Alismono ke Chairomai @ MIT
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Alismono ke Chairomai @ MIT

As part of the JPSQAfterDark series that explores the contemporary classical side of our performing lives, we explore 21st century works that tie us to Boston through our personal and aesthetic relationships. These contemporary works will be interspersed with our tonal heritage through movements of Sciarrino's Pagine (1998).

PROGRAM
Steve Snowden: Take This Hammer (2015)
Marti Epstein: Bluff (1997)
Jack Wilds: The Red Cape (2017)
Stratis Minakakis (NEC): Alismono ke Chairomai (2011)
Kate Salfelder (NEC): Stolen From Above (2015)
...and more TBA

Concert is FREE and open to the public (Donations accepted)

Formed in 2017, the Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet (JPSQ) regularly performs for private events and in community and outreach concerts with a variety of programs that include classical music, pop and rock tunes, jazz standards, South American music, and contemporary classical. Made up of NEC alumni, JPSQ is comprised of Sean Mix, Andy Wilds, Scott Chamberlin, and David Stevens.

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Composition Faculty @ VIPA
Jul
10
to Jul 20

Composition Faculty @ VIPA

Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival, July 10–20, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Composition Program at the Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival will showcase the music of emerging and established composers, and offer qualified composition program participants the opportunity to work with the VIPA Composition Program faculty members and performers in lessons, workshops and masterclasses. 

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For more information, visit https://www.vipafestival.org/composition/

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Crossing Choir @ Disney Concert Hall
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Crossing Choir @ Disney Concert Hall

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 (BETWEEN NOON AND MIDNIGHT)
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

The Crossing Choir premieres a work by Toivo Tulev, with additional works that represent their history and future, including Stratis’s Crossings Cycle.

Visit laphil.org for concert time and further information.

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Diaploys @ The Juilliard School
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Diaploys @ The Juilliard School

Harrison Honor, Graduation Recital 

Saturday, May 4th, 4pm
The Juilliard School, room 309
65 w 65th st
New York, NY 

Recital Program

Milton Babbitt - Concerto Piccolino 
Quentin Tschofen - Canyon 
Philipe Manoury - Le Livre des Claviers IV 

Rand Steiger - Elusive Peace 
Stratis Minakakis - Diaploys
Unsuk Chin - Allegro ma non Troppo 

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Ligeti's Nouvelles Aventures @ Jordan Hall
Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

Ligeti's Nouvelles Aventures @ Jordan Hall

NEC Contemporary Ensemble
John Heiss, director

Stratis will conduct György Ligeti’s Nouvelles Aventures (1963) in the NEC Contemporary Ensemble’s Spring concert.

MORE INFO HERE


György Ligeti: Nouvelles Aventures (1963)

Efstratios Minakakis, conductor
Chelsea Baccay, soprano
Wei En Chan, countertenor
Tyler Bouque, baritone
Xiaoyu Lin, flute
Reese Williams, French horn
Ryan Jung, piano
Matthew Monaco, harpsichord
Alex Garde, percussion
Robert Bui, cello
Matthew Henson, double bass



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Faculty Recital @ NEC
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Faculty Recital @ NEC

Bert Van Herck and Stratis Minakakis
Joint Faculty Recital
Thursday, February 21 st , at 8:00 pm
Plimpton Shuttuck Black Box Theater

Program

Contrafactum I-III for alto saxophone and horn (Minakakis)
I. Adagio ma fliente
II. Lo stesso tempo
III. Poco più mosso
David Stevens, alto saxophone; Reese Williams, horn

Aggeloi III for Solo voice (Minakakis)
Nina Dante, soprano

Skiagrafies II for flute and piano resonance (Minakakis)
Dalia Chin, flute; Stratis Minakakis, piano resonance

Diaploys for solo percussion (Minakakis)
Harrison Honor, percussion

Intermission

Cassandra Fragments for voice and flute (Minakakis)
Nina Dante, voice; Dalia Chin, flute
-world premiere-

Inner Friction for solo flute with electronics (Van Herck)
Dalia Chin, flute

Ela Canta for soprano and ensemble (Van Herck)

Nina Dante, soprano; You Yang & Hunter O’Brien, flutes; Theodore Robinson, clarinet; Harrison Honor & Alex Garde, percussion; Amelia Sie & Abigail Hong, violins; Nicholas Pelletier, viola; Sebastian Ortega, violoncello; Jesse Dale, double bass; Bert Van Herck, conductor
-world premiere-

For more information about the Fonema Cosort, click HERE.
For more information about composer Bert Van Herck, click HERE.

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

Ta Entos Greek Premiere

  • Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, Greece. (map) Ensemble (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

(map)

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

Greek Modernism and Beyond

  • New England Conservatory Brown Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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