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Barbara SukowaSaturday, November 2, 2013 at 7pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, has the honor of performing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with one of the great interpreters of the work, acclaimed German actress Barbara Sukowa, presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue). The concert is part of the Met Museum Presents series 1913: The World Implodes, which seeks to put that striking year into historical context while finding parallels with the present day.

Sukowa has received numerous awards for her film and stage work. Her latest critically acclaimed film, Hannah Arendt, was released earlier this year. She was awarded Germany’s “Best Actress” Award for the work. Sukowa is also renowned as a concert artist, and has worked with major orchestras around the world including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in many of the world’s great concert halls. A DVD recording of her latest performance of Pierrot Lunaire with Mitsuko Uchida during the Salzburg Festival was recently released by Film+co (Schoenberg Center). Watch the video trailer:

ACME’s performance will also feature selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello, written in 2013, the world premiere of which was given by the ensemble as part of a concert of Shaw’s music on October 16 at Brookfield Place Winter Garden in New York, presented by Arts Brookfield and WNYC’s New Sounds Live. Shaw’s Ritornello includes elements of American hymnody, Baroque music, and her own contemporary sonic sensibility.

ACME players for November 2 are Laura Lutzke, violin; Ben Russell, violin; Caleb Burhans, viola; Clarice Jensen, cello; Andrew Rehrig, flute; Hideaki Aomori, clarinet; and Timo Andres, piano.


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Garden State Philharmonic

Garden State Philharmonic

Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 pm
at the Strand Theater, Lakewood NJ —

The Garden State Philharmonic Presents:
Schoenberg – Transfigured Night (Verklarte Nacht) along with  Mozart – Divertimento &  Requiem

Transit access from NYC via Bus No 136 towards Freehold Mall/Lakewood Express or #137

Call 732-255-0460 for tickets for more information
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Anthony LaGruth – Artistic Director & Conductor

Allison Pohl – soprano

Lizbeth Jones – mezzo soprano

Kirk Doughrety – tenor

Daniel Klein – tenor

Garden State Philharmonic Masterworks Chorus

Shrewsbury Chorale

Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey

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The Xanthos Ensemble

Season Concert

Presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts

School of Music Department of Composition and Theory

Saturday, November 20th 2010 at 4:00 p.m.


Boston University
Concert Hall
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for students and seniors, and the event is free to Boston University faculty, staff, and students.

Arnold Schoenberg, Arr. Anton WebernKammersymphonie No. 1, Op. 9
Daniel Felsenfeld • Insomnia Redux; 4am (Boston premiere)
Geoffrey Gordon • Flamingo (world premiere)
Shulamit Ran • Inscriptions, for solo violin
George Rochberg • Duo Concertante, for violin and cello

Xanthos Ensemble Performers

Zachary Jay, flute
Alexis Lanz, clarinet
Brenda van der Merwe, violin
Katherine Kayaian, cello
Eunyoung Kim, piano
Jeffrey Means, conductor

In 2008, the Xanthos Ensemble joined in a collaboration at Boston University, presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music Department of Composition and Theory. Their concert on November 20th, 2010 will feature the dramatic Kammersymphonie of Arnold Schoenberg, originally written in 1906, but arranged by Webern for piano quintet in 1923. The Xanthos Ensemble’s new composer in residence Geoffrey Gordon’s new work Flamingo will have its world premiere, and Daniel Felsenfeld’s Insomnia Redux; 4am (originally scored for piano solo, now reorchestrated for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano), will receive its Boston premiere, after having received wondrous praise from the New York Times after a recent performance by the Da Capo Chamber Players. Rounding off the program, the performers will present Shulamit Ran’s dynamic solo violin work Inscriptions, and the vivacious Duo Concertante for violin and cello.

Steve Smith of the New York Times has raved about the “virtuoso players” of the Xanthos Ensemble as “copiously skilled and confident” in the face of “undeniably challenging music.” Bruce Hodges of recounted their recent New York City performance of Charles Wuorinen’s New York Notes, noting “the ease with which these musicians played this blockbuster was instructive” and “Xanthos seemed to only gain in momentum as the evening progressed.”

Through a combination of internationally recognized repertoire and world premieres of works dedicated to the ensemble, the major focus of the ensemble’s mission is to bring new music to life, written for the ensemble in collaboration with living composers, and to that aim they have premiered dozens of works and have had several newly composed works dedicated to them since the group’s inception in 2005. From 2006 to 2008, they served as Ensemble in Residence at Boston Conservatory.

The Xanthos Ensemble is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions to the organization are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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