Ta Entos Greek Premiere
Feb
13
8:30 PM20:30

Ta Entos Greek Premiere

  • Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, Greece. (map) Ensemble (map)
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Ensemble du Bout du Monde
Quentin Darricau, Don-Paul Kahl, Noa Mick, and Kay Zhang

TA ENTOS for saxophone quartet will receive its Greek premiere from the Ensemble du Bout du Monde at the Onassis Cultural Center. The program also features Xenakis’ legendary XAS, the Greek premiere of Aperghis’ Signaux, Michael Adamis’ Evymnon, and Koumendakis’ Typewriter Tune.

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Project Doubles
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Project Doubles

  • Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theater, Student Life and Performance Center (map)
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NEC faculty Stratis Minakakis presents ALEA III in a concert of vocal music that engages musical dialogues. Orlando di Lasso’s two-part didactic motets from ‘Magnum Opus Musicum’, Salvatore Sciarrino’s brilliant shadow reflections on Gregorian chants in ‘Responsorio Delle Tenebre’, are presented alongside recently composed cutting-edge works for voice, instruments, and multimedia by Zesses Siglias, and NEC composers Nhyta Taguchi, Joshua Mastel, Tianyi Wang, Eden McAdam Somer, Bert Van Herck, and Stratis Minakakis. Join the musicians of ALEA III in a fascinating journey into the infinite possibilities of the most immediate and expressive means of musical expression, the human voice.

Orlando di Lasso
Magnum Opus Musicum, T.4. ‘Qui vult venire’
Richard Rivale, tenor; Matthew O’Donnell, baritone

Nhyta Taguchi
Kurz ist der Schmerz (world premiere)
Lisa Lynch, soprano; Nina Dante, soprano

Orlando di Lasso
Magnum Opus Musicum. T.4: ‘Beatus Vir’
Maria Kerlee, soprano; Pauline Tan, mezzo-soprano

Tianyi Wang
From Rise to Set (world premiere)
Rush Dorsett, soprano; Matthew O’Donnell, baritone

Orlando di Lasso
Magnum Opus Musicum, T.4. ‘Beatus homo’
Maria Kerlee, soprano; Pauline Tan, mezzo-soprano

Jason Sabol
Desire (world premiere)
Lisa Lynch, soprano; Jason Sabol, tenor

Joshua Mastel
So blossom the dream orchards aflame (world premiere)
Rush Dorsett, soprano; Matthew O’Donnell, baritone

*INTERMISSION*

Stratis Minakakis
Aggeloi III
Nina Dante, soprano

Eden McAdam-Sommer
Fear is Not the Natural State
Eden McAdam-Somer, violin and voice

Bert Van Herck
Acquainted with the Night
Nina Dante, soprano; Barret Ham, bass clarinet; Richard Rivale, piano

Zesses Siglias
lonesingness
Nina Dante, soprano; Orlando Cela, bass flute; Ross Wightman, double bass

Salvatore Sciarrino
Responsorio Della Tenebre
Lisa Lynch, soprano; Jason Sabol, tenor I; Richard Rivale, tenor II; Sully Hart, tenor III; Matt O’ Donnell, baritone; Kyle Bejnerowicz, bass; Stratis Minakakis, conductor

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Music of Thresholds
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Music of Thresholds

  • New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall (map)
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World premiere of Skiagrafies II for flute and piano resonance with flautist Orlando Cela, for whom the work was composed.

The concert, MUSIC OF THRESHOLDS, explores music that engages the limits of sound and perception. It also includes works by Blumfield, Heiss, Kaufman, Miljkovic, Janmohammadi, Cela, and Van Herck.

Orlando will also be joined Derek Beckvold, bass saxophone, and Ross Wightman, double bass.

 

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Ezra’s Path
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ezra’s Path

Ezra’s Path: Music by, and inspired by, Ezra Sims (1928-2015). Boston Microtonal Society presents works by Ezra Sims and a world premiere by Matthew Rosenblum. I will be conducting Sims’ Im Mirabel and Rosenblum’s Gymnopédies Nos. 3-7/Kiki Wearing Tasha.

Admission free

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Residency at Ithaca College (IC)
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Residency at Ithaca College (IC)

Residency at Ithaca College (IC), Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition: lectures on my work and on Ligeti’s Ramifications, composition studios with IC students.

Lecture 1: “Memory and Geometry of Inner Spaces: the Crossings and Skiagrafies Cycles”.

1:05 - 2:00 pm
Room 3302

Lecture 2: “Cognitive Rule-mapping and Syntactical Implications in Ligeti’s Ramifications.”

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Room 3320

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Greek Modernism and Beyond
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Greek Modernism and Beyond

  • New England Conservatory Brown Hall (map)
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Greek Modernism and Beyond: music of Skalkottas, Christou, Xenakis, Aperghis, and Antoniou.

An outgrowth of my course on Modernisms at New England Conservatory, this concert explores the phenomenon of Modernism and its transformations in the work of seminal Greek composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will feature Skalkottas’ Ten Sketches for Strings and selections from the 32 Pieces for Solo Piano, Christou’s Six Songs of T.S. Elliott, Xenakis’ Reboads A and B, Aperghis’ Récitation 3, and Antoniou’s Celebrations VII. I will be coaching and conducting all performances.


Entrance free

 

Skalkottas Christou Xenakis Aperghis Antoniou

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Alea III 2016 Composers Workshop
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Alea III 2016 Composers Workshop

  • Boston University, Tsai Performance Center (map)
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Alea III, Boston University’s contemporary music ensemble in residence since 1980, presents its annual workshop for emerging composers. The concert features six world premieres from composers around the world. I’m very excited to be joining the musicians of ALEA III for the first time as a conductor.


Entrance free

Alea III

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Franck Bedrossian lecture/concert
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Franck Bedrossian lecture/concert

  • New England Conservatory Brown Hall (map)
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Composer Franck Bedrossian, pioneer of the use of sonic saturation in music, presents a lecture-concert on his works. The concert features his breakthrough Transmission for solo bassoon and electronics, as well as Lamento for voice and electronics, and Tracès d’Ombres for string quartet. NEC alumni Chris Watford, bassoon, and Nina Guo, soprano, will be joined by the Neruda Quartet (Eva Aronian and Brian Hong, violins, Jesse Morrison, viola, and Alex Hersch, cello), NEC’s honors quartet. I will be coaching Nina and the Neruda Quartet on Lamento and Tracès d’ Ombres.

Entrance free

 

Bedrossian: de l’excès du son

 

 

 

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