Daniel Curtis leads the Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Music Ensemble in a performance of Virgin Soil.
Alarm Will Sound returns to Saint Louis and the Sheldon Concert Hall on May 9 to perform new music by DJ/producer King Britt, Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater), and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi. These musical artists collaborate with Alarm Will Sound to create new work that brings together the diversity of their backgrounds, from electronica to classical from jazz to noise. This push to mix styles and defy genres is part of our Alarm System project whose world-class participants over the last four years have included jazz/avant-garde trio Medeski Martin & Wood, Warp Records artist Mira Calix, Brian Reitzell (composer of the soundtrack to the television show Hannibal), and St. Louis Native Ryan McNeely, to name a few.
King Britt (arr. Stark), The Intention;
King Britt (arr. Mayo), The Cosmos Feel Me;
King Britt (arr. Peck), The Moment of the Fall;
Eartheater, When Fire is Allowed to Finish;
Eartheater (arr. Parker), Iridescence of this Char;
Eartheater (arr. Winslow), The Slow Burning Chamber of My Heart;
Eartheater (arr. Parker), Frustra Incandescent;
Eartheater (arr. Snowden), Late Blooms in Fertile Ash;
Eartheater (arr. Snowden), Arson of Comfort or Claustrophobia;
Eartheater (arr. Snowden), Candied Inferno;
Oren Ambarchi (arr. Winslow), Quixotism Part 5;
Oren Ambarchi (arr. Balter), new work;
Performance of Outline.
Metropolis String Quartet Festival
March 26 & April 10
For their first of two appearances at the Metropolis String Quartet Festival, Mivos celebrates the 7th Annual Mivos/Kanter Prize Winner Jon Yu. Yu's winning work o reche modo will be featured alongside quartets by Carl Kanter, Conrad Winslow, and Patrick Higgins.
Robert Fleitz performs harpsichord music at several concerts during the month of December on Julie Zhu's harpsichord installation for her Hunter College MFA thesis show. Featuring the world premiere of Apertures, composed for Robert.
- Dec. 14 - 6-9 PM (opening event, short teaser)
- Dec. 15 - 8 PM
- Dec. 19 - 9 PM (shorter program)
- Dec. 20 - 8 PM
- Jan. 6 - 8 PM w/ Wind-Up Elephant
Celebrating the release of the The Perfect Nothing Catalog, Cadillac Moon Ensemble gives the world premiere of the electroacoustic version of The Perfect Nothing Catalog, along with the world premiere of Matt Frey's Torque. Event hosted by Metropolis Ensemble.
Pianist Miki Sawada embarked on her Gather Hear Alaska tour this summer, in which she traveled for three weeks in Alaska with a piano in a van. Accompanied only by a filmmaker, she gave 25 performances in community hubs such as cafes, bars, parks, schools, mostly focusing on rural communities. The project explored the idea of the piano as a central object of a gathering place - how we as humans can't help but be drawn to a piano to sing, play, listen, and gather - and to also explore the social possibilities of classical music when taken out of a concert hall and into community gathering spaces.
On October 15 at Spectrum, Miki will share footage and stories from the tour as well as newly gained insight into what it is about classical music that moves people. Her performance will simulate a tour concert and will include solo works by Ariel Friedman, Paul Kerekes, Brendon Randall-Myers, Charlie Usher, and Conrad Winslow. In Gather Hear Alaska style, the program will also include works from the standard repertoire, but the exact selections and program order will be undecided until the concert begins. The program will be threaded together by Miki's commentary.
*Admission $15 at the door*
In the 2016-17 season, Miki presented a solo recital on the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago, broadcast live on WFMT radio. Other season highlights include a debut recital with cello partner Lukas Stasevskij at Helsinki Music Centre, solo recitals in Japan, Belgium, and the U.S., and contemporary music performances in New York City at venues including Spectrum, Dimenna Center, and Roulette. Miki’s performances in the past have been featured at venues and occasions such as: Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center Stage on Holland America Line, the Oneppo Chamber Music Series at Yale, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Aurora Music Festival (Sweden), Music on Main (Vancouver), Chicago Symphony Center’s Macy’s Day of Music, the Banff Centre, and radio stations WQXR (NYC) and WFMT (Chicago). In the summers, she teaches and performs as a faculty member of Point CounterPoint Camp and Catskill High Peaks Festival. iki holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University.
