co-artistic directors
Fiona Digney, artistic associate

Tuesday, June 19
Faculty Concert: Portrait of Anna Thorvaldsdóttir
International Contemporary Ensemble
Rolston Recital Hall

Pre-concert Talk at 6:45
Rolston Recital Hall
Steven Schick in Conversation with Anna Thorvaldsdóttir

Icelandic-born composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir is a musical poet whose art reflects the intersection of sound and nature, creating evocative overlays of harmony and texture; sound and meaning. These intimate works for small ensemble are gems of color and emotion.

Trajectories (2014) — A collaborative work for piano, electronics and video projection. The music is by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and the visuals are constructed by Sigurður Guðjónsson.

Sequences (2016) — for bass flute, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, and baritone saxophone

Aura (2011) — for percussion trio

Aequilibria (2014) — for chamber orchestra

 

Wednesday, June 20
A Welcome Concert by Claire Chase & Steven Schick, co-artistic directors
Rolston Recital Hall
Pre-concert Talk 6:45 Claire Chase and Steven Schick - Rolston Recital Hall

A concert of primal statements from the original voice for solo flute, Varèse’s landmark Density, a titanic work expressed in just a few minutes of music to Kurt Schwitters’ tour-de-force for solo voice to Vinko Globokar’s ?Corporel which literally strips the music to its barest form, to the mothership of flute playing, Pan.  Join us for the big bang(s) that started the flute and percussion revolutions.

Kurt Schwitters (1887-1946): UrSonata (1932) — a sound poem

Marcos Balter (b. 1974): Suite from “Pan” (2018), an opera for solo flute and ensemble, featuring Ensemble Evolution participants and Banff community members*

 

Thursday, June 21
Introducing Ensemble Evolution’s 2018 Participant Composers!
Rolston Recital Hall
Pre-Concert Talk from 6:45 Claire Chase, Ryan Muncy, and Participants - Bentley

This celebratory concert features world premieres of hot-off-the-press new works by the five extraordinary young women in the 2018 Ensemble Evolution program: Camila Agosto, Lisa Atkinson, Lucy Hollier, Diana Rodriguez, Bekah Sims, featuring participant and faculty performers collaborating side by side.

 

Saturday, June 23
From the Canyons to the Stars, with Bells
Ensemble Evolution + International Contemporary Ensemble
AMP (Margaret Greenham Theatre/Harvie as rain plan)

AUDIENCE ENCOUNTER 6:30-7:15 - AMP (performance location)

Steven Schick with Nathan Davis, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Barry Lopez

“Uncivilized:  Music in the Natural World”

When Olivier Messiaen first saw the national parks of the western United States, he was struck, as so of us have been, by their simultaneous grandeur and intimacy. The mountains and canyons are enormous and awe-inspiring, but they are the birthplaces of intense individual reactions and personal transformations.   Now in Banff, a little farther north in the same range of mountains, we revisit Messiaen’s visions of canyons and stars; of the small songs of birds and the great terrifying silences of our home on this planet. We’ll precede Des Canyons aux Etoiles with another sonic environment:  this one in Nathan Davis’s Bells, a work for a small cadre of soloists and a large group of performers and audience members playing small bells and cell phones. Join us for two distinctive sonic environments.  

Nathan Davis: Bells (2011) — for winds, percussion, many bells, live electronics,
and audience members' cell phones

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Des Canyons aux étoiles… (1974) — for orchestra

 

Tuesday, June 26
Faculty Concert: Jennifer Curtis, Levy Lorenzo, Peter Evans, Matana Roberts, Cory Smythe, Mazz Swift
Rolston Recital Hall

Pre-concert Talk from 6:45 Claire Chase and Steven Schick with selected faculty

Join us for the newest of the new: improvisations by Matana Roberts, Mazz Swift, Peter Evans, Levy Lorenzo and Cory Smythe.  Jennifer Curtis and Claire Chase join in new music by Pauchi Sasaki and George Lewis.

Solo improvisation
Cory Smythe, piano

Solo improvisation
Matana Roberts, saxophone

Pauchi Sasaki (b.1982): Mayu (2017) — for solo violin
Jennifer Curtis, violin

George Lewis (b.1952): Emergent (2014) — for flute and electronics
Claire Chase, flute
George Lewis, electronics

Improvisation
Peter Evans, Mazz Swift, Levy Lorenzo

 

Friday, June 29
World Premiere by George Lewis
Rolston Recital Hall

AUDIENCE ENCOUNTER 6:30-7:15 - Bentley
Claire Chase with George Lewis and Selected Participants
“Community Building through Musical Action”

The brilliant George Lewis, a true polymath—composer, technologist, philosopher, writer, and teacher—creates a work for the entire community of Ensemble Evolution participants.  A mix between strictly notated and highly improvised, Lewis’s new work creates multiple avenues of experience among performers and with listeners. Hear for yourself as lines of contact emerge between players and groups, only to shift and reformulate themselves as new associations and new musical experiences.  Witness musical communities in the making.  Not to be missed!

