Ezra’s Path
Apr
23
8:00 pm20:00

Ezra’s Path

  • Pickman Concert Hall

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

Color Theory CD release
Apr
14
1:30 pm13:30

Color Theory CD release

Color Theory CD release: PRISM Quartet with So Percussion, Partch Ensemble,
Derek Johnson (guitar), and Stratis Minakakis (composer and conductor). The CD features
my Skiagrafies, the first piece in the Skiagrafies Cycle, together with new works by
Steve Mackey and Ken Ueno.

Distributed by Naxos USA

Purchase

Residency at Ithaca College (IC)
Apr
4
2:00 pm14:00

Residency at Ithaca College (IC)

  • Ithaca College

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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Skiagrafies III
Feb
2
7:30 pm19:30

Skiagrafies III

  • New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall

Skiagrafies III: Boyang Yu and the NEC Wind Ensemble give the world premiere of Skiagrafies III.

Admission free

Greek Modernism and Beyond
Mar
2
7:30 pm19:30

Greek Modernism and Beyond

  • New England Conservatory Brown Hall

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

Alea III 2016 Composers Workshop
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Alea III 2016 Composers Workshop

  • Boston University, Tsai Performance Center

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

Franck Bedrossian lecture/concert
Jan
26
7:30 pm19:30

Franck Bedrossian lecture/concert

  • New England Conservatory Brown Hall

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