Miki tours Alaska with her piano and a U-Haul, performing at informal venues in towns across the state. She performs my short study The Same Trail on a program including the following works:
Bach/Busoni: Sleepers Awake
Gershwin/Wild: Embraceable You
Schumann: "Varum?" and "In der nacht" from Fantasiestucke
Pauline Oliveros: Environmental Dialogues (audience participation)
Gershwin/Wild: I Got Rhythm
Miki: Hello my name is, ver. 2 (audience participation)
Paul Kerekes - I decide to dig a tunnel
The Aspen Music Festival chose the string quartet Outline to be repeated on this chamber concert.
Jimin Lim, violin
Jecoliah Wang, violin
Seido Karasaki, viola
Leo Singer, cello
Donald Weilerstein , violin
Alisa Weilerstein , cello
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein , piano
Alex Klein , oboe
Hugo Lee , oboe
Joaquin Valdepeñas , clarinet
JJ Koh , clarinet
M. Taylor Eiffert , clarinet
Eddie Sundra , basset horn
Per Hannevold , bassoon
Sean Maree , bassoon
John Zirbel , horn
Simon Poirier , horn
Brian Mangrum , horn
Alec Michaud-Cheney , horn
Sam Loeck , bass
IVES: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, op. 86
CONRAD WINSLOW: Outline
SARAH GIBSON: I prefer living in color
MOZART: Wind Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361, “Gran Partita”
AMFS artist-faculty, representing the best teachers and players from the country's top orchestras, opera companies, and conservatories, enjoy a chance to come together each summer to play chamber music. Always a joyful and creative ninety minutes of exquisite music-making.
The Uncommon Music Festival gives the world premiere of The Stone Harp, commissioned for the sesquicentennial of the transfer of Russian America to the U.S. The piece sets texts by former Alaska Poet Laureate John Meade Haines.
Wild Shore New Music commemorates Alaska's Sesquicentennial
Join Wild Shore New Music, with guest singer Jon Ross (singing in the Dena'ina language) and speaker Lee Farrow, in a musical commemoration of Alaska's Sesquicentennial. On March 30th, Seward's Day, Wild Shore New Music will present a FREE concert of music that explores and celebrates the unique beauty of the Alaskan landscape and the ways in which we respond to them. On the program are two pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams, and pieces by Conrad Winslow (The End of the Road) and Shelley Washington.
Wild Shore New Music presents adventurous new chamber music in south-central Alaska and explores how art engages the natural world in all its beauty and danger. Humans have always needed to use and understand the natural world in order to survive. Wild Shore stages this struggle, and invites audiences to reflect on it, through performances of instrumental music. Wild Shore fosters collaborations between living composers, the nation's finest classically-trained musicians, and the extraordinarily creative artists and residents of Alaska.
For more information please visit www.wildshore.org
release of their new record 'sevenfive - the John Corigliano Effect.'
Hear Gaudete Brass perform hits from their latest album while enjoying refreshments graciously provided by Cedille Records.
Join us as we celebrate this landmark recording and enjoy the stunning views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan from the Fine Arts Building's historic Curtiss Hall.
Doors open at 6 PM | Concert at 7 PM
Admission is free
Announcing pop-up show premiering Conrad Winslow's CHAPERONE for amplified solo violin with foot percussion performed by Andie Springer, and new Winslow works for piano, guitar. Also featuring music by Aaron Roche, Robert Ashley, Stravinsky, Dessner, and others.
Conrad Winslow presents new work developed during the Brooklyn Youth Chorus residency period. The program includes the world première of Chaperone, a solo for violin & foot percussion composed for and premiered by Andie Springer, the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 28, performed by Conrad Winslow, and Carry the Tune, a flute, violin and piano trio composed in 2015.
Alarm Will Sound gives the world premiere of Conrad Winslow's arrangement of Rashad Becker's Themes 7.
MW (arr. Orlando), Anonymous Skulls
Rashad Becker (arr. Vine), Themes 4
Rashad Becker (arr. Winslow), Themes 7
Rashad Becker (arr. Kim), Dnc 2
Mira Calix, ut tensio sic vis
Tyondai Braxton, Common Fate