International Contemporary Ensemble + Ensemble Evolution

A new Banff Centre-commissioned work featuring all Ensemble Evolution Faculty and Participants!

 

Saturday, June 30
Rolston Recital Hall
2:00pm Concert

World Premieres by Peter Evans, Matana Roberts, Cory Smythe, Mazz Swift
International Contemporary Ensemble + Ensemble Evolution

Four Banff Centre-commissioned new works by Ensemble Evolution’s Improvisation faculty: Peter Evans, Matana Roberts, Cory Smythe, Mazz Swift.

 

Tuesday, July 3
Faculty Special Concert: Morton Feldman’s five-hour masterpiece
Claire Chase, Cory Smythe, and Steven Schick

When long time friends composer Morton Feldman and painter Philip Guston fell out over an aesthetic disagreement, it seemed like they would never speak to each other again.  Guston’s death not long afterwards confirmed that.  That is until Feldman addressed his friend posthumously in the extraordinary 4.5 hour long For Philip Guston.  Starting with haunting melody based on the name of another close Feldman friend, John Cage (C, A-flat, G, E-flat) the work moves among colors and qualities, very much in the manner of a Guston canvas: by questioning the function of line and connection and by demanding that we pay attention to the common cause between music and real life.  The result is emotional and life-affirming.

Pre-Concert Talk 6:45 Sabrina Schroeder, Vivian Fung and Aiyun Huang - KC303
Claire Chase, flutes; Cory Smythe, piano; Steven Schick, percussion

Morton Feldman (1926-1987): For Philip Guston (1984) — for flute, percussion and piano

 

Saturday, July 7
1:00-6:00pm
The ARCADES!

AUDIENCE ENCOUNTER
Claire Chase, Steven Schick, with Faculty Composers and Improvisers
“Beyond Repertoire:  Making Music Outside of Conventional Habits”

Featuring a marathon day of Ensemble Evolution participant-curated, produced and created work developed over the course of the three-week program, alongside a faculty program of Banff Centre-commissioned world premieres by Canadian composers Sabrina Schroeder, Vivian Fung, and Michael Oesterle. The marathon will culminate in an orchestral version of Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla.

 

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Feldman at Sunrise (Aldeburgh Festival)
Jun
16
4:30 AM04:30

Feldman at Sunrise (Aldeburgh Festival)

  • Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP United Kingdom (map)
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Ensemble Vide:
Claire Chase flute
Anna D’Errico piano
Alexandre Babel percussion

Feldman For Philip Guston 300′

(ends approx. 9.30am)

‘To sit through a performance of For Philip Guston is to enter into a new consciousness’ writes Alex Ross in The Rest is Noise, and any performance of Feldman‘s five-hour memorial to his estranged friend demands commitment. Cosmic in scope, but constructed from simple and alluring musical elements, it’s a journey, says Ross, to ‘a far off place that few travellers will chance upon’. Starting just before dawn, the audience encircle the performers seated or lying on mattresses and cushions leaving the music to work its wondrous transformation.

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Density 2036 (Aldeburgh Festival)
Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

Density 2036 (Aldeburgh Festival)

  • Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Claire Chase flute

Du Yun Gradient Density for tape 2′ (European premiere)
Steve Reich Vermont Counterpoint for flute and pre-recorded flutes 9′
Suzanne Farrin The Stimulus of Loss for glissando flute and pre-recorded ondes martenot (2016) 8′ (European premiere)
Mario Diaz de Leon Luciform for flute and electronics (2013) 14′ (European premiere)
Varèse Density 21.5 (1936) 5′
Marcos Balter Suite from PAN, for flute, live electronics and an ensemble of community members (2017-18) 22′(European premiere)

(ends approx. 4.10pm)

Virtuoso soloist, collaborator, educator and curator Claire Chase is an inspirational trailblazer for her instrument and for new music of all styles. In 2013 she embarked on an epic commissioning and performance adventure, performing a brand new solo programme each year until 2036, the centenary of Varèse’s iconic Density 21.5 for solo flute.

This programme celebrates the project so far. Varèse and the glittering propulsion of Steve Reich frame first European performances of recent works from an eclectic selection of New Yorkers. It concludes with the most recent commission, a suite drawn from Marcus Balter’s operatic scale work for flute, electronics and the community in which it’s performed – the evocatively titled PAN.

