Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermelis coming to the end of his term as artist-in-residence at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. This Spring, he’s curating several concerts that assure he’ll be fondly remembered. This Friday and Saturday, he is joined by JACK Quartet for a concert featuring Ligeti’s Second String Quartet, Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, Bermel’s Ritornello and a new piece by Bermel: A Short History of the Universe (as related by Nima Arkani-Hamed). I’ve been told that events on the concert series frequently sell out, so if you are planning on attending order in advance!
Tomorrow (Thursday, April 19) from 12:30-1PM, organistJoseph Arndt will be playing all three of my Spiritual Variations, as well as Alexandre Guilmant’s Sonata No. 4, at Princeton University Chapel. Admission is free.
Joe has been a staunch advocate for my work, commissioning all three of these pieces, as well as commissioning and performing choral works at Grace Church Newark,where he directs the music program. I’m very grateful: composers need more advocates like Joe!
If you can’t make the lunchtime concert, you can still hear the live broadcast, locally via 89.1 FM or online at WWFM.org.