West Coast Premieres this Weekend

Contemporary “Pop songs” and Long Songs for Flute and Piano

Amelia Archer, flute, and Hubert Ho, piano.

“What can one say musically in 3 minutes or less? A lot. A series of 6 compositions for flute, piccolo, alto flute and piano, by composers Christian Carey, John Bilotta, Nora Ponte, Bert Van Herck, Claude Debussy, and Edgard Varèse, are framed by more typical-length pieces, both new and established. Isang Yun’s Garak filters Korean sensibilities through an acerbic filter of dissonant gestures. Aaron Copland’s “flowing, poetic, and lively” Duo ends the program. The program also features a new piece by Hubert Ho written for this collaboration, and a reprise of Tremble, written for Amelia Archer.”

-Hubert Ho

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Program

Hubert Ho: Tremble for flute and piano

Isang Yun: Garak for flute and piano

Claude Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute

Christian Carey: Bagatelle for alto flute and piano

John Bilotta: Caprice for flute and piano

Edgard Varèse: Density 21.5 for solo flute

Nora Ponte: Falling for piccolo and piano

Van Herck: Whilst Dreaming for flute and piano

Hubert Ho: Injection Refraction No. 2 for flute and piano (World Premiere)

Aaron Copland: Duo for flute and piano

Event Details

Friday, August 24, 2012, 8pm

West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

(park at Parking Lot 7, closest campus road is East College Circle)

Music/Theater Building (marked TA), Choral Rm. 12

Detailed directions to campus: http://www.westvalley.edu/parkinginfo/

Public transit: http://www.westvalley.edu/maps/public.html

Saturday, August 25, 2012, 8pm

Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Corner of Bancroft and Dana

AC Transit: 51, 52; BART: Downtown Berkeley

Sliding Scale $5-$20

Supported by Seven Cats Contemporary Music Series

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