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Britten, Bernstein and America II (Aldeburgh Festival)
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Britten, Bernstein and America II (Aldeburgh Festival)

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Claire Chase flute

Britten Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes 23′; Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra 30
Bernstein Halil 16
Copland Billy the Kid Suite 27

(ends approx. 9.10pm)

Vast landscapes link Britten and Copland – cold ocean and sun-bleached prairie. Peter Grimes also unites Britten with Bernstein, who conducted the American premiere, and included the Sea Interludes in his last concert. Tremors and aftershocks of conflict are felt in Britten’s ebullient tour de force for a pianist who lost his right arm in service in World War I and Bernstein’s nocturne in tribute to a fallen Israeli soldier.

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Backstage Music (Claire Chase + Sonant Bodies)
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Backstage Music (Claire Chase + Sonant Bodies)

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To kickstart a year of living music, BackStage Music presents Claire Chase (USA) - a world leading flutist and champion of music made now. Claire is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute and she has championed new music throughout the world. Opening the night, BackStage Music welcomes early career artists Sonant Bodies (featuring Victoria Pham, James Hazel and Sarah Monk) in an immersive blindfolded experience Sound of Spaces where you are invited to surrender your senses.

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Claire Chase (Hook Lecture)
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Claire Chase (Hook Lecture)

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Venue: 
Recital Hall West

Free Entry

Claire Chase offers an interactive performance-lecture and discussion of her 22-year project Density 2036, an ambitious initiative to create, archive and advance a new body of repertory for solo flute leading up to the 100th anniversary of Density 21.5, Edgard Varese's seminal and groundbreaking 1936 work. Chase will perform and discuss excerpts from the first five years of the project. Central to the Density 2036 project are questions of historicity, new production and funding models, collaborative frameworks and archival/dissemination methods.

 

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ICE AT BFI IN MIAMI
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

ICE AT BFI IN MIAMI

Free Event - RSVP Here!

Claire Chase and Ross Karre of ICE go to the renowned gallery in Miami for an intimate performance FREE alongside groundbreaking works of art! 

"I found myself standing in a grassland near the São Francisco river in Brazil. João Guimarães Rosa took me there. Then, I heard the St. John's river in Florida crying, it was calling on the São Francisco. Now I'm in the saw palmetto of the Everglades, but below--beneath the rivers, there are no borders" (Jamilah Sabur). 

Beneath the rivers, there are no borders is a performance by Jamilah Sabur with music by the International Contemporary Ensemble. Divided into sequences, Sabur takes a formalist approach structuring her choreography based on the geographic spaces of the mouths of rivers in between terrestrial and marine environments. The St. Johns River in Florida is crying and calling on the São Francisco River in Brazil. With gestures occurring above the river and below, Sabur considers what it is to morph into sub-sonar soundwaves, used by sub-sonar profilers to detect reflections of waves off sediments and items on and below the seafloor. Collaborators include dancers: Roxana Barba and Grace Bishop; poet: Terri Witek; the International Contemporary Ensemble; and set designer Freddy Jouwayed.

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For Philip Guston
May
4
to May 6

For Philip Guston

  • Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève (map)
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Tickets & Info Here! (multiple performances)

"For Philip Guston" is a major work by the American composer Morton Feldman , written in 1984 in honor of his friend, the American artist Philip Guston. Like many of his compositions, the piece's duration is particularly extensive: four-and-a-half hours of music, without pause, in one movement. Feldman's work focuses on listening deeply to sound, for what it produces in our ears, in our bodies, in our minds.

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NUNC! 3 (Residency At Northwestern University)
Apr
20
to Apr 22

NUNC! 3 (Residency At Northwestern University)

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For the third time the Bienen School of Music with host its conference for new music, NUNC!  Performers, composers, musicologists, theorists, and new music enthusiasts in general are all welcome to come to the Evanston campus for three days of performances, lectures, masterclasses, and panel discussions. There is no conference fee for participants, and all events are free.

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Look & Listen Festival
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Look & Listen Festival

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Join us for the opening night with performances by critically acclaimed composer, Susie Ibarra alongside pianist Alex Peh and 2012 MacArthur Genius Grant winner Claire Chase. The program will also feature Claire Chase performing Du Yun’s Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics. Kaoru Watanabe will perform selections from his album Néo alongside Fumi Tanakadate and Alicia Hall Moran. The concert will be hosted by composer and pianist, Adam Tendler. The concert will take place amidst BRIC’s Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diaspora, an exhibit of 19 artists investigating the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti—two nations that share a single island.

