Argento Week 2: The BrewHeister joins Argento at the Austrian Cultural Forum this Friday at 7:30 and Sunday at 4:00Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement
New Year, New Music – Week 2
Friday, May 9, 7:30 PM | Sunday, May 11, 4:00 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York
Subway: B/D/F to Rockefeller Center; 6 to 51st Street; E/M to 5 Avenue
Admission free, no reservation necessary
Argento’s three weekends of concerts at the Austrian Cultural Forum showcase creativity through juxtapositions of emerging American composers and Viennese masters.
In Week 2, Argento presents five fresh compositions by emerging American Composers against the backdrop of the new, intensely distilled chamber arrangement of Arnold Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra by Kimmy Szeto. The program features a world premiere by Jon Forshee, a leading composer in the world of electro-acoustic music, and pieces by recent Naumberg Prize winner and Fromm Commission recipient Hannah Lash, Rome Prize winner Huck Hodge, featured resident Argento composer Michael Klingbeil, and an installation work by Jeff Brown, a young American in working in Switzerland.
Brooklyn-based BrewHeister debuts his latest creations as composers join the musicians on stage after the performances to discuss their works and pressing concerns of contemporary classical music.
For full details, visit www.argentomusic.org
Friday, May 9, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 11, 4:00 PM
Arnold Schoenberg – Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
World premiere arrangement for chamber ensemble by Kimmy Szeto
Michael Klingbeil – Vers la courbe for piano and electronics
Hannah Lash – Friction, Pressure, Impact for cello and piano
Jonathan Forshee – Supine for two violins
Huck Hodge – Efflux for violin and clarinet
Jeff Brown – Motion Harmony #3 for percussion and three pendulums
Discussion with composers follows the concert
Ales and lagers by the BrewHeister
This concert series has been made possible by the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the Fritz Reiner Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 Counties.