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Cy Twombly and Music
Apr
2
to Apr 3

Cy Twombly and Music

Tickets & Info: April 2nd

Tickets & Info: April 3rd

In celebration of Da Camera’s 30-year relationship with the Menil Collection, in many ways the organization’s artistic home, Da Camera presents a special art and music program in the Cy Twombly Gallery. Virtuoso flutist and MacArthur fellow Claire Chase features works inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly, in the Menil’s gallery dedicated to his work. Chicago-based, Brazilian composer Marcos Balter’s Descent from Parnassus was composed for Claire Chase. Guest composer Erik Ulman shares his personal reminiscences of his friendship and correspondence with the artist.

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Harvard Residency
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Harvard Residency

Free and open to the public. 

Claire Chase, flute

Levy Lorenzo, live sound  

Tony Arnold, soprano

Alice Teyssier, soprano  

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone


Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel

Felipe Lara: Meditation and Calligraphy (Boston premiere)

Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss (Boston premiere) [TAPE]

Vijay Iyer: Five Empty Chambers (Boston premiere)

Chaya Czernowin: Manaoalcadia for two sopranos and flute (Boston premiere

INTERMISSION

Richard Beaudoin: AH ZI ZA AH ZA for flute and bass-baritone (world premiere)

Jason Eckardt: The Silenced, a monodrama for solo flute (Boston premiere)

Marcos Balter: Suite from PAN

 

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Stave Sessions: Claire Chase / My Brightest Diamond
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Stave Sessions: Claire Chase / My Brightest Diamond

Tickets & Info Here!

Flutist Claire Chase, a MacArthur Fellow, Avery Fisher Prize winner, founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and “staggering virtuoso with the assurance of a rock star” (Los Angeles Times), makes her Celebrity Series debut on a double bill that also features the return of My Brightest Diamond, fronted by Shara Nova, a relentlessly collaborative and versatile composer and vocalist.

Program

Du Yun: Gradient Density 

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint

Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss

Mario Diaz de Leon: Luciform

Du Yun: An Empty Garlic  

Marcos Balter: Soliloquy

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Trade Routes - Pauchi Sasaki and Claire Chase
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

Trade Routes - Pauchi Sasaki and Claire Chase

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Trade Routes is part of the Spring Revolution festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.

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TALKING GONG
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

TALKING GONG

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (map)
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Composer and jazz percussionist Susie Ibarra, a 2014 TED Fellow, presents the world premiere of her Talking Gong for flute, percussion and piano, joined by flutist Claire Chase, a MacArthur Genius Award winner, and New Paltz professor Alex Peh. The work is inspired by the gong chime culture of Southeast Asia and particularly the rhythms and language of the Philippine Maguindanaon talking gongs, the gandingan, which were originally used to speak language as well as play music.

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PAN!
Mar
2
to Mar 3

PAN!

Tickets & Info Here! (multiple shows)

 

The latest iteration of Claire Chase’s 23-year Density 2036 project, PAN is a 90-minute participatory performance for flutist, electronics, and mass community participation in the form of a large ensemble of non-professional or trained players/collaborators. 

Composed by Marcos Balter, directed by Douglas Fitch, and produced by Jane M. Saks and Project&, the piece uses seven tableaux exploring the life of the god Pan, one of only two Greek deities said to have been put to death. It marshals myth to articulate and explore the tensions of our contemporary lives and world. The experience and creative participation attempt to demonstrate, rather than speculate, how music-making allows for societies and communities to create together, shape space, question, reflect, re-visit, re-order and arrive in new and re-imagined locations again and again.

 

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THE WHISPER OPERA AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

THE WHISPER OPERA AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER

  • Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU (map)
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Tickets & Info Here! (Multiple Performances)

the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by ICE with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.”  Following the success of the premiere at Mostly Mozart in 2013, ICE has brought this work to audiences around the US and Europe.  Don't miss its dramatic return to New York!

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The Hermitage Artist Retreat Fundraiser
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Fundraiser

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Claire is the guest artist for this year's Lobster Bake and fundraiser for this invaluable artist residency program, which has hosted Claire and many collaborators over the years. Come support this fantastic nonprofit organization, hear Claire play a wild program ranging from Bach to Paganini to Pan, and eat your weight in lobster!

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Mount Tremper Arts 10th Season GALA
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Mount Tremper Arts 10th Season GALA

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Claire is one of the honorees at this year's Mount Tremper Arts benefit and gala. 

6PM Cocktails
7PM Dinner by Chef Ethan Knechel
Sourced from the Mount Tremper Arts garden
8PM* Remarks & Performances honoring AUNTS, Claire Chase, Mathew Pokoik, Aynsley Vandenbroucke
by luciana achugar, Marcos Balter, Claire Chase, Leslie Cuyjet, Vasko Dukovski, Melanie Maar, Joshua Rubin, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Mariana Valencia, MTA's Board of Directors
Dance party to follow DJ'd by The Illustrious Blacks, Manchildblack & Monstah Black.

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